Leica Monovid 8×20 Monocular


  • Roof Prism
  • P40 Phase Correction Coating
  • Close-Up Lens Included
  • Waterproof
  • Fogproof

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Destined to be chosen as an ideal take-along optic for anyone traveling light – the Monovid 8×20 Monocular from Leica will delight all-sorts of viewing enthusiasts with style, elegance, and a remarkable level of optical performance.

Sporting 8.0x magnification, the Monovid’s optical system features a high-grade roof prism, AquaDura lens coatings, and nitrogen purging for clarity in any climate – it’s fully fogproof and submersible to a depth of 5.0 m/16′.

Depending upon your point of view – The Monovid can be used as a mini-telescope, 1/2 a binocular, or a macroscope. Its light, small, stealthy, and quite luxurious – whether you’re scoping a performer on stage, glassing the treeline for the Lord God bird, or investigating the intricate subtleties of a Nautilus shell – you’ll be glad you didn’t leave home without it.

Inside the Monovid’s elegant leather carry case there’s a special pocket for a very special attachment – the close-up lens. Installing this accessory onto the monocular allows viewers to achieve 8x magnification at distances as close as 9.8″/ 25 cm – this macro-effect viewing is excellent for observing the finest details that are often impossible to see through larger optics.

Optical Performance
Construction Details
Use and Handling
Package Weight 1.0 lbs
Package Dimensions 7.9 x 6.1 x 3.8 in
Minimum Focus Distance

Normal: 5.9′ / 1.8 m With close-up lens: ≈ 7.9-9.8″ / 20-25 cm


3.9″ / 97.9 mm

Eye Relief

15 mm

Linear Field of View

331′ @ 1000 yd / 110 m @ 1000 m

Package Weight

1.0 lb




1.4″ / 35.5 mm

Objective Lens Diameter

20 mm

Exit Pupil

2.5 mm

Angular Field of View



Monocular: 4.0 oz / 112 g / Close-up lens: 126 g w/close-up lens


Submersible to 16.5′ / 5.0 m

Box Dimensions (LxWxH)

7.9 x 6.1 x 3.8″


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