Product Guide 14 Binoculars Compacts Monoculars Fieldscopes Accessories Thank you for considering Opticron as the supplier of your new binocular or fieldscope. 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 over 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 often highly discriminating users. The reason for so many individual models is to maximize 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 trusted manufacturers. The benefits of these relationships are best seen in the optical performance of the equipment, the warranties 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. Forty years in the business also means we know things go wrong and how to deal with them when they do. Whether it’s accidental damage or product failure, we have a dedicated team of technicians that will diagnose and repair your equipment. You can talk directly to the person carrying out the repair or liaise through your dealer as you choose. Warranties Our warranties give you peace of mind in the unlikely event you have a problem with your instrument. For products with 5 or 20 year Premiere warranty we assume responsibility for the full costs of repair up to 5 years from the date of purchase. Premiere warranties cover accidental damage or defects attributable to faulty parts or assembly. 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 catalog at www.opticronusa.com ContentsPage Choosing Your Binocular 3 Binoculars4-23 Marine Binoculars & Specialist Binoculars 24 Adventurer Series 25 Compact Pocket Binoculars & Monoculars 26-31 Choosing Your Fieldscope 32-33 Fieldscopes34-45 Telephotography & Digiscoping 46-47 Eyepieces48 UTA, Tripod, Panheads & Tripod Accessories 49 Mounts, Monopod & Bipod 50 Accessories51 2 For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com 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 40 yards distant appears to be only 5 yards 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 feet/meters from a distance of 1000 yards/meters or in degrees where 1˚ is approximately 52 feet/17.45 meters. Real field of view (6˚) 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. 50yds 400yds 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 Eyecup Up position 8x 10x 48˚ 8x magnification binocular 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 color contrast. Naked eye Apparent field of view (48˚) 6˚ The rise in popularity of roof prism binoculars is as a direct result of this system being favored 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 armoring and W or WA = wide angle vision. CF, (center focusing) is more popular than IF (individual eyepiece focusing) especially when you need to focus at different distances under 50yds. Most ‘IF’ binoculars are 7x magnification and have a large depth of focus which usually eliminates any need for focusing adjustment at distances over 50yds. Apparent image 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! 3 Aurora® BGA Roof Prism 8x42 BGA Black The Aurora BGA is one of the best examples of putting our maxim “smaller, lighter, brighter, sharper” into practice. Building on the strengths of the original BGA concept and models like the DBA Oasis, the Aurora resembles and handles like 32mm but with the performance advantages of a 42mm. 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 arc seconds for each and every binocular. Close focus is rated at under 6ft. Manufactured using a lightweight 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. Other features include: •Fully nitrogen waterproof to a depth of 16ft •540˚ rotation focus for precise adjustment with sub 6ft close focus Long eyerelief eyepieces with 4 stage rotating retractable eyecup assembly 4 Tripod adapter socket 540˚ rotation wide wheel focusing infinity to under 6ft For Product Detail and What’s in the Box? videos visit www.opticronusa.com For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com 10x42 BGA Black & Gunmetal •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 & color contrast in the widest range of light conditions from early morning till dusk •Alloy 4-stage locking rotating retractable eyecup assembly • Finished weights under 24oz • 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 20 year Premiere Plus Warranty. 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 or high reflective aluminum coatings used on high quality roof prism binoculars. The result is a measurable increase in light transmission and overall image clarity. 10x42 30490 30492 30494 378 126 5.9/1.8 20 58~76 5.5x5.0 140x126 23.0/654 30491 30493 30495 339 113 5.91.8 19 58~76 5.5x5.0 140x126 23.4/663 Models supplied in soft leather case with 31020 rainguard, neoprene bungee neckstrap and rubber objective lens covers Phase Coating Oasis Coating Standard Coating Code Bl Code Gr Code Bl/Gm Field (ft/1000yd) Field (m/1000m) Close Focus (ft/m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (in) HxW (mm) Weight (oz/g) 8x42 Phase Coating Specifications 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. 5 DBA Oasis® S-Coat Mg Roof Prism 8x42 BGA Opticron DBA Oasis S-Coat Mg binoculars are among the very best compact roof prism binoculars available on the market, offering sublime performance and comfort in a class leading compact body. Designed and built for the professional, principle features of the DBA Oasis S-Coat Mg include: •Complex multi-element long eyerelief eyepieces with large diameter eye lenses that deliver 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 5) •S-type multi-coating helping both models achieve extremely high levels of clarity & color contrast in a variety of light conditions •Internal focusing (infinity to 7.2ft close focus) with 500˚ rotation allowing for precise adjustment Large diameter eyepieces for viewing comfort 6 ‘Click-stop’ diopter adjustment 500˚ rotation wide wheel focusing infinity to 7.2ft For Product Detail and What’s in the Box? videos visit www.opticronusa.com For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com 10x42 BGA Manufactured to deliver this high level of performance throughout the 20 year Premiere Plus Warranted lifetime each DBA Oasis S-Coat Mg also benefits from: • A lightweight magnesium alloy body •Fully nitrogen gas filled waterproof construction to a depth of 16ft •Lightly textured natural rubber armoring with contoured ribs on the main body and focus wheel to maximize comfort and handling with or without gloves •Durable alloy 4-stage locking rotating retractable eyecup assembly with ‘click stop’ diopter adjustment •Finished weights of under 23oz with perfect balance 8x42 10x42 30610 366 122 7.2/2.2 18 57~77 6.0x5.0 152x128 23.0/656 30611 315 105 7.2/2.2 18 57~77 6.0x5.0 152x128 22.7/644 Models supplied in soft leather case with 31020 rainguard, neoprene bungee neckstrap and rubber objective lens covers Phase Coating Oasis Coating Standard Coating Specifications Code Field (ft/1000yd) Field (m/1000m) Close Focus (ft/m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (in) HxW (mm) Weight (oz/g) Phase Coating • Integral tripod adapter socket for attaching to a tripod Phase corrected roof prisms & Oasis reflective prism coating 7 Verano® BGA HD Roof Prism 8x42 BGA 10x42 BGA Building on the strengths of previous Verano models the Verano BGA HD features a fully revised optical system that delivers a vivid ‘true to life’ viewing experience essential for accurate wildlife observation. Optically the binoculars offer: • Large diameter long eyerelief eyepieces that guarantee an exceptionally comfortable viewing experience with or without glasses •Class leading fields of view 8˚ (8x32), 7˚ (8x42), 6.5˚ (10x42) •‘PGK’ glass prisms with PC phase correction coating and Oasis prism coating (see page 5) •Opticron F-type combination multi-coating devised to optimize color contrast Oasis Coating Standard Coating Phase Coating Phase Coating Mechanically the binoculars: •Feature an alloy and polycarbonate double hinge body •Are nitrogen gas filled waterproof to 10ft •Are internally focused with close focus to around 6ft Phase corrected roof prisms & Oasis reflective prism coating 8 For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com 8x32 BGA •Are covered in a lightly textured natural rubber armoring contoured to deliver a truly positive handling experience with or without gloves •Include 4-stage twist-type retractable eyecup assembly •Feature a smooth action wide wheel focusing system • Provide a connection to a photo/video tripod Verano BGA HD binoculars are supplied with a 20 year Premiere Plus Warranty. The Verano BGA HD 8x42 is recommended by the British Trust for Ornithology Specifications Code Field (ft/1000yd) Field (m/1000m) Close Focus (ft/m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (in) HxW (mm) Weight (oz/g) 8x32 8x42 10x42 30600 420 140 4.9/1.5 17 56~74 5.0x4.8 128x122 21.5/609 30601 366 122 6.6/2 22 56~74 6.0x5.0 152x128 26.0/739 30602 339 113 6.6/2 21 56~74 6.0x5.0 152x128 26.0/738 Models supplied in soft leather case with rainguard, neoprene neckstrap and rubber objective lens covers Long eyerelief eyepieces with rotating eyecup assembly and right side diopter adjustment Wide wheel focusing Lightweight ergonomic polycarbonate and alloy body. Tripod adapter socket For Product Detail and What’s in the Box? videos visit www.opticronusa.com 9 Imagic® BGA SE Roof Prism The 6th generation Imagic BGA challenges any preconceptions you have regarding the quality and performance you can expect when spending $750 on a new binocular. Staying true to the original design concept; a range of lightweight and ergonomically sound instruments packed with the latest features, the Imagic BGA SE steps-up the challenge to the premium sector with outstanding performance and value for money. 