Tech spec

Sporting Gun - - GEAR -

New look

Le­ica has com­pacted the size and shape, mak­ing them very com­fort­able to use. They’re lighter than my old pair of Geovids at 945g, even with the added tech­nol­ogy and the new er­gonomic de­sign – that’s the shape to me and you. They re­ally do fit into the hand like a glove and the op­er­at­ing but­tons are easy to use without los­ing the sta­bil­ity of the view. They have su­perb op­ti­cal per­for­mance as would be ex­pected from a com­pany that has been pro­duc­ing qual­ity op­tics since 1907.

Top class

The laser range finder is top in its class, be­ing able to range from 10m up to 1,825m de­pend­ing on con­di­tions.

They now have a multi-func­tion com­puter on board where the in­ter­nal data base has bal­lis­tics for most stan­dard cal­i­bre am­mu­ni­tion. There is even a Mi­cro SD mem­ory card and your own bal­lis­tic per­for­mance of your load can be on-board too. For those of you shoot­ing at long ranges the data, once loaded, is some­thing that could be ex­pected in a Star Wars film rather than a pair of binoc­u­lars. It is even pos­si­ble to en­ter home load data and the drop of the bul­let at a par­tic­u­lar range can be dis­played through the lenses.

As if that is not enough, cal­cu­la­tions can also in­clude an­gle, tem­per­a­ture and baro­met­ric pres­sure.

The LED dis­play is bright and clearly vis­i­ble, which was a prob­lem with some ear­lier man­u­fac­tur­ers at­tempts. The Geovid binoc­u­lars are a se­ri­ous piece of kit.

How do they per­form?

For me the clar­ity of the lenses is prob­a­bly the most im­por­tant attribute of any op­tics I use, and the Geovids do not dis­ap­point. They pro­duce a very clear pic­ture with the colour re­pro­duc­tion to match.

As a hunter I am of­ten out un­til I lose the light, which is about the time when it be­comes il­le­gal to shoot deer – one hour af­ter the of­fi­cial sun­set and one hour be­fore dawn. It is a time when iden­ti­fy­ing


H: 17.8cm x L: 12.5cm x D: 7cm




Ob­jec­tive Lens Di­am­e­ter: Max­i­mum Range: Near­est Range: Mea­sur­ing Ac­cu­racy:

Field of view:


42mm 2,000m


1m to 500m, 2m to 1000m, 0.5 per cent be­yond 1000m

130m the an­i­mal with the naked eye is some­times im­pos­si­ble. With re­gard to op­tics, we of­ten call this the twi­light fac­tor. On pick­ing up the Le­ica Geovid in these con­di­tions, the light ab­sorp­tion is first rate with 8x42 be­ing a per­fect mag­ni­fi­ca­tion to ob­jec­tive lens ra­tio.

If you are think­ing about a top qual­ity pair of bi­nos then take a look at the

Le­ica Geovid HD-B 8x42. You will not be dis­ap­pointed.

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