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Hi, new member here looking for some info.

I am looking at a used pair of Leitz made in Portugal 8x40 Trinovids...aside from that fact that they are old, does anybody have any experience with these optics? Are they comparable with Leica 8x40 Trinovids? What's a fair price for a used pair?

Thanks if anybody can help.
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Leitz and Leica are the same company. They changed the name in the late 80's I think... same product, just differnt name.  I think Leica has a factory in Portgual... I had a pair of compact Leicas that said Portgual on the underside of the binocular.  Hope this helps! NV Hunter
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  Leitz Camera ----Lei(tz) ca(mera)---- Leica
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That Leitz Trinovid 8x40 is an excellent binocular.
However, they do not have advanced coatings on the glass, and do not even have full multicoating (depending on production year).
Simply put, the best Chinese binoculars of today are much better optically than those Leitz.  
What you get in that glass is excellent mechanics that will last another 30 years, rubber eyecups which will fail or have failed already and will cost $100 to replace (if available), and optics which are very good but not quite so sharp or bright and with lots of color fringing compared to todays Zen Ray or other quality $400 binos.
I would not buy them.


Edited by anweis - April/07/2010 at 11:37
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