Leica Ultravid BR 8x20 Compact Binoculars

Leica Ultravid BR 8x20 Compact Binoculars
Our Price:  £599.00
List Price:  £700.00
Saving Of:  £101.00

Brand:  Leica Optics



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The compact size of the Leica Ultravid BR 8x20 binoculars makes them perfect for long-term, fatigue-free observation. Small in size, yet just as powerful as their “big brothers,” they are designed to provide a fantastic viewing experience in a wide range of situations.

Unequalled in size and resolution power

The Leica Ultravid BR 8x20 binoculars stand for an extremely high level of optical and mechanical performance. They are brighter, sharper and more compact than many other binoculars in this lens diameter.

Excellent components for pin-sharp viewing

The elements of the larger Ultravids have been reduced to fit these compact binoculars. Thus, they offer the same resolution and sharpness and let you enjoy a wide, detailed view without colour fringing.

High-contrast and brilliant images in any situation

The Leica Ultravid BR models offer outstanding suppression of stray light. They grant crystal-clear viewing, allowing you to detect even the faintest objects.

Benefits at a glance:

 - Outstanding optical performance

 - Compact and lightweight

 - Extremely robust

 - Perfect ergonomics

 - Attractive design

 - Excellent value for money


Field of view: 110m

Minimum Focus: 1.8m

Exit Pupil: 2.5mm

Eye Relief: 15mm

Dimensions (WxHxD): 111x93x39mm

Weight: 240g

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Absolutely amazing pocket sized binocular, I couldn't be happier with them
29 January 2022  | 

I recently wanted to have a pocket sized binocular, which would enable me to have some binoculars with me when and wherever I was. I have always been really impressed with Leica binoculars, so I began looking at pocket sized binoculars, and the Ultravid 8x20 kept getting mentioned and highly praised online and on the many forums time and time again. I wasn't looking at getting a new pair of binoculars to replace and old pair, I wanted to have a choice, so that I could take with me the pair that would be most suitable for me on that given day.

I also own another pair of Leica binoculars (which are the 10-15x50 Duovid which I got back in 2003). I absolutely love these as for me it's essentially like having two pairs of binoculars in one and the optics are outstanding. Downsides are, they are on the heavy side and the large side, and ideally I only take these when I am taking my backpack and I know I will be out for a while on that given day.

After advice read online and the many forums, I decided upon the Leica Ultravid 8x20 BR. Since getting them I have been immensely impressed with them. My partner was also very impressed after using my pair, that she decided to get herself a pair too.

For me the pocket sized binoculars that I would be purchasing would need to be:

1: Clarity wise, colour wise and general image quality wise, would need to match that of my larger Duovid (which from my comparison do indeed match). Everytime I use the Ultravid I never cease to be amazed at the quality of these little beauties.

2: Be totally pocket sized for either a jacket pocket, shorts pocket (for the warmer months). And just to add, I was able to make them even more pocket size friendly by using a sunglasses/spectacle micro fibre drawstring pouch, that you often get with sunglasses etc.

The vast amount of the time I use my Ultravids, are during daylight hours, but on some occasions I have been out and about when the light starts to fade. After reading about small objective lenses (20-25 mm) been better suited for daylight hours, I was expecting the image quality and brightness to suffer, but in all honesty, the brightness of the thing I was looking at with my own eyes, was just the same brightness level when I viewed it through the Ultravids. I really was pleasantly surprised yet again at these little beauties.

Also worth mentioning was the excellent price The Birder's Store were selling the Leica Ultravid for. They were some £180 cheaper than Leica's website price, and on the whole between £75 to £100 cheaper than most other places online. I know when I'm next in the market for some new binoculars, The Birder's Store will be the place I purchase them from!

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