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Leica’ Geovid HD-B Wins Outdoor Life Editor’s Choice Award

 

Leica Sport Optics is honored to receive a sought-after Editor’s Choice Award for its new Geovid HD-B laser rangefinder binoculars in Outdoor Life’s 2013 Gear Test. Outdoor Life Shooting Editor John Snow presented Editor’s Choice Awards during the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting in Houston, Tex.

To determine the superior optics for 2013, an independent panel of optics experts and hunters tested the optics, evaluating each one for optical quality, perceived image, performance, price and value, and design and durability.

Leica’s new Geovid HD-B won the “Innovation” category, receiving an overall score of four stars and a “Final Verdict” of “Best rangefinder in the industry, monster field of view. A game-changer.”

“We revolutionized sport optics when we launched the first laser rangefinding binocular, the Geovid, in 1992,” Terry Moore, vice president of Leica Sport Optics, says. “We believed we did it again with the new Geovid HD-B, which features 2,000+ yard ranging plus sophisticated, customizable onboard ballistics capabilities. The ‘Innovation’ recognition by Outdoor Life suggests we’ve succeeded in taking the category another leap forward.”

The new Geovid-HD B contains advanced ballistics technology enabling users to add/create their own custom ballistics info for their specific weapon as well as class-leading ranging abilities.

The newly developed ballistic function ABC™ (Advanced Ballistic Compensation) provides the proper aim point for the hunter and shooter. The Geovid HD-B’s integrated, highly precise ballistic processor can instantly gather and analyze the ballistic information with one touch of the button, giving accurate information for the correct hold over, turret adjustment or drop down reticle aiming point. When calculating the trajectory, the distance, angle, temperature and air pressure are all taken into account.

Twelve ballistic curves representing most of the trajectories of modern hunting cartridges are programmed in the system. Plus, an integrated microSD card slot, located inside the battery housing, allows the hunter to program and save personal ballistic data for his or her cartridge/rifle combination. This innovative option allows the hunter to input ballistic data based on his or her cartridge and rifle. Different ballistic information data sets can be saved on separate microSD cards for multiple cartridge/rifle use. The result is extremely precise and accurate ballistics information. Within only 0.2 seconds, the Leica GEOVID HD-B 42 displays all of the necessary information for an accurate shot, especially with steep inclinations and at long distances.

Read Outdoor Life’s entire optics review at
http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/master-class/2013/05/new-binoculars-hunting-binos-best-binoculars-binocular-2013 .

For more information, check out www.leica-sportoptics.com, and visit Leica’s Facebook page athttp://www.facebook.com/LeicaHunting. For Leica Sport Optics press releases and high-res images of this product and others, visit the Leica Sport Optics media room at http://www.touchpoint-management.com/leica.

Contact:
Stephanie Mallory
Mallory Communications, Inc
Website:http://www.mallorycommunicationsinc.com
Email: stephanie@mallorycommunicationsinc.com

 

Check Out the Latest Leica Sport Optics at NRA Annual Meetings

 

Leica Sport Optics invites you to stop by booth #3811 during the NRA 2013 Annual Meeting & Exhibits to see and handle some of its newest products. Leica is officially unveiling the new Leica ER i riflescope models during the NRA event to be held in Houston, Tex., May 3-5 2013. Get a close-up look at the ER i 2.5-10×42 and the ER i 3-12×50 riflescopes, as well as the new Geovid HD-B laser rangefinder binoculars.

Boasting a lean and classic design, the two models feature Leica’s legendary optical performance and the addition of an illuminated red dot, available in three reticle configurations: 4a, Ballistic and IBS.

The ER i features a large and ergonomically designed setting dial on the left side of the riflescope, so even a gloved hunter can easily activate and adjust the illuminated dot on the reticle. Nine brightness settings, as well as clearly defined “On/Off” positions, guarantee a clear and distinct view, even during low-light hours when game animals are most active.