8.5x50 BGA 10x50 BGA Optically the Imagic BGA SE’s feature: • Class leading fields of view • Large diameter long eyerelief eyepieces for really comfortable viewing • ‘PGK’ glass prisms with PC phase correction coating and Oasis prism coating (see page 5) • Opticron F-type multi-coating constructed to maximize color contrast in poor light Mechanically the binoculars: • Feature a lightweight magnesium body • Are nitrogen filled and waterproof to 10ft • Are internally focused with close focus to under 11.5ft • Include 4-stage retractable eyecups The Imagic BGA SE is supplied with a 20 year Premiere Plus Warranty. Specifications Code Field (ft/1000yd) Field (m/1000m) Close Focus (ft/m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (in) HxW (mm) Weight (oz/g) 8.5x50 10x50 30481 315 105 11.5/3.5 23 58~74 6.9x5.2 177x132 28.0/795 30482 303 101 11.5/3.5 23 58~74 6.9x5.2 177x132 27.9/790 Models supplied in soft leather case with 31028 rainguard and neoprene neckstrap Long eyerelief eyepieces with 4 stage rotating retractable eyecup assembly 10 Molded thumb grips for optimum handling Wide wheel focusing infinity to 11.5ft. Tripod adapter socket For Product Detail and What’s in the Box? videos visit www.opticronusa.com For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com BGA Classic Roof Prism 7x36 BGA The fifth generation ‘BGA’, the BGA Classic 7x36 delivers superior performance to the enthusiast looking for a compact, well balanced, easy to use wide-angle binocular with large depth of field and close focus down to 6ft. With an optical system designed to deliver comfortable viewing for long periods, specifications include Oasis prism coating, PC phase correction (see page 5) for optimum resolution and Opticron N-type multi-coating for superb color contrast. Delivering a long eyerelief wide-angle 7.2˚ field of view, the binocular features 3-stage rotating retractable eyecups and click-stop right diopter adjustment. Focusing is through glide-action wide wheel geared for 540˚ or 1.5 turns from 6ft to infinity. Mechanically the instrument is nitrogen filled and fully waterproof to a depth of 16ft. Finished in contoured natural rubber armor shaped to reduce weight wherever possible but ensuring a good level of protection, the BGA Classic 7x36 is covered by a comprehensive 20 year Premiere Plus Warranty. ‘B’ specification eyepieces for full field with spectacles Specifications Code Field (ft/1000yd) Field (m/1000m) Close Focus (ft/m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (in) HxW (mm) Weight (oz/g) 7x36 30208 378 126 6.6/2 19 57~77 5.4x5.0 138x128 22.0/623 Models supplied in soft leather case with 31020 rainguard and neoprene neckstrap Rotating retractable eyecups with ‘click stop’ right eyepiece adjustment Molded thumb grips for optimum handling Wide wheel focusing infinity to 6.6ft. Tripod adapter socket 11 Countryman® BGA HD Roof Prism The Countryman BGA HD series binoculars are designed and built to deliver exceptional viewing performance in a lightweight rugged body. An ideal choice for the wildlife enthusiast searching for superior cross field definition and light transmission coupled with great handling, the fourth generation Countryman BGA offers a mixture of improved field of view, clarity and resolution over previous models. Oasis Coating Standard Coating Phase Coating Phase Coating 8x42 BGA 10x42 BGA Phase corrected roof prisms & Oasis reflective prism coating Rotating retractable eyecup assembly 12 Wide wheel focusing with centrally located locking diopter adjustment wheel Tripod adapter socket For Product Detail and What’s in the Box? videos visit www.opticronusa.com For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com 8x32 BGA Specifications and features include: •100% made in Japan HD optical system •High quality ‘PC’ phase corrected prism units and Oasis prism coating (see page 5) •Long eyerelief eyepieces giving full field of view for glasses wearers •Nitrogen filled construction for waterproofing to a depth of 10ft •Durable textured ‘natural’ rubber armoring delivering exceptional comfort and grip •Wide wheel glide-action focusing with right side diopter adjustment •Multi-stage alloy retractable eyecup assemblies; 3-stage on 8x32, 10x42, 10x50, 12x50, 4-stage on 8x42 •Tripod adapter socket • 20 year Premiere Plus Warranty Specifications 10x50 BGA 12x50 BGA Code Field (ft/1000yd) Field (m/1000m) Close Focus (ft/m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (in) HxW (mm) Weight (oz/g) 8x32 8x42 10x42 10x50 12x50 30604 420 140 9.2/2.8 19 56~73 4.9x4.8 124x122 21.7/614 30605 366 122 7.5/2.3 22 56~74 5.4x5.0 138x126 24.1/682 30606 315 105 7.5/2.3 17 56~74 5.4x5.0 138x126 24.7/701 30607 264 88 13/4 19 56~74 6.6x5.2 167x131 28.1/797 30608 219 73 9.8/3 18 56~74 6.6x5.2 167x131 28.2/800 Models supplied in soft leather case with 31020 rainguard, wide neckstrap and rubber objective lens covers 13 ED-X® Roof Prism 8x42 DWCF.GA 10x42 DWCF.GA The ED-X brings the company ethos “smaller, lighter, brighter, sharper” into a new price category with a bold design and a new performance standard for under $500. Standing just 5.4” tall and featuring a micro-bridge™ design, the wide wheel focusing and textured rubber armor combine to make these instruments very easy to hold and use even single handed. At just 22.9oz an ED-X is light in the hand and easy on the neck when hung on a standard neckstrap. A CN standard ED objective lens system increases light transmission over standard optical glass objectives in this class, while the wide field eyepieces 7.5˚ (8x42), 6.2˚ (10x42) offer a panorama-like visual experience helping successful ‘track and trace’ for all types of wildlife observation. Other features include: • Fully nitrogen gas waterproof (3.2ft) •Compact internal focusing optical system with close focus to under 6.5ft •Multi-stage eyecups (4-stops 8x42, 3-stops 10x42) •Thumb wheel ‘click-stop’ right diopter adjuster • Soft touch textured rubber armor • 5 year Premiere Warranty ‘B’ specification eyepieces for full field with spectacles 14 Wide wheel focusing infinity to 6.2ft Specifications Code Field (ft/1000yd) Field (m/1000m) Close Focus (ft/m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (in) HxW (mm) Weight (oz/g) 8x42 10x42 30625 393 131 6.2/1.9 19 58~77 5.4x5.0 136x128 22.9/650 30626 324 108 6.2/1.9 17 58~77 5.4x5.0 136x128 22.7/644 Models supplied in soft neoprene case with rainguard, neoprene padded neckstrap and rubber objective lens covers Micro-bridge assembly. Tripod adapter socket For Product Detail and What’s in the Box? videos visit www.opticronusa.com For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com Natura BGA® Roof Prism 8x42 BGA 10x42 BGA Featuring a tried and tested optical system packaged in a brand new double hinge body, the Natura BGA delivers an unbeatable combination of user comfort, performance and value for money. Aimed at the enthusiast wanting a lightweight yet robust and supremely reliable field glass, the binoculars are 100% made in Japan and come with the assurance of our 20 year Premiere Plus Warranty. Specifications and features include: •Compact fully multi-coated optical system with high quality ‘PC’ phase corrected prism units and Oasis prism coating •High resolution optics with excellent color correction • Perfect 50:50 balance in the hand •Long eyerelief for full field of view with glasses •Nitrogen purged waterproofing to a depth of 10ft •Durable textured natural rubber armoring •Wide wheel glide-action focusing with locking central diopter adjuster • Infinity focus to 20ft in under half a turn •Rotating eyecups: 4-stage (8x42), 3-stage (10x42) • Tripod adapter socket Rotating retractable eyecup assembly Wide wheel focusing with centrally located locking diopter adjustment wheel Specifications Code Field (ft/1000yd) Field (m/1000m) Close Focus (ft/m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (in) HxW (mm) Weight (oz/g) 8x42 10x42 30629 327 109 9.5/2.9 19 56~74 5.4x5.0 138x126 23.2/660 30630 264 88 8.9/2.7 18 56~74 5.4x5.0 138x126 23.6/668 Models supplied in soft case with 31020 rainguard and wide neckstrap Tripod adapter socket For Product Detail and What’s in the Box? videos visit www.opticronusa.com 15 Traveller® BGA Mg Roof Prism 6x32 BGA 8x32 BGA 10x32 BGA The Traveller BGA Mg exemplifies our commitment to develop and improve our equipment with the aim of delivering the highest quality and value for money in every product category in which we compete. Measuring just 3.9”x4.6” and weighing 13oz, each Traveller BGA Mg fits easily into a coat pocket, backpack or sling bag making them perfect for the outdoor enthusiast preferring the capability of a full size binocular but wanting the portability of a compact one. Being one of the smallest and lightest binoculars available today is only half the story. The Traveller BGA Mg is designed and manufactured in Japan to offer a high quality viewing experience no matter which model you choose. Featuring BAK 4 prism units, PC phase correction and Oasis prism coating, image reproduction is refreshingly neutral with minimal edge distortion. Other features include: • Nitrogen gas waterproof to 10ft • Non-slip rubber covering for comfort • Fully multi-coated optical system •Long eyerelief eyepieces for full field with or without glasses • Push/pull retractable eyecups • Wide wheel focusing with close focus to under 6ft • Hinge lock system to maintain IPD • 20 year Premiere Plus Warranty Specifications Code Field (ft/1000yd) Field (m/1000m) Close Focus (ft/m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (in) HxW (mm) Weight (oz/g) 6x32 8x32 10x32 30497 423 141 4.9/1.5 19 57~71.5 3.9x4.6 98x118 12.9/367 30498 333 111 4.9/1.5 19 57~71.5 3.9x4.6 98x118 13.4/380 30499 270 90 4.9/1.5 16 57~71.5 3.9x4.6 98x118 13.1/370 3.9” Models supplied in soft case with 31025 rainguard and padded neckstrap 4.6” extended Unique compact design 16 Push/pull retractable eye cup assembly Wide wheel focusing. Close focus to under 6ft For Product Detail and What’s in the Box? videos visit www.opticronusa.com For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com HR WP Porro Prism 8x42 BCF.GA 10x42 BCF.GA In a 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 the enthusiast and anyone seeking the very highest optical resolution for their money, the HR WP successfully combines the qualities of traditional porro prism and modern roof prism formats into a single multipurpose, user friendly, high performance field glass. Featuring the ‘B’ porro prism format with internal focusing and long focal length long