Product Guide 10

Product Guide 10
BINOCULARS • MONOCULARS • TELESCOPES • ACCESSORIES
PRODUCT GUIDE 10/11
Thank you for considering Opticron as the supplier of your new
Binocular or Telescope. We would like to take this opportunity to
tell you a little more about us, our philosophy towards you the
customer and the products and services we provide.
Founded forty years ago, our aim continues to focus on providing
the best mix of product choice, quality and value backed up with
a customer service function worth the name.
Choice
As you will see we offer an extensive array of equipment
designed to meet the varied demands of sometimes highly
discriminating users. The reason for so many individual models
and model variants is to maximise the opportunity for you to
purchase the best instrument suited to you.
Quality and Value are two factors critical to the success of our
business. Both have been developed and are maintained in
partnership with a small number of Japan’s elite optical
manufacturers. The benefits of these relationships are best seen in
the optical performance of the equipment, the guarantees offered
and the value for money which we believe is second to none.
Customer Service
If you are a professional, enthusiast or occasional user of optical
equipment, we have the knowledge and expertise to help you
make the right choice based on price and application.
In addition to our network of Opticron stockists, you can contact
us directly and purchase through our Mail Order Service if you
are unable to purchase locally. We have on-site testing facilities
for the entire Opticron range and operate a UK based service
centre for all our equipment.
The Product Guide follows a logical pattern making it easy to
compare the products, while comprehensive ‘Chooser Guides’
offer practical information and advice on the equipment
illustrated.
For up to the minute information on new products please visit our
online catalogue at www.opticron.co.uk
We hope you find the contents interesting and informative. If you
have any comments we would be happy to hear from you.
Contents
Choosing Your Binocular
Binoculars
Marine Binoculars
Observation Binoculars
Compact Binoculars
Monoculars
Choosing Your Telescope
Telescopes
Telephotography
Eyepieces
UTA / Laser Rangefinder / CMOS Telecam
Tripods & Mounts
Accessories
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4-23
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26-29
30-31
32-33
34-43
44-45
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47
48-50
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Choosing your Binocular
The following information aims to give you a basic understanding
of how binoculars work, the different specifications available and
what they mean, plus some points to help you choose the best
instrument suited to you.
Specification E.g. 8x42. The number ‘8’ denotes the magnification
and means an object appears to be 1/8th of its actual distance
away. Using this rule an object 40m distant appears to be only 5m
away. ‘42’ is the diameter of the objective lens (the large end) in
mm through which light enters the binocular.
Eyepiece
Eyepiece
(provides
magnification)
Roof Prism
Porro Prism
(inverts image)
Focusing Lens
(internal focusing
models only)
Objective Lens
(gathers and
directs incoming
light onto prism)
Objective Lens
Higher magnification binoculars also;
a. have a shallower depth of focus (distance in focus at any one
focus setting), requiring more use of the focus wheel
b. amplify natural hand-shake affecting the stability of the image
being viewed.
For general observation choose a 7x or 8x magnification. If you
want binoculars of 10x or over try them first.
What objective lens size? The amount of light entering a
binocular is directly related to the surface area of the objective
lens (OG). A 50mm OG will admit 2.5x the light of a 30mm OG.
The amount of light reaching the eye is known as the exit pupil
diameter (EPD) and its size can be found by dividing the OG
diameter by the magnification. For example the EPD of an 8x32
= 4mm while the EPD of an 8x56 = 7mm. As a general rule the
iris dilates between 2 and 3 mm (bright sunlight) and 6 and 7 mm
(twilight) and so a choice should be made on the type of use the
binocular is being put to. For general use choose a 7x42 or 8x42
binocular with an EPD of +5mm.
The field of view of a binocular is dependent on the optical
design and not simply a product of the magnification and
objective lens diameter. It is expressed as either the width of
panoramic view in metres from a distance of 1000 metres or in
degrees where 1˚ is approximately 17.45m.
Z or B stand for porro prism binoculars. The basic optical design
of these ‘traditional-shape’ instruments mean they tend to deliver
better optical performance for your money compared to roof
prism (D) binoculars, which are more compact but also more
expensive.
Real field
of view (6˚)
Apparent
image
Apparent field
of view (48˚)
48˚
6˚
8x magnification
binocular
The rise in popularity of roof prism binoculars is as a direct result
of this system being favoured in the development of instruments
with user oriented features. These include; internal focusing for
waterproofing, long eyerelief eyepieces that enable the viewer to
obtain the full field of view with or without glasses and close focus
making them useful for watching butterflies and other insects.
B when seen on roof prism binoculars including Opticron BGA =
full field of view for spectacle wearers. GA = rubber armouring
and W or WA = wide angle vision. CF, (centre focusing) is more
popular than IF (individual eyepiece focusing) especially when
you need to focus at different distances under 50m. Most ‘IF’
binoculars are 7x magnification and have a large depth of focus
which usually eliminates any need for focusing adjustment at
distances over 50m.
50m
400m
Wearing glasses Many binoculars provide the full field of view
when wearing glasses by either folding down the rubber eyecups
or by turning/pushing retractable eyecup assemblies to the
‘down’ position. As a general rule the longer the eyerelief - the
distance between the surface of the eyepiece and the point where
the pupil is positioned for full field of view - the better the
instrument for spectacle wearers. If you think you want to wear
glasses while using your binocular, choose one with an eyerelief
of 15mm or over.
Without glasses
What magnification? Within any given range of binoculars the
higher the magnification relative to the objective lens diameter,
the lower the apparent image quality. Images appear less sharp
and have a lower ‘relative’ brightness and poorer colour contrast.
Eyecup
Up position
With glasses
Spectacle Lens
Eyecup
Down position
Weight For many people, small, lightweight binoculars that can
be taken anywhere will be used much more than larger, heavier
ones which tend to be left at home or in the car!
Naked eye
8x
10x
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Aurora® BGA
Roof Prism
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The advantages are perfectly clear
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Aurora® BGA
Roof Prism
8x42
BGA
The Aurora BGA is the latest example of putting
our maxim “smaller, lighter, sharper” into practice.
Building on the strengths of the original BGA concept and models like
the DBA Oasis, both the 8x42 and 10x42 resemble and handle like
smaller 8x32/10x32 binoculars but with the performance advantages
of a larger 42mm objective lens.
Designed and manufactured to be smaller, lighter and sharper with a
wider field of view and better close focus compared to any previous
BGA model, the Aurora delivers the ultimate balance between size
and weight, resolution and field of view currently attainable from this
roof prism format.
The optical design doesn’t just reduce the overall dimensions and
finished weights of the Aurora but delivers 7.2˚ (8x42) / 6.5˚ (10x42)
field of view with stunning resolution guaranteed at under 4’ for each
and every binocular. Close focus is under 2m and the model is fully
compatible with the 2.5x UTA.
Manufactured using a lightweight magnesium alloy body and
protected from heavy use and the elements in a beautifully finished
textured rubber covering with patented shock-proof rubber objective
lens protection, the Aurora feels very special in the hand, is perfectly
balanced and comes with a focusing set-up other binoculars can only
aspire to.
The Aurora BGA is available
in a choice of colour
combinations:
1. Black & Gunmetal - see
pages 4-5
2. Black - main
3. Green - left
See table on opposite page
for product codes and
specifications.
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10x42
BGA
Other features include:
• Fully nitrogen gas filled waterproof construction to a depth of 5m
• Internal focusing with 540˚ rotation allowing precise adjustment
with sub 2m close focus
• The highest quality roof prisms featuring Oasis prism coating and
phase correction coatings
• Opticron S-type multi-coating that allows both models to achieve
the highest possible clarity & colour contrast in the widest range of
light conditions from early morning till dusk
• Durable alloy 4-stage locking rotating retractable eyecup assembly
with ‘click stop’ dioptre adjustment
• Finished weights of under 670g
• Integral tripod adapter socket
Available in 8x42 and 10x42 and a choice of finishes; black, green or
black & gunmetal, each Aurora BGA is supplied complete with a
comprehensive 30 year guarantee.
Oasis is the name given to a 64 layer coating process
applied to the reflective surface of each roof prism. Oasis
improves light emission to 99% over a broader spectrum
at the reflective face when compared to silver coating traditionally used
on many high quality roof prism binoculars. The result is a measurable
increase in light transmission and overall image clarity.
10x42
30491
30493
30495
113
1.8
19
58~76
140x126
663
Models supplied in soft leather case with 31020 rainguard, neoprene
bungee lanyard and removable integral objective lens caps
PHASE COATING
OASIS COATING
STANDARD COATING
8x42
30490
30492
30494
126
1.8
20
58~76
140x126
654
PHASE COATING
Specifications
Product Code Bl
Product Code Gr
Product Code Bl/Gm
Field (m)
Min Focus (m)
Eyerelief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
PC phase correction coating
When light waves are reflected at the opposite faces of a roof prism,
phase shift occurs resulting in marginal deterioration in sharpness. Phase
corrected coatings are designed to correct this phase shift within the
prism – increasing overall clarity and definition.
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DBA® Oasis® S-Coat
Roof Prism
8x42
BGA
Recently updated with a brand new multi-coating, DBA Oasis S-Coat
binoculars are among the very best compact roof prism binoculars
available to today’s birdwatcher, offering sublime performance and
comfort in a class leading compact body.
Designed for the professional birdwatcher and wildlife enthusiast,
principle features of the DBA Oasis S-Coat include:
• Complex multi-element long eyerelief eyepieces with large
diameter eye lenses that provide 7˚ (8x42) and 6˚ (10x42) fields of
view with complete viewing comfort
• The highest quality roof prisms featuring phase correction coating
and Oasis prism coating (see page 7)
• S-type multi-coating helping both models achieve extremely high
levels of clarity & colour contrast in a variety of light conditions
• Glide-action wide wheel focusing (infinity to 2.2 metres close
focus) with 500˚ rotation allowing precise adjustment
21.6mm
Opticron 'S-type' combination
multi-coating on all air/glass
surfaces
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Large diameter eyepieces for
viewing comfort
‘Click-stop’ dioptre adjustment
500˚ rotation wide wheel
focusing infinity to 2.2m
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10x42
BGA
Manufactured to deliver this high level of performance throughout the
30 year warranted lifetime each DBA Oasis S-Coat also benefits from:
• Fully nitrogen gas filled waterproof construction to a depth of 5m
• Natural rubber armouring with contoured ribs on the main body
and focus wheel to maximise comfort and handling with or without
gloves
• Durable alloy 3 stage locking rotating retractable eyecup assembly
with ‘click stop’ dioptre adjustment
• Finished weights of under 25oz with perfect balance
3 stage locking rotating retractable eyecup assembly
• Integral tripod adapter socket
• 2.5x UTA option (see page 47 for details)
8x42
30307
122
2.2
18
57~77
152x128
691
10x42
30308
105
2.2
18
57~77
152x128
707
Models supplied in soft leather case with 31020 rainguard, neoprene
bungee lanyard and removable integral objective lens caps
PHASE COATING
OASIS COATING
STANDARD COATING
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m)
Min Focus (m)
Eyerelief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
PHASE COATING
DBA Oasis with phase corrected roof prisms and Oasis reflective prism coating
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Imagic® BGA SE
Roof Prism
The 6th generation Imagic BGA will challenge any preconceptions
you may have concerning the quality and performance you can
expect when spending £400 on a roof prism binocular.
Remaining true to the original design concept; a range of
compact, lightweight and ergonomically sound
instruments packed with the latest features, the Imagic
BGA SE steps-up the challenge to premium roof
prism binoculars offering outstanding
performance and value for money.
7x42
8x42
10x42
BGA
BGA
BGA
Designed and manufactured to feel as good as they look,
these highly durable field binoculars come in six
specifications including;
• A compact 8x32 with an 8.0˚ FOV and extreme close focus
• A 7x42 and 8.5x50 delivering large depth of focus and superior
low light performance
• The popular 8x42 and 10x42 general birdwatching models
• A 10x50 that offers the highest combination of magnification and
brightness
OASIS COATING
Long eyerelief eyepieces with 4
stage rotating retractable
eyecup assembly
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Moulded thumb grips for
optimum handling
STANDARD COATING
PHASE COATING
PHASE COATING
Imagic BGA SE with phase corrected roof prisms and Oasis reflective prism
coating
Wide wheel focusing
infinity to 2m
Tripod adapter socket
Optional Extra:
2.5x UTA
(see page 47 for details)
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8x32
BGA
Optically the Imagic BGA SE’s feature:
• All new eyepiece designs that offer class leading fields of view
8˚ (8x32), 7˚ (7/8x42), 6.5˚ (10x42), 6˚ (8.5x50), 5.8˚ (10x50)
• Large diameter long eyerelief eyepieces that guarantee a really
comfortable viewing experience with or without glasses
• ‘PGK’ glass prisms with PC phase correction coating and Oasis
prism coating (see page 7)
• Opticron F-type combination multi-coating constructed to
maximise colour contrast in poor light so often associated wildlife
observation in N. Europe
Mechanically the binoculars:
• Feature a new lightweight magnesium body
• Are nitrogen gas filled and waterproof to 3 metres
• Are internally focused with close focus to 2 metres (8x32, 7x42,
8x42, 10x42)
• Are covered in a revised and lightly textured
natural rubber armouring contoured to deliver
a truly positive handling experience with or
without gloves
• Include 3 stage twist type retractable
eyecup assembly
• Feature a wide wheel focusing with an
easy-grip rib pattern
• Provide a connection to a photo/video tripod
using 31022 or 31012 binocular mounts
Each Imagic BGA SE is supplied with a 30 year guarantee.