Leica’s sophisticated, energy-saving system ensures maximum battery conservation. On the brightest setting, the battery lifetime in continuous mode is more than 40 hours and more than 210 hours on the intermediate setting. Plus, with Leica’s intelligent “Auto On/Off” function, the illumination will turn off when not in a regular shooting position or when left on unintentionally, providing even longer battery life.

You also won’t want to miss the opportunity to examine the Geovid-HD B. This new laser rangefinder binocular contains advanced ballistics technology enabling users to add/create their own custom ballistics info for their specific firearm as well as class-leading ranging abilities.

The newly developed ballistic function ABC™ (Advanced Ballistic Compensation) provides the proper aim point for the hunter and shooter. The Geovid HD-B’s integrated, highly precise ballistic processor can instantly gather and analyze the ballistic information with one touch of the button, giving accurate information for the correct hold over, turret adjustment or drop down reticle aiming point. When calculating the trajectory, the distance, angle, temperature and air pressure are all taken into account.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to review the latest in Leica new products and innovations. They’ll be plenty of Leica representatives on-hand to answer your questions regarding the impressive new products.

For more information, check out www.leica-sportoptics.com, and visit Leica’s Facebook page athttp://www.facebook.com/LeicaHunting. For Leica Sport Optics press releases and high-res images of this product and others, visit the Leica Sport Optics media room at http://www.touchpoint-management.com/leica.

Contact:
Stephanie Mallory
Mallory Communications, Inc
Website:http://www.mallorycommunicationsinc.com
Email: stephanie@mallorycommunicationsinc.com

Leica Sport Optics Introduces the ER i Riflescope

 

Leica Sport Optics adds to its already successful line of ER riflescopes with the introduction of two new illuminated riflescope models: the ER i 2.5-10×42 and the ER i 3-12×50. These new riflescopes boast a lean and classic design making them simple and easy-to-use. They also feature Leica’s legendary optical performance and the addition of an illuminated red dot, available in three reticle configurations: 4a, Ballistic and IBS.

ER i 3-12×50
Understanding the nature of the hunt, Leica Sport Optics designed the ER i riflescope to perform reliably, regardless of weather or terrain. The ER i features a large and ergonomically-designed setting dial on the left side of the riflescope, so even a gloved hunter can easily activate and adjust the illuminated dot on the reticle. Nine brightness settings, as well as clearly defined “On/Off” positions, guarantee a clear and distinct view, even during low-light hours when game animals are most active.

Backcountry hunters need not worry about the scope’s battery life. Leica’s sophisticated, energy-saving system ensures maximum battery conservation. On the brightest setting, the battery lifetime in continuous mode is more than 40 hours and more than 210 hours on the intermediate setting. Plus, with Leica’s intelligent “Auto On/Off” function, the illumination will turn off when not in a regular shooting position or when left on unintentionally, providing even longer battery life.

ER i 2.5-10×42
With the new Leica ER i riflescope, hunters get the quality they expect from a a premium Leica product. Among its impressive optical qualities, the scope boasts extraordinary contrast, low vignetting, generous field of view and extraordinary light transmission. Like other scopes in the ER line, the ER i provides 4 inches of eye relief, which gives an extra dose of safety when shooting lightweight, big-bore rifles. The scope’s design enables reliable observation and ethical shooting until the last available light.

The ER i riflescope line embodies all the advantages of the proven ER mechanical design: substantial dimensioned tube wall thickness, the tightest production tolerances and Finite Elements Method (FEM) optimized geometric shapes, leading to a superbly reliable product. The generous mounting area and lean, classical lines guarantee perfect mounting and a stylish look for this true performer.

The ER i comes available with three illuminated reticles.

Reticle 4a: Classical hunting reticle
Reticle Ballistic: Ballistic reticle with stadia lines for long-range shots
Reticle IBS: MOA based ballistic reticle with stadia lines and hash marks
Also, a new, patented bullet drop compensator (BDC) turret is now available for ER i scopes. When equipped with the BDC, the ER i gains a whole new level of long-range capability.

Leica is now offering two different mounting systems: the “tried and proven” rail mounting system popular with European firearms, and the traditional “ring and base” system.

Prices for the ER i riflescopes range from $1,599 to $2,349 depending on model, reticle, and mounting system.

