Binoculars • Monoculars • Telescopes • Accessories Product Guide 13 Thank you for considering Opticron as the supplier of your new Binocular or Telescope. We would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little more about us, our philosophy towards you the customer and the products and services we provide. Founded 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 sometimes highly discriminating users. The reason for so many individual models and model variants is to maximise the opportunity for you to purchase the best instrument suited to you. Quality and Value are two factors critical to the success of our business. Both have been developed and are maintained in partnership with a small number of Japan’s elite optical manufacturers. The benefits of these relationships are best seen in the optical performance of the equipment, the guarantees offered and the value for money which we believe is second to none. Customer Service If you are a professional, enthusiast or occasional user of optical equipment, we have the knowledge and expertise to help you make the right choice based on price and application. In addition to our network of Opticron stockists, you can contact us directly and purchase through our Mail Order Service if you are unable to purchase locally. We have on-site testing facilities for the entire Opticron range and operate a UK based service centre for all our equipment. The Product Guide follows a logical pattern making it easy to compare the products, while comprehensive ‘Chooser Guides’ offer practical information and advice on the equipment illustrated. For up to the minute information on new products please visit our online catalogue at www.opticron.co.uk We hope you find the contents interesting and informative. If you have any comments we would be happy to hear from you. Contents Choosing Your Binocular Binoculars Marine Binoculars Specialist M-3 / WP Observation Compact Binoculars Monoculars Choosing Your Telescope Telescopes Telephotography Eyepieces UTA / Laser Rangefinder / CMOS Telecam Tripods & Mounts Accessories 2 Page 3 4-23 24 25 26-29 30-31 32-33 34-43 44-45 46 47 48-50 51 Choosing your Binocular The following information aims to give you a basic understanding of how binoculars work, the different specifications available and what they mean, plus some points to help you choose the best instrument suited to you. Specification E.g. 8x42. The number ‘8’ denotes the magnification and means an object appears to be 1/8th of its actual distance away. Using this rule an object 40m distant appears to be only 5m away. ‘42’ is the diameter of the objective lens (the large end) in mm through which light enters the binocular. Eyepiece Eyepiece (provides magnification) Roof Prism Porro Prism (inverts image) Focusing Lens (internal focusing models only) Objective Lens (gathers and directs incoming light onto prism) Objective Lens Higher magnification binoculars also; a. have a shallower depth of focus (distance in focus at any one focus setting), requiring more use of the focus wheel b. amplify natural hand-shake affecting the stability of the image being viewed. For general observation choose a 7x or 8x magnification. If you want binoculars of 10x or over try them first. What objective lens size? The amount of light entering a binocular is directly related to the surface area of the objective lens (OG). A 50mm OG will admit 2.5x the light of a 30mm OG. The amount of light reaching the eye is known as the exit pupil diameter (EPD) and its size can be found by dividing the OG diameter by the magnification. For example the EPD of an 8x32 = 4mm while the EPD of an 8x56 = 7mm. As a general rule the iris dilates between 2 and 3 mm (bright sunlight) and 6 and 7 mm (twilight) and so a choice should be made on the type of use the binocular is being put to. For general use choose a 7x42 or 8x42 binocular with an EPD of +5mm. The field of view of a binocular is dependent on the optical design and not simply a product of the magnification and objective lens diameter. It is expressed as either the width of panoramic view in metres from a distance of 1000 metres or in degrees where 1˚ is approximately 17.45m. Z or B stand for porro prism binoculars. The basic optical design of these ‘traditional-shape’ instruments mean they tend to deliver better optical performance for your money compared to roof prism (D) binoculars, which are more compact but also more expensive. Real field of view (6˚) Apparent image Apparent field of view (48˚) 48˚ 6˚ 8x magnification binocular The rise in popularity of roof prism binoculars is as a direct result of this system being favoured in the development of instruments with user oriented features. These include; internal focusing for waterproofing, long eyerelief eyepieces that enable the viewer to obtain the full field of view