Leica Binoculars

Leica binoculars - Which model suits you?


The variety of binoculars is almost endless: there are large and small models as well as wide and narrow versions. Furthermore, many models are equipped with additional functions or are specially suited for certain applications. If you want to buy a pair of binoculars, you would be well advised to first think about what exactly you intend to do with them. This helps to narrow down the large selection and find a suitable model more quickly. However, all people who use binoculars usually have something in common: they are passionate observers who want to bring objects or creatures from afar closer to their field of vision.

To meet this demand, the manufacturer Leica is constantly in direct contact with binocular users. This is how the company succeeded in becoming one of the leading manufacturers in the field of binoculars. With their know-how and many years of experience, Leica's engineers develop innovative binoculars that meet all consumer expectations. In doing so, they rely on high-quality materials and go about production with enormous precision. All binoculars from Leica offer excellent resolution and have durable, precise mechanics. That's why they are a reliable companion for every discovery tour.

The Leica product portfolio is so large that you will find a suitable model for every situation - no matter what adventure you are planning. Leica binoculars are very well suited for wildlife and nature observation, for events and also for travel. Robust, large specimens are represented in the range just as much as small, handy and discreet models. Thanks to high-quality materials, strict quality controls and individual craftsmanship, an extremely long service life is also guaranteed. Each pair of Leica binoculars stands for precise mechanics and high-quality optics, built into a classic and timeless design. Look through Leica binoculars and discover even tiny details from far away, because the images are extremely contrasty and razor-sharp.

The Leica Company

Leica Camera AG is actually the abbreviation for "Leitzsche Camera" and is a German company active in the optical industry. It emerged in 1986 from Ernst Leitz Wetzlar GmbH, which in turn emerged from the Optical Institute founded by Carl Kellner in Wetzlar in 1849. Leica Camera AG has always been a true pioneer in the field of optical technology. It was the first company ever to develop functional rangefinders. Over time, Leica Camera AG specialised in the manufacture of binoculars and cameras. Especially the digital compact cameras of this brand are known in Germany for their high quality. In addition, Leica binoculars are among the best of their kind. They are used all over the world and are in particular demand among professionals.

The product range at a glance

The Leica range currently includes seven different product series. They are marketed under the following names:

  • Ultravid HD
  • Ultravid
  • Trinovid
  • Monovid
  • Duovid
  • Geovid
  • Geovid HD

The Ultravid series offers the best binoculars currently available on the market. These models are equipped with the latest technology and feature high-quality materials. You will find powerful compact binoculars if you look around the Trinovid series. They are suitable, for example, for a nice evening at the theatre or for the next family holiday. Even police and military special forces don't miss out in the Leica range, as the Geovid series offer professional high-tech devices.

The individual models are each offered with different magnifications. Choose between 7X, 8X, 10X and 12X. In some series, even 15X magnifications are available. This allows you to bridge extremely long distances without having to compromise on image quality. The front lens diameter of Leica binoculars varies between 20 and 56 millimetres, depending on the model and design.

Application areas for Leica binoculars

Binoculars from Leica are of course always used when distant subjects need to be brought very close. The binoculars from this manufacturer are particularly popular for the following purposes:

  • Nature and animal observation on hiking holidays
  • Magnifying churches and other historic buildings on city tours, to see even the smallest details
  • Zooming in on sporting events such as football matches or horse-riding tournaments
  • Watching the performers on stage at an opera or play
  • Attending the bird migration in the sky or observing the birds at the bird feeder
  • Overlooking herds of animals on a safari

No matter what you need a pair of Leica binoculars for, you can always rely on the powerful optics of these models. The range includes everything from small, discreet binoculars for when you're on the move to the handy all-round model and the Duovid, which combines two magnifications in one pair of binoculars.

Qualitative materials for a long service life

The special feature of binoculars from Leica is that they have to undergo constant and stringent quality control. Computational tolerances are minimal and attention is paid to the best possible precision engineering. Leica engineers are constantly training and incorporating their modern knowledge into the production of each individual model. In this way, binoculars are created with an innovative design that offers a high level of ergonomics. Accordingly, they also fit optimally in the hand and allow you to observe the desired motif over a longer period of time - without any signs of fatigue. Although the housings are ultra-light, they are extremely robust in practice. Leica developed its own AquaDura® coating, which reliably protects the binoculars from water, dirt and dust.

Advantages and disadvantages of Leica binoculars

Are you still unsure whether you are making a good choice with Leica binoculars? Then take another look at the following list, which shows you all the important advantages of Leica binoculars at a glance. Only one disadvantage comes with Leica binoculars:

Large selection

Something for every purpose

Excellent workmanship

Various enlargements on offer

Convenient to use

High quality for long life

High purchase prices

If you value buying binoculars that are as cheap as possible, Leica may not be the right place for you. Depending on the model, you will have to budget for prices between 600 and 1500 euros. In return, however, you will be rewarded with high-quality materials and a high level of functionality, so that the somewhat higher purchase costs will definitely pay off in our view.


Update 18.05.2024.

Do you have a question for our experts?

Find the answer quickly and easily on our customer service page

The Foto Erhardt Newsletter

Simply subscribe and benefit as a newsletter recipient every week:

Our privacy policys.