Technical Specifications
Included
ER i 3-12×50
Riflescope, scope cover, optical cleaning cloth, battery, manual, warranty card
ER i 2.5-10×42
Riflescope, scope cover,optical cleaning cloth, battery, manual, warranty card
Front lens diameter
50 mm
42 mm
Magnification
3x-12x
2.5x-10x
Zoom ratio
4x
4x
Objective field of view @ 100yds
34.5 ft – 9.6 ft
43.5 ft. – 11.7 ft
Eye relief at high magnification
3.94 in
3.94 in
Exit pupil diameter
14.28mm – 4.16mm
16.8 mm – 4.2mm
Parallax
109 yds
109 yds
Diopter compensation
-4 / +3 dpt
-4 / +3 dpt
Coating
AquaDura™ Coating
AquaDura™ Coating
Light transmission
> 90%
>90 %
Mount System
30mm tube/ Rail
30 mm tube / Rail
Internal Adjustment Range
.1mm/1cm @ 100m
.36MOA/.377in @100yds
.1mm/1cm @ 100m
.36 MOA/.377in @ 100yds
Filter thread
M52x0.75
M52x0.75
Overall length
13.4in
12.75 in
Weight (without rail, with rail)
21.8 oz / 23.3 oz
18.3 oz. / 19.4 oz
Waterproof
13.1 ft., nitrogen filled
13.1 ft., nitrogen filled
Reticles
4a, Ballistic, IBS
4a, Ballistic, IBS
Reticle illumination
Yes, Dot
Yes, Dot
Auto On/Off
3min, -70° / +70°
Activated by position and / or movement
3min, -70° / +70°
Activated by position and / or movement
Battery
1x CR 2032
1x CR 2032

For more information, check out www.leica-sportoptics.com, and visit Leica’s Facebook page athttp://www.facebook.com/LeicaHunting. For Leica Sport Optics press releases and high-res images of this product and others, visit the Leica Sport Optics media room at http://www.touchpoint-management.com/leica.

Contact:
Stephanie Mallory
Mallory Communications, Inc
Website:http://www.mallorycommunicationsinc.com
Email: stephanie@mallorycommunicationsinc.com

Leica Introduces CRF 1000-R for Both Gun and Archery Hunters

 

The Leica Sport Optics booth stayed packed throughout the 2013 SHOT Show in Las Vegas with attendees checking out the new Rangemaster CRF 1000-R and other new Leica products.

Redefining accuracy and usability, the Rangemaster CRF 1000-R laser rangefinder provides both gun and bowhunters with fast, accessible, and above all, precise measurements to the target in a simple and efficient format.

Designed for the everyday hunter, the new CRF 1000-R laser rangefinder gives hunters the ability to determine Equivalent Horizontal Range (EHR) using the rifleman’s rule from 10 to 600 yards. The CRF 1000-R takes the guesswork out of your hunt without bogging you down with unnecessary bells and whistles.

Even when viewing small or moving targets in poor weather conditions, the CRF 1000-R will put fast and accurate measurements at your fingertips.

The CRF 1000-R boasts the best and brightest LED display available. Self-regulating capabilities allow it to adjust itself to surrounding light conditions, ensuring its readability at all times.

For its size and price range, the Leica CRF 1000-R’s optics are unsurpassed, providing clear and unambiguous sighting of game, even at longer distances. The CRF 1000-R’s excellent light transmission, wide field of view and impressive 7x magnification combine to deliver remarkable image quality, seen through the comfortable eyepiece. And, thanks to AquaDura™ hydrophobic coating, its lenses are protected from the wear and tear of the hunt.

With optical and electronic components integrated into a magnesium chassis with carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic housing shell, the CRF 1000-R is rugged and durable, as well as precise. The housing (waterproof to a depth of 3.2 ft) also protects the CRF 1000 against even the harshest of weather conditions.

The CRF 1000-R is an ideal companion for the hunter who wants to travel light and fast without sacrificing performance.