with or without glasses and close focus making them useful for watching butterflies and other insects. B when seen on roof prism binoculars including Opticron BGA = full field of view for spectacle wearers. GA = rubber armouring and W or WA = wide angle vision. CF, (centre focusing) is more popular than IF (individual eyepiece focusing) especially when you need to focus at different distances under 50m. Most ‘IF’ binoculars are 7x magnification and have a large depth of focus which usually eliminates any need for focusing adjustment at distances over 50m. 50m 400m Wearing glasses Many binoculars provide the full field of view when wearing glasses by either folding down the rubber eyecups or by turning/pushing retractable eyecup assemblies to the ‘down’ position. As a general rule the longer the eyerelief - the distance between the surface of the eyepiece and the point where the pupil is positioned for full field of view - the better the instrument for spectacle wearers. If you think you want to wear glasses while using your binocular, choose one with an eyerelief of 15mm or over. Without glasses What magnification? Within any given range of binoculars the higher the magnification relative to the objective lens diameter, the lower the apparent image quality. Images appear less sharp and have a lower ‘relative’ brightness and poorer colour contrast. Eyecup Up position With glasses Spectacle Lens Eyecup Down position Weight For many people, small, lightweight binoculars that can be taken anywhere will be used much more than larger, heavier ones which tend to be left at home or in the car! Naked eye 8x 10x 3 Aurora® BGA Roof Prism 8x42 BGA The Aurora BGA is the latest example of putting our maxim “smaller, lighter, sharper” into practice. Building on the strengths of the original BGA concept and models like the DBA Oasis, both the 8x42 and 10x42 resemble and handle like smaller 8x32/10x32 binoculars but with the performance advantages of a larger 42mm objective lens. Designed and manufactured to be smaller, lighter and sharper with a wider field of view and better close focus compared to any previous BGA model, the Aurora delivers the ultimate balance between size and weight, resolution and field of view currently attainable from this roof prism format. The optical design doesn’t just reduce the overall dimensions and finished weights of the Aurora but delivers 7.2˚ (8x42) / 6.5˚ (10x42) field of view with stunning resolution guaranteed at under 4” for each and every binocular. Close focus is under 2m and the model is fully compatible with the 2.5x UTA. Manufactured using a lightweight magnesium alloy body and protected from heavy use and the elements in a beautifully finished textured rubber covering with patented shock-proof rubber objective lens protection, the Aurora feels very special in the hand, is perfectly balanced and comes with a focusing set-up other binoculars can only aspire to. Opticron 'S-type' combination multi-coating on all air/glass surfaces 4 Tripod adapter socket Long eyerelief eyepieces with 4 stage rotating retractable eyecup assembly 540˚ rotation wide wheel focusing infinity to 1.8m For latest information visit: www.opticron.co.uk 10x42 BGA Other features include: • Fully nitrogen gas filled waterproof construction to a depth of 5m • Internal focusing with 540˚ rotation allowing precise adjustment with sub 2m close focus • The highest quality roof prisms featuring Oasis prism coating and phase correction coatings • Opticron S-type multi-coating that allows both models to achieve the highest possible clarity & colour contrast in the widest range of light conditions from early morning till dusk • Durable alloy 4-stage locking rotating retractable eyecup assembly with ‘click stop’ dioptre adjustment • Finished weights of under 670g • Integral tripod adapter socket Available in 8x42 and 10x42 and a choice of finishes; black, green or black & gunmetal, each Aurora BGA is supplied complete with a comprehensive 30 year guarantee. Oasis is the name given to a 64 layer coating process applied to the reflective surface of each roof prism. Oasis improves light emission to 99% over a broader spectrum at the reflective face when compared to silver coating traditionally used on many high quality roof prism binoculars. The result is a measurable increase in light transmission and overall image clarity. 10x42 30491 30493 30495 113 1.8 19 58~76 140x126 663 Models supplied in soft leather case with 31020 rainguard, neoprene bungee lanyard and removable integral objective lens caps Phase Coating Oasis Coating Standard Coating 8x42 30490 30492 30494 126 1.8 20 58~76 140x126 654 Phase Coating Specifications Product Code Bl Product Code Gr Product Code Bl/Gm Field (m) Min Focus (m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (mm) Weight (g) PC phase correction coating When light waves are reflected at the opposite faces of a roof prism, phase shift occurs resulting in marginal deterioration in sharpness. Phase corrected coatings are designed to correct this phase shift within the prism – increasing overall clarity and definition. 