8.5x50
10x50
BGA
BGA
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m)
Min Focus (m)
Eyerelief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x32
30477
140
1.5
17
58~74
133x121
657
7x42
30478
122
2
24
58~74
152x124
669
8x42
30479
122
2
22
58~74
152x124
698
10x42
30480
113
2
21
58~74
152x124
706
8.5x50
30481
105
3.5
23
58~74
177x132
795
10x50
30482
101
3.5
23
58~74
177x132
790
Models supplied in soft leather case with 31028 rainguard and neoprene lanyard
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Verano® BGA PC Oasis®
Roof Prism
8x42
10x42
BGA
BGA
Named after the Spanish word for summer, the latest Verano BGA PC
Oasis builds on the strengths of previous models offering unbeatable
performance and value in a brand new super lightweight
polycarbonate and alloy body. The design is both elegant and simple
and delivers a range of Opticron BGA models with finished weights
between 524g and 654g.
Fitting neatly between the Imagic BGA SE and Countryman BGA T PC
in terms of overall optical performance and specification, the three
models; 8x32, 8x42 and 10x42 utilise a fully multi-coated, internally
focused roof prism optical system which has been 'balanced-out' to
deliver optimum colour contrast across a wide range of different light
conditions. The combination of high quality PC phase corrected
prisms and Oasis high reflection prism coatings maximise light
transmission and resolution while the complex multi-element
eyepiece designs ensure comfortable vision for spectacle wearers
with minimal edge distortion.
OASIS COATING
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STANDARD COATING
PHASE COATING
PHASE COATING
Verano BGA PC Oasis with phase corrected roof prisms and Oasis reflective
prism coating
For latest information visit: www.opticron.co.uk
8x32
BGA
Mechanically the Verano benefits from:
• Internal focusing with close focus to 1.8 metres or under
• Nitrogen waterproof construction to a depth of 3 metres
• Highly durable textured rubber covering for comfort and grip
• Revised Opticron ‘house style’ wide wheel focusing
• 4-stage smooth action aluminium twist type eyecup assemblies
Verano BGA PC Oasis models offer full compatibility with the
Opticron 2.5x UTA (see page 47 for details) and benefit from a
comprehensive 30 year guarantee.
The Verano BGA PC Oasis 8x42 is recommended by
the British Trust for Ornithology
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m)
Min Focus (m)
Eyerelief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x32
30500
131
1.5
18
56~74
120x122
524
8x42
30501
109
1.8
21
56~74
142x125
654
10x42
30502
105
1.8
19
56~74
142x125
653
Models supplied in soft neoprene case with rainguard and neoprene lanyard
Long eyerelief eyepieces with
rotating eyecup assembly and
right side dioptre adjustment
Wide wheel focusing
Lightweight ergonomic
polycarbonate and alloy body
Tripod adapter socket
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HR WP
Porro Prism
8x42
BCF.GA
In a market segment dominated by the roof prism binocular, the HR
WP re-thinks, re-works and re-packages the porro prism binocular for
today’s more demanding user.
Designed for both the enthusiast and those seeking the very highest
optical resolution for their money, the HR WP successfully combines
the inherent qualities of both traditional porro prism and modern roof
prism formats into a single multi-purpose, user friendly, high
performance field glass.
Available in 8x42 and 10x42, each optical system uses the enlarged
‘B’ porro prism format in combination with internal focusing and long
focal length long eyerelief eyepieces. Each glass component is of a
very high quality and all air-to-glass surfaces are fully multi-coated to
minimise light loss throughout the system.
Rotating retractable eyecup
assembly
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Centrally located locking
dioptre adjustment wheel
Ergonomic shoulder design
with high contact rubber
covering
Wide wheel focusing
Tripod adapter socket
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10x42
BCF.GA
To keep weight at a minimum while maintaining
rigidity, the chassis is built using a mix of
aluminium, magnesium and plastics. Hermetically
sealed, each instrument is fully nitrogen waterproof
to a depth of 3m and is guaranteed for 30 years
against manufacturing defects.
The bold and innovative design is finished in a
smooth natural rubber covering with a high contact
surface pattern for extra grip. The models also
feature Opticron house-style focusing wheel
covering, twist type retractable eyecups and left
side dioptre adjustment controlled on the centre
focus wheel.
For truly high resolution optics in a modern form,
look no further than the HR WP.
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m)
Min Focus (m)
Eyerelief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x42
30090
112
3
20
56~73
126x183
715
10x42
30091
89
3
17
56~73
126x183
725
Models supplied in soft case with 31025 rainguard and
wide lanyard
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Countryman® BGA T PC Oasis®
Roof Prism
8x42
10x42
BGA
BGA
The new Countryman BGA T PC Oasis binoculars are a range of
rugged, lightweight roof prism binoculars offering all the advantages
of internal focusing so popular with today’s wildlife observer.
Upgraded in 2010 with a brand new soft touch textured rubber finish
for extra grip and featuring a revised 3-stage retractable eyecup
assembly, these Japanese made models punch above their weight for
resolution, light transmission and colour contrast.
Specifications and features include:
• Fully multi-coated optical system, including high quality PC phase
corrected prism units and Oasis prism coating
• Long eyerelief eyepieces giving full field of view for glasses wearers
• Nitrogen filled construction for waterproofing to a depth of 3 metres
OASIS COATING
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STANDARD COATING
PHASE COATING
PHASE COATING
Countryman BGA T PC with phase corrected roof prisms and Oasis reflective
prism coating
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10x50
12x50
BGA
BGA
• Durable textured ‘natural’ rubber armouring delivering
comfort and grip
• Wide wheel glide-action focusing with right hand side
dioptre adjustment
• 3-stage alloy retractable eyecup assemblies
• Tripod adapter socket
• Comprehensive 10 year guarantee
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m)
Min Focus (m)
Eyerelief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x42
30505
109
2.9
19
56~74
138x126
654
10x42
30506
88
2.7
18
56~74
138x126
664
10x50
30507
88
4
19
56~74
167x131
797
12x50
30508
74
3
18
56~74
167x131
800
Models supplied in soft case with 31020 rainguard and wide lanyard
Fully multi-coated optics
(all air/glass surfaces)
Rotating retractable eye cup
assembly
Wide wheel focusing with
centrally located locking
dioptre adjustment wheel
Tripod adapter socket
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BGA Classic 7x36
Roof Prism
7x36
BGA
Fifth generation BGA offering superior performance
to the enthusiast looking for a compact, well
balanced, easy to use wide-angle binocular with
large depth of field and 2m close focus.
With an optical system designed to deliver
comfortable viewing for long periods, specifications
include Oasis prism coating (see page 7), PC phase
correction for optimum resolution and Opticron Ntype multi-coating for superb colour contrast.
Delivering a wide-angle 7.2˚ field of view with long
eyerelief for full field of view with glasses, the
binocular features 3-stage rotating retractable
eyecups and click-stop right dioptre adjustment.
Focusing is via glide-action wide wheel geared for
540˚ or 1.5 turn from 2 metres to infinity.
Mechanically the instrument uses an alloy and
polycarbonate main body structure and is nitrogen
filled and fully waterproof to a depth of 5 metres.
Finished in contoured natural rubber armour shaped
to reduce weight wherever possible but ensuring a
good level of protection, the BGA Classic 7x36 is
supplied with a comprehensive 30 year guarantee.
‘B’ specification eyepieces for
full field with spectacles
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Specifications
Product Code
Field (m)
Min Focus (m)
Eyerelief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
7x36
30208
126
2
19
57~77
138x128
623
Model supplied in soft leather case with
31020 rainguard and neoprene lanyard
Rotating retractable eyecups
with ‘click stop’ right eyepiece
adjustment
Moulded thumb grips for
optimum handling
Wide wheel focusing
infinity to 2m
Tripod adapter socket
For latest information visit: www.opticron.co.uk
Traveller® BGA
Roof Prism
6x32
8x32
10x32
BGA
BGA
BGA
Each Traveller BGA is a small, lightweight ‘take
anywhere’ binocular encompassing all the features
of traditional roof prism instruments, wrapped up in
a body weighing under 460g (17oz) and standing
only 10cm (4”) off the table.
An excellent compromise for the wildlife enthusiast
preferring the capability of a 40/42mm OG
instrument but wanting the portability of a compact
pocket binocular, the Traveller uses an internally
focused roof prism design and is fully nitrogen gas
waterproof to a depth of 3 metres.
Other specifications include:
• Fully multi-coated optical system with BAK4 PC
phase corrected roof prisms with HLT coatings
• Long eyerelief eyepieces for full field with or
without glasses
• Push/pull retractable eyecups
• Close focus to under 2 metres
• Wide wheel focusing (positioned at the base of
the focusing shaft)
• Main body rubber cover for comfort and grip
• Hinge lock system to maintain IPD while in use
Traveller BGA binoculars are supplied with a
comprehensive 30 year guarantee.
6x32
30397
141
1.5
19
57~71.5
98x118
450
8x32
30398
111
1.5
19
57~71.5
98x118
460
10x32
30399
90
1.5
16
57~71.5
98x118
445
98mm
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m)
Min Focus (m)
Eyerelief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
Models supplied in soft case with 31025 rainguard and padded lanyard
Push/pull retractable eye cup
assembly
Hinge lock to maintain a
constant IPD
118mm extended
Wide wheel focusing
Rubber covering for comfort
and grip
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SR.GA®
Porro Prism
An up-rated version of the original Opticron HR, the SR.GA offers
the highest standards of optical performance and
manufacturing quality in a traditional porro prism format.
Simplicity of design coupled with high-grade glass
components mean that all three models deliver stunning
resolution – matching any roof prism binocular costing
twice the price. In addition the instruments benefit from
a combination multi-coating meaning different coating
types are applied individually to different components
within the optical system. More costly than a universally
applied single multi-coating, the process has an appreciable
effect, improving colour contrast in bright sunlight at midday or
low light at dawn and dusk.
8x32
ZWCF.GA
Finished in contoured natural
rubber for positive handling with or
without gloves, the 8x32 features
wide-angle eyepieces, the 8.5x50
and 10x50 long eyerelief.
SR.GA binoculars are supplied with a
comprehensive 30 year guarantee.
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m)
Min Focus (m)
Eyerelief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x32
30320
144
4
13
58~72
101x160
546
8.5x50
30324
91
7.5
23
58~72
174x175
820
8.5x50
10x50
ZCF.GA
ZCF.GA
10x50
30325
87
7.5
19
58~72
174x175
820
Models supplied in soft leather case with rainguard and wide lanyard
Imagic® TGA WP
Porro Prism
Designed to look and feel exceptional, Imagic TGA
Waterproof binoculars are guaranteed to
outperform similarly priced roof prism models
delivering class winning clarity and definition.
Lightweight, well balanced and nitrogen gas
filled to protect against problems of misting up in
wet weather, each body is covered in a natural
rubber armouring specially designed with unique
mouldings that maximise grip and comfort in the
hand. Features include:
• BAK4 prisms and fully multi-coated optics
• Long eyerelief for spectacle wearers with rotating
retractable eyecup assembly with extension lock & click stop
• Integral tripod adapter socket
• 30 year guarantee
Specifications
8x32
7x42
8x42
10x42
7x50
10x50
Product Code
30550
30551
30552
30553
30554
30555
Field (m)
122
126
114
97
105
93
Min Focus (m)
2.5
4
2.9
2.9
4.9
4.5
Eyerelief (mm)
21
22
21
21
21.5
19.5
IPD (mm)
57~73
57~73
57~73
57~73
57~73
57~73
HxW (mm)
114x165 142x180 142x180 142x180 173x191 173x191
Weight (g)
614
682
682
687
805
834
Models supplied in soft case with rainguard and wide lanyard
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7x42
8x42
10x42
8x32
ZCF.GA
ZCF.GA
ZCF.GA
ZCF.GA
7x50
10x50
ZCF.GA
ZCF.GA
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Explorer® BGA
Roof Prism
Designed to meet and exceed the demands of today’s wildlife
watcher looking for a quality field binocular for around £200, the
Explorer BGA delivers class leading figures for resolution and
brightness combined with better than average colour contrast.
The long eyerelief eyepieces offer 6.7˚ 8x42 and 6.1˚
10x42 fields of view with a refreshing lack of edge
distortion - both left to right & top to bottom.
The wide wheel swift-focus system brings
infinity focus to 2m in half a turn with
close focus rated at just 1.5m.
8x42
10x42
DCF.GA
DCF.GA
Other features include:
• Nitrogen waterproof
construction
• PC phase corrected prisms
integrated into a fully multi-coated
optical system
• Multi-stage retractable eyecups
• 10 year guarantee
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m)
Min Focus (m)
Eyerelief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x42
30020
117
1.5
25
55~76
155x132
757
10x42
30021
106
1.5
16
55~76
155x132
743
Models supplied in soft case with rainguard and wide padded lanyard
Discovery WP PC
Roof Prism
Using an ultra-compact optical design, the Discovery WP PC
series are among the smallest waterproof roof prism
binoculars available on the market today. With a host
of features including WA eyepieces; 7.5˚ (8x32),
7.5˚ (8x42) 6.0˚ (10x42) plus excellent close
focus ability, each Discovery WP PC offers
the value conscious customer a stylish
user friendly field glass.
