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Vortex Fury Vs Leica Geovid HD-B 10×42-Binoculars Comparison

If you want to clear the confusion between two of the best binoculars with rangefinding ability in the industry i.e Vortex Fury vs Leica Geovid HD-B 10×42. You are surely in the right place.

Here you will get a clear picture of what to expect from both the binocular rangefinders and how they compare on the various parameters of quality.

Vortex Fury HD and Leica Geovid HD-B both have the range finding capabilities fit in a binocular chassis.

Both cater to the people who want to keep them light while on the next hunting trip and don’t want to carry their binoculars and rangefinders separately.

Let’s dive right in first to their specification comparison and see the similarity and differences.

Vortex Optics Fury HD 5000 Roof Prism Laser Rangefinder Binocular
Leica 10x42 Geovid HD-B Laser Range Finding Binocular
Vortex Optics Fury HD 5000 Roof Prism Laser Rangefinder Binocular
Leica 10x42 Geovid HD-B Laser Range Finding Binocular
Magnification
10X
10X
Lens Diameter
42 mm
42mm
FOV@1000Yards
314 ft
374 ft
Prism
Roof
Porro
Exit Pupil
4.2mm
4.2mm
Eye Relief
16mm
18mm
Weight
31.8 ounces
33.3 ounces
Close Focus
20ft
16.5ft
Vortex Optics Fury HD 5000 Roof Prism Laser Rangefinder Binocular
Vortex Optics Fury HD 5000 Roof Prism Laser Rangefinder Binocular
Magnification
10X
Lens Diameter
42 mm
FOV@1000Yards
314 ft
Prism
Roof
Exit Pupil
4.2mm
Eye Relief
16mm
Weight
31.8 ounces
Close Focus
20ft
Leica 10x42 Geovid HD-B Laser Range Finding Binocular
Leica 10x42 Geovid HD-B Laser Range Finding Binocular
Magnification
10X
Lens Diameter
42mm
FOV@1000Yards
374 ft
Prism
Porro
Exit Pupil
4.2mm
Eye Relief
18mm
Weight
33.3 ounces
Close Focus
16.5ft

Vortex Fury Vs Leica HD Binocular Rangefinders-Detailed Comparison

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Vortex Optics Fury HD 5000 Roof Prism Laser Rangefinder Binocular
The Fury HD 5000 is an extremely effective angle-compensated laser rangefinder binocular intended for hunters, archers...
Leica 10x42 Geovid HD-B Laser Range Finding Binocular
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Build Quality and Construction.

Leica Ergonomics is slightly better when compared to vortex fury with curvaceous lines let in the fingers fit in with ease.

Leica’s banana shape and open bridge design of the ocular tubes makes it more ergonomic and easy to hold eliminating hand fatigue while using it for longer times

However, regarding handling I was never unhappy or couldn’t get things done with the Vortex too.

The Fury HD comes with a rubber-armored housing for a solid grip provides a binocular that is shockproof and will stand up to extreme weather conditions.

While the Leica has a rubber-coated Magnesium housing, that allows it to excel in the most adverse weather conditions, you could possibly put yourself in.

Both Binoculars are nitrogen purged fog-proof and waterproof too.

Optical Performance/ Image Quality

Both the rangefinder binocular produces 10X magnification with 42mm objective lenses.

Leica uses HD optics quality with fluoride glasses which produces high contrast and sharp images. Leica AquaDura coating on the exposed glass surfaces means dirt and water on the lenses just roll away and improves viewing performance, particularly in rainy weather.

Vortex is no less in the Fury HD 5000 rangefinders with XR fully multi-coated, HD lenses and dielectric phase-corrected prisms serve up clear and impressive images.

Leica image is bright and clear across the entire field of view which is also wider than a standard 10×42 binoculars.

Moreover, Leica’s edge to edge clarity is better than the vortex fury when tested in the fields.

Also, the Vortex fury seems to have more parallax than the Leica’s.

Comparing the two binoculars side by side in low light gathering capability, both seem to perform the same.

Range finding Capability

The company claims the Leica to range distance up to 3000 yards. We found it precise to range up to around 2350 yards.

Moreover, Leica gives accurate readings from 10 to up to 2000 yards

Vortex claims the range of the Fury to be 5000 yards which are interestingly very high

While Fury HD 5000 capability is about 1600 Yards for reflective targets and they are just decent to around 1250 yards for nonreflective targets in actual field tests.

The vortex fury HD  seems to be on the slower side when compared to getting the reading of the rangefinder than the Leica’s Geovid HD.

Fury’s minimum range is about 5 yards, so it can be a perfect bowhunting companion.

Leica Geovid HD is almost instantaneous in getting the range while Vortex seems to take some milliseconds to get the ranges.

If the target is moving the Leica Geovid would be more efficient in scanning the target with ease.

Both the rangefinder binoculars have angle compensation features.

Price/Warranty

Let’s admit, you get what you pay for in case of rangefinder binoculars.

From the price point of view, they are far apart. Fury provides more value for money option while the Leica’s are built into a different class.

However, with almost 3 times pricier than the Vortex’s, Leica command some extreme capabilities such as ballistic computation system and atmospheric adjustments, which seems to be missing in the vortex.

While Vortex’s reputation from the warranty and customer service point of view is unquestionable Leica doesn’t seem to provide that great warranty conditions.

Weight and Size

Vortex fury weight is around 31.8 oz while Leica weighs around 33.33 oz which is slightly on a higher side.

Both are heavier than the regular binoculars. However, remember that you’re carrying two pieces of equipment in one.

The size of the Leica HD-B is also bigger than Fury HD 5000.

With a proper shoulder harness, both can be used for longer times. If you are hanging the rangefinders around your neck all day, Vortex would be more suitable.

Conclusion

Leica has the Highest Recommendation for Overall Quality of Glass and Lenses. They are Weatherproof with Internal Laser Range Finding, Ballistics, and atmospheric capabilities.

The ability to custom load your specific rifles ballistics into the unit and have it automatically compensate for temperature, pressure, and inclinations can be a real game-changer.

So, for exceptional viewing, great optical quality and, instantaneous range finding go with the Geovid. However, Check yourself, if you have that high budget.

If you want an optimum glass with a rangefinder built-in, I’d recommend the Vortex Fury HD 5000. They are value for money and their warranty conditions are best in the industry.

Check out our other Reviews: Best Rangefinder Reviews ,Best Rangefinder Binoculars for Hunting

Last update on 2019-12-07

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