5 DBA® Oasis® S-Coat Mg Roof Prism 8x42 BGA 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 for the professional birdwatcher and wildlife enthusiast, 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 Oasis prism coating and phase correction coating (see page 5) • S-type multi-coating helping both models achieve extremely high levels of clarity & colour contrast in a variety of light conditions • Internal focusing (infinity to 2.2 metres close focus) with 500° rotation allowing precise adjustment 21.6mm Opticron 'S-type' combination multi-coating on all air/glass surfaces 6 Large diameter eyepieces for viewing comfort ‘Click-stop’ dioptre adjustment 500˚ rotation wide wheel focusing infinity to 2.2m For latest information visit: www.opticron.co.uk 10x42 BGA Manufactured to deliver this high level of performance throughout the 30 year warranted lifetime each DBA Oasis S-Coat Mg also benefits from: • Lightweight magnesium alloy body • Fully nitrogen gas filled waterproof construction to a depth of 5m • Lightly textured natural rubber armouring with contoured ribs on the main body and focus wheel to maximise comfort and handling with or without gloves • Durable alloy 4-stage locking rotating retractable eyecup assembly with ‘click stop’ dioptre adjustment • Finished weights of under 660g with perfect balance • Integral tripod adapter socket 8x42 30610 122 2.2 18 57~77 152x128 656 10x42 30611 105 2.2 18 57~77 152x128 644 Models supplied in soft leather case with 31020 rainguard, neoprene bungee lanyard and removable integral objective lens caps Phase Coating Oasis Coating Standard Coating Specifications Product Code Field (m) Min Focus (m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (mm) Weight (g) Phase Coating • 2.5x UTA option (see page 47 for details) Phase corrected roof prisms & Oasis reflective prism coating 7 Imagic® BGA SE Roof Prism The 6th generation Imagic BGA will challenge any preconceptions you may have concerning the quality and performance you can expect when spending £450 on a roof prism binocular. Remaining true to the original design concept; a range of compact, lightweight and ergonomically sound instruments packed with the latest features, the Imagic BGA SE steps-up the challenge to premium roof prism binoculars offering outstanding performance and value for money. 7x42 8x42 10x42 BGA BGA BGA Oasis Coating Standard Coating Phase Coating Phase Coating Designed and manufactured to feel as good as they look, these highly durable field binoculars come in six specifications including; • A compact 8x32 with an 8.0˚ FOV and close focus to 1.5m • A 7x42 and 8.5x50 that deliver large depth of focus and superior low light performance • Popular 8x42 and 10x42 general birdwatching models • A 10x50 for the highest combination of magnification and brightness Phase corrected roof prisms & Oasis reflective prism coating Long eyerelief eyepieces with 4 stage rotating retractable eyecup assembly 8 Moulded thumb grips for optimum handling Wide wheel focusing infinity to 2m Tripod adapter socket Optional Extra: 2.5x UTA (see page 47 for details) For latest information visit: www.opticron.co.uk 8x32 BGA Optically the Imagic BGA SE’s feature: • Eyepiece designs that offer class leading fields of view 8˚ (8x32), 7˚ (7/8x42), 6.5˚ (10x42), 6˚ (8.5x50), 5.8˚ (10x50) • Large diameter long eyerelief eyepieces that guarantee a really comfortable viewing experience with or without glasses • ‘PGK’ glass prisms with PC phase correction coating and Oasis prism coating (see page 5) • Opticron F-type combination multi-coating constructed to maximise colour contrast in poor light so often associated wildlife observation in N. Europe Mechanically the binoculars: • Feature a lightweight magnesium body • Are nitrogen gas filled and waterproof to 3 metres • Are internally focused with close focus to 2 metres (8x32, 7x42, 8x42, 10x42) • Are covered in a revised and lightly textured natural rubber armouring contoured to deliver a truly positive handling experience with or without gloves • Include 4-stage twist-type retractable eyecup assembly • Feature a smooth action wide wheel focusing system with an easy-grip rib pattern • Provide a connection to a photo/video tripod using 31022 or 31012 binocular mounts The Imagic BGA SE is supplied with a 30 year guarantee. 