eyerelief eyepieces, components are of a very high quality and all air-to-glass surfaces are fully multi-coated to minimize light loss within the system. Hermetically sealed, each instrument is fully nitrogen waterproof to a depth of 10ft and comes with the assurance of our 20 year Premiere Plus Warranty. Specifications Code Field (ft/1000yd) Field (m/1000m) Close Focus (ft/m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (in) HxW (mm) Weight (oz/g) 8x42 10x42 30090 336 112 9.8/3 20 56~73 5.0x7.2 126x183 25.2/715 30091 267 89 9.8/3 17 56~73 5.0x7.2 126x183 25.6/725 Models supplied in soft case with 31025 rainguard and wide neckstrap Rotating retractable eyecup assembly Central diopter adjustment. Wide wheel focusing Tripod adapter socket For Product Detail and What’s in the Box? videos visit www.opticronusa.com 17 Explorer® WA Roof Prism 8x42 DWCF.GA 10x42 DWCF.GA The Explorer WA offers a combination of quality, specification & ergonomics that are rare if not unique in this price category. The all-new optical system features impressive wideangle 7.5˚ (8x42) and 6.5˚ (10x42) field of view with minimum levels of edge distortion. Fitted in combination with high quality phase corrected prisms and fully multicoated lenses, the results are seen in crisp clear images with impressive color reproduction. The Explorer WA’s compact optical system is fitted into a magnesium alloy body that provides excellent balance for all hand sizes. Each binocular is clothed in a specially textured soft-touch covering with a tactile finish making them easy to grip and use. Other features include; • Nitrogen waterproof construction •BAK 4, PC prisms integrated into a fully multi-coated wide angle optical system • 3-stage retractable eyecups • Close focus to 6.6ft (8x42) • Tripod adapter socket Explorer WA binoculars are supplied with a comprehensive 5 year Premiere Warranty. Specifications Code Field (ft/1000yd) Field (m/1000m) Close Focus (ft/m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (in) HxW (mm) Weight (oz/g) 8x42 10x42 30614 393 131 6.6/2 17 55~73 5.5x5.0 140x126 23.7/672 30615 339 113 8.2/2.5 15 55~73 5.5x5.0 140x126 22.5/638 Models supplied in soft case with rainguard, padded neckstrap and rubber objective lens covers 18 For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com Discovery WP PC Roof Prism 8x42 DCF.GA 10x42 DCF.GA Using an ultra-compact optical design, the Discovery WP PC series are among the smallest waterproof roof prism binoculars available on the market. With a host of features including long eyerelief wide-angle eyepieces; 7.5˚ (8x32), 7.5˚ (8x42), 6.0˚ (10x42), 6.6˚ (10x50) plus excellent close focus each Discovery WP PC offers the value conscious customer the opportunity to own and use a stylish easy-to use precision field glass. Features include: • Nitrogen waterproof construction •Lightweight magnesium bodies (8x42, 10x42, 8x50 & 10x50) • Super lightweight ABS plastic body (8x32) •Fully coated optics with PC phase corrected prisms •Long eyerelief for spectacle wearers with twist-type eyecups •Click-stop right diopter adjustment •Close focus to under 6ft •Tripod adapter socket (8x42 & 10x42 only) •5 year Premiere Warranty Specifications Code Field (ft/1000yd) Field (m/1000m) Close Focus (ft/m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (in) HxW (mm) Weight (oz/g) 8x32 DWCF.GA 8x32 8x42 10x42 8x50 10x50 30452 393 131 3.9/1.2 17 52~75* 4.3x4.6 108x117 13.8/391 30458 393 131 4.9/1.5 22 53~75* 5.2x5.0 133x126 24.8/703 30459 315 105 4.9/1.5 17 53~75* 5.2x5.0 133x126 24.6/696 30457 366 122 4.9/1.5 21 57~75 5.7x5.2 145x133 28.1/797 30467 345 115 4.9/1.5 22 57~75 5.7x5.2 145x133 28.7/813 8x50 DCF.GA 10x50 DCF.GA Models supplied in soft case with rainguard and wide neckstrap. *2014 models available December 2013 19 Imagic® TGA WP Porro Prism 7x42 ZCF.GA 8x42 ZCF.GA 10x42 ZCF.GA Designed to look and feel exceptional, Imagic TGA WP binoculars offer a host of features normally reserved for higher priced instruments. Fitted with BAK4 prisms and utilizing a differential multicoating system with high refractive index coatings on the eyelenses and objectives, the models deliver excellent clarity and contrast and will match or outperform many roof prism binoculars costing $300 or more. 50mm models are especially suited to star gazing. Other features include, nitrogen waterproof construction, rotating retractable eyecup assembly with extension lock, click stop right diopter adjustment, integral tripod adapter socket and 20 year Premiere Plus Warranty. ©Akio Nakanishi 8x32 ZCF.GA 7x50 ZCF.GA 10x50 ZCF.GA Specifications Code Field (ft/1000yd) Field (m/1000m) Close Focus (ft/m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (in) HxW (mm) Weight (oz/g) 8x32 7x42 8x42 10x42 7x50 10x50 30550 366 122 8.2/2.5 21 57~73 4.5x6.5 114x165 21.7/614 30551 378 126 13.1/4 22 57~73 5.6x7.1 142x180 24.1/682 30552 342 114 9.5/2.9 21 57~73 5.6x7.1 142x180 24.1/682 30553 291 97 9.5/2.9 21 57~73 5.6x7.1 142x180 24.2/687 30554 315 105 16.1/4.9 21.5 57~73 6.8x7.5 173x191 28.4/805 30555 279 93 14.8/4.5 19.5 57~73 6.8x7.5 173x191 29.1/834 Models supplied in soft case with rainguard and wide neckstrap. 20 Tripod Mount ©Teruyasu Kitayama Milky Way For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com T3 Trailfinder® Roof Prism 8x42 DCF.GA 10x42 DWCF.GA The T3 Trailfinder’s clever combination of wide-angle optics and fast focus system fitted into a compact body clothed in textured rubber armor help create a comfortable, easy to use range of binoculars equally suited to general wildlife observation as well as more specialist pursuits such as hunting, field archery and birdwatching. Available in 8x32, 8x42 and 10x42 in a choice of black or dark green durable textured rubber armor, features of the T3 Trailfinder include: •Fully multi-coated optical system including BAK 4 prisms and PC phase correction coatings • Nitrogen waterproof construction •Long eyerelief, wide angle eyepieces fitted with twist type retractable eyecups • Internal focusing with close focus to 4.9ft • 5 year Premiere Warranty T3 Trailfinder (green) binoculars are endorsed by the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail Specifications Code Bl Code Gr Field (ft/1000yd) Field (m/1000m) Close Focus (ft/m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (in) HxW (mm) Weight (oz/g) 8x32 8x42 10x42 30078 30079 393 131 4.9/1.5 17 57~75 4.3x4.8 109x121 18.6/527 30080 30082 375 125 4.9/1.5 21 58~77 5.5x5.0 140x128 26.2/742 30081 30083 339 113 4.9/1.5 16 58~77 5.5x5.0 140x128 25.8/731 8x32 DCF.GA Models supplied in soft case with rainguard and padded lanyard 21 Oregon 4 LE WP Roof Prism 8x42 DCF.GA 10x42 DCF.GA Re-modeled for 2014 the entry-level Oregon 4 LE WP nitrogen waterproof series provide the first-time or occasional user with a high standard of optical performance and functionality in a highly desirable well constructed and reliable body. Delivering surprisingly neutral images for their price point, the binoculars are perfect for all types of general wildlife observation including hunting or birdwatching, the range includes a compact wide field 8x32 as well as a high performance 10x50. Features include; • BAK 4 glass - fully multi-coated optical system • Long eyerelief and twist type retractable eyecup assembly •Sophisticated twin relief rubber armored finish •Wide wheel focusing with near focus to under 6ft (8x32) and 10ft (8/10x42) •Wide-angle 8x32 with 8.1˚ field of view • 5 year Premiere Warranty 8x32 DWCF.GA Specifications Code Field (ft/1000yd) Field (m/1000m) Close Focus (ft/m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (in) HxW (mm) Weight (oz/g) 8x32 8x42 10x42 10x50 30525 423 141 5.9/1.8 15 58~74 4.3x4.6 109x116 17.5/497 30526 342 114 9.5/2.9 22 57~74 5.9x4.9 150x125 23.9/677 30527 303 101 9.5/2.9 19 57~74 5.9x4.9 150x125 24.0/681 30528 240 80 8.2/2.5 22 61~74 6.7x5.1 170x130 29.8/845 10x50 DCF.GA Models supplied in soft case with rainguard, wide neckstrap and rubber objective lens covers 22 For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com Savanna WP Porro Prism 6x30 ZCF.GA Handy, lightweight and easy-to-use, Savanna WP porro prism binoculars are uniquely suited to adults and children as young as 7 years. With popular features such as waterproofing, long eyerelief for glasses wearers and ergonomic rubber armor, the optical system delivers brighter, sharper more three dimensional images compared to similarly priced roof prism binoculars. In addition the wide-angle eyepieces and large depth of field make for easy location and tracking of wildlife. With a minimum IPD of 50mm, the Savanna WP can be enjoyed by children as young as 7 years without fear of eyestrain. Weighing just over 17oz and standing just 4.5” high, the binocular fits easily into a backpack or sling bag or can be stored in its lightweight neoprene case. Like their sister compact models, both the 6x30 and 8x30 are engineered to deliver excellent quality and value for money for the younger wildlife or birdwatcher and come with a comprehensive 5 year Premiere Warranty. Specifications 8x30 ZCF.GA Code Field (ft/1000yd) Field (m/1000m) Close Focus (ft/m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (in) HxW (mm) Weight (oz/g) 6x30 8x30 30045 420 140 9.8/3 21 50~70 4.6x6.3 116x160 17.1/485 30046 393 131 9.8/3 18 50~70 4.6x6.3 116x160 17.3/491 Models supplied in neoprene case with rainguard and wide neckstrap 23 Marine & Specialist Binoculars Porro Prism Marine and Specialist 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 alike. Pro Series II 7x50 BIF.GA Available in either 8x30 or 7x50 specifications, the models feature enlarged porro prisms and anti-reflective multi-coatings to maximize field of view, cross-field resolution and low light performance. Long eyerelief eyepieces and large depth of field provide the best chances for stable, comfortable viewing under constant motion with or without glasses. Fully nitrogen gas filled waterproof, the instruments are protected from knocks and bumps with specially mounted prism assemblies, strong single die-cast aluminum bodies and durable thick rubber armoring. Pro Series II 7x50 BIF.GA/C Marine-3 7x50 BIF.GA Marine-2 7x50 BIF.GA/IC Specifications PSII 7x50 PSII 7x50/C M3 7x50 M2 7x50 M3 8x30 Code Field (ft/1000yd) Field (m/1000m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (in) HxW (mm) Weight (oz/g) 30128 378 126 24 58~74 7.7x8.1 195x205 43.8/1241 30129 378 126 24 58~74 7.7x8.1 195x205 44.6/1265 30056 378 126 18 56~75 7.4x8.1 188x205 38.6/1095 30334 369 123 20 57~74 7.1x7.9 180x200 37.8/1072 30060 429 143 19 53~75 6.0x6.3 130x160 24.0/680 Pro Series II binoculars are supplied in a semi-rigid multi-purpose case with neoprene neckstrap, rainguard, integral objective lens caps and 20 year Premier Plus Warranty. Specialist M-3 8x30 BIF.GA Marine Binoculars with Compass Pro Series II 7x50 BIF.GA/C and Marine-2 7x50 BIF.GA/ IC binoculars come 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 Marine-3 and Marine-2 binoculars are supplied in a soft case with wide neckstrap, rainguard, integral objective lens caps and 5 year Premier Warranty. Specialist M-3 binoculars are supplied in semi-rigid waterproof case with neoprene neckstrap, rainguard, integral objective lens caps and 5 year Premier Warranty. 