Features include:
• Nitrogen waterproof construction
• Lightweight magnesium bodies (8x42,
10x42 & 8x50)
• Super lightweight plastic body (8x32)
• Fully coated optics with PC phase corrected prisms
• Long eyerelief for spectacle wearers with twist type eyecups
• Click stop right dioptre adjustment
• Close focus to under 2m
• 5 year guarantee
8x42
10x42
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m)
Min Focus (m)
Eyerelief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x32
DWCF.GA
8x50
DCF.GA
DCF.GA
DCF.GA
8x32
30452
131
1.2
17
57~75
108x117
391
8x42
30458
131
1.5
22
56~74
133x126
703
10x42
30459
105
1.5
17
58~75
133x126
696
8x50
30457
122
1.5
21
58~75
145x133
797
Models supplied in soft case with rainguard and wide lanyard
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Trailfinder® II
Roof Prism
With superior specification and optical quality over the Oregon LE
WP, the Trailfinder II’s combination of 7.2˚ 8x42 and 6.5˚ 10x42
fields of view, lightweight magnesium alloy body and positive
focus system combine to create a range of entry level field
glasses that are both comfortable and easy to use.
8x42 DCF.GA
10x42 DWCF.GA
Features include;
• Fully multi-coated optical system
including BAK prisms and PC phase
correction coatings
• Nitrogen waterproof construction
• Long eyerelief, wide angle1 eyepieces
fitted with twist type retractable eyecups
• Internal focusing with close focus to 1.5m
• Choice of black or dark green durable textured
rubber)
• 5 year guarantee
10x42
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The Trailfinder II 8x42 carries an endorsement from
David Lindo ‘The Urban Birder’
Specifications
Product Code Bl
Product Code Gr
Field (m)
Min Focus (m)
Eyerelief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x42
30035
30036
125
1.5
21
58~77
140x128
748
10x42
30037
30038
113
1.5
16
58~77
140x128
737
Models supplied in soft case with rainguard and padded lanyard
Oregon LE WP
Roof Prism
Budget nitrogen waterproof series delivering solid performance and
good value for money for people wanting the advantages of roof
prism design. Recently updated with high-contact focus wheel,
textured eyecups and dioptre adjustment ring, features include:
• BAK 4 - fully multi-coated optical system
• Long eyerelief and twist type retractable eyecup assembly
• ‘Sandblast’ rubber armoured finish
• Wide wheel focusing
• Wide-angle 8x32 with 8º field of view
• Close focus to 1.8m (8x32),
under 4m (8/10x42)
• 5 year guarantee
8x32
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m)
Min Focus (m)
Eyerelief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
DWCF.GA
8x32
30447
141
1.8
15
58~73
109x118
515
8x42
30448
114
4
22
56~74
150x125
730
10x42
30449
101
4
19
56~74
150x125
730
8x42
10x42
DCF.GA
DCF.GA
Models supplied in soft case with rainguard and wide lanyard
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Aspheric WA
Porro Prism
An excellent ‘starter’ binocular for birdwatching and general
wildlife observation, the Aspheric WA has been awarded Best Buy
in both Birdwatching and BBC Wildlife magazines.
Features include:
• Super wide angle 8.2˚ FOV
• Good eyerelief for some spectacle wearers
• BAK4 prisms plus fully multi-coated
optical system (all air/glass surfaces)
• Twist type eyecups
• Rubber armoured body
• Wide band focusing
• Close focus to under 3m
8x40
ZWCF.GA
• 2.5x UTA option (see page 47 for details)
• 5 year guarantee
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m)
Min Focus (m)
Eyerelief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x40
30343
143
2.9
14
59~71
145x172
700
Model supplied in soft case
with wide lanyard
Vega II
Porro Prism
100% made in Japan and featuring fully coated optics and wide
wheel focusing choosing a VEGA II guarantees you good all round
performance and value from the compact 8x30 to the highly
competent 8x56 astronomical model.
Each model delivers excellent image quality for its price, while the
extensive choice on offer means you won’t be compromised in
yours whether for holidays, sports or general wildlife observation.
Features and options include integral tripod adapter socket,
2.5x UTA (see page 47 for details) and 5 year guarantee.
8x30
ZWCF.GA
7x50
10x50
8x56
ZCF.GA
ZCF.GA
ZCF.GA
8x40 ZWCF.GA
10x40 ZCF.GA
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m)
Min Focus (m)
Eyerelief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x30
30138
149
4.2
11
60~72
110x170
550
8x40
30137
149
4.6
12
60~72
134x180
630
10x40
30136
123
4.8
11
60~72
134x180
630
7x50
30135
123
5.7
21
60~72
170x184
740
10x50
30134
123
7
12
60~72
170x184
750
8x56
30214
113
5
17
60~72
170x184
800
Models supplied in hard case with lanyard
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Marine Binoculars
Porro Prism
Marine series binoculars exemplify our commitment to provide
quality, innovation and choice.
Whichever model you choose, each instrument has been
specifically designed and manufactured to meet the toughest
performance criteria demanded by the enthusiast and
professional user.
All three models have 7x50 specification, enlarged
porro prisms and anti-reflective coatings. They
are all fully waterproof & nitrogen gas filled to
eliminate ‘misting’ – have long eye relief
eyepieces, large depth of focus and are
protected with thick rubber armouring.
Pro Series II
7x50 BIF.GA
Pro Series II
7x50 BIF.GA/C
Marine-3
7x50 BIF.GA
Marine Binoculars with Compass
Pro Series II 7x50 BIF.GA/C comes equipped with
integrated compass and distance scale for use in
the northern hemisphere marked 1 in the diagram
below. Compasses for other world regions can be
fitted to order.
1
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m)
Eyerelief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
PSII 7x50
BIF.GA/C
30129
126
24
58~74
195x205
1265
PSII 7x50
BIF.GA
30128
126
24
58~74
195x205
1241
M3 7x50
BIF.GA
30056
124
18
56~75
188x205
1095
Pro Series II 7x50 BIF.GA and 7x50 BIF.GA/C are supplied in semi-rigid
multi-purpose case with neoprene lanyard, rainguard & integral objective
lens caps. 30 year guarantee.
Marine-3 7x50 BIF.GA are supplied in soft case with wide lanyard,
rainguard & integral objective lens caps. 10 year guarantee.
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WP Observation
A range of three high quality 80mm objective lens binoculars
designed specifically for outdoor use, the WP Observation series
are fully nitrogen waterproof and can be used in the rain or left
unprotected on a tripod during showers without the worry of water
penetration.
In addition to waterproofing, the binoculars are protected with
durable natural rubber covering and have twist type retractable
eyecups, wide wheel focusing and retractable lens hoods to
eliminate problems of solar-glare or water falling onto the
objective lenses.
Featuring a high specification fully multi-coated
porro prism optical system, the clarity and field
of view derived from the 16x80 makes it an
excellent choice for astronomy, while
the higher magnification 20x80 and
30x80 are geared more toward long
range terrestrial observation and
specialist outdoor applications such
as aircraft observation.
All three models deliver full field of view with
or without spectacles and are supplied with a 30
year guarantee.
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m)
Eyerelief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
16x80
30097
75
17
55~72
316x220
2390
20x80
30098
61
16
55~72
316x220
2390
30x80
30099
40
18
55~72
316x220
2390
16x80
20x80
30x80
BCF.GA
BCF.GA
BCF.GA
Models supplied in hard carrying case with lanyard
Observation
Available in 11x80 or 20x80 specification, the Observation series
offer high quality, high magnification stereo viewing, delivering
some of the best images of any 80mm binoculars available on the
market today.
100% Made in Japan, superior clarity, light gathering and field of
view make the 11x80 a popular choice for astronomy while the
higher magnification 20x80 is the preferred choice for tripod
mounted terrestrial observation.
Both models are fully rubber armoured and feature an integral
tripod adapter socket positioned at the base of the focusing
shaft. The 11x80 offers full field of view with spectacles and
both models feature multi-coated optics. Observation binoculars
are guaranteed for 30 years.
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m)
Eyerelief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
11x80
30196
73
21
59~72
286x233
2450
20x80
30184
47
11
59~72
286x233
2450
11x80
20x80
BCF.GA
BCF.GA
Models supplied in hard carrying case
For suitable large ‘L’ mount adapter see p51
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Compact Pocket Binoculars
Advances in design and material technology mean modern compact pocket binoculars can offer a serious alternative to larger objective
lens instruments. Widely available in either porro prism (Z) or roof prism (D) body types, the size and weight advantages make them
a popular choice for general wildlife observation, taking to sporting events or travelling on holiday.
DBA® Oasis®
Setting the standard for affordable premium pocket binoculars, each DBA
Oasis compact provides the discerning user with an unrivalled combination
of optical specification and user orientated features.
8x21
Offering the highest overall performance of any Opticron
compact, the design centres on creating a range of
instruments that, for their individual specifications are
capable of providing a high quality, comfortable and
versatile viewing experience in a pocket sized format. In
essence, binoculars that can be taken anywhere and used
effortlessly in a wide range of different and even demanding
field conditions.
General features and specifications include:
• Compact roof prism design. Model 8x21 folds up to just 105mm x 68mm
• The successful combination of a wide field of view with long eyerelief.
Model 8x21 delivers a class leading 7.5˚ FOV combined with an eyerelief
of 17mm allowing comfortable full field vision with or without spectacles
• Nitrogen gas waterproof construction to a depth of 3 metres
• The latest roof prism technology including PC phase correction, full
Opticron N-type multi-coating and Oasis prism coating (For more
information about Oasis coating see page 7)
• 19mm diameter eye lenses to maximise viewing comfort
• Fully rubber armoured body (including focus wheel) with
ergonomic ‘ribbed’ design to deliver a positive feel with or
without gloves
• 4 stage locking rotating retractable eyecup assembly to
provide maximum control in the optimum positioning of the
eye with respect to the eye lens
10x25
• Close focus to under 3 metres
• Integral lugs providing connection to a specially designed neoprene
lanyard or other strap of your choice
105mm
119mm
• Comprehensive 30 year guarantee
106mm extended
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106mm extended
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m)
Min Focus (m)
Eyerelief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x21
30380
131
1.8
17
37~72
105x106
330
10x25
30381
105
2.4
17
37~72
119x106
347
Models supplied in soft leather case with
31021 rainguard and 29010 neoprene lanyard
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BGA T PC Oasis®
The definitive pocket binocular available in 8x, 10x or 12x
magnifications, BGA T PC Oasis roof prism compacts feature high
definition optics with PC phase correction and Oasis prism
coating (see page 7).
The lightest binoculars in our range, the instruments are fully
rubber covered and nitrogen-gas filled waterproof ensuring 100%
reliability in the field. The 8x24 is the smallest Opticron roof
prism, folding down to just 95x67mm.
All three models feature full ‘B’ specification eyepieces, rotating
retractable eyecup assemblies, offer close focus to under 4 metres
and come complete with a comprehensive 30 year guarantee.
8x24
12x30
10x28
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m)
Min Focus (m)
Eyerelief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x24
30015
110
2.5
15
36~71
95x103
240
10x28
30016
86
3.9
15
36~71
106x105
260
12x30
30017
76
4.5
15
36~71
123x106
290
Models supplied in soft leather case with 31000 lanyard
Verano® BGA PC
Distinctively stylish long eyerelief binoculars, the Verano BGA PC
roof prism compacts are manufactured using a single hinge body
structure allowing for easy one hand operation. Protected in
natural rubber armour and featuring a high-contact aluminium
focus wheel, main features include:
• Nitrogen gas filled waterproof construction (internal focusing)
• PC Phase corrected prisms with full multi-coating to all
air/glass surfaces
• Twist type retractable eyecup
assembly and long eyerelief eyepieces
giving full field of view with spectacles
• Close focus to under 2m
• 30 year guarantee
8x25
10x25
12x25
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m)
Min Focus (m)
Eyerelief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x25
30025
110
2
19
55~75
110x106
320
10x25
30026
87
2
19
55~75
110x106
322
12x25
30027
75
2
19
55~75
110x106
326
Models supplied in soft case with 31000 lanyard
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HR WP
Designed and engineered to provide class leading optical clarity and viewing comfort, these
single hinge porro prisms feature 5 element long eyerelief eyepieces for viewing comfort
and 26mm dia. objective lenses for maximum brightness. Features include:
• Long eyerelief eyepieces with durable alloy twist-type retractable eyecups
• Nitrogen waterproof to a depth of 3 metres
• Fully multi-coated optical system with Opticron F-type multi-coating to
eyepieces and objective lenses
• Twin texture natural rubber covering and easy-grip focusing wheel
• 10 year guarantee
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m)
Min Focus (m)
Eyerelief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x26
30094
96
3.5
18
58~73
105x123
396
10x26
30095
87
3.5
15
58~73
105x123
399
8x26
10x26
Models supplied in soft case with 31000 lanyard
Aspheric LE WP
A classically designed range of roof prism compacts featuring Aspheric lens technology
combined with long eyerelief eyepieces for spectacle wearers’, twist-type eyecup assembly
& PC Phase corrected coatings for maximum clarity. Other features include:
• Silver coated roof prisms to maximise light transmission through the prism
• Nitrogen waterproofing to protect against spray, damp or mist
• Full body rubber armouring
• Integral lanyard
• Close focus to 2 metres
• 10 year guarantee
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m)
Min Focus (m)
Eyerelief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x25
30358
91
2
16
32~74
111x104
291
10x25
30359
87
2
16
32~74
111x104
292
8x25
10x25
Models supplied in soft case
Taiga
The Taiga successfully combines a visually sophisticated outer design with excellent
ergonomics and classing leading optical performance. The benefits of the 25mm objective
lens, long eyerelief eyepieces and fully coated porro prism configuration cannot be
overstated and the Japanese designed Taiga delivers the best performance to price ratio
in its class.
