Leica Ultravid Safari Edition Binoculars are a Cool $1,500
If you’re interested in a top shelf binocular, maybe even the best binocular available, look no further. A higher powered binocular for birding than this will not be easy to find. The Leica Ultravid HD 10×42 Binocular is perfect for spotting exotic animals on safari or any other type of adventure.
Let’s face it, though, you don’t need to be a bird watcher, or a nature buff to want to see things from far away. Whatever you want to use the Leica Ultravid HD for- they certainly will not disappoint. These 10×42 binocs are very nearly equal in compactness to the 32mm models, and they offer nearly as large an aperture as 50mm binoculars, making the Ultravid the most popular size for a wide range of uses.
If you’re planning on using them simply for birding, you might want to also consider the somewhat less powerful 8×42 Ultravid model, which have a slightly broader 389 ft at 1000 yard field of view, compared to the 336ft on the the HD 10×42. This means that they will make it noticeably easier to view fast moving objects like birds, animals, or anything that comes into your view.
In terms of craftsmanship, these binoculars are simply out of sight. Pun intended. They are supremely durable and the mechanical workings of the course adjustments, fine adjustments, and center grip adjustment feel so good in the hand you may just want to sit around the house and fiddle with them- if you like that sort of thing.
Just $1,500 USD stands between you and yours.