8.5x50 10x50 BGA BGA Specifications Product Code Field (m) Min Focus (m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (mm) Weight (g) 8x32 30477 140 1.5 17 58~74 133x121 657 7x42 30478 122 2 24 58~74 152x124 669 8x42 30479 122 2 22 58~74 152x124 698 10x42 30480 113 2 21 58~74 152x124 706 8.5x50 30481 105 3.5 23 58~74 177x132 795 10x50 30482 101 3.5 23 58~74 177x132 790 Models supplied in soft leather case with 31028 rainguard and neoprene lanyard 9 Verano® BGA HD Roof Prism 8x42 10x42 BGA BGA Building on the strengths of previous models the Verano BGA HD features a fully revised optical system that delivers outstanding specification elevating the range to a new performance class. 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 optimise colour contrast Oasis Coating Standard Coating Phase Coating Phase Coating Mechanically the binoculars: • Feature a polycarbonate double hinge body • Are nitrogen gas filled and waterproof to 3 metres • Are internally focused with close focus to 2 metres or under Phase corrected roof prisms & Oasis reflective prism coating 10 For latest information visit: www.opticron.co.uk 8x32 BGA • Are covered in a lightly textured natural rubber armouring 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 using 31022 or 31012 binocular mounts Verano BGA HD binoculars are supplied with a 30 year guarantee. The Verano BGA HD 8x42 is recommended by the British Trust for Ornithology Specifications Product Code Field (m) Min Focus (m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (mm) Weight (g) 8x32 30600 140 1.5 17 56~74 128x122 609 8x42 30601 122 2 22 56~74 152x128 739 10x42 30602 113 2 21 56~74 152x128 738 Models supplied in soft leather case with rainguard and neoprene lanyard Long eyerelief eyepieces with rotating eyecup assembly and right side dioptre adjustment Wide wheel focusing Lightweight ergonomic polycarbonate and alloy body Tripod adapter socket 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. BGA Phase Coating Oasis Coating Standard Coating BGA Phase Coating 8x42 10x42 Phase corrected roof prisms & Oasis reflective prism coating Fully multi-coated optics (all air/glass surfaces) 12 Rotating retractable eyecup assembly Wide wheel focusing with centrally located locking dioptre adjustment wheel Tripod adapter socket For latest information visit: www.opticron.co.uk 8x32 BGA Specifications and features include: • 100% made in Japan HD optical system • High quality ‘PC’ phase corrected prism units and Oasis prism coating • Long eyerelief eyepieces giving full field of view for glasses wearers • Nitrogen filled construction for waterproofing to a depth of 3 metres • Durable textured ‘natural’ rubber armouring delivering exceptional comfort and grip • Wide wheel glide-action focusing with right side dioptre adjustment • Multi-stage (locking) alloy retractable eyecup assemblies; 3-stage on 8x32, 10x42, 10x50, 12x50, 4-stage on 8x42 • Tripod adapter socket • Comprehensive 30 year guarantee 10x50 12x50 BGA BGA Specifications Product Code Field (m) Min Focus (m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (mm) Weight (g) 8x32 30604 140 2.8 19 56~73 124x122 614 8x42 30605 122 2.3 22 56~74 138x126 682 10x42 30606 105 2.3 17 56~74 138x126 701 10x50 30607 88 4 19 56~74 167x131 797 12x50 30608 73 3 18 56~74 167x131 800 Models supplied in soft case with 31020 rainguard and wide lanyard 13 BGA Classic Roof Prism 7x36 BGA Fifth generation BGA offering superior performance to the enthusiast looking for a compact, well balanced, easy to use wide-angle binocular with large depth of field and 2m close focus. With an optical system designed to deliver comfortable viewing for long periods, specifications include Oasis prism coating (see page 5), PC phase correction for optimum resolution and Opticron Ntype multi-coating for superb colour contrast. Delivering a wide-angle 7.2˚ field of view with long eyerelief for full field of view with glasses, the binocular features 3-stage rotating retractable eyecups and click-stop right dioptre adjustment. Focusing is via glide-action wide wheel geared for 540˚ or 1.5 turn from 2 metres to infinity. Mechanically the instrument uses an alloy and polycarbonate main body structure and is nitrogen filled and fully waterproof to a depth of 5 metres. Finished in contoured natural rubber armour shaped to reduce weight wherever possible but ensuring a good level of protection, the BGA Classic 7x36 is supplied with a comprehensive 30 year guarantee. ‘B’ specification eyepieces for full field with spectacles 14 Specifications Product Code Field (m) Min Focus (m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (mm) Weight (g) 7x36 30208 126 2 19 57~77 138x128 623 Model supplied in soft leather case with 31020 rainguard and neoprene lanyard Rotating retractable eyecups with ‘click stop’ right eyepiece adjustment Moulded thumb grips for optimum handling Wide wheel focusing infinity to 2m Tripod adapter socket For latest information visit: www.opticron.co.uk ED-X Roof Prism 8x42 10x42 DWCF.GA DWCF.GA The ED-X brings the Opticron ethos “smaller, lighter, sharper” into a new price category with a bold design and new performance standard for £300. Designed around a compact optical system to minimise overall length, ED-X series 8x42 and 10x42 binoculars stand just 136mm high making them closer in size to many 8/10x32’s available on the market. The new micro-bridge™ assembly, wide wheel focusing and textured rubber armour combine to offer greater flexibility for positional grip with easy access for focus adjustment even under single handed operation. Weighing in at 650g the instruments are light in the hand as well as easy on the neck when carried using a traditional lanyard. 