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Optic Review: Leica's Calonox Sight - A New Benchmark In Hunting Optics!

In the world of hunting and observation optics, Leica has always been synonymous with quality and innovation. The Leica Calonox Sight, the company's latest thermal imaging camera, upholds this legacy by offering a remarkable array of features designed to enhance the hunting experience.


Starting off with the unparalleled image quality, the Calonox thermal sights boasts an impressive 384x288 pixel sensor with a 17 µm pitch, which ensures high-resolution thermal images even in complete darkness. The device also features a 42 mm objective lens, providing a field of view that is both wide and vivid. With Leica’s proprietary image processing (LIP), users will notice an enhanced level of detail and sharpness that allows for precise identification and assessment of game at all times.

With such high-level tech imbued in this optic, Leica designed a great intuitive user interface for easy straightforward operation. It features four buttons for simple operation, and navigating through its menu options is remarkably easy. Additionally, the device offers multiple color palettes (white hot, black hot, red hot, and rainbow), which can be quickly switched according to the user’s preference and environmental conditions.

When going on these extended treks an outstanding battery life is critical and as such powering the Calonox Sight is a rechargeable Li-Ion battery that promises an impressive runtime. According to Leica, the device can last up to six hours on a single charge, which is substantial considering the power demands of thermal imaging technology. Now speaking on these long treks in the wilderness, your equipment must built to withstand.

With this in mind Leica designed the Calonox Sight with durability as a defining feature. It is constructed with high-quality materials designed to withstand the rigors of outdoor use. The housing is made of robust and lightweight aluminum, and it is purged with nitrogen to prevent internal fogging. The device is also certified with an IP67 rating, which means it is completely protected against dust and can withstand immersion in water up to 1 meter for 30 minutes.

Many may view the Calonox Sight as a standalone handheld observation device, but it easily doubles as a mounted aiming solution. It is equipped with a 0.5x optical magnification, which can be digitally zoomed up to 4x, allowing users to spot game at various distances effectively. Moreover, it is designed to fit seamlessly on various riflescopes using Leica’s dedicated mounts, thereby offering unparalleled flexibility and compatibility with existing equipment.

The Leica Calonox Sight stands as a remarkable innovation in the world of hunting optics. With the Calonox Sight, Leica continues to solidify its position as a leading name in the industry, offering a product that is nothing short of exceptional.


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