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Leica Monovid 8x20 Monocular (Red)

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The Monovid 8 x 20 with 8 x magnification fits in your jacket, shirt, or trouser pocket. It is light, robust, and brilliantly easy to use, making it the perfect take-anywhere companion. Naturally, it is also a choice among all who appreciate elegantly designed, high-quality optics. Thanks to its accessory close-up lens, you can view objects at distances as close as 10 –12 in. Simply screwing this accessory to the front lens produces a macro effect that lets you identify even the finest structures. When not in use, the lens can be safely stored in the leather case provided.

Destined to be chosen as an ideal take-along optic for anyone traveling light - the Monovid 8x20 Monocular from Leica will delight all-sorts of viewing enthusiasts with style, elegance, and a remarkable level of optical performance.

Sporting 8.0x magnification, the Monovid's optical system features a high-grade roof prism, AquaDura lens coatings, and nitrogen purging for clarity in any climate - it's fully fogproof and submersible to a depth of 5.0 m/16'. Inside the Monovid's elegant leather carry case there's a special pocket for a very special attachment - the close-up lens. Installing this accessory onto the monocular allows viewers to achieve 8x magnification at distances as close as 9.8"/ 25 cm - this macro-effect viewing is excellent for observing the finest details that are often impossible to see through larger optics.


Roof prism with P40 phase correction coating

AquaDura & HDC optical coatings repel water and dirt

Close-up accessory lens: focuses to 9.8-11"/25-30 cm

Multicoated lens surfaces minimize flare, glare for clear viewing

Submersible to 16'/5.0 m

Nitrogen purged aluminum housing is water and fogproof

Internal focusing via central focusing knob

Leather case with silent magnetic fastener and close-up lens compartment


Delivery scope Monovid 8 x 20, Close focus lens, eyepiece cover, carrybag with belt loop

Magnification 8 x

Front lens diameter 20 mm

Exit pupil 2.5 mm

Twighlight Factor 12.7

Field of View at 1,000 m 110 m

Eye-Relief 15 mm

Objective angle of view 6.3°

Close focusing distance approx. 1.8 m

Close focusing distance with close focus lens 25–30 cm

Eyepieces for eyeglass wearers yes

Sliding eyecups yes

Focusing Internal focusing via central focusing knob

Coatings on lenses (not on close focus lens) High Durable Coating (HDC™) and AquaDura coating on outer lens

Coatings on prisms Roof prism with phase correction coating P40

Prism system Roof prism

Watertightness watertight to a depth of 5 m/16.5 ft

Housing Aluminium, nitrogen filled

Thread of close focus lens M25 x 0.75

Dimensions Length 97.9 mm

Length with close focus lens 105 mm

Diameter 35.5 mm

Weight approx. 112 g Monokular

approx. 14 g Close focus lens

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