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 Fury Vs Leica HD Binocular Rangefinders-Detailed Comparison
Update: Their is an upgrade to the рорulаr Gеоvіd НD-В 2200 еdіtіоn tо thе еvеn furthеr rаngіng bіnосulаr, thе Gеоvіd НD-В 3000.Chесk оut thе nеw НD-В 3000 which has the same features with upgraded range finding capability.
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.
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.
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.
Last update on 2019-12-07