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 (1m) • Compact internal focusing optical system with close focus to under 2m • Multi-stage eyecups (4-stops 8x42, 3-stops 10x42) • Thumb wheel ‘click-stop’ right dioptre adjuster • Soft touch textured rubber armour • 10 year guarantee ‘B’ specification eyepieces for full field with spectacles Fully multi-coated optics (all air/glass surfaces) Specifications Product Code Field (m) Min Focus (m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (mm) Weight (g) 8x42 30625 131 1.9 19 58~77 136x128 650 10x42 30626 108 1.9 17 58~77 136x128 644 Models supplied in soft neoprene case with rainguard and padded lanyard Micro-bridge assembly Tripod adapter socket Wide wheel focusing infinity to 2m 15 Natura BGA Roof Prism 8x42 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. Positioned squarely 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 30 year guarantee. 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 colour correction • Perfect 50:50 balance in the hand • Long eyerelief eyepieces giving full field of view for glasses wearers Fully multi-coated optics (all air/glass surfaces) 16 Rotating retractable eyecup assembly Wide wheel focusing with centrally located locking dioptre adjustment wheel Tripod adapter socket For latest information visit: www.opticron.co.uk 10x42 BGA 8x42 30629 109 2.9 19 56~74 138x126 660 10x42 30630 88 2.7 18 56~74 138x126 668 Models supplied in soft case with 31020 rainguard and wide lanyard Phase Coating Oasis Coating Standard Coating Specifications Product Code Field (m) Min Focus (m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (mm) Weight (g) Phase Coating • Nitrogen waterproof to a depth of 3 metres • Durable textured natural rubber armouring delivering comfort and grip • Wide wheel glide-action focusing with locking central dioptre adjuster • Infinity focus to 3m in under half a turn • Multi-stage rotating eyecups in hard-wearing alloy (4-stage 8x42, 3-stage 10x42) • Threaded socket for connection to a Binocular tripod mount • 2.5x UTA option Phase corrected roof prisms & Oasis reflective prism coating 17 Traveller® BGA Mg Roof Prism 6x32 8x32 10x32 BGA BGA BGA The Traveller BGA Mg exemplifies our commitment to constantly develop and improve our equipment to deliver the highest quality and value in every product category in which we compete. Available in 6x32, 8x32 and 10x32 and measuring just 98x110mm, the Traveller fits easily into a coat pocket, backpack or sling bag and is an excellent solution for the outdoor enthusiast preferring the capability of a larger binocular but wanting the portability of a compact. The magnesium chassis is a featherweight 70g resulting in a final weight of 380g and making the 8x32 on average over a third lighter than many premium 8x32 roof prism binoculars. 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. Specifications Product Code Field (m) Min Focus (m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (mm) Weight (g) 6x32 30497 141 1.5 19 57~71.5 98x118 367 8x32 30498 111 1.5 19 57~71.5 98x118 380 10x32 30499 90 1.5 16 57~71.5 98x118 370 Models supplied in soft case with 31025 rainguard and padded lanyard 98mm Other features include: • Nitrogen gas waterproof to 3 metres • 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 1.5m • Hinge lock system to maintain IPD • 30 year guarantee 118mm extended Unique compact design 18 Push/pull retractable eye cup assembly Wide wheel focusing Close focus to 1.5m Rubber covering for comfort and grip For latest information visit: www.opticron.co.uk HR WP Porro Prism 8x42 10x42 BCF.GA BCF.GA In a market segment dominated by the roof prism binocular, the HR WP re-thinks, re-works and repackages the porro prism binocular for today’s more demanding user. Designed for both the enthusiast and those seeking the very highest optical resolution for their money, the HR WP successfully combines the inherent qualities of both traditional porro prism and modern roof prism formats into a single multi-purpose, user friendly, high performance field glass. Available in 8x42 and 10x42, each optical system uses the enlarged ‘B’ porro prism format in combination with internal focusing and long focal length long eyerelief