A new generation of binoculars – LEICA GEOVID HD-B 42
The Leica Geovid HD-B is a uniquely new generation of binoculars that combines viewing and observing, distance measurement and ballistic calculation in a way the world has never seen before. Featuring the newly developed ABC® (Advanced Ballistic Compensation) ballistic system and an integrated micro-SD memory card that, for the first time ever, allows users to upload customer-specific ballistic data to a pair of binoculars, the new Leica Geovid HD-B binoculars offer ultimate precision and maximum versatility for all hunting needs.
For 20 years now, Leica has enjoyed the reputation of being the pioneer and market leader in the field of laser rangefinding. The Leica Geovid (1992) was the world’s first pair of binoculars with an integrated rangefinder. This was followed in 2004 and 2005 by the Geovid BRF models that are still today amongst the smallest and handiest binocular rangefinders in their class. The Leica Geovid HD models with fluoride glasses added yet another innovation in 2009. And today, the Leica Geovid 8 x 42 HD-B and Leica Geovid 10 x 42 HD-B models once again set benchmark standards.
The high-precision ABC® ballistics programme of the Leica Geovid HD-B binoculars enables the precise determination of the point-of-aim correction and displays user-specific results within fractions of a second. When matched to their own particular hunting equipment, users have a choice of three different ballistic applications and can output the results determined in the format relevant to their needs. Temperature, barometric pressure and angle of declination parameters are factored into the calculation for all computing options. For hunters who use a classic reticle, the Leica Geovid HD-B binoculars display not only the measured distance, but also the required elevation adjustment in centimetres or inches. When using a ballistic reticle, information is provided for another important factor in hunting – the equivalent level terrain distance. Hunters who apply their point-of-impact correction in clicks with their fast reticle adjustment can also display the number of clicks required. In this way, the Geovid HD-B models adapt to each hunter’s individual hunting style and provide optimum results in every situation, quite independent of the equipment used.
A significant innovation in the design of the Geovid HD-B models is an integrated micro-SD memory card slot. This enables ballistic parameters like the calibre, zero range, charge to be entered online and downloaded to the SD card for importing to the Geovid HD-B. Distance measurement can be activated immediately after importing the data without any further processing steps. This is the first time there has been such a complete interaction of binoculars and weapon that guarantees hunters maximum precision and the essential safety and certainty required for ethical hunting.
The innovative design of the Geovid HD-B models also sets new standards in terms of ergonomics and handling. Thanks to their new open ergonomic bridge construction concept and the curved form of their tubes, these binoculars offer perfect grip and holding characteristics that, in combination with the ideal weight distribution and balance of their magnesium bodies, guarantees fatigue-free and comfortable handling, even when used for longer periods. The controls (two-button control) are ergonomically located and ideally positioned for both left- and right-handed users.