LEICA RANGEMASTER CRF 1000-R Technical Data

Delivery Scope:
Carrying cord, battery, Codura case
Magnification: 7×
Lens diameter: 24 mm
Exit pupil: 3.4 mm
Twilight factor: 13
Field of view at 1,000 m: 115 m
Field of view at 1,000 yds: 347 ft
Eye relief: 15 mm
Objective angle of view: 6.6°
Dioptre compensation: +/- 3.5 dpt.

Distance measurement
Measuring accuracy: +/- 1 m/yd to 366 m/400 yds
+/- 2 m/yds to 732 m/800 yds
+/- 0.5% over 732 m/800 yds
Read-out: Highly improved LED display with four digits, easily legible in any light
Eyepieces for eyeglass
wearers: yes
Eyecup: Rubber fold-down eyecup
Lens coating: AquaDura® coating on exposed lens surfaces
Watertightness: Watertight to a depth of 1m/3.2 ft
Housing: Carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic
Dimensions (W/D/H): Approx. 113 × 75 × 34 mm (4 ½ x 2 ½ x 1 ¼ in)
Weight: Approx. 7 oz

Laser: Eye-safe, invisible light laser compliant with EN and FDA Class 1
Laser beam divergence: Approx. 0.5 x 2.5 mrad
Power supply: 1 × 3 V / Lithium-type
Battery life: Approx. 2,000 measurements at 20°C/68°F
Temperature measurement: No
Air Pressure: No
Angle/Inclination: Yes
Angular Calculation: Equivalent Horizontal Range calculated from 10 – 600 yards

For more information, check out www.leica-sportoptics.com, and visit Leica’s Facebook page athttp://www.facebook.com/LeicaHunting.

Contact:
Stephanie Mallory
Mallory Communications, Inc
Website: http://www.mallorycommunicationsinc.com
Email: stephanie@mallorycommunicationsinc.com

Introducing the Leica Sport Optics

 

Allendale, NJ: The newest in Leica Sport Optics line of laser rangefinder binoculars, the Geovid HD-B, dominated industry buzz at the 2013 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.

Unveiled during a SHOT Show media event, the Geovid HD-B laser rangefinder binoculars once again affirms Leica’s leadership stature as a category innovator. Considerably more evolved than its competitors, the Geovid-HD B contains advanced ballistics technology enabling users to add/create their own custom ballistics info for their specific weapon as well as class-leading ranging abilities.

The newly developed ballistic function ABC™ (Advanced Ballistic Compensation) provides the proper aim point for the hunter and shooter. The Geovid HD-B’s integrated, highly precise ballistic processor can instantly gather and analyze the ballistic information with one touch of the button, giving accurate information for the correct hold over, turret adjustment or drop down reticle aiming point. When calculating the trajectory, the distance, angle, temperature and air pressure are all taken into account.

Twelve ballistic curves representing most of the trajectories of modern hunting cartridges are programmed in the system. Plus, an integrated microSD card slot, located inside the battery housing, allows the hunter to program and save personal ballistic data for his or her cartridge/rifle combination. Different ballistic information data sets can be saved on separate microSD cards for multiple cartridge/rifle use. The result is extremely precise and accurate ballistics information. Within only 0.2 seconds, the Leica GEOVID HD-B 42 displays all of the necessary information for an accurate shot, especially with steep inclinations and at long distances.

The ballistic system ABC™ allows for relevant data to be accessed for the various types of hunting and shooting:
For hunters using a classical reticle in their riflescope, the Leica GEOVID HD-B 42 shows, in addition to the measured distance, the holdover in inches or centimeters.

For hunters using ballistic reticles there is information available to display the equivalent horizontal range – as for all uses it automatically takes into consideration the angle, the temperature and the air pressure.

Hunters who use the calibrations on the fast reticle-adjustment system for impact point correction can receive holdover in ¼ MOA so you know how many clicks are necessary.

