In fact, you should never leave it at home. The Leica Monovid 8x20 is an essential for birdwatchers, hikers, opera and concert goers or visitors to sporting events - just the thing for fans of superior optical performance who also appreciate highest-quality equipment. The design of the Monovid is captivatingly elegant, but above all its outstanding optical performance puts it in a class of its own. Thanks to its eightfold magnification, its users can identify even the finest structures of the tiniest objects. A separate close-up lens that simply screws into the thread at the front of the glass reduces its close focusing limit to a mere 25 cm (9.8 in.), and transforms the Monovid into a first-class magnifier.
The benefits at a glance:
_ Outstanding lens with spectacular resolution
_ A featherweight monocular you should never leave at home
_ High-quality tubular leather case with magnetic clasp
_ Close-up lens for macro capability
_ Water and dirt repellent AquaDura® coating
_ Waterproof to 5 m / 16.5 ft
The Monovid features nitrogen filling to prevent internal fogging and water and dirt repellent AquaDura® coating on all exposed lens surfaces. Furthermore, in contrast to other monoculars, it is not only water-resistant, but fully waterproof to a depth of 5 m (16.5 ft). It is extremely handy and versatile and is the featherweight of its class at only 112 g / 3.95 oz.
It slips comfortably into any jacket pocket and is a constantly ready and able companion. Particularly practical: when not in use, its close-up lens can be stored safely in the leather case provided. The best place to keep it safe and sound; screwed tight, so it can't be lost. Yet another advantage is the silent magnetic clasp of its refined and elegant tubular case.
|Order no.||40 390 (Monovid in black) 40 391 (Monovid Red Edition)|
|Package includes||Accessory close-up lens, hand strap, eyepiece cap, case with belt loop|
|Objective lens diameter||20 mm|
|Field of view at 1000 m / 1000 yds||110 m / 330 ft|
|Close focus limit||~ 1.8 m / 5.9 ft (25-30 cm / 9.8-11.8 in. with close-up lens attached)|
|Weight||~ 112 g / 3.9 oz, monocular~ 14 g / 0.5 oz accessory close-up lens|
Full specifications may be found here:
Specification Monovid 8x20