Birder's Guide

NOV 2016

Birder's Guide is the American Birding Association's newest publication. Each issue focuses on a key subject, providing tips from experienced birders on a wide variety of topics like Travel, Listing & Taxonomy, Gear, and Conservation & Community.

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that Leica products will have the truest color neutrality; a difficult task with those hundreds of individual lens coatings! Each lens element is hand-inspected after ev- ery process and accepted for use or rejected if imperfect. Skilled artisans couple mated lens elements by hand, matching complimentary pieces to balance tolerances, to insure that opti- cal centers are perfectly matched. The edges are hand-painted with black paint in order to absorb any stray light; the inner barrels of the chassis are powder-coated with dark color; and multiple baffles are added to insure the purest light transmission possible. Individual elements are assembled and mounted by hand, and finally secured into the metal body with robust locking rings. The prism assembly is wrapped in a metal cage and suspended within the metal body with- out touching the sidewall, offering maximum impact resistance. These are but a few of the steps taken in a premium optic that insure superior perfor- mance and unparalleled product longevity. The new Noctivid binocular, expertly engineered and hand-crafted by Leica in Germany, is the culmination of more than 150 years of optical prowess and represents the new pinnacle of opti- cal performance. Still maintaining the legendary ruggedness and waterproofing for which Leica is renowned, the new Noctivid binocular offers close focus capability to 6 feet, has the highest light transmission across the entire visible light spectrum, and boasts an uncanny depth of field and ultra-wide field of view. Six years in the making, Leica's new flagship Noctivid binocular is inspired by the Little Owl ( Athene noctua ) which sees as acutely be it day or night. Allowing one to see every detail within the darkest shadow, the Noctivid's fast focusing system insures no bird remains hidden, or sneaks by undetected. Take one for a test drive yourself today! TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Leica NOCTIVID 8 x 42 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Close focusing distance 6.2 ft ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Field of view 404 ft ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Twilight factor 18.3 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Eye relief 19 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Weight (g) 860 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Waterproof to (m) 5 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Package includes Cordura case ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Leica NOCTIVID 10 x 42 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Close focusing distance 6.2 ft ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Field of view 336 ft ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Twilight factor 20.5 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Eye relief 19 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Weight (g) 860 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Waterproof to (m) 5 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Package includes Cordura case ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– us .leica- Optics/Leica-Birding

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