24 For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com Adventurer Series Adventurer WP Roof Prism Binoculars 8x32, 8x42, 10x42 Entry level roof prism waterproof binocular finished in quality textured rubber armor. Features include: •Nitrogen waterproof construction •Fully coated optical system •Long eyerelief eyepieces for eyeglass wearers •Twist-type retractable eyecups •Wide band focusing •Tripod adapter socket • 2 year Warranty Models supplied in soft case with wide neckstrap Adventurer WP Compact Roof Prism Binoculars 8x25, 10x25 ‘Go anywhere’ compact roof prism waterproof binoculars featuring: • W ide angle eyepieces with twist-type eyecups •Nitrogen gas filled waterproof • Fully coated optical system • 2 year Warranty Models supplied in soft case with neckstrap and integral objective lens caps Specifications 8x32 Code 30069 Field (ft/1000yd) 357 Field (m/1000m) 108 Close Focus (ft/m) 16.4/5 Eyerelief (mm) 20 IPD (mm) 56~73 HxW (in) 5.3x4.7 HxW (mm) 135x120 Weight (oz/g) 17.9/507 8x42 10x42 8x25 10x25 30042 357 119 16.4/5 20 56~73 5.8x4.9 148x125 22.1/627 30043 294 98 16.4/5 15 56~73 5.8x4.9 148x125 22.0/623 30622 399 133 9.8/3 11 38~79 4.0x4.6 101x117 11.5/326 30623 324 108 13.1/4 10.5 38~79 4.0x4.6 101x117 11.5/327 Adventurer WP Spottingscope Kit 15-45x60/45 Compact lightweight fully multi-coated 60mm fieldscope featuring integrated 15-45x zoom eyepiece with twist-type eyecup. Finished in dark green protective rubber armor with black accents, the unit features a retractable sunshade, integrated objective lens cover and is supplied complete with minitripod and carry case that can be Specifications 15-45x60/45 carried separately or stowed inside a Code 40161 backpack. 2 year Warranty. Objective (mm) 60 Tripod specifications: Height 9.3” (235mm), weight 8.8oz (250g) Field (ft/1000yd) Field (m/1000m) Eyerelief (mm) HxW (in) HxW (mm) Weight (oz/g) 102/51 34/17 24-17 12.8 327 31.4/889 25 Compact Pocket Binoculars & Monoculars 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, traveling on holiday or on hand in the glove box of your vehicle. DBA® Oasis® 8x21 Setting the standard for affordable high quality pocket binoculars, each DBA Oasis compact provides the discerning user with an unrivaled combination of optical specification and user orientated features. Offering the highest overall performance of any Opticron compact, the design centers 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 4.1x2.7” •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 10ft •The latest roof prism technology including PC phase correction, Oasis prism coating and full Opticron N-type multi-coating (For more information about Oasis coating see page 5) •19mm diameter eye lenses to maximize viewing comfort • Fully rubber armored 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 8ft •Integral lugs providing connection to a specially designed neoprene neckstrap or other strap of your choice • Comprehensive 20 year Premiere Plus Warranty 4.1” 4.7” Specifications 4.2” extended 2.7” folded 26 4.2” extended 2.7” folded Code Field (ft/1000yd) Field (m/1000m) Close Focus (ft/m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (in) HxW (mm) Weight (oz/g) 8x21 10x25 30380 393 131 5.9/1.8 17 37~72 4.1x4.2 105x106 11.6/330 30381 315 105 7.9/2.4 17 37~72 4.7x4.2 119x106 12.2/347 Models supplied in soft leather case with 31021 rainguard and 29010 neoprene neckstrap For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com BGA T PC Oasis® An excellent alternative to quality conventional sized binoculars, and available in 8x, 10x or 12x magnifications, BGA T PC Oasis roof prism compacts feature high definition optics with PC Phase corrected prisms and Oasis prism coating (see page 5). 8x24 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 weighing in at 8.5oz and folding down to just 3.7x2.6”. Other features include: •Full B specification eyepieces delivering full field of view with or without spectacles •Twist-type retractable eyecup assemblies • Close focus down to under 9ft (8x24) • 20 year Premiere Plus Warranty 10x28 4.2” 3.7” 4.1” extended 2.6” folded 4.8” Specifications 4.1” extended 2.7” folded 4.2” extended 2.8” folded Code Field (ft/1000yd) Field (m/1000m) Close Focus (ft/m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (in) HxW (mm) Weight (oz/g) 8x24 10x28 12x30 30015 330 110 8.2/2.5 15 36~71 3.7x4.1 95x103 8.5/240 30016 258 86 12.8/3.9 15 36~71 4.2x4.1 106x105 9.2/260 30017 228 76 14.8/4.5 15 36~71 4.8x4.2 123x106 10.2/290 Models supplied in soft leather case with 31000 neckstrap 27 Verano® BGA PC Distinctively stylish long eyerelief binoculars, Verano BGA PC roof prism compacts are manufactured in Japan using a single hinge body structure allowing for easy one hand operation. Protected in natural rubber armor with high-contact aluminum focus wheel, features include nitrogen purged waterproof construction and PC phase corrected, fully multi-coated optical system with close focus to just 7ft. Verano BGA PC binoculars are supplied with a 20 year Premiere Plus Warranty. Specifications Code Field (ft/1000yd) Field (m/1000m) Close Focus (ft/m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (in) HxW (mm) Weight (oz/g) 8x25 10x25 12x25 30025 330 110 6.6/2 19 55~75 4.3x4.2 110x106 11.3/320 30026 261 87 6.6/2 19 55~75 4.3x4.2 110x106 11.4/322 30027 225 75 6.6/2 19 55~75 4.3x4.2 110x106 11.5/326 8x25 10x25 12x25 Models supplied in soft case with 31000 neckstrap Aspheric LE WP With benchmark ergonomics and optical quality in a timeless design, these compact roof prism models feature Aspheric lens technology, silver coated PC prisms with fully multicoated optics that deliver bright, clear images with impressive color fidelity. Standing just over 4” tall and weighing under 11oz, the binoculars collapse to just 2.6” wide. Other features include; •Nitrogen waterproofing to prevent water ingression and protect against spray, damp or mist • F ull body rubber Specifications 8x25 10x25 armoring and high Code 30515 30516 contact focus wheel Field (ft/1000yd) 273 261 • Integral neckstrap Field (m/1000m) 91 87 • R etractable twist-type Close Focus (ft/m) 6.6/2 6.6/2 eyecups Eyerelief (mm) 16 16 • Thumb wheel diopter adjuster IPD (mm) 32~74 32~74 • Close focus to 6.6ft HxW (in) 4.4x4.1 4.4x4.1 • 5 year Premiere Warranty HxW (mm) 111x104 111x104 Weight (oz/g) 10.3/291 8x25 10x25 10.3/292 Models supplied in soft neoprene case 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 diameter objective lenses for maximum brightness. Other features include nitrogen waterproofing to 10ft and a fully multicoated optical system with additional Specifications 8x26 10x26 Opticron F-type multi-coating to the 30094 30095 Code eyepieces and objective lenses. The Field (ft/1000yd) 288 261 HR WP are covered in a twin textured Field (m/1000m) 96 87 Close Focus (ft/m) 11.5/3.5 11.5/3.5 natural rubber covering and benefit Eyerelief (mm) 18 15 from a focusing wheel designed for IPD (mm) 58~73 58~73 use with or without gloves. 5 year HxW (in) 4.1x4.8 4.1x4.8 Premiere Warranty. HxW (mm) Weight (oz/g) 105x123 14.0/396 105x123 14.1/399 Models supplied in soft case with 31000 neckstrap 28 8x26 10x26 For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com Savanna The Savanna delivers bright and sharp images in a hand sized body. Long eyerelief eyepieces, fully coated optics and good close focus, they have a minimum IPD setting of 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, each Savanna is supplied with a comprehensive 5 year Premiere Warranty. Specifications 8x23 10x23 Code Field (ft/1000yd) Field (m/1000m) Close Focus (ft/m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (in) HxW (mm) Weight (oz/g) 8x23 10x23 30373 339 113 8.2/2.5 16 54~72 3.9x4.3 100x110 10.4/295 30374 273 91 8.2/2.5 16 54~72 3.9x4.3 100x110 10.5/297 Models supplied in neoprene case with neckstrap T3 Trailfinder® Entry level general-purpose waterproof compact binoculars, the T3 Trailfinder compact series are designed and built to offer excellent all-round performance and value for money for under $120. Suitable for casual wildlife observation as well as more specialized hobbies where size and weight are at a premium, the optics are packaged into a rugged and easy-to-use single hinge body with wide wheel focusing. 5 year Premiere Warranty. Specifications 8x25 10x25 T3 Trailfinder (green) binoculars are endorsed by the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail Code Black Code Green Field (ft/1000yd) Field (m/1000m) Close Focus (ft/m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (in) HxW (mm) Weight (oz/g) 8x25 10x25 30070 30072 357 119 4.9/1.5 16 59~73 3.9x4.3 99x108 10.4/295 30071 30073 288 96 5.9/1.8 15 59~73 3.9x4.3 99x108 10.5/297 Models supplied in soft case with neckstrap and rubber objective lens covers Gallery Scope Named with the art critic in mind, the 8x20 Gallery Scope is an excellent tool for the macro study of wildlife as well as an easy to use 8x magnification field monocular that fits unnoticed into a shirt pocket or backpack. 