The Calonox Trinity – Leica's First-Ever Premium Riflescope

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The Calonox Trinity – Leica’s First Ever Premium Riflescope

Leica is well known German optics company that is probably more renowned for their cameras than its sports optics. However, the company has been slowly adding to its sport optics category, and today they are happy to announce their first-ever Premium riflescope with the introduction of the Calonox Trinity. This new riflescope is intended to offer shooters a “turnkey” solution for both day and night time precision shooting applications.

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The Calonox Trinity – Leica's First Ever Premium Riflescope

The Calonox Trinity – Leica’s First-Ever Premium Riflescope

The new Calonox Trinity is a fusion of the new-ish Amplus 6 3-18x44mm riflescope and their Calonox Sight clip-on thermal combo. So in addition to a nice and clear optics experience, you’ll also have access to nighttime shooting capability with the thermal clip-on.

The Standalone Calonox Sight Thermal Clip-On can be used by itself or attached to the riflescope.

By packaging Leica’s 3-18x44mm Amplus 6 riflescope with their Calonox thermal sight, using the correct Rusan adapter, customers are offered arguably one of the best turnkey, day-to-night optics on the market. This new adaptation to the revolutionary Calonox line sees Leica continuing its long and successful track record in digital image optimization and extends its excellent reputation as a camera manufacturer. Leica’s innovative image processing (Leica Image Optimization – LIO) improves the image using special algorithms, to achieve particularly sharp, detailed color gradations, excellent contrast, and high-detail resolution.

The Calonox Trinity – Leica's First Ever Premium Riflescope

The Calonox Sight has four different color modes to choose from including White Hot, Black Hot, Red Hot, and Rainbow which can give you different information and contrast for identifying targets. In addition, the Leica Calonox Sight comes standard with a wide field of view and features a high-end vanadium oxide sensor with a 384×288 viewing screen with a pixel size of 17 μm. While the new Leica Calonox Trinity is not yet listed on the Leica website at the time of writing, I’ve seen the same package being offered over on and it seems like it is selling for a price of around $5,000, although it’s not in stock there either. Let us know what you think of the new Leica Calonox Trinity so far and if it seems appealing to you as a hunting rig or might be useful for other applications.

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  • Survivor50 Survivor50 on May 09, 2022

    I dare not even type what I thought they called that SCOPE ...

    $5000 you say ...

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    • Survivor50 Survivor50 on May 10, 2022

      @J Fess That thing SCARES me... Maybe it's the GAY operator...

  • XM1A2A XM1A2A on May 10, 2022

    This has been in commercial distribution in the UK for about six months now.

    Plusses on the thermal clip-on imager are:

    1. Manual focus
    2. Manual or automatic Non-Uniform Correction (NUC)
    3. 50 Hz frame rate on the 17 micron 384x288 core
    4. High-resolution OLED display @ 1024x768
    5. Low profile on dayscope + thermal clip-on usable w/ med height scope rings
    6. Rusan clip-on interface which is quick on/off, robust & simple to use
    7. Built-in, heads-up compass
    8. IP67 water resistance
    9. Reasonably large, 42mm dia., Germanium objective lens

    Minuses are:

    1. Permanently built-in, rechargeable battery
    2. Bluetooth connection that does not support video recording
    3. Non-magnifying eye-piece for stand-alone operation

    There also exists a stand-alone, thermal scope by Leica with the same general footprint, features (such as the manual focus & manual option NUC) and form factor as the clip-on but which has absolutely superb, microbolometer specs at 640x512 on a 12 micron / 50 Hz core, with 1280x960 OLED display. Most of the top, military, uncooled, thermal, rifle scopes are not operating at this tier.

    My personal recommendation is to wait for the next rev of the Calonox that has the higher performing thermal core and a replaceable battery and / or external electrical power input option.

    Leica, in my opinion, is on a good track for product development and niche dominance if they can clean up a few, minor design issues and pair their top thermal core w/ their day scope.