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Leica Ultravid 8x20 BCR Binocular (Black)

Our Price: $729.00
  • Customer Rating: (13 Reviews)
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See for yourself what so many of our customers have already discovered—the elite performance of the Leica Ultravid BCR packaged in a petite size. The Ultravid's optical design triumphs by delivering optimal sharpness and brightness. Rubber armoring, waterproofing, and fogproofing protect the Ultravid from rugged use. Leica covers new products with a limited lifetime warranty, plus a three-year Passport Protection Plan. Leica demos come with a 10-year limited warranty.

Optical Features
Fully Multi-coated Lenses Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
Phase Correction Enhances resolution and contrast through roof prisms.
Dielectric Prism Coatings Optimize light transmission. Highlux-System HLS coatings.
Construction Features
Roof Prisms Appreciated for a streamlined shape and durability.
Aluminum Body Is sturdy and resistant to corrosion.
Rubber Armoring Provides a secure, non-slip grip.
Adjustable Eyecups Move in and out for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses.
Center Focus Wheel Adjusts both binocular barrels at the same time.
Right Eye Diopter Adjusts for differences in a user's eyes. Adjustment button located under the center bridge.
Design Features
Waterproof Optics are sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside the binocular.
Fogproof Barrels are filled with nitrogen gas to inhibit internal fogging.
AquaDura® Lens Coating Repels water and residue on outer glass surfaces.

Demo products do not always include the same accessories as new products. Contact us with questions.

Magnification 8x
Objective Lens Diameter 20 mm
Field of View 341 feet/1000 yards
Eye Relief 15 mm
Close Focus 7.2 feet
Weight 8.5 ounces
Dimensions (HxW) 3.6 x 4.4 inches
Weatherproofing Waterproof/Fogproof
  • Eyepiece caps
  • Neck strap
  • Case

Demo products do not always include the same accessories as new products. Contact us with questions.

Total Reviews: 13

Average Rating:

Tiny and light - 07/23/2015

by JOHN D. from Maryland

I wanted something easy to carry in my briefcase during travel, for birding. My DuoVid 8x42's are a bit heavy and bulky for that. These are shockingly tiny and light. The viewing is excellent in good lighting. My wife, a non-birder, wanted to take them away from me because they are "so cute". They focus close up for looking at bugs and plants without bending down. I'm glad I got them. They go nicely in a suit jacket pocket for the orchestra as well. Eagle Optics service is OUTSTANDING, RAPID, and RESPONSIVE.

Surprised! - 12/30/2014

by Monte from Central Ohio

Even with their reputation and price, I was surprised how well these binoculars work with my bad eyes and progressive bifocals. They are only a tiny bit more difficult than my best full size binoculars (Zeiss and Minox). I tried many compact binoculars, including the new Swarovski 8x30 CL -- and these just work better for my eyes and my glasses. And I can take them ANYwhere!

Excellent travel bins! - 09/05/2014

by Dan H. from Cape May, NJ

Great for travel: compact, lightweight, with great optics. My wife and I used them while on a trip recently; while they are no replacement for full-sized bins, they made birding easy. We carried them everywhere and had little trouble adjusting the ocular tubes between users. The diopter control is fast and convienient, especially when switching from prescription sunglasses to the naked eye on the fly. Highly recommended!

Leica Ultravid 8X20 - 07/12/2014

by John from CT

Although build quality, feel and size are superb these binoculars just didn't work for me. I found the eye alignment to be too finicky for my liking. I suspect this is the result of the small exit pupil (2.4mm). When I did get them properly aligned the image quality was sharp, crisp and bright for such a small binocular. I ended up returning these in exchange for the Swarovski 8X25 CL Pocket. Although bigger and heavier (and these are about as big as I would want to go for back packing) they provided a more comfortable viewing experience.

Great compact binos. - 07/03/2014

by Aftab K. from Boca Raton, Florida

Recently I received a gift of a Leica 8x20 BCR binocs. I already have a Leica 7x42, Zeiss Victory10x42 and Leupold Gold Ring 8x42, that I use for hunting. These Leica compacts have excellent optics and are mechanically sturdy. These, being so compact, can be used not only for hunting, bird watching but also for sports and theater. The Eagle Optics pricing, prompt overnight shipping at no extra cost is icing on the cake. I would definitely recommend them for anything they sell.

