RATING GUIDE - 10/10 - Boxed
Rating guide for pre owned and ex demonstrator items. * * *
10 - This pre-owned product shows no signs of wear and is offered in 100% perfect condition. Paintwork, armour and glass are in pristine condition, as you would expect to find the item when new. There are no scratches at all to any of the lenses. All original accessories, including instruction book, packaging and cables, charger, original battery etc are included.
9 - Pre-owned item offered in excellent condition.The item is used but has been well looked after. There are no dings, knocks or scuffs. The rubber armouring has lost its "new feel" but is still offered in perfect condition.
8 - Pre-owned item offered in good overall condition with some cosmetic signs of use. There are some light marks, scuffs, paint rubbing/brassing to the paintwork on the body. The rear LCD screen has some light marks. The sensor is clear and free of dust. All rubber grips and covers are present but show some obvious light wear.
7 - Offered in well used condition with obvious signs of use. There are several scuffs, marks, dings and signs of careless use. The product is however in working order.
6 - Offered in poor condition and this is reflected in the price. There are many signs of excessive wear. The item is however in working order.
SPARES - Incomplete item ideal for spares or repairs only.
BNIB - Packaging has been opened and box seal broken but the product is unused.
EX DEMO - Used for shop demonstration purposes only in store, under supervision. Offered with manufacturer's warranty.
REF - Refurbished by the manufacturer to original specifications complete with manufacturer's warranty.
Images shown are of the actual model for sale.
Previously, the Leica Ultravids have already impressed users with their superior optical quality. Now, with the innovative Ultravid HD models with 50, 42 and 32 mm objective diameters, the Leica engineers have once again set new standards.
New Flouride Lenses:
The use of new, fluoride lenses (FL) further optimizes the colour fidelity of the images. It has been possible to increase the level of image brightness – without compromising colour fidelity and contrast which are always necessary.
Improved Light Transmission:
In terms of stray light reduction too, the refined HD models achieve new top-of-the-range performance. Specially developed software simulation allows stray light to be seen during development stage. Consequently, thanks to an optimized housing shape, improved light-absorbing paint, apertures and stray light traps, the construction of the new HD models have been optimized to such a degree that stray light is (almost) no longer of any significance.
New AquaDura Coatings:
A further benefit in the Ultravid HD range Leica AquaDura™, a new kind of coating for exterior glass surfaces which improves viewing comfort. Fingerprints and dirt can be removed more easily than ever. Moisture simply rolls off the surface and visibility remains unimpaired. This has been made possible by a special glass surface structure. In a similar way to the lotus plant, dirt and moisture find it more difficult to take hold.
However, Leica AquaDura™ does not have any negative influence on the transmission performance of the optical system, and also provides better protection against scratching.
NEW Focussing Mechanism:
The mechanics for the Ultravid HD focusing have been further refined. As a result, focusing is even smoother and remains free of play across the entire range. Optimized material pairings and gliding discs made from extremely tough, high-performance plastic are used. In cold conditions, the conventional greased focusing mechanisms sometimes only work with difficulty, and at higher temperatures they move too freely. Furthermore, these focusing mechanisms can feel sticky and notchy, and at higher temperatures there is even the danger that grease can escape and run on the lens. With the optimized Leica focus, these risks have been eliminated. (Very welcome indeed).
Weight in grams: 1000 grams
Field of view (m): 117
Eye relief (mm): 17
Min focus (m): 3.5
HxW (mm): 120x182
Leica (USED) Ultravid 8x50 HD
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