Surely, nobody’s surprised that the world’s best binocular was created by Leica, right? The Leica Ultravid HD 10×42 Binocular is ideal for those of you who enjoy safari trips or other outdoor adventures, but keep in mind that this kind of performance comes at a serious cost, $1,500 to be precise. As long as you can afford this hit to your bank account, you’ll be able to enjoy a product that’s almost as compact as the brand’s 32mm models, not to mention that it has nearly as large an aperture as 50mm binoculars.
There’s also a less powerful 8×42 Ultravid model available, which is more suited for birding in particular. This binocular has a broader 389 ft at 1000 yard field of view, while the HD 10×42 offers a FOV of 336 feet. As far as build quality is concerned, this Leica masterpiece is simply irreproachable, whether we’re talking about its center grip adjustment system, or inner mechanical workings.