Written on: 18/04/2004 by Den0 (1 review written)
Very good light transmission, well-constructed, waterproof, gas-filled, All-round top-class binocular.
No hard case for this price is a let down. Arrogant Kraut manufacturer - don't bother writing to them - they are too aloof to answer.
The Leica 8 x 42 BNs are first class binoculars - you probably won't find better. I can't fault the item other than having a cheap case and for nearly £700.00 I think they deserve to be protected properly.
However, be careful where you purchase them - Leica don't choose their retailers with much care - Ace Optics at Bath were not much good. Leica just rely on their good name to sell the product and you don't get good specialist advice from this retailer. If you try to contact Leica they don't bother to reply.