Finished in twin textured soft black rubber covering, other features include twisttype eyecup assemblies, good close focus and 10 year guarantee.
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m)
Min Focus (m)
Eyerelief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x25
30382
105
3
16
56~72
112x100
299
10x25
30383
91
3
16
56~72
112x100
304
12x25
30384
79
3
16
56~72
112x100
304
8x25
10x25
12x25
Models supplied in neoprene case with lanyard
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Savanna ‘54
A highly competent porro prism compact, the Savanna
delivers bright and sharp images with a good depth of
field in a lightweight and very compact body. The
binoculars feature long eyerelief eyepieces, fully
coated optics and good close focus.
Current models feature a specially reduced IPD
(interpupillary distance) of just 54mm so children as
young as 7 years can take advantage of the easy-to-use
single hinge design. Clothed in ‘soft touch’ natural
protective rubber armouring with additional objective lens
protection to guard against knocks and bumps, each Savanna is
supplied with comprehensive 10 year guarantee.
8x23
10x23
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m)
Min Focus (m)
Eyerelief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x23
30373
113
2.5
16
54~72
100x110
295
10x23
30374
91
2.5
16
54~72
100x110
297
Models supplied in neoprene case with lanyard
Imia
The Imia offers distinctive design in a lightweight roof prism body. Features include:
• Fully multi-coated internal optical assemblies with good
eyerelief for viewing with or without spectacles
• ABS plastic body with rubberised paint finish
• Wide wheel focusing
• Close focus to under 2.5 metres (8x25)
• Twist-type retractable rubber eyecup assemblies
• 5 year guarantee
8x25
10x25
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m)
Min Focus (m)
Eyerelief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x25
30408
143
2.5
12
36~74
103x106
300
10x25
30409
114
3.5
12
36~74
103x106
300
Models supplied in soft case with lanyard
Vega
The compact Vega is an excellent choice if you are looking for an affordable, easy to
use rubber armoured compact binocular with long eyerelief for viewing with glasses.
Great for all general applications and including a high magnification 12x25,
they feature fully multi-coated lenses, good close focus and twist-type large
diameter rubber eyecups for viewing comfort.
8x25
10x25
12x25
Supplied complete with 5 year guarantee.
The Vega 8x25 carries an endorsement
from David Lindo ‘The Urban Birder’
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m)
Min Focus (m)
Eyerelief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x25
30001
110
2.2
17
62~76
100x110
328
10x25
30002
91
2.2
17
62~76
100x110
330
12x25
30003
70
2.7
17
62~76
100x110
327
Models supplied in soft case with lanyard
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Monoculars
Sometimes perceived as inferior to binoculars, monoculars can provide a superior viewing alternative to many compact or pocket size
binoculars of similar price.
Opticron monoculars are designed for specialist applications such as entomology as well as being compact, quality field glasses for
the space and weight conscious. They come in a variety of sizes and formats and include some useful accessories dedicated to both
the macro study of wildlife and long range high magnification observation.
DBA Oasis® S-Coat
Simply the best monoculars of their type, DBA Oasis are designed for the professional wildlife
enthusiast, offering the very highest performance and specification in a compact roof prism design.
Unique features include:
• Complex multi-element long eyerelief eyepieces with large diameter eye lenses
that provide 7˚ (8x42) and 6˚ (10x42) FOV with total viewing comfort
• The highest quality phase corrected roof prisms with Oasis prism coating
(see page 7)
• Unique S-type multi-coating designed specifically to the strengths of the
optical system allowing both models to achieve extremely high clarity &
colour contrast in all light conditions from early morning till dusk
• Internal focusing with close focus to under 3 metres
• Fully nitrogen gas filled waterproof construction to a depth of 5 metres
• Natural rubber armouring with contoured ribs on the main body focus wheel to maximise
comfort and handling with or without gloves
• 3 stage locking rotating retractable eyecup assembly for spectacle wearers
8x42
10x42
BGA
BGA
DBA Oasis monoculars are supplied complete in soft leather case with neoprene monocular
lanyard and 30 year guarantee.
BGA
Choosing a BGA monocular guarantees you one of the best field monoculars available on the
market today. The combination of a large objective lens, high quality Morita roof prism plus a
long eyerelief eyepiece means that unlike smaller monoculars, a BGA monocular delivers
a viewing experience akin to a pair of average size roof prism binoculars in a pocket
size instrument measuring only 43mm x 136mm.
Produced in 8x42 and 10x42 formats with fully specified multi-coated
internally focused optics and the added assurance of nitrogen
waterproof construction to a depth of 3 metres, model features include:
• ‘B’ specification long eyerelief eyepieces for full field of view with or
without spectacles
• Twist type retractable eyecup assembly
• Wide band focusing
• Close focus to around 2 metres
• 30 year guarantee
8x42
10x42
BGA
BGA
Models supplied in soft case with lanyard.
Pocket telescope conversion for DBA
and BGA monoculars
A dedicated push fit conversion (product code 30442) which
increases the magnification of each monocular by a factor of
2.5x creating a pocket telescope for long range observation. For
more information on the 2.5x UTA and connectivity within the
Opticron range see page 47.
Tripod mount for DBA and BGA monoculars
A bespoke sleeve mount providing a secure connection to any photo/video panhead with
a 1/4” thread. Mount secures over objective lens housing. Size: 70x70mm Weight: 67g
Product codes: 30444 Tripod mount DBA, 30443 Tripod Mount BGA
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Waterproof
Fully multi-coated compact models offering nitrogen gas filled waterproof construction and thick rubber covering with finger grooves
for easy one hand operation, these are excellent all-purpose ‘take-anywhere’ field glasses. Models 5x30 and 8x32 LE feature a long
eyerelief eyepiece giving full field of view with spectacles. Models 5x30 and 8x30 finished in dark green. Model 8x32 LE finished in
black. All three models supplied in soft case with lanyard, integrated objective lens cover and 10 year guarantee.
8x32 LE
5x30
8x30
Gallery Scope
(Mis) named with the art enthusiast in mind, each Gallery scope is an
excellent tool for macro study of wildlife as well as a quality field
monocular that fits unnoticed into a shirt pocket.
Available in a range of different Mag/FOV specifications to suit
different applications with close focus ranging from 30cm
(8x20) to 20cm (4x12), each instrument has the
option of conversion to a microscope using the
30259 Microstand with LED
illuminator.
This
conversion
increases
basic
monocular
magnification by a factor of 3.
4x12
6x16
8x20
Other features include:
• Quality Japanese-made assembly with fully coated roof prism
optical system
• Fold down rubber eyecup
• Anodised gloss black finish
• 30 year guarantee
8x20
Models supplied in soft case with lanyard.
30259 3x Microstand with LED illuminator
Base area 62x55mm. Height 88mm. Weight 68g
Choosing the right Gallery scope for you
Chart showing field of view at different focusing distances with and without Microstand
Model
30172 4x12
30173 6x16
30165 8x20
Field
Close focus
Field
at 1.0m
Field
at 0.3m
Field
at 0.23m
Field
at 0.2m
Max Field
with 30259/65
Optimum Field
with 30259/65
12.5˚
9.3˚
6.8˚
0.2m
0.23m
0.3m
21.9cm
16.3cm
11.9cm
6.6cm
4.9cm
3.5cm
5cm
3.7cm
n/a
4.4cm
n/a
n/a
16.5mm (12x)
13mm (18x)
10mm (24x)
80~90%
70~80%
50~60%
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m)
Min Focus (m)
Eyerelief (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x42 DBA 10x42 DBA 8x42BGA
30445
30446
30440
122
105
110
2.5
2.75
2
21
19
19
143x52
143x52
136x43
343
349
285
10x42BGA
30441
89
2
16
136x43
285
5x30 WP
30344
122
4
25
139x49
252
8x30WP
30345
131
5
11
139x49
252
8x32LE WP
30348
131
5
16
139x49
274
4x12G
30172
219
0.2
14
58x32
49
6x16G
30173
163
0.23
11
70x32
56
8x20G
30165
119
0.3
11
94x34
105
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Choosing your Telescope
The majority of terrestrial telescopes are prismatic and as such follow the basic
design of a large monocular (half a binocular) usually between 50mm and
100mm in diameter, designed for use with a range of different magnification
eyepieces. These prismatic telescopes are often called spottingscopes or
fieldscopes.
Porro Prism
(inverts image)
Focusing Lens
(internal focusing
models only)
Objective Lens
(gathers and
directs incoming
light onto prism)
Mirror Prism
(45˚ angled models)
Specifications Opticron telescopes are generally supplied in ‘body only’ format
e.g. MM2 52, HR 66, ES 80. These models have objective lens diameters of
52mm, 66mm and 80mm respectively, no built-in eyepiece and as such allow
the choice of eyepiece to be made separately.
Eyepieces are denoted according to their magnification, whether they are wide
angle (WW or WA) or variable zoom eg. 20-60x. A 20x eyepiece allows the
object being viewed to appear 1/20th of its actual distance away when compared
to the naked eye. Using this rule an object 500m distant appears to be only 25m
away. A 30x eyepiece makes the object appear 16.7m distant while a zoom
eyepiece set at 60x means the same object appears to be just over 8m away.
What magnification? Terrestrial telescopes are most commonly used for high
magnification viewing over long distances in daylight. Image quality at different
magnifications will depend on the optical system, the quality of glass used and
the coatings applied to the surfaces of each lens. There are however a few general
rules that can be applied in determining the right specification for your needs.
Firstly, the relationship between magnification, objective lens dia. and the size of
the eye pupil, and secondly the quality of the optics inside the ‘scope.
In normal daylight, when the pupil is dilated to between 2 and 3mm, a 66 mm
telescope will deliver optimum performance, (the balance between
magnification and image brightness) between 22x and 35x magnification i.e.
when the exit pupil diameter equals that of the iris. In low light when the pupil
becomes larger, dilating to between 5 and 7mm depending on age, optimum
performance can only be obtained by using a lower magnification eyepiece or
using a larger objective lens telescope such as an 80mm or 100mm.
Naked eye
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20x
30x
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The higher the magnification, the greater the image and colour
distortion. These effects can be dramatically reduced by using
ED or Fluorite combination objective lenses that minimise
chromatic aberration, but are expensive. At magnifications of
30x or lower, the benefits of these objective lenses are hardly
noticeable when compared to conventional glass objectives.
Field of view is usually expressed as the width in metres of the
image when viewing at a distance of 1000m and is directly
related to the magnification. Generally the greater the
magnification, the smaller the field of view. There are
exceptions, namely wide-angle eyepieces which are designed
specifically to provide greater fields of view. For more
information on Opticron eyepieces see page 46. It is important
to note that the objective lens, irrespective of diameter has no
influence over the field of view.
Light transmission The best way to assess the actual brightness of
any telescope and eyepiece combination when choosing for
daytime terrestrial use, (assuming equal optical systems) is to
calculate the exit pupil diameter in the same way as with a
binocular and making a trade-off between image brightness and
magnification desired. For general daytime terrestrial
observations good compromise magnifications are between 20x
and 30x for a 60mm, 25 to 35x for a 66mm and 25 to 40x for
an 80mm.
Resolution As a general rule a good telescope should be able to
resolve two black dots 1.5mm distance apart on a white surface,
in bright daylight from a distance of 50m.
Eyerelief This is the distance between the eye lens and the point
where the pupil is positioned for full field of view and varies from
eyepiece to eyepiece. In some cases the eyerelief is shorter than
that required by spectacle wearers to obtain the full field of view,
especially at higher magnifications. If it is important that you
obtain the full field of view with spectacles please choose any of
the following eyepieces: SDL, HDF T, HDF, HR; 40812, 40930,
40931, 40932, 40933, IS; 40916, 40918, 40919, HR.MM2;
40909. Remember, rubber eyecups although fitted to many
eyepieces are no guarantee that the full field of view is obtainable
when set in the ‘down’ position and used with glasses.
Straight-through or 45˚ angled Common advantages of an
angled telescope are that: i) the back, shoulders and neck are in
a more relaxed position when looking through the ‘scope, ii) the
tripod can be set at a lower position making it easier for people
of different heights to use and the equipment more stable in
outdoor conditions. Straight-through telescopes are easier to use
when following fast moving objects, using the instrument from
the confined spaces of a hide or vehicle, or when hand-held.
Our advice Compare different models side-by-side at the same
magnification if possible. Product reports are generally
subjective and are no substitute for individual testing. If you are
unable to test before you make a purchase, contact us for
information and advice on the best model to suit your needs.
