Leica Geovid HD 56 are definitely my favorite binoculars. These binoculars are truly incredible.
Leica has always been extremely well known for their high quality lenses. These particular Leica binoculars work extremely well in low light conditions, and offer very sharp views from edge to edge. It weighs 1,100 grams, which is relatively low weight. It is unmatched as it is only 182 mm high and is very steady, without much shake.
They are extremely well built and so they are very good for bird watching, sport events, and use in the rain. I use them a lot to spot animals that I want to photograph, the camera is very heavy to use for that purpose. I initially thought that that was what I was going to use it for, but in the end I used it for so much more.
Its rubber armor gives it a lot of protection. Its insides are filled with nitrogen gas to prevent fogging in low temperatures. They are very strong and seem to be impossible to break. The outer glass has water repellant materials.
I live in Spain. These do not come at a low price, though. They cost around 2,000 to 3,000 dollars. They are well worth it, with Leica´s standard of quality everything is excellent and perfect. There are no design flaws that I can tell, but I do not put them to their full potential. It is really hard feel like they have a limit.
I have been to Thailand, Cambodia, Shanghai, Beijing, all over Japan, all over Spain, around France, Norway, Australia, Africa, around the USA, and many other places and they have never let me down. Not once has any sort of dust gotten into them, or any type of anything. It´s really hard for me to find anything bad about them. They definitely work well for F1 races or Moto GP, but I think its best function is watching nature. Maybe for what you want to do, without spending as much money, Canon Binoculars might be better. I can recommend the Canon 18x 50 IS All Weather binoculars. I have never used them, but from the reviews that I have read, they seem to be really awesome and half the price of the Leica binoculars.
All in all, I would never give up my Leica Geovid HD 56 binocs though.