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Leica Trinovid 8×32 HD Review

Hello, to all our readers and binoculars enthusiasts. Today we are going to review one of the finest 8×32 binoculars i.e the Leica Trinovid 8×32 HD.

Leica is one of the most reputed and reliable companies in the field of binoculars. They are providing awesome devices to optics enthusiasts. They are in this game for 100 years and have a wide customer base all over the world.

The 8×32 configuration Trinovid brings the Leica’s exceptional Trinovid performance to the mid-size range. The binoculars were introduced in 2017 and are manufactured in Portugal.

Now, Let’s move quickly on to the specifications of the Leica 8×32 Trinovid binoculars.

Specifications: Leica Trinovid 8×32 HD

Magnification8x
Objective Lens Diameter32 mm
Angle of View6.75° (Actual)
54° (Apparent)
Field of View372′ @ 1000 yds
Minimum Focus Distance3.3ft
Eye Relief17 mm
Exit Pupil4 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment58 to 76 mm “
Diopter Adjustment-4 to +4
Focus TypeCenter
 
Weight & Dimensions
Dimensions5.1 x 4.6 x 2.5″ 
Weight22.22 Ounces
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Leica Camera 40316 Trinovid HD Binoculars, Black
  • Prism Type: Roof
  • Magnification: 8X
  • Eye relief: 17mm

Leica Trinovid 8×32 HD- Detailed Analysis & Review

Magnification

The binoculars provide  8X magnification with a 32mm objective lens. The diameter of its objective lens is only 32 mm., like the 10×32 Leica Trinovid, but the 8×32 is brighter, owing to a generous exit pupil of 4mm.

Build Quality & Construction

The binoculars provide unsurpassed rugged build quality with a lightweight die-cast Aluminium alloy chassis.

The Trinovids are shock resistant with a fully rubber armored body. You can take your binoculars confidently in any harsh weather conditions whether it is extreme cold or rain owing to Leica’s weatherproof body.

The binoculars provide a nice and clean design. At first, when I saw the binoculars, I felt the design to be really simple and easy on the eyes.

You can easily personalize eye relief distance with the really well made adjustable rubber eyecups.

They can be fixed at 4 set positions given and lock properly once adjusted as per the user requirements.

The diopter setting is located on the right eyepiece lens and does their work perfectly. The focusing mechanism is easy to fiddle with one finger which is not surprising considering Leica’s best quality standards.

The binoculars are O-ring sealed for waterproofing and are nitrogen purged which makes them fog proof too.

What’s in the Case?

  • Obviously, The Leica 8×32 Binoculars
  • A nice good Quality Neoprene bag with Leica Logo
  • Objective and eyepiece lens covers made of Rubber
  • Instruction Manual
  • Lens Cleaning Cloth
  • Warranty Information Card
  • Neoprene Neck Strap

Optical Performance/Image Clarity

The optical quality of the binocular is very high. The Leica Trinovid 8×32 provides a sharp and well-contrasted image to the eye.

The lenses are of very high quality and fully multicoated to give the optimum quality color and clarity.

The binoculars use Schmidt-Pechan roof prisms which are P-40 phase-corrected and dielectric fully multi-coated. This ensures the optimum maximum light transmission and eliminate interference resulting in bright images.

Internal reflection and Chromatic aberration are negligible and the binoculars present a well-defined image to the eyes. The binoculars provide a good low-light performance too for your early morning and evening outdoor adventures.

However, considering Leica’s exceptional quality legacy, we expect a little bit more center and edge sharpness.

Eye Relief And Field of View

The Leica Trinovid 8×32 provided with an eye relief of 17mm which is good to go for most of the eyeglass wearer.

The field of view of the 8×32 mm is 372ft at 1000yards which is not the largest considering 8×32 configuration. However, it’s optimum and satiates most of the outdoor viewers.

Close Focus

Capturing extremely close-up views of small birds, bugs, insects, and dragonflies becomes easier with the Trinovid 8×32 as it is equipped with an exceptionally short 3.3′ minimum focus distance.

Weight

The weight of the Leica 8×32 is approx 22 oz, which can be considered fairly lightweight.

The binocular feels compact and easy to carry around one’s neck in the outdoors.

Competition

Zeiss Conquest HD 8×32 poses a fair competition to the Leica Trinovid 8×32 HD. Both are available at almost the same price point.

Zeiss Conquest HD 8×32 has a field of view of 420ft, which is considerably large than the Trinovids 8×32. Also while our field tests, It was easier and quicker to focus with Conquest HD on moving targets.

Image sharpness of both the models are comparable, However, Trinovids 8×32 provides better contrast and shorter close focus distance.

Overall, both seem to be of nice and excellent optical quality

Features

♦ Dirt, Dust and water-repellent coating on outer lens surfaces.

♦ Waterproof for up to 13 feet

♦ Nitrogen Purged Fogproof

♦ High-quality optics with HD lenses and Prisms

♦ Compact and Lightweight

♦ Robust and Ergonomic Handling

Pros

♦ An epic and super easy quality focusing mechanism

♦ Clean and simple design

♦ Short Close focus of 3.3ft

♦ Exceptional Build Quality

♦ Comfortable eyecups to place your eyes on

Cons

♦ The bag case is not the best one.

♦ Covers on the front of the lens sometimes come off

Warranty:

Warranty includes a lifetime warranty for any manufacturing defects. Accidental damage is covered by Leica’s passport Warranty.

However, In case you buy secondhand Leica’s the warranties are not transferrable.

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Conclusion: Leica Trinovid 8×32 Binoculars Review

The Leica Trinovid delivers performance while being comfortable and lightweight in the hand during long outdoor sessions on the trail, at the range, sightseeing around town or wildlife viewing.

Trinovid has a short closer focus, so when moving quietly and slowly close to a butterfly, dragonfly insects, bugs, herps or a lizard, etc, you rarely have to step back to use your binoculars which may scare your subject.

They give a sharp, clear image. They are not the greatest and latest but Leica fans are bound to buy it anyway.

Overall, these binoculars are made to delight the birders, hikers, dragonflies & wildlife watchers.

If you have any experience with these awesome Leica 8×32 Binoculars, Kindly share in the comments section.

If you want a full sized Leica Trinovid  check out Leica Trinovid 8×42 Review,& Leica Trinovid 10×42 Review

Last update on 2019-12-07

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William - November 15, 2019

Nice review of the Leica’s 8×32.I have one pair of these..my wife uses for hiking and bird watching…How is the low light performance..you have not elaborated well…

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