Lastly, suitable tripods for any given telescope will, on average,
be around the same weight as the ‘scope. Therefore if you are
thinking of walking any distance with your chosen telescope,
pick it up together with the tripod you are intending to support
it with and take the combination for a ‘test walk’ to see how far
you can comfortably carry it.
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High Resolution ED
Fieldscopes
Smaller, lighter and sharper the latest HR ED fieldscopes offer a host of
improvements over preceding models and have been re-designed without
compromise to deliver truly exceptional optical performance combined with
sublime handling and complete reliability.
Aimed squarely at the serious fieldscope user, the models are built to withstand
extremes in temperature, to operate unaffected by rain, cold or humidity and as
such can be used anywhere from equatorial rainforests to the poles. The choice
of body types, viewing eyepieces and dedicated accessories
for observation and photography are unparalleled and
combine to create the most versatile and complete
range of fieldscopes we have ever produced.
HR 66 GA ED/45˚
shown with SDL 18-54x
The reconfigured optical systems deliver the highest
resolution of any Opticron telescope and are matched
directly to the SDL zoom eyepiece for constant focus across
the magnification range 18-54x (66)/24-72x (80). Both the
66mm and 80mm feature a high definition 5 element
apochromat objective lens system with 2 separate ED elements,
and the entire system utilises Opticron N-type multi-coating. This
combination maximises resolution and colour contrast especially at higher
magnifications under a range of different light conditions.
Mechanically the HR ED feature a new lightweight magnesium body complete
with large footprint tripod adapter with +/- 90 degree rotation. Fully nitrogen gas
filled waterproof and hermetically sealed against penetration from dust and
moisture, the models are protected with a textured and highly durable natural
rubber armouring. Other features include a centrally positioned rubber
armoured focusing wheel for optimum accessibility plus a new retractable
rubber covered lens hood with integrated rubber objective lens cap. HR ED
fieldscopes are supplied with a comprehensive 30 year guarantee.
HR 80 GA ED/45˚
shown with SDL 24-72x
The advantages of ‘ED’
By using two ED ‘extra low dispersion’ glass
elements in the primary objective system,
these fieldscopes provide a higher degree of
colour correction compared to conventional
glass and standard ED objectives.
More apparent at higher magnifications and under
certain light conditions (e.g. when looking over water
on a bright warm day) the image appears sharper and
colours remain truer to life across the magnification range. The
ability to bring into clear and sharp focus indistinct
objects such as coloured identification rings or
shades of plumage in poor light over long
distances are the hallmarks of an HR ED
fieldscope. This extra optical clarity
combined with all the features and
exceptional build quality make them
the definitive choice for the professional
ornithologist.
In addition to improved
viewing capability at higher
magnifications, the benefits of
using an HR ED fieldscope for
telephotography with either compact digital or SLR cameras
cannot be overstated. The 40215 Telephoto conversion for SLR
cameras is designed to meet the demands of the amateur wildlife
photographer and when used in conjunction with an HR ED
fieldscope ensures the very best definition and colour
reproduction. For more information on telephotography see pages
44-45.
Telephoto lens conversion for
SLR cameras (see page 44 for details)
Telephotography with compact
digital cameras/camcorders
featuring 40849 UDCA
(see page 45 for details)
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HR 66 GA ED
HR 66 GA ED
Weighing just over 1200g and 290mm in
length, the HR 66 GA ED really lives up to
its reputation delivering arguably the
highest resolution of any comparable
compact prismatic fieldscope on the
market today.
shown with SDL 18-54x
It’s not just the resolution that makes this
‘scope really special. When fitted with the
HDF T 20xWW, 28xWW, 38xWW ‘flat
field’ or the SDL 18-54x eyepieces,
viewing comfort is unparalleled - an
quality
when
essential
viewing for long periods
or in poor light.
HR 80 GA ED
With a 570mm focal length objective and
outstanding low light performance, the
HR 80 GA ED comfortably maintains
superb colour contrast even in the poorest
field conditions. The long focal objective
lens provides the unique opportunity of
using long eyerelief, high power, wide
angle HDF T 27xWW, 38xWW & 52xWW
eyepieces plus the stunning SDL 24-72x
for superb long range viewing.
HR 80 GA ED
Specifications
Product Code
OG Dia (mm)
Min Focus (m)
Length (mm)
Weight (g)
EYEPIECES
Product Code
Magnification
Magnification
Field/1000m
Field/1000m
66ED 66ED/45 80ED
41002
41003
41006
66
66
80
5
5
8
290
330
370
1210
1278
1635
HR 66
HR 80
HR 66
HR 80
80ED/45
41007
80
8
405
1703
shown with SDL 24-72x
For more information on SDL, HDF and HR eyepieces see page 46
• SDL/SDLv2
• HDF
40935
40936
40810
40809
40858
40859
18-54x 18-54x 20xWW 28xWW 38xWW 44xWA
24-72x 24-72x 27xWW 38xWW 52xWW 60xWA
36/20
37/23
52
45
31
26
29/16
30/18
39
33.3
23
20
40860
70xWA
95xWA
17.5
13
40861
88x
120x
13
7
40862
18-54x
24-72x
30/17
29/13
• HR/HR2
40812
40930
20x
23xWA
27x
31xWA
43
49
31
40
40931
30xWA
41xWA
40
30
40932
42x
57x
20
12
40933
20-60x
27-80x
35/17.5
27/15
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ES
v3 Fieldscopes
Featuring an upgraded optical system for improved colour contrast and apparent
resolution, current ES v3 fieldscopes are designed and manufactured to deliver
‘best in class’ optical performance combined with rugged dependability and real
user comfort.
Available in three variants; 80mm SD, 80mm ED and 100mm ED the instruments
excel in the most important area for the majority of users: image quality. The
reduction of almost all visible chromatic aberration at 60x magnification with the
80 SD sets the standard for both definition and tonal quality further improved
upon with the 80 ED and 100 ED.
Main features include:
• Tri-element high definition objective lens (SD or ED) with Opticron F-type
multi-coating that visibly increases both colour contrast and clarity over
standard multi-coatings
• Magnesium, aluminium and polycarbonate body protected in textured rubber
armour
• Nitrogen waterproofing to eliminate condensation
ES 80 GA SD/45˚
shown with SDL 20-60x
Weight is kept to a minimum and the ‘scopes
are well balanced for effective use on a tripod.
Other features include a retractable lens
hood, integrated rubber objective lens cover,
conveniently positioned wide band focusing
wheel and rotating tripod sleeve to enable
maximum versatility in hides or viewing from a
sitting or prone position. Fully compatible with SDL,
HDF and HR eyepieces the models offer an exciting
array of viewing options of 20x to 100x (80mm) and
30x to 134x (100).
For even greater magnification a 2.5x Tele-adapter is available for
SDL, HDF and HR eyepieces (see page 47 for details).
ES models can be converted for use with SLR cameras for telephotography and
are supplied complete with a 30 year guarantee.
ES 80 GA SD/45˚
The suffix SD for standard belies the quality of this trielement F500 viewing platform. Utilising Opticron
F-type high refractive index multi-coating, the ES
80 GA SD/45˚ demands serious consideration for
anybody interested in an 80mm fieldscope. Image
texture is slightly softer than sister ED model but the
instrument deals competently with a range of
interspersed colours in varying light conditions up to 60x
magnification, combined with accurate focusing and a
welcome lack of colour distortion.
ES 80 GA ED/45˚
The latest optical upgrades, superior RI F-type multi-coating system and
ED objective lens that virtually eliminates the distorting effects of chromatic
aberration over 35x magnification all combine to further enhance the
performance of this our most popular 80mm model. Images are
vibrant and ‘true to life’ and what’s more - reproduced
consistently across the magnification range.
ES 80 GA ED/45˚
shown with SDL 20-60x
Telephotography with ES
Stonechat photographed
using Opticron-Samsung
i6 with ES 80 GA ED and
40810E HDF T 23xWW.
Distance c. 20m (image
has been cropped)
Camera magnification 1x
Combined magnification 23x
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Telephoto lens conversion for
SLR cameras (see page 44 for details)
Telephotography with compact
digital cameras/camcorders
featuring 40849 UDCA
(see page 45 for details)
For latest information visit: www.opticron.co.uk
ES 100 GA ED/45˚
The advantages of a 100mm diameter
objective lens become clear when viewing
at magnifications over 50x. Having a
surface area 1.5x that of an 80mm OG
fieldscope, the ES 100 is easily able to out
perform similarly specified 80mm (ED and
Fluorite models) delivering brighter images
with a higher resolving power.
For terrestrial use, better definition and
higher colour contrast mean more
accurate and more enjoyable long range
viewing. Preferred eyepieces include the
HDF 42xWW, 27-80x and SDL 27-80x.
For Astronomy the ES 100’s versatility as a
compact F650mm 4” refractor with
erected image viewing should also be
considered. Magnification options for this
application include HDF 6mm and 5mm
long eyerelief eyepieces delivering 107x
and 134x respectively.
ES 100 GA ED/45˚
shown with SDL 27-80x
Specifications
Product Code
OG Dia (mm)
Min Focus (m)
Length (mm)
Weight (g)
EYEPIECES
Product Code
Magnification
Magnification
Field/1000m
Field/1000m
80 SD/45 80 ED/45 100 ED/45
40895
40890
40893
80
80
100
6
6
10
390
390
497
1484
1591
2800
For more information on SDL, HDF and HR eyepieces see page 46
• SDL/DSLv2
• HDF
40935E 40936E 40810E 40809E 40858E 40859E 40860E 40861E
ES 80
20-60x 20-60x 23xWW 32xWW 44xWW 50xWA 80xWA
100x
ES 100
27-80x 27-80x 30xWW 42xWW 58xWW 67xWA 107xWA 134x
ES 80
32/18
33/20
45
36
28
23
16
10
ES 100
25/14
26/16
33
27
20
16
12
7
40862E
20-60x
27-80x
35/16
29/12
• HR/HR2
40812E 40930E
23x
27xWA
30x
36xWA
38
41
28
32
40931E
34xWA
46xWA
33
25
40932E
50x
65x
18
10
40933E
23-69x
30-90x
29/15
23/11
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GS Fieldscopes
Introduced in response to increasing demand for quality lightweight telescopes
of all sizes, GS series fieldscopes set the standard for users wanting to takeout
and walkabout with their equipment - whether for birdwatching or general
wildlife observation.
Designed to deliver class leading performance combined with superior
functionality and ease of use, features include:
• Superior light transmission derived from Ø52mm, Ø66.5mm and Ø81.5mm
objectives
• High quality fully multi-coated optical systems with the option of standard1 or
ED ‘extra low dispersion glass’ element objective lenses
• Lightweight construction: GS 665 from 976g, GS 815 from 1280g
• Nitrogen gas filled construction for 100% waterproofing
• Full body natural rubber armouring with integrated rubber objective lens cap
• Centrally positioned rubber covered focusing wheel to allow easy access for
both right and left handed users
• 9:1 ratio fine focus adjustment for greater focusing accuracy at higher
magnification settings
• Large footprint tripod sleeve with -/+ 90° each-way rotation and 45°
incremental ‘stops’
• Retractable lens hood (665 and 815 only)
• Full compatibility with Opticron SDL, HDF & HR Eyepieces and
Telephotoadapters
• 30 year guarantee
1
665 & 815 only
GS 52 GA ED
Setting new standards for light transmission, resolution and
colour contrast, the GS 52 GA ED offers a practical and
versatile alternative to larger heavier telescopes in
situations where size and weight are an issue. Fitted
with the HDF T 12-36x eyepiece set between 12x and
18x, images are exceptionally bright with a large depth
of field - perfect for either hand held or tripod mounted
observation at close range. Unlike other telescopes of
similar size, the full size prism units allow the instrument to
retain its performance right up to 36x, delivering superior colour
fidelity for longer range viewing even in comparatively low light.
Images are not just brighter they are sharper too and the GS 52 GA ED
compares well with the GS 665 GA for resolution at magnifications up to 30x.
Field of view is also enhanced with certain eyepieces; +30% against the smaller
MM2 52 ED with the HDF T 13xWW, and +20% with the HDF T 18xWW. For
garden birdwatching and photography close focus is just 2.5m.
GS 52 GA ED/45˚
shown with HDF T 12-36x
GS 52 GA ED
shown with HDF T 12-36x
Telephotography with GS
Cormorant and Mute Swan photographed using GS 665 GA ED and 41110 HDF
telephotoadapter connected to a Nikon D200 body. Distance c. 15m (images
have been cropped). Combined magnification 27x (1350mm)
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Telephoto lens conversion for SLR cameras
(see page 44 for details)
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GS 665 GA & GS 665 GA ED
GS 665 GA/45˚
GS 665 GA ED/45˚
shown with HR2 18-54x
The GS 665 GA is designed for people who desire the
optimum balance between size/weight and optical
performance. With finished weights around 1000g they
are light by any standard, but the larger objective lens
compared to an ordinary 65mm ‘scope means images
are comparatively brighter and sharper. Relatively
low focal length to aperture ratios mean the GS
665 GA are an excellent choice for digiscoping too. Recommended eyepieces are the
HDF T 18xWW, 25xWW or 16-48x zoom.
The GS 665 GA ED offers higher resolution
and contrast compared to the standard model at
magnifications over 30x, resolving finer detail on
both high contrast and subtly shaded targets.
