Leica Duovid 8+12 X 42 Any thoughts?

To: "Rohan Clarke" <>, <>
Subject: Leica Duovid 8+12 X 42 Any thoughts?
From: "Tim Murphy" <>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 19:29:07 +1000
In general I would avoid zoom binoculars - the zoom adds to the cost and
weight and  may degrade the image quality and field of view while being
difficult to hold steady at high magnifications. A fixed 10X42 should be
ideal for most situations except Pelagics where I prefer lighter binocs.

Telescope are different, of course, as you are using a tripod.

Tim Murphy

-----Original Message-----
 Behalf Of Rohan Clarke
Sent: Wednesday, 27 October 2004 5:28 PM
Subject: Leica Duovid 8+12 X 42 Any thoughts?

Hi All,
I have a friend looking to buy some binoculars. He seems to be settled on
Leicas. He is wondering what LEICA DUOVID 8 +12 x 42 are like? They have
zoom capability 8X up to 12X....
anybody out there got a pair and care to comment? What are they like cf
fixed 10 X 42s?

Thanks in advance

Dr Rohan Clarke
Threatened Mallee Bird Project
Zoology Department
La Trobe University
Bundoora 3086
Ph: 03 9479 1672 Mobile 0408 947001

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