eyepieces. Glass components are of a very high quality and all air-to-glass surfaces are fully multi-coated to minimise light loss throughout the system. To keep weight at a minimum the chassis is built using a mix of aluminium, magnesium and plastics. Hermetically sealed, the models are fully nitrogen waterproof to a depth of 3m and guaranteed for 30 years against manufacturing defects. Specifications Product Code Field (m) Min Focus (m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (mm) Weight (g) For truly high resolution optics in a modern form, look no further than the HR WP. 8x42 30090 112 3 20 56~73 126x183 715 10x42 30091 89 3 17 56~73 126x183 725 Models supplied in soft case with 31025 rainguard and wide lanyard Rotating retractable eyecup assembly Central dioptre adjustment Wide wheel focusing Ergonomic shoulder design with high contact rubber covering Tripod adapter socket 19 Explorer WA Roof Prism 8x42 10x42 DWCF.GA DWCF.GA Smaller and lighter with a wider field of view compared to the models they replace, the Explorer WA offers the opportunity to own and use a binocular that combines levels of quality, specification & ergonomics that are new to this price segment. The all-new optical system comprises complex multi-element eyepieces that deliver impressive wide-angle 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 multi-coated lenses, the results are seen in crisp clear images with impressive tonal reproduction. The Explorer WA’s compact optical system is fitted into a lightweight magnesium alloy body that provides excellent balance for all hand sizes. Each binocular is clothed in a specially textured softtouch rubber covering with a tactile finish that enhances comfort and makes the binoculars easy to pick-up, grip and use. Other features include: • Nitrogen waterproof construction (internal focusing) • BAK 4, PC phase corrected prisms integrated into a fully multi-coated WA optical system • 3-stage retractable eyecups • Close focus to 2.5m • Tripod adapter socket Explorer WA binoculars are supplied with a comprehensive 10 year guarantee. Specifications Product Code Field (m) Min Focus (m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (mm) Weight (g) 8x42 30614 131 2 17 55~73 140x126 672 10x42 30615 113 2.5 15 55~73 140x126 638 Models supplied in soft case with rainguard and padded lanyard 20 For latest information visit: www.opticron.co.uk Discovery WP PC Roof Prism 8x42 10x42 DCF.GA 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 today. With a host of features including WA eyepieces; 7.5˚ (8x32), 7.5˚ (8x42) 6.0˚ (10x42) plus excellent close focus ability, each Discovery WP PC offers the value conscious customer a stylish user friendly field glass. Features include: • Nitrogen waterproof construction • Lightweight magnesium bodies (8x42, 10x42, 8x50 & 10x50) • Super lightweight plastic body (8x32) • Fully coated optics with PC phase corrected prisms • Long eyerelief for spectacle wearers with twist type eyecups • Click stop right dioptre adjustment • Close focus to under 2m • 5 year guarantee 8x32 Specifications Product Code Field (m) Min Focus (m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (mm) Weight (g) 8x32 30452 131 1.2 17 57~75 108x117 391 DWCF.GA 8x42 30458 131 1.5 22 57~75 133x126 703 10x42 30459 105 1.5 17 57~75 133x126 696 8x50 30457 122 1.5 21 57~75 145x133 797 10x50 30467 115 1.5 22 57~75 145x133 813 8x50 10x50 DCF.GA DCF.GA Models supplied in soft case with rainguard and wide lanyard 21 Imagic® TGA WP Porro Prism Designed to look and feel exceptional, Imagic TGA Waterproof binoculars are guaranteed to outperform similarly priced roof prism models delivering class winning clarity and definition. 7x42 8x42 10x42 ZCF.GA ZCF.GA ZCF.GA Lightweight, well balanced and nitrogen gas filled to protect against problems of misting up in wet weather, each body is covered in a natural rubber armouring specially designed with unique mouldings that maximise grip and comfort in the hand. Features include: • BAK4 prisms and fully multi-coated optics • Long eyerelief for spectacle wearers with rotating retractable eyecups featuring extension lock & click stop • Integral tripod adapter socket • 30 year guarantee 8x32 ZCF.GA 7x50 10x50 ZCF.GA ZCF.GA Specifications 8x32 7x42 8x42 10x42 7x50 10x50 Product Code 30550 30551 30552 30553 30554 30555 Field (m) 122 126 114 97 105 93 Min Focus (m) 2.5 4 2.9 2.9 4.9 4.5 Eyerelief (mm) 21 22 21 21 21.5 19.5 IPD (mm) 57~73 57~73 57~73 57~73 57~73 57~73 HxW (mm) 114x165 142x180 142x180 142x180 173x191 173x191 Weight (g) 614 682 682 687 805 834 Models supplied in soft case with rainguard and wide lanyard T3 Trailfinder® Roof Prism The T3 Trailfinder’s clever combination of wide-angle optics and fast focus system fitted into a compact body clothed in textured rubber armour 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 