GS 665 GA
GS 665 GA ED
shown with HR2 18-54x
GS 815 GA ED
The preferred option for maximum light transmission
between 30x and 60x, the GS 815 GA ED offers
the size and weight conscious user extra
light-gathering and definition for a modest
increase in size and weight over the 665
ED. Delivering the brightest and
sharpest images at the highest
magnifications and distances, the GS
815 GA ED is the perfect proposition for
the anyone wanting those ‘extra few
minutes’ viewing at the end of the day.
GS 815 GA ED/45˚
shown with HR2 23-69x
GS 815 GA ED
shown with HR2 23-69x
Specifications
Product Code
OG Dia (mm)
Min Focus (m)
Length (mm)
Weight (g)
EYEPIECES
Product Code
Magnification
Magnification
Magnification
Field/1000m
Field/1000m
Field/1000m
52ED 52ED/45
665
40956
40957
40960
52
52
66.5
2.5
2.5
3.8
200
200
326
754
759
976
GS 52
GS 665
GS 815
GS 52
GS 665
GS 815
665/45
40961
66.5
3.8
326
980
• SDL/SDLv2
• HDF
40935G1 40936G1 40810G
12-36x 12-36x 13xWW
16-48x 16-48x 18xWW
20-60x 20-60x 23xWW
58/32
60/36
75
40/22
41/25
50
32/18
33/20
43
665ED 665ED/45 815ED 815ED/45
40962
40963
40967
40968
66.5
66.5
81.5
81.5
3.8
3.8
5.8
5.8
326
326
362
362
1049
1053
1349
1353
40809G
18xWW
25xWW
32xWW
66
47
36
40858G
24xWW
35xWW
44xWW
49
35
26
40859G
28xWA
40xWA
50xWA
43
29
24
For more information on SDL, HDF and HR
eyepieces see page 46
• HR/HR2
40860G 40861G 40862G 40812G 40930G
45xWA
57x
12-36x
13x
15xWA
60xWA
80x
16-48x
18x
21xWA
80xWA
100x
20-60x
23x
27xWA
30
20
62/29
n/a
74
19.5
12.5
42/20
46
49
16
8
35/17
38
39
40931G 40932G 40933G1
20xWA
28x
13-39x
27xWA
38x
18-54x
34xWA
50x
23-69x
59
29
52/30
39
18
38/20
33
15
30/15
40934 eyepiece adapter required
1
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IS WP
Fieldscopes
IS WP fieldscopes are designed for the first-time user, frequent traveller and those
on a budget. Available in 60mm and 60mm ED objectives with the option of
straight-through and 45° angled viewing, these interchangeable eyepiece
spottingscopes deliver excellent value for money offering high levels of
performance and versatility in a compact, lightweight body.
Features and options include; nitrogen waterproof construction, 4 element fully
multi-coated optical system with internal focusing, rotating tripod sleeve for use
with photo/video tripods and bipods, retractable lens hood to protect against
glare, accessories for SLR telephotography plus a comprehensive 10 year
guarantee.
IS 60/45˚
shown with HR2 16-48x
IS 60 WP
An excellent all-rounder delivering good
resolution and depth of field, the IS 60 WP is
easy to use and transport either on a
lightweight tripod or bipod. Matched to one of
the three dedicated IS long eyerelief eyepieces,
(40916S 25xWA, 40918S 18-54x and 40919S IS
Pro 15-45x), the model is an excellent choice for the
first-time birdwatcher moving up from 'binocular-only'
bird watching as well as the shooter or archer looking
for accuracy at distances around 100m.
IS 60
shown with HR2 16-48x
Telephoto lens conversion for SLR
cameras (see page 44 for details)
Telephotography with compact digital
cameras/camcorders featuring 40849
UDCA (see page 45 for details)
IS WP Fieldscopes for Target Archery & Shooting
The IS 60 WP delivers sharper, brighter images in a
smaller, lighter body compared to a traditional 22x60
spottingscope and is the perfect choice for accurate target
observation up to 100m.
Fitted with either of the IS zoom eyepieces or 40933 HR2
16-48x for even higher resolution, the ‘scope connects to
the 40314 bipod via the tripod sleeve and can be rotated
round its central axis for precise positioning. For even
greater positional flexibility the 40316 ball and socket
panhead is available as an optional extra (See page 50).
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IS 60 ED WP
The IS 60 ED WP offers the opportunity to
upgrade to significantly brighter and
sharper images while retaining the core
features of the IS 60 WP. Featuring a
heavily modified optical system with new
components and a more rigorous QC
system, this mini-60mm ED fieldscope is
optically matched to the HR2 16-48x
zoom eyepiece for premium performance
in a very portable package.
IS 60 ED/45˚
shown with HR2 16-48x
IS 60 ED
shown with HR2 16-48x
Additional recommended eyepieces
include IS 25xWA, HDF T 23xWW1 and
HDF T 15-45x1 and IS 16-48x1.
Eyepiece adapters required. See Table
1
Specifications
Product Code
OG Dia (mm)
Min Focus (m)2
Length (mm)
Weight (g)
60
40982
60
7
250
689
60/45
40983
60
8
265
705
60ED 60ED/45
40986
40987
60
60
7
7
250
265
750
789
EYEPIECES
Product Code
Magnification
Field/1000m
• IS
40916S
25xWA
46
40918S
18-54x
31/15
40919S
15-45x
41/26
For more information on SDL, HDF, HR and IS eyepieces see page 46
40916S eyepiece
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EYEPIECES
Product Code
Magnification
Adapter required
Field/1000m
• SDL/SDLv2
• HDF
40935S 40936S 40810S 40809S 40858S 40859S
15-45x 15-45x 17xWW 23xWW 32xWW 36xWA
40927S 40927S 40925S 40925S 40925S 40925S
43/24
44/27
64
52
38
32
40860S
58xWA
40925S
20
40861S
72x
40925S
14
40862S
15-45x
40927S
46/21
• HR/HR2
40812S 40930S
17x
20xWA
40925S 40925S
52
58
40931S
25xWA
40925S
47
40932S
35x
40925S
20
40933S
16-48x
40928S
45/23
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MM2 v2 Mighty Midget Travelscopes
A revolutionary spottingscope created to optimise the balance between optical
performance and size, the MM2 Mighty Midget is an ideal choice for the space
and weight conscious user.
Designated a ‘Travelscope’, and available in either standard glass or high
performance ED glass formats, the design utilises an extendable objective lens
system that allows the unit to be retracted to just under 18cm1 for optimum
portability. Fully extended the body measures just under 22cm.1
excluding eyepiece
1
Available in straight-through and 45˚ angled bodies, construction is a mix of
tough plastics, alloys and rubber, creating finished weights under 480g - lighter
than many 32mm binoculars.
MM2 52/45˚ Extended
shown with HR MM2 13-39x
MM2 52
Extended
shown with HR MM2 13-39x
Close focus is an impressive 3.5 metres - perfect for high magnification detailed
observation at close range.
Eyepiece options include the MM2 25x and HR MM2 13-39x. The models also
accept the full range of HR, HDF and SDL eyepieces allowing Opticron
fieldscope owners to use their existing eyepieces with a new MM2 body.
105mm
Current v2 models incorporate a ‘click-stop’ on the draw tube for easier use with
the impressive 40862M HDF 12-36x zoom, one of the recommended eyepieces
when choosing an ED model.
177mm
Travelscope for existing
Opticron users. Model shown
52/45 with 40909M zoom
42
Telephoto lens conversion for
SLR cameras
Water resistant multi-layer
padded case
Model 52 with 40906 Grippa
Strap
(see page 44 for details)
For latest information visit: www.opticron.co.uk
Other features and options include:
• 52mm objective & fully multi-coated
optical system
• Eyepiece cavity store for MM2
eyepiece (rear) not illustrated
• Retractable lens hood
• 1/4” thread connection to photo/video
tripod, clamp or monopod
• 10 year guarantee
• Telephotoadapter option
• Choice of protective water resistant cases
or grippa strap
MM2 52 ED/45˚
Extended
shown with HDF T 12-36x
MM2 52 ED Extended
shown with HDF T 12-36x
Specifications
Product Code
OG Dia (mm)
Min Focus (m)1
Length (mm) OPEN
CLOSED
Weight (g)
52
40900
52
3.5
217
177
460
52/45
40901
52
3.5
217
177
450
52 ED
40907
52
3
217
177
478
52 ED/45
40908
52
3.5
217
177
468
EYEPIECES
Product Code
Magnification
Field/1000m
•HR MM2 • MM2
40909M
13-39x
49/30
40902M
25x
38
For more information on SDL, HDF, HR and MM2 eyepieces see page 46
MM2 25x eyepiece
1
EYEPIECES
Product Code
Magnification
Field/1000m
• SDL/SDLv2
• HDF
• HR/HR2
40935M2 40936M2 40810M 40809M 40858M 40859M 40860M 40861M 40862M 40812M 40930M 40931M 40932M 40933M2
12-36x 12-36x 13xWW 18xWW 24xWW 28xWA 45xWA
57x
12-36x
13x
15xWA 20xWA
28x
13-39x
58/32
60/36
60
60
49
43
30
20
60/29
58
60
58
29
49/30
40934 eyepiece adapter required
2
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with Opticron Telescopes
40215 TELEPHOTO ADAPTER
Telephotography or digi-scoping is easier than ever
to enjoy using Opticron telescopes in conjunction
with either SLR cameras (digital or film), or digital
compact cameras and camcorders. In addition to
wildlife observation, images can be taken, edited,
printed and stored with relative ease, enabling the
creation of a unique personal library to be shared in
print or electronically.
The two main options open to the prospective
telephotographer are to
a. combine a telescope with an SLR or D-SLR
camera
b. use a telescope together with a compact digital
camera or camcorder.
40215 Telephotoadapter
For use with HR, ES, GS, IS WP & MM2
41111
PHOTO ADAPTER
PUSH FIT 44
40810 HDF T eyepiece
41111 Photoadapter
Push Fit 44 & 40810 HDF T eyepiece
Recommended combination for viewing
and photography
T mount
40933 HR2 zoom eyepiece
For use with selected HDF T, HDF, HR2
& IS eyepieces
40862 HDF T zoom eyepiece
41112 Photoadapter
Push Fit 49.5
For use with 40862 HDF T zoom eyepiece
41115 SLR • EP ADAPTER
SLR
Camera
Body
41111 Photoadapter
Push Fit 44
41112
PHOTO ADAPTER
PUSH FIT 49.5
In this system the camera lens is substituted for the
telescope and coupled directly to the SLR camera
body using either a telephotoadapter or an
eyepiece+photoadapter combination. T mounts,
available for nearly all makes of SLR cameras are
also needed to connect the scope assembly to the
camera body. The chart opposite shows the current
range of telephotoadapters and photoadapters
available to enable you to convert your Opticron
telescope into a long focal length telephoto lens.
41111
PHOTO ADAPTER
PUSH FIT 44
Telephotography with SLR and D-SLR
Cameras
41114
PHOTO ADAPTER SDL
Telephotography
40935/6 SDL zoom eyepiece
41114 Photoadapter Push Fit SDL +
41115 SLR.EP Adapter
For use with 40935/6 SDL zoom eyepiece
50mm
50
0mm
to
t elep ho
40215 TELEPHOTOADAPTER
Equivalent focal lengths(1)
HR 66 800mm/f.12
HR 80 900mm/f.11.3
ES 80 950mm/f.11.9
ES 100 1250mm/f.12.5
GS 52 530mm/f.10
GS 665 750mm/f.11.3
GS 815 950mm/f.11.7
IS 60 WP 700mm/f.11.7(2)
MM2 52 530mm/f.10
(2)
Optional 40927S close focus adapter
These are approximate figures based on
35mm SLR cameras. D-SLR cameras use
different size image sensors compared to
35mm and so an equivalent conversion
figure must be calculated separately.
(1)
44
10
00m
o
m teleph
to
41111 PHOTOADAPTER PUSH FIT 44
Equivalent focal lengths with HR, ES &
GS scopes fitted with either HDF T
40810 eyepiece or HR2 40933
eyepiece at lowest magnification setting
and using a 35mm SLR camera(1)
HR 66 1000mm/f.15
HR 80 1350mm/f.16.8
ES 80 1150mm/f.14.4
ES 100 1500mm/f.15
GS 52 650mm/f.12.5
GS 665 900mm/f.13.5
GS 815 1150mm/f.14.1
Fitting smaller dia. eyepieces
The 41111 Photoadapter push fit 44
can be used with smaller dia.
eyepieces by replacing the inner sleeve
supplied with one of the following
reducer sleeves;
a. 41117 reducer 44~40 enabling
connection to HR2 40930, 40931 &
IS 40916S, 40918S eyepieces.
b. 41118 reducer 44~37 enabling
connection to fold down rubber
eyecup versions of HDF eyepieces
40810 and 40809.
Using smaller dia. HR (MK1) eyepieces
For customers wishing to use HR
40812, 40813 and 40815 eyepieces
we offer the 41111 Photoadapter push
fit 44 short with 41119 reducer 44~33.
Please email or phone for further
information.