8x20 Boasting a high quality Japanese made roof prism optical system, the unit delivers crisp clear images with a useful 6.8˚ field of view. Focusing at 50ft and over requires only small adjustments in the focusing but wind the focusing fully out and you will be rewarded with close focus down to under 12” for detailed inspection of all kinds of flora and fauna. Other features include: Specifications 8x20 • Fully coated optical system Code 30165 • 20 year Premiere Plus Warranty Models supplied in soft case with strap. 30259 Microstand (3x) with LED illuminator The Opticron 8x20 Gallery Scope can also be converted into a compact 24x microscope using the 30259 Microstand with LED illuminator. This useful accessory multiplies basic monocular magnification by a factor of 3. Field (ft/1000yd) Field (m/1000m) Close Focus (in/cm) Eyerelief (mm) HxW (in) HxW (mm) Weight (oz/g) 357 119 11.8/30 11 3.7x1.3 94x34 3.7/105 29 Monoculars 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 of their type, DBA Oasis S-Coat monoculars are designed for the professional, offering the very highest performance and specification in a compact roof prism design. Features include; •7˚ (8x42) and 6˚ (10x42) long eyerelief large diameter eyepieces for viewing comfort •High quality Oasis coated roof prisms with phase correction coating •S-type multi-coating for extremely high clarity & color contrast in all light conditions from early morning till dusk • Close focus to under 9ft •Nitrogen gas filled waterproof to 16ft 8x42 BGA 10x42 BGA Fully armored with a ribbed focus band, models are supplied in soft leather case with neoprene monocular neckstrap and 20 year Premiere Plus Warranty. BGA BGA monoculars deliver a viewing experience akin to a pair of average size roof prism binoculars in a pocket size unit measuring only 1.7x5.4”. 100% made in Japan, features include internally focused fully multi-coated optics, long eyerelief eyepieces for full field of view with or without spectacles, twist-type eyecup, wide band focusing, close focus to under 7ft, nitrogen waterproofing to a depth of 9.8ft and a 20 year Premiere Plus Warranty. Models supplied in soft case with neckstrap. 8x42 BGA 10x42 BGA Accessories for DBA and BGA Monoculars 2.5x UTA Pocket Telescope Converter A dedicated push fit conversion which increases the magnification of each monocular by a factor of 2.5x creating a pocket telescope for Specifications long range observation. Code 30442. Tripod mount for DBA and BGA monoculars A tailor-made sleeve mount providing a secure connection to any photo/video panhead with a 1/4” thread. Mount secures over objective lens housing. Size: 2.8x2.8” Weight: 2.4oz. Codes; 30444 Tripod Mount DBA, 30443 Tripod Mount BGA. 30 Code Field (ft/1000yd) Field (m/1000m) Close Focus (ft/m) Eyerelief (mm) HxW (in) HxW (mm) Weight (oz/g) 8x42 DBA 10x42 DBA 8x42 BGA 10x42 BGA 30445 366 122 8.2/2.5 21 5.6x2.0 143x52 12.1/343 30446 315 105 9.0/2.75 19 5.6x2.0 143x52 12.3/349 30440 330 110 6.6/2 19 5.4x1.7 136x43 10.1/285 30441 267 89 6.6/2 16 5.4x1.7 136x43 10.1/285 For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com Waterproof These high quality fully multi-coated monoculars feature nitrogen gas filled waterproof construction and thick rubber covering with finger grooves for easy one hand operation making them excellent all-purpose ‘take-anywhere’ field glasses. 5x30 8x30 100% Made in Japan, 5x30 and 8x32 feature long eyerelief eyepieces delivering the full field of view with glasses. 5x30 and 8x30 have a fold down eyecup while the 8x32 is fitted with a 4-stage twist-type assembly to allow a more precise set-up. Models 5x30 and 8x30 finished in dark green, 8x32 finished in black. Models supplied in soft case with neckstrap, integrated objective lens cap and 5 year Premiere Warranty. Specifications Code Field (ft/1000yd) Field (m/1000m) Close Focus (ft/m) Eyerelief (mm) HxW (in) HxW (mm) Weight (oz/g) 5x30 8x30 8x32 30344 366 122 13.1/4 25 5.5x1.9 139x49 8.9/252 30345 393 131 16.4/5 11 5.5x1.9 139x49 8.9/252 30348 393 131 16.4/5 16 5.2/1.9 131x49 9.6/272 8x32 Marine 3 Marine 3 monoculars exemplify our commitment to provide quality, and innovation. The instrument has been specifically designed and manufactured to meet the toughest performance criteria demanded by the enthusiast and professional user alike. The 7x50 specification, enlarged porro prisms and anti-reflective multicoatings are all designed to maximize field of view, cross-field resolution and low light performance. A long eyerelief eyepiece and large depth of field provide the best chances for stable, comfortable viewing under constant motion with or without glasses. Fully nitrogen gas filled waterproof, the instrument is protected from knocks and bumps with a specially mounted prism assembly, strong single die-cast aluminum body and durable thick rubber armoring. The Marine-3 monocular is supplied in a soft case with strap, integral objective lens cap and 5 year Premier Warranty. Specifications Code Field (ft/1000yd) Field (m/1000m) Eyerelief (mm) HxW (in) HxW (mm) Weight (oz/g) 7x50 30054 378 126 18 7.4x3.3 188x85 19.0/540 7x50 BIF.GA 31 Choosing your Fieldscope 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 fieldscopes are generally supplied in ‘body only’ format e.g. GS 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 500 yards distant appears to be only 25yds away. A 30x eyepiece makes the object appear 16.7yds distant while a zoom eyepiece set at 60x means the same object appears to be just over 8yds away. What magnification? Terrestrial fieldscopes 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 66mm fieldscope will deliver optimum performance, (the balance between magnification 32 Naked eye 20x 30x For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com 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 fieldscope such as an 80mm or 100mm. The higher the magnification, the greater the image and color distortion. These effects can be dramatically reduced by using ED or Fluorite combination objective lenses that minimize chromatic aberration, but are expensive. At magnifications of 30x or lower, the benefits of these lenses are smaller in comparison to conventional glass objectives. Field of view is usually expressed as the width in yards/meters of the image when viewing at a distance of 1000 yards/meters 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. 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 fieldscope 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 tradeoff 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 fieldscope should be able to resolve two black dots 1.5mm distance apart on a white surface, in bright daylight from a distance of 50yds. 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. Opticron SDL and HDF eyepieces offer the full field of view for spectacle wearers. Straight-through or 45˚ angled? Common advantages of angled fieldscopes are that your back, shoulders and neck are in a more relaxed position when viewing and the tripod can be set lower for better stability. Angled scopes allow people of different heights to view simultaneously without having to make any adjustment to the height of the tripod. Straight-through fieldscopes 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 is to 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 fieldscope will, on average, be around the same weight as the ‘scope. Therefore if you are thinking of walking any distance with your chosen fieldscope, 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. 33 High Resolution ED Fieldscopes “Smaller, lighter, brighter, sharper” HR ED fieldscopes are designed and manufactured to deliver exceptional optical performance combined with sublime handling and total reliability. Aimed squarely at the serious user, HR ED fieldscopes are built to withstand extremes in temperature, to operate unaffected by rain, cold or humidity and be used anywhere from the equatorial rainforests to the poles. The choice of body types, eyepieces and accessories for observation and telephotography are unmatched and combine to create one of the most versatile ranges of professional spottingscopes available on the market. HR 66 GA ED/45˚ shown with SDL v2 18-54x Optically the HR ED deliver the highest resolution figures of any Opticron fieldscope as each model contains a high definition 5 element apochromat objective lens with 2 individual ED elements. As well as maximizing image sharpness, this second element delivers significant reductions in chromatic aberration at higher magnification settings compared to single element designs. To optimize light transmission and color contrast across the magnification range, Opticron N-type extra wide band multi-coating is applied to all air/glass surfaces throughout each instrument. Mechanically HR ED fieldscopes feature a lightweight magnesium alloy body fitted with a large footprint tripod adapter that offers +/- 90 degree rotation around the central axis of the scope. Fully nitrogen gas filled waterproof and hermetically sealed against penetration from dust and moisture, the spottingscopes are protected from the elements with a durable soft touch textured rubber armor. Other features include a centrally positioned rubber armored focusing wheel for optimum accessibility plus a retractable rubber covered lens hood (sunshade) with integrated rubber objective lens cap. HR ED fieldscopes are supplied with a comprehensive 20 year Premiere Plus Warranty. HR 80 GA ED/45˚ shown with SDL v2 24-72x Telephoto lens conversion for SLR cameras (see page 46 for details) Telephotography with compact digital cameras/camcorders featuring 40849 UDCA (see page 47 for details) 34 Northern Cardinal. Photo digiscoped with a Panasonic FH2, HR 80 GA ED and HDF T 27xWW. Water resistant multi-layer padded case (see page 51 for details) For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com HR 66 GA ED HR 66 GA ED shown with SDL v2 18-54x At under 13” long, the HR 66 GA ED fieldscope has a reputation as a very compact high performance unit but it’s not only the size and resolution figures that make this spottingscope