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 1.5m • Choice of black or dark green durable textured rubber • 5 year guarantee The T3 8x42 is recommend for first-time birders by the David Lindo the 'Urban Birder' 22 8x42 DCF.GA 10x42 DWCF.GA Specifications Product Code Bl Product Code Gr Field (m) Min Focus (m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (mm) Weight (g) 8x32 30078 30079 131 1.5 17 57~75 109x121 527 8x42 30080 30082 125 1.5 21 58~77 140x128 742 10x42 30081 30083 113 1.5 16 58~77 140x128 731 Models supplied in soft case with rainguard and padded lanyard For latest information visit: www.opticron.co.uk Savanna WP Porro Prism Handy, lightweight, thoroughly modern porro prism binoculars uniquely suited to adults and children. With popular features such as waterproofing, long eyerelief and ergonomic rubber armour, the optical set-up delivers brighter, sharper more three dimensional images compared to similarly priced roof prism binoculars. In addition wide field eyepieces and a large depth of field make for easy focusing and tracking of wildlife. 6x30 8x30 ZCF.GA ZCF.GA With a minimum IPD of 50mm, the Savanna WP can be enjoyed by children as young as 7 years without fear of eyestrain. Weighing under 500g and standing just 115mm 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 wildlife watchers of all ages and come with a comprehensive 10 year warranty against manufacturing defects. Specifications Product Code Field (m) Min Focus (m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (mm) Weight (g) 6x30 30045 140 3 21 50~70 116x160 485 8x30 30046 131 3 18 50~70 116x160 491 Models supplied in neoprene case with rainguard and wide lanyard Oregon LE WP Roof Prism Entry-level nitrogen waterproof series, Opticron Oregon LE WP binoculars provide the first-time or occasional user with good levels of optical performance and functionality in a well constructed, reliable and easy to use body. Perfect for all types of general wildlife observation and available in compact 8x32 WA, 8x42 and 10x42 variants, Oregon LE WP binoculars feature: • BAK 4 - fully multi-coated optical system • Long eyerelief and twist type retractable eyecup assembly • ‘Sandblast’ rubber armoured finish • Wide wheel focusing • Wide-angle 8x32 with 8˚ field of view • Close focus to 1.8m (8x32), under 4m (8/10x42) • 5 year guarantee 8x42 10x42 Specifications Product Code Field (m) Min Focus (m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (mm) Weight (g) DCF.GA DCF.GA 8x32 30447 141 1.8 15 58~73 109x118 515 8x42 30448 114 4 22 56~74 150x125 730 10x42 30449 101 4 19 56~74 150x125 730 Models supplied in soft case with rainguard and wide lanyard 23 Marine Binoculars Porro Prism Marine Series binoculars exemplify our commitment to provide quality, innovation and choice. Whichever model you choose, each instrument has been specifically designed and manufactured to meet the toughest performance criteria demanded by the enthusiast and professional user alike. Available in 7x50 specification, all four models feature enlarged porro prisms and anti-reflective multi-coatings that maximise 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. Marine Series binoculars are fully nitrogen gas filled waterproof and splash proof and are protected from knocks and bumps with specially mounted prism assemblies, strong single die-cast aluminium bodies and durable thick rubber armouring. Model illus. Pro Series II 7x50 BIF.GA/C Marine-3 7x50 BIF.GA Marine-2 7x50 BIF.GA/IC 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. Specifications Product Code Field (m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (mm) Weight (g) PSII 7x50/C 30129 126 24 58~74 195x205 1265 PSII 7x50 30128 126 24 58~74 195x205 1241 M3 7x50 30056 124 18 56~75 188x205 1095 M2 7x50 30334 123 20 57~74 180x200 1072 Pro Series II binoculars are supplied in a semi-rigid multi-purpose case with neoprene lanyard, rainguard & integral objective lens caps. 30 year guarantee. 1 24 Marine-3 and Marine-2 binoculars are supplied in a soft case with wide lanyard, rainguard & integral objective lens caps. 10 year guarantee. For latest information visit: www.opticron.co.uk Specialist M-3 Porro Prism The M-3 8x30 BIF.GA is designed and manufactured to meet the toughest performance criteria demanded by professionals looking for a compact, wide field 8x binocular for hand held use. Manufactured from die cast aluminium with a specially constructed aluminium alloy hinge assembly and individual eyepiece focus, each binocular is 100% nitrogen waterproof and individually tested to remain sealed after being submersed in 2m of water for 2 hours. This level of integrity ensures the instrument remains waterproof under severe field conditions. Other features include; • Wide-angle 8.2º field of view • Full field of view with