41112 PHOTOADAPTER
PUSH FIT 49.5
Equivalent focal lengths with HR, ES &
GS scopes fitted with HDF T 40862
zoom eyepiece at lowest magnification
setting and using a 35mm SLR camera(1)
HR 66 900mm/f.13.7
HR 80 1200mm/f.15
ES 80 1000mm/f.12.5
ES 100 1350mm/f.13.5
GS 52 600mm/f.11.5
GS 665 800mm/f.12
GS 815 1000mm/f.12.3
41114 PHOTOADAPTER PUSH FIT
SDL + 41115 SLR.EP ADAPTER
(Magnification factor 1.37x)
Equivalent focal lengths with HR, ES &
GS scopes fitted with SDL zoom
eyepiece at lowest magnification setting
and using a 35mm SLR camera(1)
HR 66 1230mm/f.13.7
HR 80 1640mm/f.15
ES 80 1370mm/f.12.5
ES 100 1850mm/f.13.5
GS 52 820mm/f.15.8
GS 665 1100mm/f.12
GS 815 1370mm/f.12.3
T MOUNTS
Needed to connect telephoto &
photoadapters to SLR camera bodies
40601 Olympus OM
40602 Pentax / Praktica 42mm screw
40603 Pentax K - bayonet fitting
40604 Minolta MD - manual focus
40605 Minolta AF / Sony α auto focus
40606 Canon FD - manual focus
40607 Canon EOS - auto focus
40608 Nikon
40609 Four Thirds
40610 Micro Four Thirds
Notes. Focusing is facilitated on the
telescope. Camera may need to be
operated in manual mode with shutter
locks disengaged where necessary.
The high magnification to aperture ratios
result in slower shutter speeds compared
with conventional telephoto lenses so
ISO 400+ settings are suggested when
using D-SLRs. For 35mm SLRs 400/800
ASA film is recommended.
If possible use a cable release or remote
control to reduce camera shake when
operating the shutter.
For latest information visit: www.opticron.co.uk
Telephotography with Digital Compact Cameras and Camcorders
The nature of image capture with digital cameras allows Opticron telescopes to be used as long focal length telephoto lenses for
wildlife photography. There are some limitations to this application however as viewing eyepieces are not designed for taking
photographs with digital cameras. As a result it is often difficult for a viewing eyepiece to project a large enough diameter path of light
into the camera lens and onto the CCD within. This results in a partial image being created in the camera and a condition known as
vignetting or circular image within the available rectangular image frame. Vignetting can be ‘cropped out’ of the final image using
photo editing software, but the resulting image will be equivalent to using a very narrow field eyepiece.
To get the best results:
1. Choose a camera with a small lens diameter. The smaller the lens diameter the more of its surface area will be covered by light
exiting from the eyepiece. Commonly camera lenses of diameter less than 20mm give best results and camera lenses over 30mm
in diameter will require you to use the optical zoom to attain anything close to a ‘full frame’ image.
2. Use the optical zoom function on the camera/camcorder to effectively reduce the aperture of the lens to ‘match up’ with light exiting
from the eyepiece. Remember the higher the optical zoom setting, the higher the magnification of the final image. E.g. 20x eyepiece
plus 3x optical zoom = 60x* magnification *assuming 1x setting on camera = 1x magnification.
As a general rule, the following eyepieces provide the best overall images with a wide range of different compact digital cameras. To
help they have been graded according to particular requirement.
1. Overall image quality: HDF T 40810 or HR 40812
2. Flexibility across the widest range of different magnifications: SDL 40935 zoom or HDF T 40862 zoom
3. Taking pictures at lower magnifications: HDF T 40937 or DTL 40929
Note. In addition to eyepiece magnification and camera lens diameter, variables such as eyepiece eyerelief and field of view together
with individual camera zoom lens mechanisms all play an important role in achieving the best overall ‘set-up’ for this type of
telephotography. There is therefore no substitute for individual testing.
Taking pictures at lower magnifications: HDF T 40937 or DTL 40929
These eyepieces are designed to maximise the diameter of the path of light exiting the telescope and
being projected into the camera lens. As such they allow full frame photographs to be taken on more
types of cameras at their lowest zoom setting. The eyepieces screw directly onto HR, GS and ES
bodies.
MODEL
HR 66
HR 80
GS 665
GS 815
ES 80
ES 100
40937
16x
22x
15x
19x
19x
25x
40929
10.5x
14x
9.5x
12.5x
12.5x
16.25x
Digital Compact Camera Adapters
(50065 DCC adapter & 50064 SDL DCC adapter)
The DCC adapter is designed to provide a secure connection
between selected Opticron eyepieces and digital compact cameras
that feature screw threads normally associated with fitting teleconverters or lens hoods.
Each DCC adapter is a 2 piece aluminium assembly fitted with a flexible delrin insert or set of inserts
that pushes over and locks down onto the eyepiece. Connection to any given camera is via a 28mm
external thread, a suitable tube for which should be sourced separately.
40849 Universal Digital Camera Adapter
The Universal Digital Camera Adapter is designed to allow you take high magnification photographs using Opticron telescopes and
eyepieces in conjunction with most digital compact cameras and some digital camcorders using eyepiece projection.
Many digital compact cameras do not have screw threads on the lens housing to allow for direct
coupling, so the UDCA is designed as a three-way adjustable balance plate that fixes directly to the
telescope eyepiece. The camera is fixed onto the UDCA and can be adjusted on three planes to
enable correct positioning with respect to the eyepiece.
The vertical position of the balance plate can be ‘fixed’ using the Vertical Locking Ring (VLR)
accessory. This enables the camera + balance plate to be swung in and out of position allowing you
to alternate between taking pictures and viewing through the eyepiece in the normal way.
Note. Mounting the UDCA requires an eyepiece dia. less than or equal to 56mm and fixed (non rotating) eyepiece tube length of
15mm.
For more information on current camera kits, DCC adapters and the UDCA please contact us by telephone or visit
www.opticron.co.uk and look for TELEPHOTOGRAPHY.
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Eyepieces
A wide range of eyepieces are available for use with Opticron HR, GS, ES, IS and MM2 fieldscopes. Choosing the best eyepiece is
often confusing but making the right choice will depend on price and application. It is important to remember that the eyepiece is an
integral part of the whole set up and opting for a lower quality lens will affect overall image quality. Eyepieces are listed with their
generic code. For magnification with individual telescope bodies please refer to the tables on each telescope page.
SDL Eyepieces
F24 - F8, 5-group 8-element ‘super’ zooms, SDL eyepieces maximise the performance gains
inherent in Opticron ED objective lens fieldscopes at higher powers while maintaining superior
cross-field definition at all magnifications coupled with exceptional viewing comfort.
With an unrivalled combination of resolution and field of view, the 40936 delivers the highest
resolution of any Opticron zoom eyepiece while the 40935 offers exceptional eyerelief.
Mechanically the eyepieces are waterproof and feature a rotating eyecup that can be positioned
to match individual needs. Models supplied in soft padded case.
40935
40936
Eyerelief (mm) 27-22
Eyelens dia (mm) 26
Length (mm)
68
246
Weight (g)
Eyerelief (mm) 20-18
Eyelens dia (mm) 26
Length (mm)
77
270
Weight (g)
HDF Eyepieces
The preferred choice for image quality, HDF eyepieces have large diameter eye lenses and offer ‘walk-in’ field of vision. The eyepieces
are long eyerelief to enable the full field of view to be obtained with or without spectacles and fixed magnification models are wide
angle. Four of the seven eyepieces also feature a twist type retractable eyecup assembly that enables individual eye to eyepiece
distance adjustment.
40810
40809
40858
40859
Eyerelief (mm)
22
Eyelens dia (mm) 25
Length (mm)
40
Weight (g)
151
Eyerelief (mm)
18
Eyelens dia (mm) 23
Length (mm)
51
Weight (g)
173
Eyerelief (mm)
17
Eyelens dia (mm) 23
Length (mm)
61
Weight (g)
212
Eyerelief (mm)
Eyelens dia (mm)
Length (mm)
Weight (g)
40860
15
21
49
77
40861
Eyerelief (mm)
Eyelens dia (mm)
Length (mm)
Weight (g)
15
18
61
87
40862
Eyerelief (mm)
Eyelens dia (mm)
Length (mm)
Weight (g)
16
17
66
84
Eyerelief (mm) 22-17
Eyelens dia (mm) 24
Length (mm)
76
Weight (g)
206
HR Eyepieces
Low Magnification
A good choice as either a supplementary eyepiece in combination with HDF or single
eyepiece for the more value conscious user requiring long eyerelief for use with glasses.
Optional low magnification lenses
for digital telephotography using
compact cameras/camcorders.
Best suited for use with HR, GS
and ES models.
40812
HDF 40937
DTL 40929
Eyerelief (mm)
25
Eyelens dia (mm) 28
Length (mm)
45
Weight (g)
115
Eyerelief (mm)
38
Eyelens dia (mm) 31
Length (mm)
45
Weight (g)
122
Eyerelief (mm)
Eyelens dia (mm)
Length (mm)
Weight (g)
40930
18
19
45
61
Eyerelief (mm)
Eyelens dia (mm)
Length (mm)
Weight (g)
40931
18
21
38
83
Eyerelief (mm)
Eyelens dia (mm)
Length (mm)
Weight (g)
17
21
39
92
40932
40933
Eyerelief (mm)
20
Eyelens dia (mm) 24
Length (mm)
61
Weight (g)
158
Eyerelief (mm) 18-14
Eyelens dia (mm) 18
Length (mm)
55
Weight (g)
149
MM2 • HR MM2 Eyepieces
IS Eyepieces
Dedicated eyepieces for MM2 bodies and the most popular
choice as a first eyepiece.
Dedicated long eyerelief eyepieces for IS WP models and best
overall choice as a first eyepiece.
40902M
40909M
40916S
40918S
40919S
Eyerelief (mm) 18-14
Eyelens dia (mm) 18
Length (mm)
65
Weight (g)
148
Eyerelief (mm)
18
Eyelens dia (mm) 21
Length (mm)
48
Weight (g)
102
Eyerelief (mm) 34-18
Eyelens dia (mm) 20
Length (mm)
75
Weight (g)
143
Eyerelief (mm) 27-16
Eyelens dia (mm) 20
Length (mm)
82
Weight (g)
241
Eyerelief (mm)
Eyelens dia (mm)
Length (mm)
Weight (g)
46
10
14
23
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For latest information visit: www.opticron.co.uk
Universal Tele-Adapter (UTA)
2.5x for Binoculars & Telescopes
The Opticron Universal Tele-Adapter enables you
to increase the magnification of your Opticron
binocular or telescope+eyepiece combination by
a factor of 2.5x. Easily fitted to a binocular, the
UTA converts one half of the instrument into a
higher powered long eyerelief monocular. The UTA
also connects to Opticron SDL, HDF, HR, IS and
MM2 eyepieces.
Featuring a long eyerelief eyepiece for use with or without
spectacles and fitted with a twist type retractable eyecup, the UTA
can be used with a wide range of binoculars with different
eyepiece diameters as it is supplied as two separate components:
i. 2.5x adapter complete with optical assembly
ii. connection ring to fit over the eyepiece
Naked eye
8x Binocular
8x Binocular with 2.5x
Tele-Adapter giving 20x
magnification
See Table below for connectivity within the Opticron range.
UTA fitted with 40947 connector: Height 76mm. Diameter 46mm. Weight 110g
(varies slightly for other connection rings)
Code
Internal dia. (mm)
Connection rings
to fit 40940 UTA
to Opticron
Binoculars,
Monoculars and
Telescope
eyepieces
40941
42.5~41.3
40942
42~41.3
40943 cont.
44.3
40944
40
Aurora BGA
DBA Oasis
BGA Classic
Oregon LE WP
Observation1
C/Man BGA T PC
Imagic TGA WP
Mono 8x30
Mono 8x32LE
Oregon 15x70
Verano BGA PC
Oasis
Discovery WP PC
(42mm)
Trailfinder II
Aspheric WA
HDF T 40809
HDF T 40858
HDF T 40810
HR2 40933
HR WP
Traveller
Vega II
Oregon 20x802
Oregon LER3
IS 40916S
IS 40918S
HR2 40930
HR2 40931
HR2 40932
40943
44.3
Imagic BGA SE
Explorer BGA
40945
34.6
40947P
Push Fit
40948
50~49.5
SR.GA
(40940+40947
coded as 30442)
DBA Mono
BGA Mono
HDF T 40862
IS 40919S+
R/E 40862T
(Fixed magnification)
40946
33.3
HDF 40859
HDF 40860
HDF 40861
HR 40812
MM 40903M
40949
52.5~51.26
SDL 40935
1. POST 2002 MODELS ONLY 2. PHONE FOR DETAILS 3. USE WITH EYECUP IN FOLD DOWN POSITION
For information on suitable connection rings for other Opticron binoculars and telescope eyepieces please contact us on 01582 726522.
Tracker 660
The Tracker 660 is a high quality, easy-to-use eye
safe Laser Rangefinder designed for a range of
outdoor activities such as golf, hunting, site
surveying, walking and rambling. A precision
instrument it provides accurate measurements of
speed and distance up to a range of 700 metres.
The unit also doubles as a 6x23 monocular with a
7˚ field of view.
Ready
Range
110 m
Quality >>>>
Designed for easy one hand operation, the lightweight body (185g) is shaped to fit
comfortably into the palm and is covered in a protective gloss black finish.