special. When fitted with the HDF T 20xWW, 28xWW, 38xWW or SDLv2 18-54x eyepieces, viewing over long periods or in poor light as dusk draws in is surprisingly comfortable on the eye compared with many other scopes. HR 80 GA ED With outstanding low light performance the HR 80 GA ED fieldscope comfortably maintains superb color contrast even in the poorest field conditions. The F570mm objective lens also provides a unique opportunity for accurate long range observation using the HDF T 38xWW & 52xWW and SDLv2 24-72x. HR 80 GA ED shown with SDL v2 24-72x Specifications Code Objective (mm) Close Focus (ft/m) Length (in/mm) Weight (oz/g) 66 ED 66 ED/45 80 ED 80 ED/45 Eyepieces 41002 66 16.4/5 11.4/290 42.7/1210 41003 66 16.4/5 13.0/330 45.0/1278 41006 80 26.2/8 14.6/370 57.7/1635 41007 80 26.2/8 15.9/405 60.1/1703 Code Magnification HR 66 Magnification HR 80 Field (ft/1000yd) HR 66 Field (m/1000m) HR 66 Field (ft/1000yd) HR 80 Field (m/1000m) HR 80 • SDLv2 40936 18-54x 24-72x 111/69 37/23 90/54 30/18 • HDF 40810 20xWW 27xWW 156 52 117 39 40809 28xWW 38xWW 135 45 100 33.3 40858 38xWW 52xWW 93 31 69 23 For more information on SDL and HDF eyepieces see page 48 35 ES v3 Fieldscopes Featuring an upgraded optical system for improved color contrast and apparent resolution, 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. ES 80 GA SD/45˚ shown with SDL 20-60x Main features include: •Tri-element high definition objective lens (SD or ED) with Opticron F-type multicoating that visibly increases both color contrast and clarity over standard multicoatings •Magnesium, aluminum and polycarbonate body protected in textured rubber armor •Nitrogen waterproofing to eliminate condensation 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 blinds or viewing from a sitting or prone position. ES 80 GA SD/45˚ The suffix SD for ‘standard’ belies the quality of this tri-element 500mm fieldscope. Utilizing high quality Japanese-made optical components and a high refractive index multi-coating system, the ES 80 GA SD/45 demands serious consideration for anybody interested in a tough and extremely reliable 80mm fieldscope. Image texture is slightly softer than sister ED model but the instrument deals competently with a range of interspersed colors in varying light conditions up to 60x magnification, combined with accurate focusing and a welcome lack of color 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 popular 80mm model. Images are vibrant and ‘true to life’ and what’s more reproduced consistently across the magnification range. Telephoto lens conversion for SLR cameras (see page 46 for details) Telephotography with compact digital cameras/camcorders featuring 40849 UDCA ES 80 GA ED/45˚ shown with SDL 20-60x Pied Wagtail. Photo digiscoped with a Panasonic FH2, ES 80 GA ED and HDF T 23xWW. Water resistant multi-layer padded case (see page 51 for details) (see page 47 for details) 36 For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com ES 100 GA ED/45˚ The advantages of a 100mm diameter objective lens become clear when viewing at magnifications over 50x. With a surface area 1.5x that of an 80mm 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 color contrast mean more accurate and more enjoyable observation. Preferred eyepieces include the HDF 42xWW, 27-80x and SDLv2 27-80x. ES 100 GA ED/45˚ shown with SDL 27-80x Fully compatible with SDL and HDF T eyepieces the models offer an exciting array of viewing options depending on your chosen application. ES models can be converted for use with SLR cameras for telephotography and are supplied complete with a 20 year Premiere Plus Warranty. Specifications 80 SD/45 80 ED/45 100 ED/45 Eyepieces Code Objective (mm) Close Focus (ft/m) Length (in/mm) Weight (oz/g) 40895 80 19.7/6 15.4/390 52.3/1484 40890 80 19.7/6 15.4/390 56.1/1591 40893 100 32.8/10 19.6/497 98.8/2800 Code Magnification ES 80 Magnification ES 100 Field (ft/1000yd) ES 80 Field (m/1000m) ES 80 Field (ft/1000yd) ES 100 Field (m/1000m) ES 100 • SDLv2 40936E 20-60x 27-80x 99/60 33/20 78/48 26/16 • HDF 40810E 23xWW 30xWW 135 45 99 33 40809E 32xWW 42xWW 108 36 81 27 40858E 44xWW 58xWW 84 28 60 20 40862E 20-60x 27-80x 105/48 35/16 87/36 29/12 For more information on SDL and HDF eyepieces see page 48 37 GS Fieldscopes GS series fieldscopes set the standard for people wanting lightweight, high quality affordable fieldscopes for birdwatching, hunting and general wildlife observation. Designed and engineered in Japan they deliver class leading performance with superior functionality and ease of use. Features include: •Superior light transmission derived from Ø52mm & Ø66.5mm objective lenses •High quality ED optical systems •Lightweight nitrogen waterproof construction •Full body rubber armor with integrated objective lens cover •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˚ rotation • Retractable lens hood (665) •Fully compatible with SDL, HDF & HR eyepieces & photoadapters • 20 year Premiere Plus Warranty GS 52 GA ED/45˚ shown with HDF T 12-36x GS 52 GA ED Setting the standard for optical quality the GS 52 GA ED offers a practical alternative to larger spottingscopes in situations where size and weight are an issue. Fitted with the HDF T 12-36x set between 12x and 18x, images are exceptionally bright with a large depth of field - perfect for hand held or tripod mounted observation. Unlike other travelscopes, the full size prism units allow the models to retain their performance up to 36x, delivering superior color fidelity even in comparatively low light. Images are brighter and sharper too. For backyard birding and photography close focus is just 8.2ft. GS 52 GA ED shown with HDF T 12-36x Telephoto lens conversion for SLR cameras (see page 46 for details) 38 Mediterranean Gull and Mallard. Photos digiscoped with Panasonic FH1, GS 665 GA ED and HDF T 18xWW. Water resistant multi-layer padded case (see page 51 for details) For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com GS 665 GA ED The GS 665 GA ED is designed for people searching for the optimum balance between size/weight and optical performance. With finished weights of just 37oz it is light by any standard, while the 66.5mm objective means images are brighter and sharper compared to smaller 60-65mm models. Relatively low focal length to aperture ratios combined with the accuracy of ED glass means the GS 665 GA ED is an excellent choice for digi-scoping. Recommended eyepieces include HDF T 18xWW, 25xWW or 16-48x zoom. GS 665 GA ED/45˚ shown with HR2 18-54x GS 665 GA ED shown with HDF T 25xWW Specifications Code Objective (mm) Close Focus (ft/m) Length (in/mm) Weight (oz/g) 52 ED 52 ED/45 665 ED 665 ED/45 Eyepieces 40956 52 8.2/2.5 7.9/200 26.6/754 40957 52 8.2/2.5 7.9/200 26.8/759 40962 66.5 12.5/3.8 12.8/326 37.0/1049 40963 66.5 12.5/3.8 12.8/326 37.1/1053 Code 40936G 40810G 40809G 40858G Magnification GS 52 12-36x 13xWW 18xWW 24xWW Magnification GS 665 16-48x 18xWW 25xWW 35xWW Field (ft/1000yd) GS 52 180/108 225 198 147 Field (m/1000m) GS 52 60/36 75 66 49 Field (ft/1000yd) GS 665 123/75 150 141 105 Field (m/1000m) GS 665 41/25 50 47 35 • SDLv2 • HDF 40862G 12-36x 16-48x 186/87 62/29 126/60 42/20 For more information on SDL and HDF eyepieces see page 48 39 MM3 50 ED Travelscopes Available from January 2014 the MM3 series is the latest evolution of the Travelscope concept pioneered by Opticron nearly 20 years ago with the original Mighty Midget. Constructed from polycarbonate and lightweight alloys, the optical system is compact enough to create a body only 8” long. Weighing 21oz without eyepiece, 24.3-31oz fitted with an HDF or SDL eyepiece, an MM3 50 ED weighs about as much as pair of standard 42mm binoculars and can be used without a support for crystal clear flat field observation at magnification between 1215x. If like many users your viewing usually requires the stability of tripod or clamp, the models connect via a universal ¼” thread at the base of the tripod sleeve. MM3 50 ED shown with HDF T 12-36x MM3 50 ED shown with HDF T 12-36x Fully rain and dust proof and protected against knocks and bumps with full-body rubber covering, the MM3 50 ED is available in straight-through and 45˚ angled bodies to suit different applications. Compatibility with the full range of HDF and SDL eyepieces also means Opticron fieldscope owners can use their existing eyepieces with a new MM3 50 ED body. Features and specifications at a glance: •50mm ED objective lens • High contrast fully multi-coated optical system • Accurate 8:1 dual focusing system •Close focus to 8.2ft - perfect for high magnification detailed observation at close range • Fully armored body •Tripod adapter with +/- 90 degree rotation •Removable rubber objective lens cover (supplied) • Telephotoadapter option • 20 year Premiere Plus Warranty MM3 50 ED/45˚ shown with HDF T 12-36x MM3 50 ED/45˚ shown with HDF T 12-36x 40 For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com Telephotography with compact digital cameras (see page 47 for details) Water resistant multi-layer padded case (see page 51 for details) Compact, lightweight and versatile the MM3 50 ED is the perfect choice for: Traveling Hunting Target sports Specifications Code Objective (mm) Close Focus (ft/m) Length (in/mm) Weight (oz/g) 50 ED 50 ED/45 Eyepieces 41150 50 8.2/2.5 8.3/210 21.0/595 41151 50 8.2/2.5 8.1/205 21.3/605 Product Code Magnification Field (ft/1000yd) Field (m/1000m) • SDLv2 40936M 12-36x 180/108 60/36 • HDF 40810M 13xWW 225 75 40809M 18xWW 198 66 40858M 24xWW 147 49 40862M 12-36x 186/87 62/29 For more information on SDL and HDF eyepieces see page 48 41 IS WP Fieldscopes IS WP fieldscopes are designed for the first-time user, frequent traveler 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 offer excellent value for money with 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 5 year Premiere Warranty. IS 60 WP An excellent all-rounder delivering good resolution and depth of field, the IS 60 WP fieldscope is easy to use and transport either on a lightweight tripod or bipod. Matched to the IS long eyerelief 1854x eyepiece the model is the perfect choice for the first-time birdwatcher moving up from ‘binocular-only’ birding as well as the shooter or archer looking for accuracy at greater distances. IS 60/45˚ shown with HR2 16-48x IS 60 shown with HR2 16-48x IS WP 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). 