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Leica Ultravid HD-Plus series instruction manual

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Leica Ultravid HD-Plus

Leica Ultravid HD-Plus

Leica Ultravid HD-Plus

Leica Ultravid HD-Plus



Dear Customer,
Worldwide, the name Leica stands for superb
optical quality, close-tolerance precision
engineering, absolute reliability, and long product life.
We wish you a great deal of enjoyment and
success with your new Leica Ultravid bino­­culars.
So that you can use them properly, we recommend that you first of all read these instructions.

Scope of Delivery

– Binoculars
– Carrying strap
– Ever-ready case
– Eyepiece protection cover
– 2 lens caps (only with HD-models)
– Instructions
– Warranty Card
– Test certificate


1. Eyepiece cups
Position a: unscrewed for viewing
without glasses
Position b: screwed in for viewing
with glasses
2. Eyelets for carrying strap
3. Lockable diopter adjustment ring
4. Central focusing ring
5. Hinged joint for adjusting the eyebase


Warning notices
 Never look directly at the sun or other sources of bright light with your binoculars!
This could cause eye damage!
 Never use your binoculars while you are walking! You might overlook obstacles!


Possible applications

The Leica Ultravid binoculars have hermetically sealed and nitrogen-filled magnesium
housings. They are therefore suited for
rough outdoor use. There is no need to be
concerned with moisture as they are 100%
waterproof to a depth of 5m and the internal
optical system is not subject to fogging.

Attaching the carrying strap and
the protective eyepiece cover
See illustration on the rear cover flap.

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If you want to attach the protective eyepiece
cover to the carrying strap, this must be
done while attaching the carrying strap to the

Attaching the protective lens caps

To attach the caps, their rubber ring is pulled
over the binoculars from the lens side.


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Adjusting the eyecups /
Use with and without glasses

The eyepiece cups (1) can be easily adjusted
by turning them and they lock securely into
the selected positions. They can also be completely removed for thorough cleaning.
For viewing with eyeglasses (image A) they
remain in the fully screwed-in position.
For viewing without eyeglasses, they are
unscrewed by turning them anticlockwise.
Two positions are available for optimum
adjustment (images B, C).

If the eyepieces are very dirty, it is recom­mended to remove the cups for cleaning
(image D). To do this, they are simply pulled
off while in the fully unscrewed position.


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Adjusting the eyebase

To set the eyebase, adjust the binoculars at
the hinged joint. The left and right fields of
view must merge and produce a single circular image.

Focusing / Diopter adjustment

With the Leica Ultravid binoculars the central
focusing ring (4) is used to set the focus for
variously distant objects.
Compensation for individual defective vision
for viewing without eyeglasses is made using
the diopter ring (4), which is normally locked
(Figure A). To unlock the two rings the diopter
ring is pulled up (Figure B). Now, the central
focusing ring only effects the focus of the left
optical system, the diopter ring only that of
the right system.


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Using one of the rings, then focus the respective barrel on the desired subject. Continue
by setting the optimal focus for the second
barrel with the other ring. Pressing the diopter
ring back down locks the set value. The set
value can be conveniently read from the accurate scale on the diopter ring.

– The diopter ring rotates freely, i.e. it can
accidentally be rotated by more than 360°
with respect to the central focusing ring.
Depending on the latter‘s previous setting,
the combined system‘s focusing range can
be limited considerably by this. Therefore,
take care to turn the diopter ring only as
far as necessary for the eyesight adjustment.
– For viewing on just the left or the right
side, the other eye should be kept closed
or the appropriate half of the binoculars
simply covered at the front on the lens.


Indications on the scale

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As long as the two halves of the drive are coupled together, the binoculars are permanently
adjusted to your eyesight, irrespective of the
focusing distance to an object. You need
to make the adjustment only once. If other
people use your binoculars, they may have to
alter the setting. Simply note your personal
setting on the scale; when someone else has
used them, you can reset the binoculars in a
matter of seconds.
The distance between two divisions on the
scale represents a difference of approx. one
diopter of correction being applied to the left
and right eye.


Care and maintenance

Your Leica Ultravid binoculars need no special maintenance. Use a soft lens brush or a
blower to remove large particles of dirt, sand,
etc. To remove fingerprints etc., first wipe the
eyepiece and lens with a damp cloth, then dry
them with a piece of clean, soft chamois
leather or lint-free cloth. If the binoculars,
particularly the rotating eyecups, are very
dirty, simply rinse them under a running fau­­-cet. Always rinse off salt water.
Moisture inside the central focusing unit
(visible through the scale window) will dry
quickest when the two rings (3/4) are
unlocked. Alcohol and other chemical solutions must not be used.


Do not apply too much pressure when wiping
strongly soiled lens surfaces. Even though the
coating is very tough, sand and salt crystals
can cause scratches.

Accessories Order No.

Tripod adapter with 1/4“ thread ............ 42220
Floating carrying strap, orange............. 42163


Should you need replacements for your binoculars, such as eyecups, covers, or a strap,
please turn to our Customer Care department
or your national Leica agent. The addresses
are listed in the Warranty Card.


Leica Ultravid HD-Plus


Leica Ultravid HD-Plus

Leica Ultravid HD-Plus

Leica Information Service

Should you have any technical questions
regarding the use of Leica products, the Leica
Information Service will be happy to answer in
writing or by phone, fax, or e-mail:
Leica Camera AG
Postfach 1180
D-35599 Solms
Tel.: +49 (0) 64 42-208-111
Fax: +49 (0) 64 42-208-339

Leica Customer Care

For service of your Leica equipment and in
case of neccessary repairs please contact the
customer services of Leica Camera AG or of
any national Leica agency (see Warranty Card
for address list). Ask your authorized dealer
and Leica specialist for advice.
Leica Camera AG
Customer Care
Solmser Gewerbepark 8
D-35606 Solms
Tel.: +49 (0) 64 42-208-189
Fax: +49 (0) 64 42-208-339

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