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Leica launches neon green LIFE edition Trinovid 8x40 binoculars. NEON GREEN!!

Leica LIFE Trinovid 8x40 neon green
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Leica Camera AG has announced a special limited edition of its popular Lecia Trinovid 8x40 binoculars. It's not often you get special editions of the best binoculars (opens in new tab) but Leica Camera AG presents a unique, special edition from the Leica Trinovid range, and this special edition model has been created in collaboration with the Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson, who lent the binoculars their unusual look. 

With its neon green leather trim and colour-matched engraving, the Leica Trinovid 8 x 40 ‘LIFE edition’ is a striking eye-catcher and a work of art in one. In a worldwide edition of only 250 examples, the uniqueness of this model makes it a highly desirable object for lovers of rarities and exclusive collector’s items.

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This strictly limited Leica Trinovid 8x40 ‘LIFE edition’ was created as an homage to Olafur Eliasson’s installation ‘Life’ (opens in new tab), which was shown at the Fondation Beyeler (Switzerland) in 2021. ‘Life’ presented a model of ‘naturalcultural’ landscape that explored how nature and culture are inseparable; how humans are entangled with the elements, structures and systems in our environment. 

Overcoming borders and broadening horizons – this is also symbolised by the uniquely special Leica Trinovid 8x40 ‘LIFE edition’. As a painstakingly crafted tool, the binoculars establish a connection between the observer, the observed, and inspire a change in our perception of how we encounter the world around us. ‘Life has begun. It is a liveable environment for humans and non-humans alike. Life is never the same! It comes to Life through the co-existence of everything and everyone that meet up in it. Life is cyclical and welcomes all living beings day and night. Life is not about human exceptionalism - we humans, might in fact be “upright mammalian weeds”, mostly up to no good. Let us vegetalize our senses and conspire with Earth’ said Olafur Eliasson.

In addition to the neon green leather trim, a further eye-catching feature of the binoculars of the special edition is their engravings filled out in green. Each example also features the special engraving ‘LIFE’ and a unique serial number indicating that it is one example from a limited edition (1/250). The Leica Trinovid 8x40 ‘LIFE edition’ will be supplied in green packaging in binocular-style and emblazoned with the logotype ‘Life’. The scope of delivery includes a certificate of authenticity and a folding card with a personally signed quote from Olafur Eliasson.

In every other respect and technical specifications of the Leica Trinovid 8x40 ‘LIFE edition’ are identical to those of the serial production model. The ‘LIFE Edition’ Leica Trinovid 8x40 binoculars are available now from 64-66 Duke Street, London, W1K 6JD for $2,299 / £2,150.

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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specialising in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound and many more for various advertising campaigns, books and pre/post-event highlights.


He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected in to BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 


He is familiar with and shows great interest in medium and large format photography with products by Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa and Sinar and has used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI and everything in between. His work covers the genres of Equestrian, Landscape, Abstract or Nature and combines nearly two decades of experience to offer exclusive limited-edition prints to the international stage from his film & digital photography.