Excellent for sports - 05/14/2014

by Debbie S. from Coral Gables, Fl

My husband has had a pair of the Leica Ultravid's for several years. He recently got me a pair. What a difference between these and the cheaper pair I was using. They are much sharper and brighter than anything I have used before. We use them mostly for sporting events and they are the perfect size, they fit in my purse, I hardly know they are there. I know they are durable, my husband's pair is around 10 years old and they are still in perfect condition, you can not tell the difference when you are looking through them.

Great for sports! - 04/23/2014

by Glenn T. from Campbell, CA

First of all, I was floored by how quickly these binoculars were delivered to me. I received these binoculars less than 24 hours after placing the order online without even requesting or getting charged for overnight delivery. Thank you Eagle Optics!

The optics on these binoculars are outstanding. The binoculars themselves are amazingly small and compact. They are so lightweight that I often forget that they’re hanging around my neck. The focus knob is very smooth and precise, but is also stiff enough that it prevents me from accidentally moving the focus knob by mistake.

I bought these primarily to take with me to NHL hockey games. My seats are located near the top of the upper deck of the hockey arena, so they’re quite far from the ice. Looking through these binoculars during games makes me feel like I’m sitting in the front row, rink-side. They provide an incredibly clear view of the action even from so far away, making them a very worthwhile investment for me.

Compact Binocular - 02/08/2014

by Pam D. from So. Pasadena, Ca

Eagle Optics was terrific in making sure this little gem was delivered to a Fed Ex store for pick up. I like the compactness of the binocular. The center focusing ring is a little tight but not a big problem. I use this for birding while on walks and while traveling when I want to travel light.

Kudos to Eagle Optics and Leica - 07/27/2013

by James B. from United States

I love optics, having six pair purchased from EO over the last 20years. On the third try to find light binoculars to wear around my neck --hiking and bird watching, Eagle and Leica came through. Eagle was forgiving of my returns and went out of their way to find a better neck strap than came with the Leica 8x20s. The Leica's cry out "quality." I was concerned about the 20mm objective lens. However the glasses seem to collect light. They are indeed light and will serve well for a long time. Kudos to EO and Leica!

Leica - Indestructable binoculars - 04/01/2013

by Marcus K. from Port Elizabeth South Africa

I have had my Trinovids 10x25 for five years. I Don't go anywhere without them. They give the best vision I have seen in any glass. This weekend they fell under the wheels of a SUV on a concrete garage surface, without my knowledge. They were in the case when they were ridden over by the front wheels of the heavy car twice! When I got to recover them from this devastating misfortune, only to expect crushed lenses and destroyed barrels. I removed them from the soft case totally unharmed, except for slight paint damage on the strap link. I tested and examined them in every way and could not find any fault with them at all. No vision impairment at all! Had it not been for the car tire marks on the soft case I would have not known they had been ridden over! They are truly well made military binoculars. They still look like new!

best binos - 10/19/2011

by jeffrey from western il

I own 8x20 Zeiss, 8x20L trinovid, and 8x20 Swarovski and just had to try one of these Ultravids. Now I have to decide which of the others to get rid of.
I own large L&Z brands but these new ultras are going to be with me more than the larger ones now. These new ultravids are just without equal in my book.
You can see the difference in these, albeit they are all good these 8x20 ultravids are the best I've seen in my 25 years of owning german glass.
thanks again to Eagle Optics

This is a great little binocular! - 08/31/2009

by Russ Edmonds from Rosemount, Minnesota

I steadied my Leica 8X20 BCR on a tripod and pointed it at Jupiter the other night. I could see the disc of the planet clearly and could see the four Galilean Moons lined up to the right of the planet. The optics are excellent and the focus has a smooth, solid feel.

This is a great little binocular and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a pocket sized binocular.

Don't leave home without them! - 07/01/2009

by Daphne Hatch from San Anselmo, CA

I wanted a pair of binoculars that I could always have with me- in my purse, in my mini Camelback while road biking, in the backyard hammock. But I've had many pairs of mini-binoculars that just didn't measure up- lousy optics, easily mis-aligned, not durable.

The Leica Ultravid 8x20s have far exceeded my expectations! The optics are superb; they are rugged; they are compact; they go everywhere with me! For daytime birding at your fingertips wherever you are, these are the best!

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