Leica is German engineering at its best, and the Leica ideal is an integral part of the culture of seeing. Leica has a long history of focusing on perception and has developed innovative instruments that offer a unique experience. The result is a renowned series of cameras and lenses, and a superb range of binoculars and spotting scopes. We asked Leica photographer Michael Agel to show you how our binoculars are (hand)made.
Leica optics expand the natural limits of perception and open up new dimensions for human vision and insight. Leica quality is in a class by itself. Top-quality systems with intuitive controls provide the best picture and viewing results. In this way, Leica helps transform vision into personal creative fulfilment. Ultimately, the lenses are chiefly responsible for establishing the legend and high ideals of Leica optics. They are all precision crafted masterpieces – practical, compact and ergonomic. Collecting meaningful moments becomes easy. Leica binoculars demonstrate the capabilities of Leica products with regard to design, performance, and the ability to capture natural expression.
The Leica Ultravid 8×20 and 10×25 – shown on the images taken in our manufacture – have already become style classics, combining outstanding optical performance, extreme compactness and high-quality materials. Thanks to pocket-sized dimensions, the binoculars can be slipped into any jacket and become the ideal companion. The outer lenses are coated with AquaDura®, so water and dirt simply rolls off. Weighing in at just 230 or 265 grams and measuring 93 mm (Leica Ultravid 8×20) and 112 mm (10×25) in length, the compact binoculars are also waterproof to 5 meters.
Focus on the essential
In today’s market, many products attempt to attract buyers with countless features and unusual forms. Almost anything is possible. But it is often the things that appear simple which prove to be the most difficult to attain. For Leica, the focus is first and foremost on the needs of the user. Leica products are designed from the ground up as tools for creating completely unique visual experiences – nothing more and nothing less.
Ultimately, the lenses are chiefly responsible for establishing the legend and high ideals of the Leica brand. They are all precision crafted masterpieces – practical, compact, ergonomic and cutting-edge for ultimate analogue and digital photography. Capturing meaningful moments becomes easy. Pictures taken with Leica lenses not only highlight the quality of their contrast, resolution and beautiful pictorial rendition, but also demonstrate the capabilities of Leica products with regard to design, performance, and the ability to capture natural expression.