42 For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com 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 modified optical system with new components and a more rigorous quality control procedure this mini60mm ED fieldscope is optically matched to the 40933S 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 Eyepieces • IS Code Magnification Field (ft/1000yd) Field (m/1000m) 40918S 18-54x 90/39 30/13 • HR 40933S 16-48x 135/69 45/23 For more information on IS and HR eyepieces see page 48 Specifications Code Objective (mm) Close Focus (ft/m) Length (in/mm) Weight (oz/g) Telephoto lens conversion for SLR cameras (see page 46 for details) 60 60/45 60 ED 60 ED/45 40982 60 23/7 9.8/250 24.3/689 40983 60 26/8 10.4/265 24.9/705 40986 60 23/7 9.8/250 26.4/750 40987 60 23/7 10.4/265 27.8/789 Water resistant multi-layer padded case (see page 51 for details) 43 IS 70 R Fieldscopes The IS 70 R offers a great mix of style, performance and adaptability and is an ideal choice for anyone wanting a high specification entry level spottingscope for target shooting, birdwatching or plane spotting. Featuring a 400mm, 4-element objective lens with a surface area 35% greater than the IS 60 WP, images are brighter and the scopes offer higher top-end magnification. IS 70 R fieldscopes benefit from a re-engineered optical system to improve light transmission and resolution and deliver bright, crisp images with good color contrast. IS 70 R shown with HR2 18-54x IS 70 R shown with HR2 18-54x In line with our commitment to offer the best choice of eyepieces to suit your budget and application, the ‘scopes are fully compatible with IS, HR2, HDF and SDL eyepieces. For general use we recommend either of the IS eyepieces or the 40933S HR2 18-54x. The lightweight ABS polycarbonate body is 100% nitrogen waterproof and covered in a protective rubber armor for a reassuring feeling of quality as well as giving extra protection against and knocks and bumps. The models feature a +/- 90˚ rotating tripod sleeve for maximum positional flexibility when attached to a tripod or bipod, retractable sunshade to reduce glare and are supplied with a comprehensive 5 year Premiere Warranty. IS 70 R/45˚ shown with HR2 18-54x IS 70 R/45˚ shown with HR2 18-54x 44 For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com Telephoto lens conversion for SLR cameras (see page 46 for details) Water resistant multi-layer padded case (see page 51 for details) In addition to nature observation the IS 70 R is a great choice for: Plane spotting Long range terrestrial viewing Target sports Specifications Code Objective (mm) Close Focus (ft/m) Length (in/mm) Weight (oz/g) 70 70/45 40996 70 33/10 11.6/295 38.7/1096 40997 70 30/9 11.8/300 39.6/1123 Eyepieces Code Magnification Field (ft/1000yd) Field (m/1000m) • IS 40918S 20-60x 84/36 28/12 • HR 40933S 18-54x 120/33 40/11 For more information on IS and HR eyepieces see page 48 45 Telephotography with Opticron Fieldscopes 40215 TELEPHOTO ADAPTER Telephotography or digi-scoping is easier than ever to enjoy using Opticron fieldscopes in combination 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 spottingscope with an SLR or compact system camera (CSC) b. use a spottingscope together with a compact digital camera or camcorder. 40215 Telephotoadapter For use with HR, ES, GS, MM3 & IS 41111 PHOTO ADAPTER PUSH FIT 44 41111 PHOTO ADAPTER PUSH FIT 44 41111 Photoadapter Push Fit 44 Telephotography with SLR, D-SLR and Compact System Cameras For use with 40810 HDF T, 40933 HR2 zoom and other selected HR2, HR & IS eyepieces Camera Body 40933 HR2 zoom eyepiece T-mount Fieldscope 41112 PHOTO ADAPTER PUSH FIT 49.5 In this system the camera lens is substituted for the spottingscope and coupled to the camera body using either a telephotoadapter or an eyepiece + photoadapter combination. T-mounts, available for nearly all makes of these cameras, are 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 fieldscope into a long focal length telephoto lens. 40810 HDF T eyepiece Recommended combination for viewing and telephotography 40862 HDF T zoom eyepiece 41112 Photoadapter Push Fit 49.5 41114 PHOTO ADAPTER SDL 41115 SLR • EP ADAPTER For use with 40862 HDF T zoom eyepiece 40936 SDL zoom eyepiece 41114 Photoadapter Push Fit SDL For use with 40936 SDL zoom eyepiece 50mm 50 0mm telepho T-Mounts Needed to connect telephoto & photoadapters to camera bodies 40601 Olympus OM 40602 P entax / Praktica 42mm screw 40603 Pentax K - bayonet fitting 40604 Minolta MD - manual focus 40605 M inolta AF / Sony α auto focus 40606 Canon FD - manual focus 40607 Canon EOS - auto focus 40608 Nikon 40609 Four Thirds 40610 Micro Four Thirds 40611 Sony NEX 40612 Nikon 1 40613 Canon EOS M to 10 00m m teleph oto 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 MM3 50 530mm/f.10.6 IS 60 WP 700mm/f.11.7(2) IS 70 R 750mm/f.10.7(2) (2) Optional 40927S close focus adapter Notes. Focusing is facilitated on the spottingscope. 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 choose an ISO setting of 400. For 35mm SLRs 400 ASA film is recommended. If possible use a cable release or remote control to reduce camera shake when operating the shutter. 46 41111 Photoadapter Push Fit 44 Equivalent focal lengths (1) with HR, ES, GS, MM3 & IS scopes fitted with either HDF T 40810 eyepiece or HR2 40933 zoom eyepiece at lowest magnification setting 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 MM3 50 650mm/f.13 IS 60 800mm/f.13.3 IS 70 900mm/f.12.8 Compatibility with other Eyepieces The 41111 can be used with smaller dia. eyepieces by replacing the inner sleeve supplied with the following reducer sleeve a. 4 1117 reducer 44~40 for connection to IS 40918S eyepiece. These are approximate figures based on 35mm SLR cameras. D-SLR/compact system cameras use different size image sensors compared to 35mm and so an equivalent conversion figure must be calculated separately. (1) 41112 Photoadapter Push Fit 49.5 Equivalent focal lengths(1) with ES, GS, MM3 & IS scopes fitted with HDF T 40862 zoom eyepiece at lowest magnification setting ES 80 1000mm/f.12.5 ES 100 1350mm/f.13.5 GS 52 600mm/f.11.5 GS 665 800mm/f.12 MM3 50 600mm/f.12 IS 60 WP 750mm/f.12.5 IS 70 R 800mm/f.11.4 41114 Photoadapter Push Fit SDL Equivalent focal lengths (1) with HR, ES, GS & MM3 scopes fitted with SDL zoom eyepiece at lowest magnification setting HR 66 900mm/f.13.6 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 MM3 50 600mm/f.12 For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com Digi-scoping with Compact Digital Cameras and Camcorders The nature of image capture with digital compact cameras and camcorders means Opticron fieldscopes can be used as high magnification telephoto lenses for wildlife photography and filming. There are some limitations to these applications mainly due to the high magnifications involved and the fact that spottingscope eyepieces are not designed (mechanically or optically) to transmit light into the camera/camcorder lenses. The vast majority of compact prismatic spottingscopes are designed for use with viewing eyepieces ranging in magnification from 20x to 60x. Using a spottingscope fitted with a 20x eyepiece in combination with a camera/camcorder with an optical zoom of between 0.6x and 20x, it is possible to take some very high magnification images of wildlife, but the small effective apertures, fields of view and depth of focus put a limit on the quality of the final image and one’s ability to successfully frame a shot. In addition it is often difficult for the viewing eyepiece to project a large enough diameter path of light into the camera lens and onto the sensor inside. This condition, a circular image within the available rectangular image frame, is known as vignetting. Vignetting can be reduced by increasing the zoom setting on the camera or by cropping out using photo editing Green Jay photographed using a Panasonic FH2 with HR 80 GA ED software. and 40810 HDF T 27xWW To get the best results Choose a low magnification wide angle eyepiece for your spottingscope when using it for digiscoping. 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: 40810 HDF T 2.Flexibility across the widest range of different magnifications: 40936 SDLv2 or 40862 HDF T zoom Choose a camera/camcorder with a zoom of 5x or less and a small lens diameter. The smaller the lens diameter the more of its surface area will be covered by light exiting from the spottingscope eyepiece. Commonly camera lenses of diameter less than 20mm give best results and camera lenses over 30mm in diameter will require at least 3x optical zoom to attain a ‘full frame’ image. Altamira Oriole photographed using a Panasonic FH2 with HR 80 GA ED and 40810 HDF T 27xWW Important note. In addition to eyepiece magnification and camera lens diameter, variables such as eyepiece eyerelief and field of view plus 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. 41111, 41112 & 41114 Photoadapters for Digi-scoping All of the above are supplied with 42mm T-mount and 28mm screw thread step rings to allow switching between a T-mount and SLR camera or a compatible compact camera. 40849 Universal Digital Camera Adapter The Universal Digital Camera Adapter is designed to allow you take high magnification photographs using Opticron spottingscopes and eyepieces in conjunction with a wide range of cameras and camcorders. Designed as a three-way adjustable balance plate that fixes directly to the spottingscope 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 diameter less than or equal to 56mm and fixed (non rotating) eyepiece tube length of 15mm. For more information on camera kits, DCC adapters, photoadapters and the UDCA visit www.opticronusa.com and look for TELEPHOTOGRAPHY. Northern Cardinal photographed using a Panasonic FH2 with HR 80 GA ED and 40810 HDF T 27xWW Use the optical zoom on the camera/camcorder to reduce the aperture of the lens to ‘match up’ with light exiting from the eyepiece. Remember that the higher the optical zoom setting, the higher the magnification of the final image e.g. 20x eyepiece plus 3x optical zoom = 60x (assuming the default magnification on the camera = 1x.) 47 Eyepieces A wide range of eyepieces are available for use with Opticron HR, GS, ES and IS 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 fieldscope bodies please refer to the tables on each fieldscope page. SDL v2 Eyepiece A 5-group, 8-element ‘super’ zoom, the SDLv2 eyepiece maximizes the performance gains inherent in Opticron ED objective lens fieldscopes at higher powers while maintaining superior cross-field definition coupled with exceptional viewing comfort. 