For more than 20 years, Leica has been renowned as the pioneer of laser range finding products. In 1992, Leica captured the hunting community’s attention with the introduction of the first commercially available laser rangefinder, the Leica 7×42 Geovid BD. Now Leica is continuing its success story by introducing the next generation of the popular Geovid laser range finder binoculars. With its fully programmable ballistics capabilities and class-leading ranging distance, the new Geovid HD-B exemplifies Leica’s drive behind the development of this category with the most versatile integrated ballistics system and greatest ranging capability of any laser rangefinding binocular on the market today.

Technical Data:

Geovid 8×42 HD-B

Geovid 10×42 HD-B

Exit pupil 5.2 mm 4.2 mm
FOV /1000 yds 426.5 ft 374.1 ft
Eye relief 18 mm 20 mm
Objective angle of view 7.3° 6.5°
Close focus 16.4 ft 16.4 ft
Diopter ±4 dpt ±4 dpt
Measuring distance 10 m bis ca. 1.825 m/ 10 m bis ca. 1.825 m/
2,000 yds 2,000 yds
Adjustable 56-74 mm 56-74 mm
interpupillary distance
Prism system Perger Prism Perger Prism
Water proof Up to 5 m/16.4 ft Up to 5 m/16.4 ft
Housing Magnesium Magnesium
Measuring time max. ca. 0.2 seconds max. ca. 0.2 seconds
Ballistic functions Equivalent horizontal Equivalent horizontal
distance holdover distance holdover

MOA-/Click adjustment MOA-/Click adjustment
Weight 34.3 oz 34.5 oz
Retail Selling Price $2945 $2995

For more information on Leica Sport Optics, check out
www.Leica-SportOptics.com and www.facebook.com/LeicaHunting.

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Leica 1600 User Makes Video Showing his Field Test Ranging 1986 yards

Leica Introduces Completely Updated Trinovid 8×42 and 10×42 Binoculars

A Leica classic is back and it’s better than ever. Leica is excited to introduce its updated Trinovid premium entry level binoculars at the 2012 SHOT Show. The first Trinovids were known for their innovative prism design and unparalleled optical performance. The latest models, available in 8×42 BR and 10×42 BR, feature a rugged design making them the ideal binos for hunters everywhere.

According to Terry Moore, Leica Sport Optics vp sales & marketing, “In everything we do at Leica, our objective is to be best in class. We developed the new Trinovids to be fully-featured and to maintain Leica’s high standard for exceptional engineering while providing superior value and performance as the new Best in Class of premium entry-level binoculars.”

Thanks to magnesium housing, the Trinovids are extremely lightweight, yet they’re durable enough to handle rugged conditions and unpredictable weather thanks to the rubber armouring. Choose the 8x magnification for relaxed observation or the 10x magnification for high detail performance. The 42 mm objective lens delivers optimal light for viewing, even in less than optimal conditions. Both model Trinovids provide great contrast/neutral color correction thanks to high quality premium optics.

Features include a stainless-steel center hinge and large eye cups with 4 stops. Even though the Trinovids are affordable, the premium manufacturing and optical quality for which all Leica sport optics are renowned is obvious. For example, you won’t find any plastic parts on the watertight Trinovid, and the Roof prism system features P40 phase correction coating and the HLS™ HighLux system for fascinating viewing impressions.

The New Trinovids offer classic Leica style, superb optics and great field durability at a surprisingly affordable price, making them a must-have for the avid hunter.

Features

Leica Trinovid
8×42

Leica Trinovid 10×42

Exit pupil

5.3 mm

4.2 mm

Twilight factor

18.3

20.5

Geometric light value

17.64

27.56

Field of View at 1000 yd/Objective angle of view

378 ft

326 ft

Eye relief

15.5 mm

16 mm

Close focusing limit

11.5 ft

11.5 ft

Diopter compensation

+/- 4 Dioptr.

+/- 4 Dioptr.

Adjustable interpupillary distance

55-75 mm

Focusing

Internal focusing using center spindle

Number of lenses (per side)

9, with HDC™ multi-layer coating

Dimensions (Wx Hx D)

4.75 x 5.5 x 2.5 in

4.75 x 5.5 x 2.5 in

Weight

approx. 28 oz

approx.. 28.5 oz

For more product information, check out www.leica-sportoptics.com.

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