Leica Trinovid 10x42 HD review

From Leica's slightly more accessible range, the Trinovid 10x42 binoculars have sound optics and looks to match

Trinovid on white table
(Image: © Jase Parnell-Brookes)

Digital Camera World Verdict

A no-frills binocular design from Leica sees the Trinovid 10x42s tied up in a neat roof prism package with excellent optics and in a somewhat affordable class (at least for a pair of Leica binos).


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    Roof prism design is compact

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    Nice, minimal aesthetic

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    Easy to hold in a single hand


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    Eyepiece assembly too easily removed

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    Lack of diopter lock

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    Binocular bag takes getting used to

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Observers who are happy to invest time and money into a pair of generalist binoculars may look to the Leica Trinovid 10x42 HDs as a pair of binos that does everything well. Backed by Leica's legacy of optics and camera manufacturing, the Trinovids benefit from the same well-crafted design that many of their other binocular lines have (like the Ultravids and Noctivids).

Leica Trinovid 10x42 HD: Specifications

Design: Roof prism
Exit pupil: 4.2mm
Eye relief: 15mm
Magnification: 10x and 8x
Objective lenses: 42mm
Durability: Waterproof and fog proof
Dimensions: 140 x 117 x 65mm
Weight: 730g

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Jase Parnell-Brookes

Jase Parnell-Brookes is an award-winning photographer, educator and writer based in the UK. They won the Gold Prize award in the Nikon Photo Contest 2018/19 and was named Digital Photographer of the Year in 2014. After completing their Masters Jase has spent a good chunk of two decades studying and working in photography and optics shooting and writing all over the world for big-name brands and media outlets. Now the Channel Editor for Cameras and Skywatching at Space.com their speciality is in low light optics and camera systems.