Model supplied in a soft carry case with neck & shoulder strap, CR2 Lithium battery, lens cloth and 2 year limited warranty.
CMOS Wireless Telecam
Fitted directly to the telescope in place of a conventional viewing eyepiece, the CMOS Wireless
Telecam transmits high magnification real-time images from HR, ES & GS ‘scopes directly to a
TV or PC Notebook fitted with an analogue TV card. As such it provides the opportunity to
show real-time footage to groups in public spaces as well as offering the visually impaired an
easier way of viewing through a telescope.
The unit features cable or wireless connection for flexibility in the positioning of the telescope
in a hide or viewing area. Images relayed to a TV can be recorded directly to video while images
relayed to a PC can be recorded if the TV card supports this option. Please contact us for more
information.
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Tripods & Accessories
42625 Traveller Carbon Fibre v3
Compact and lightweight carbon fibre tripod designed for use with fieldscopes to 80mm
OG, photo and video equipment. Model comes complete with lightweight 42800
magnesium panhead and 42607 tripod strap connector. Main features include:
• 3 section carbon fibre tubular legs giving a usable height without raising centre
column of 1365mm (53 3/4”)1 for
maximum panning stability
• 42800 3-way magnesium panhead with
360˚ panning and +90˚ to -60˚ tilt plus 90˚
side tilt for use with telescopes not fitted
with rotating tripod sleeves. Panhead also
features QR plate side locking screw for
extra rigidity
• Integral quick release plate (1/4” thread)
with locating pin
• 300mm sliding c/column with collar lock
• Twist-type leg locks and rubber/spiked feet
• Level indicator on canopy
• Leg angles: 25˚, 60˚, 85˚
• Height extended: 1665mm (65 1/2”)1
• Height retracted: 25˚ - 640mm (25 1/4”)1,
60˚ - 520mm (20 1/2”)1, 85˚ - 405mm
42607 Tripod Strap
(16”)1
Connector (included)
• Weight: 1834g
designed for use with 40505
• 5 year guarantee
& 40506 Tripod Straps
1
42800 Magnesium Panhead (inc)2
A
C
D
E
B
A Locking screw for 90º side tilt
B Vertical movement locking handle
C Integral quick release plate (1/4”)
with locating pin (removable)
D QR plate side locking screw
E Locking screw for horizontal panning
F Centre column locking screw
G 300mm sliding
centre column
F
H Foam hand grip
2
This panhead is also
available separately
H
G
inch conversions are approximate
42636 Traveller Carbon Fibre Pro v3
As 42625 but fitted with 42637 Manfrotto
701HDV 2-way composite fluid panhead.
Recommended for use with ES 80/100 and HR
80 telescopes.
42637 701HDV Composite Panhead (inc)2
D
B
E
Specifications and features include:
• Maximum load rating 4kg
• +15mm to -15mm sliding top plate for
accurate balancing of equipment
• Integral quick release plate (1/4” & 3/8”
fittings) included
• Usable height without raising centre
column 1375mm (54”)
• Height extended: 1675mm (66”)1
• Height retracted: 25˚ - 650mm (25 1/2”)1,
60˚ - 530mm (21”)1, 85˚ - 415mm
(16 1/2”)1
• Weight: 2142g
• 5 year guarantee
1
A
C
F
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
inch conversions are approximate
I
Panhandle
Sliding QR plate locking screw
Vertical movement locking screw
Sliding QR plate (1/4”, 3/8”) with
locating pin (removable)
QR plate release button
Horizontal panning locking screw
Centre column
locking screw
G
300mm sliding
centre column
Foam hand grip
H
2
1
48
93mm
580mm
I
Tripod Harness
42626 Traveller Carbon Fibre v3 (Canopy, legs and centre column only)
As 42625 but w/o panhead
• Height extended: 1580mm (62 1/4”)1
• Height retracted:
25˚ - 555mm (21 3/4”)1
60˚ - 435mm (17”)1
85˚ - 320mm (12 1/2”)1
• Weight: 1310g
This panhead is also
available separately
40507 Simple
design in nylon
and leather c/w 3
loop fasteners and
belt clip. Doubles
as a standard
carry strap.
inch conversions are approximate
For latest information visit: www.opticron.co.uk
Tripods & Accessories
42804 Birdwatcher’s
Lightweight, rigid tripod designed for use with fieldscopes, photo & video equipment.
Model comes with sliding removable centre column for simple conversion to a hide
mount using 42611 clamp (see page 50). Supplied with 42800 magnesium panhead
and 42607 tripod strap connector. Main features include:
• Extended 3 section tubular legs giving a
usable height without raising centre
column of 1410mm (55 1/2”)1 for panning
stability at high magnifications
• 42800 3-way magnesium panhead with
360º panning and +90º to -60º tilt plus 90º
side tilt for use with telescopes not fitted
with rotating tripod sleeves. Panhead also
features QR plate side locking screw for
extra rigidity
• Integral quick release plate (1/4” thread)
with locating pin
• 300mm centre column
• Clip-type leg locks and rubber feet
• Height extended: 1710mm (67 1/4”)1
• Height retracted: 650mm (25 1/2”)1
• Weight: 2180g
42607 Tripod Strap
• 5 year guarantee
1
inch conversions are approximate
42800 Magnesium Panhead (inc)2
C
B
D
E
A
A Vertical movement locking handle
B Locking screw for 90º side tilt
C Integral quick release plate (1/4”)
with locating pin (removable)
D QR plate side locking screw
E Locking screw for horizontal panning
F Centre column collar lock
G 300mm sliding
F
centre column
with stability ring
H Foam hand grip
G
2
Connector (included)
This panhead is also
available separately
designed for use with 40505
& 40506 Tripod Straps
H
42831 Birdwatcher’s Pro
42637 701HDV Composite Panhead (inc)2
As 42804 but fitted with 42637 Manfrotto
701HDV 2-way composite fluid panhead.
Recommended for use with ES 80/100 and
HR 80 telescopes.
D
B
C
Specifications and features include:
• Maximum load rating 4kg
• +15mm to -15mm sliding top plate for
accurate balancing of equipment
• Integral quick release plate (1/4” & 3/8”
fittings) included
• Usable height without raising centre
column 1420mm (56”)
• Height extended: 1720mm (67 3/4”)1
• Height retracted: 660mm (26”)1
• Weight: 2488g
1
E
A
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
inch conversions are approximate
H
I
F
Panhandle
Sliding QR plate locking screw
Vertical movement locking screw
Sliding QR plate (1/4”, 3/8”) with
locating pin (removable)
QR plate release button
Horizontal panning locking screw
Centre column
G
collar lock
300mm sliding
centre column
H
with stability ring
Foam hand grip
I
2
This panhead is also
available separately
42604L Birdwatcher’s
Tripod Straps
(Canopy, legs and centre column only)
40505
40mm nylon with loop
fasteners
40506
55mm neoprene
with loop fasteners
and 25mm
webbing
As 42804 but w/o panhead
• Height extended 1625mm (64”)1
• Height retracted 565mm
(22 1/4”)1
• Weight 1656g
1
inch conversions are approximate
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Bipod, Monopods & Mounts
BC-2 Clamping System
5 year guarantee
42605 BC-2 Hide Clamp
Lightweight & rigid bench clamp support specially designed
for use with fieldscopes, photo & video equipment.
Features include:
• 42800 3-way magnesium panhead with 360º panning and
+90º to -60º tilt plus 90º side tilt for use with telescopes
not fitted with rotating tripod sleeves
• Integral QR plate with 1/4” thread and removable locking
pin
• QR plate side locking screw for extra rigidity
• 500mm sliding centre column adjustment
• Maximum jaw width 45mm
• Maximum height extended 510mm (20”)1
• Minimum height retracted 90mm (3 1/2”)1
• Weight 960g
1
42610 BC-2 Clamp &
500mm centre column
(as 42605 but w/o panhead)
Combines with 42800
panhead to convert to a
hide clamp.
Weight 436g
42611 BC-2 Clamp
Fits directly onto tripod
centre column to
convert to a hide clamp.
Supplied complete with
ø21/22mm, 23/24mm
and ø25/26mm reducer
sleeves. Weight 267g
inch conversions are approximate
Monopods & Mounts
Monopods
For use with lightweight fieldscopes, photo &
video equipment. 4-section legs with twisting
lock system, hand grip & wrist strap.
42100 Monopod (left)
• Height extended 1470mm (58”)
• Height retracted 470mm (18 1/2”)
• Integral 1/4” thread p/head connection
• Metal foot
• Weight 695g
42623 Traveller Carbon Fibre Monopod (right)
• Height extended 1580mm (62”)
• Height retracted 525mm (20 1/2”)
• 3/8” & 1/4” reversible p/head connection
• Rubber/spiked foot
• Weight 426g
40502 Car Window Mount
• 2-way one lever operated panhead
with integral 1/4” thread
• Maximum panning height 80mm
• Protective rubber jaw pads
• Optional quick release plate & shoe
• Dim (mm) 205x60x85
• Weight 555g
5 year guarantee
40503 Universal II - Hide Mount
Lightweight bench clamp with 400mm
extension pole.
• 2-way one lever operated panhead
with integral 1/4” thread
• Maximum panning height 450mm
• Maximum jaw width 45mm
• Optional quick release plate & shoe
• Dim (mm) 450x60x95
• Weight 845g
40501 Universal Mount
Designed to clamp horizontally or
vertically onto a wide range of objects.
• 2-way one lever operated panhead
with integral 1/4” thread
• Maximum panning height 80mm
• Maximum jaw width 45mm
• Optional quick release plate & shoe
• Dim (mm) 210x60x70
• Weight 597g
42606 Quick release plate & shoe
Screws directly onto panhead. 1/4” thread.
Weight 177g
42608 Quick release plate only Weight 79g
40314 Bipod & Carry Ball
5 year guarantee
Lightweight rigid bipod manufactured in aluminium and
finished in matt black.
40316 Ball & Socket Panhead
For use with 40314
bipod and
spottingscopes without
rotating tripod sleeves.
Height 76mm
Weight 107g
Main assembly folds out rigid without any need for locking
to a height of 225mm (8 3/4”) and collapses back quickly
and easily. Centre column allows for height adjustments
between ground level and 470mm (18 1/2”). 1/4” screw
thread connection to either a telescope tripod mount, cradle
or ball and socket panhead.
With a footprint 30cmx30cmx43cm, the bipod is equally at
home on a table or bench where the 270mm extension pole
extends maximum height to 740mm (29”). Additional
extension poles available. Weight c/w extension pole 1502g
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Model shown without
extension pole
Note. 40314 Bipod & Carry ball +
40316 Ball & socket head are
available as a kit.
Product code 40315
For latest information visit: www.opticron.co.uk
Accessories
Binocular Rainguards
Binocular Objective Lens Covers
Manufactured from natural rubber and available in
the following sizes:
31031 32mm OG fits outer dias. 40mm~42.5mm
(Please note these covers do not fit Imagic BGA SE
8x32, Verano BGA 8x32 or Oregon LE WP 8x32)
Binoculars Plastic
31025 Int ø to 37mm
31020 Int ø to 43mm
31028 Int ø to 45.5mm
31023 42mm OG fits outer dias. 48mm~52mm
31042 42mm XL OG fits outer dias.
53mm~55mm
31024 50mm OG fits outer dias. 56mm~62mm
Compact Binoculars
Plastic
31021 Int ø to 34mm
Binocular Tripod Mounts
A
B
C
D
L Mounts
A 31026 Compacts
to 30mm OG
B 31004 Small Porro
32~50mm OG
C 31022 Roof Prism
32~50mm OG
D 31005 Large Porro
+50mm OG
31012
Roof Prism
32~50mm OG
Binocular Cases
Cleaning Cloth
Soft leather in various
sizes to fit most
binoculars. Quote
model when ordering
30277 20cm2 Micro
fibre suitable for cleaning
external lenses. Supplied
in protective pouch.
Binocular & Monocular Lanyards
Binocular Harness
Fully adjustable with loop fasteners.
Models from top down:
31000 16mm nylon (compacts)
29009 14mm neoprene (monoculars)
29010 16mm neoprene (compacts)
31001 30mm acrylic (binoculars)
29023 30mm neoprene with quick
release (binoculars)
29025 40mm neoprene bungee with
quick release (binoculars)
29022 Spare Connector Set for
29023/25/26
29026 50mm flotation with quick
release (binoculars)
31018 Leather and nylon
c/w quick release
31038 Spare Connector Set
Telescope Cases
Stay-on-the-Scope Waterproof in Black
Water resistant multi-layer padded cases individually
designed to fit and protect each model whilst connected
to a tripod/clamp and in use. All models include
removable end caps and adjustable padded carry strap.
Available for: ES 80, GS, IS WP and MM2 models.
Stay-on-the-Scope Waterproof in Khaki Green
As Black models but featuring a zippered prism housing
section providing easier access when changing eyepieces,
focus flap retention stud allowing better access to the
focus wheel plus deluxe neoprene carry strap for extra
comfort.
Available for HR ED, ES
and GS angled models.
Traveller
Semi rigid padded case
manufactured from water resistant
material with central zip fastener,
adjustable straps and loop
attachments to carry a tripod.
Two sizes;
40847 60-70mm OG.
Int. dim: 420x150~100x60mm
40848 75-80mm OG.
Int. dim: 470x190~110x80mm
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