40936 Eyerelief (mm) 20-18 Eyelens dia (mm) 26 Length (in/mm)3.0/77 Weight (oz/g) 9.5/270 Mechanically the eyepiece is waterproof and features a rotating eyecup that can be positioned to match individual needs. Model supplied in soft padded case. 5 year Premiere Warranty. HDF T Eyepieces The preferred choice for image quality, HDF T 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. The eyepieces feature a twist type retractable eyecup assembly that enables individual eye to eyepiece distance adjustment. 5 year Premiere Warranty. 40810 Eyerelief (mm) 22 Eyelens dia (mm) 25 Length (in/mm)1.6/40 Weight (oz/g) 5.3/151 40809 Eyerelief (mm) 18 Eyelens dia (mm) 23 Length (in/mm)2.0/51 Weight (oz/g) 6.1/173 40858 Eyerelief (mm) 17 Eyelens dia (mm) 23 Length (in/mm)2.4/61 Weight (oz/g) 7.5/212 HR Eyepiece IS Eyepiece Designed and manufactured in Japan, the HR2 zoom eyepiece delivers superior clarity, color contrast and field of view compared to the IS zoom and can be considered a value option on HR ED, ES and GS scopes. Fitted with a twist-type retractable eyecup. Dedicated long eyerelief eyepiece for IS models and best overall choice as a first eyepiece. 5 year Premiere Warranty. 48 40862 Eyerelief (mm) 22-17 Eyelens dia (mm) 24 Length (in/mm)3.0/76 Weight (oz/g) 7.3/206 5 year Premiere Warranty. 40933 Eyerelief (mm) 18-14 Eyelens dia (mm) 18 Length (in/mm)2.2/55 Weight (oz/g) 5.3/149 40918S Eyerelief (mm) 34-18 Eyelens dia (mm) 20 Length (in/mm)2.6/67 Weight (oz/g) 5.2/147 For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com Universal Tele-Adapter (UTA) 2.5x for Binoculars & Fieldscopes The Opticron Universal Tele-Adapter enables you to increase the magnification of your Opticron binocular or fieldscope+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 and IS 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 3” (76mm). Diameter 1.8” (46mm). Weight 3.9oz (110g). Varies slightly for other connection rings. Code Internal dia. (mm) Connection rings to fit 40940 UTA to Opticron Binoculars, Monoculars and Fieldscope eyepieces 40941 42.5~41.3 40942 42~41.3 40943 44.3 40944 40 40945 34.6 40947P Push Fit 40948 50~49.5 Aurora BGA DBA Oasis BGA Classic Oregon 4 LE WP Savanna WP C/Man BGA HD Natura BGA Imagic TGA WP Mono 8x30 Mono 8x32 Imagic BGA SE Verano BGA HD ED-X Explorer WA T3 Trailfinder HDF T 40809 HDF T 40858 HDF T 40810 HR2 40933 HR WP Traveller BGA Mg IS 40918S (Fixed magnification) SR.GA (40940+40947 coded as 30442) DBA Mono BGA Mono HDF T 40862 40946 33.3 HDF 40860 HDF 40861 40949 52.5~51.26 SDLv2 40936 Tripod, Panheads & Tripod Accessories 20087 Velbon Sherpa 200R Fast, versatile and easy to use tripod for both enthusiasts and beginners alike. Equipped with the 3-way panhead PH157QK with Quickrelease platform system that incorporates a one-touch handle that allows locking of both pan and tilt movements with one twist. The Sherpa 200R features a manual slide elevator to adjust height of center-column. Max. height: 65.9” (1675mm) Lowest height: 23.2” (590mm) Close length: 24.4” (620mm) Weight: 68.8oz (1950g) 35857 Manfrotto 700RC2 Panhead •Compact 2-way head • 360˚ pan and +90˚/-75˚ tilt •Integral quick release plate (1/4”) •Head to tripod attachment is 3/8” female. 3/8” to 1/4” reducer supplied • Weight: 18.3oz (520g) • Maximum load rating: 5.5lbs* (2.5kg) *Manufacturers published rating 20897 Velbon PH157QK Panhead •3-way one lever operated with quickrelease platform •90˚ side tilt for use with spottingscopes not fitted with rotating tripod sleeves • 360˚ pan and +90˚/-60˚ tilt •Head to tripod attachment is 3/8” female. 3/8” to 1/4” reducer supplied • Weight: 20.4oz (577g) • Maximum load rating: 7.7lbs* (3.5kg) *Manufacturers published rating Tripod Harness & Tripod Strap 40507 A simple and effective carrying solution, the tripod harness fixes around 3 points (canopy and two legs) to enable a tripod to be carried like a rucksack. Fully adjustable, the harness can also be used as a standard carry strap. 40506 55mm neoprene with 25mm nylon loop fasteners 49 Mounts, Monopod & Bipod BC-2 Clamping System 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 360˚ panning and +90˚ to -60˚ tilt plus 90˚ side tilt for use with spottingscopes not fitted with rotating tripod sleeves •Integral QR plate with 1/4” thread and removable locating pin •QR plate side locking screw for extra rigidity • 19.7” (500mm), 21mm dia. sliding center column • Maximum jaw width 1.8” (45mm) • Maximum height extended 20” (510mm) •Minimum height retracted 3.5” (90mm) • Weight 33.8oz (960g) • 2 year Warranty 42610 BC-2 Clamp & 500mm Center Column As 42605 but supplied without panhead. Connects via 1/4” thread to 42800 and other compatible panheads to convert to a hide clamp. Weight 15.4oz (436g) 42611 BC-2 Clamp Fits directly onto tripod center column to create a hide clamp. Supplied complete with ø21/22mm, ø23/24mm and ø25/26mm reducer sleeves. Weight 9.4oz (267g) Monopod & Mounts 43106 6-Section Compact Monopod 6 section leg with clip-type lock system, hand grip & wrist strap. • Height extended 60.5” (1535mm) • Height retracted 16” (410mm) •3/8” & 1/4” reversible p/head connection • Rubber/spiked foot • Weight 22.9oz (650g) • 2 year Warranty 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 3.1” (80mm) • Maximum jaw width 1.8” (45mm) •Optional quick release plate & shoe •Dims. 8.3x2.4x2.8” (210x60x70mm) • Weight 21oz (597g) • 2 year Warranty 40503 Universal II Hide Mount Lightweight bench clamp with 15.7” (400mm) extension pole. •2-way one lever operated panhead with integral 1/4” thread •Maximum panning height 17.7” (450mm) • Maximum jaw width 1.8” (45mm) •Optional quick release plate & shoe •Dims. 17.7x2.4x3.7” (450x60x95mm) • Weight 29.8oz (845g) • 2 year Warranty 40502 Car Window Mount •2-way one lever operated panhead with integral 1/4” thread •Maximum panning height 3.1” (80mm) • Protective rubber jaw pads •Optional quick release plate & shoe •Dims. 8.1x2.4x3.3” (205x60x85mm) • Weight 19.6oz (555g) • 2 year Warranty 42606 Quick Release Plate & Shoe Screws directly onto panhead. 1/4” thread. Weight 6.2oz (177g) 42608 Quick Release Plate only Weight 2.8oz (79g) Bipod Rigid aluminum Bipod finished in matt black. Connects to fieldscope tripod mounting or independent tripod sleeve using 1/4” threaded bolt. Supplied complete with 10.6” (270mm) extension pole for use on a bench or table creating a usable height range from 10.4” to 28.7” (265-730mm). Additional poles available. Folds up for easy storage. Weight c/w extension pole 53oz (1502g). 2 year Warranty. 40316 Ball & Socket Panhead For use with 40314 bipod and spottingscopes without rotating tripod sleeves. Height 2.8” (72mm) Weight 3.8oz (107g) Models available; 40314 Bipod, 40315 Bipod with Ball & Socket Panhead. 50 For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com Accessories Binocular Rainguards Binocular Objective Lens Covers Flexible rubber caps with integrated loops that fit over objective lens barrels. Binoculars Plastic 31025 Int ø to 37mm 31020 Int ø to 43mm 31028 Int ø to 45.5mm Binoculars Plastic 31011 Int ø to 44mm Binocular Tripod Mounts We stock a wide range of replacement OG covers for compacts and full size binoculars. Please contact us for price and availability. Compact Binoculars Plastic 31021 Int ø to 34mm Binocular Cases Binocular Harnesses 31048 25mm Elastic Bungee c/w quick release 31049 QR Connector Set 31048 L Mounts Models from left to right 31026 Compacts to 30mm OG 31004 Small Porro 32~50mm OG 31022 Roof Prism 32~50mm OG 31005 Large Porro +50mm OG We offer a wide range of leather and synthetic cases in a range of sizes for porro and roof prism models. Please contact us for sizes and specifications available. Binocular & Monocular Neckstraps 31018 25mm Nylon c/w quick release 31038 QR Connector Set 31018 Cleaning Cloth Fully adjustable with loop fasteners. Models from top down: 31000 16mm nylon (compacts) 29009 14mm neoprene (monoculars) 29010 16mm neoprene (compacts) 31001 30mm nylon (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) 30277 20cm2 Micro fiber suitable for cleaning external lenses. Supplied in protective pouch. Fieldscope Cases Stay-on-the-Scope Waterproof in Black Water resistant multi-layer padded cases individually designed to fit each model. Protects instrument while fitted to a tripod and in use. Includes removable end caps and adjustable carry strap. Available for ES 80, GS, IS and MM3. Stay-on-the-Scope Waterproof in Green As Black models but supplied with a fully adjustable neoprene carry strap for extra comfort. Available for HR ED, ES, GS* and MM3 (*angled models only). 51 Opticron LLC, 16501-D Northcross Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078 Telephone: (704) 895 3046 • Facsimile: (704) 895 3047 Email: [email protected] • Website: www.opticronusa.com © OPTICRON 2014. First published 1996. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without prior permission. Opticron® Aurora® DBA® Oasis® Imagic® Verano® Countryman® ED-X® Natura BGA® Traveller® Explorer® Trailfinder® are Registered Trade Marks. Background photographs supplied by Craig Aitchison, Dale Cherry, David Featherbe, Chris Galvin, Robert Laughton, Steve Magennis, Tomi Muukkonen, Rebecca Nason, Jari Peltomaki, Mike Read, Patrick Roach Agency, Juan Martin Simon, Tore Wuttudal and Steve Young. All equipment and specifications listed are subject to change without prior notification.
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