glasses or protective eyewear • Individual eyepiece focusing, infinity to 4m • Fully multi-coated optical system • Stringent QC tested components • Durable NBR armouring for protection and comfort • Fold down rubber eyecups • Tripod adapter socket (1/4”) • 10 year guarantee 8x30 Optional Extras (Available to Special Order) The M-3 8x30 BIF.GA can be supplied with a dual distance/size scale projected into the right hand eyepiece allowing you to measure in metres the distance of a target object if the height is known, or the height of that target object if the distance is known. The model is also available with a Laser Blocking Filter designed to block light within the infra red region making the instrument eyesafe to incoming laser light from rangefinders, night sights and pointers. 50 40 30 20 10 50 40 30 20 10 10 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 20 30 15 20 40 50 BIF.GA Specifications Product Code Field (m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (mm) Weight (g) 8x30 30060 143 19 53~75 130x160 680 2M Model supplied in semi-rigid waterproof case with neoprene lanyard, rainguard & integral objective lens caps. WP Observation A range of three high quality 80mm objective lens binoculars designed specifically for outdoor use, the WP Observation series are fully nitrogen waterproof and can be used in the rain or left unprotected on a tripod during showers without the worry of water penetration. In addition to waterproofing, the binoculars are protected with durable natural rubber covering and have twist type retractable eyecups, wide wheel focusing and retractable lens hoods to eliminate problems of solar-glare or water falling onto the objective lenses. Featuring a high specification fully multi-coated porro prism optical system, the clarity and field of view derived from the 16x80 makes it an excellent choice for astronomy, while the higher magnification 20x80 and 30x80 are geared more toward long range terrestrial observation and specialist outdoor applications such as aircraft observation. All three models deliver full field of view with or without spectacles and are supplied with a 30 year guarantee. Specifications Product Code Field (m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (mm) Weight (g) 16x80 30097 75 17 55~72 316x220 2390 20x80 30098 61 16 55~72 316x220 2390 30x80 30099 40 18 55~72 316x220 2390 Models supplied in hard carrying case with lanyard 16x80 20x80 30x80 BCF.GA BCF.GA BCF.GA 25 Compact Pocket Binoculars Advances in design and material technology mean modern compact pocket binoculars can offer a serious alternative to larger objective lens instruments. Widely available in either porro prism (Z) or roof prism (D) body types, the size and weight advantages make them a popular choice for general wildlife observation, taking to sporting events or travelling on holiday. DBA® Oasis® Setting the standard for affordable premium pocket binoculars, each DBA Oasis compact provides the discerning user with an unrivalled combination of optical specification and user orientated features. Offering the highest overall performance of any Opticron compact, the design centres on creating a range of instruments that, for their individual specifications are capable of providing a high quality, comfortable and versatile viewing experience in a pocket sized format. In essence, binoculars that can be taken anywhere and used effortlessly in a wide range of different and even demanding field conditions. 8x21 General features and specifications include: • Compact roof prism design. Model 8x21 folds up to just 105mm x 68mm • The successful combination of a wide field of view with long eyerelief. Model 8x21 delivers a class leading 7.5˚ FOV combined with an eyerelief of 17mm allowing comfortable full field vision with or without spectacles • Nitrogen gas waterproof construction to a depth of 3 metres • The latest roof prism technology including PC phase correction, full Opticron N-type multi-coating and Oasis prism coating (For more information about Oasis coating see page 5) • 19mm diameter eye lenses to maximise viewing comfort • Fully rubber armoured body (including focus wheel) with ergonomic ‘ribbed’ design to deliver a positive feel with or without gloves • 4 stage locking rotating retractable eyecup assembly to provide maximum control in the optimum positioning of the eye with respect to the eye lens 10x25 • Close focus to under 3 metres • Integral lugs providing connection to a specially designed neoprene lanyard or other strap of your choice 105mm 119mm • Comprehensive 30 year guarantee 106mm extended 26 106mm extended Specifications Product Code Field (m) Min Focus (m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (mm) Weight (g) 8x21 30380 131 1.8 17 37~72 105x106 330 10x25 30381 105 2.4 17 37~72 119x106 347 Models supplied in soft leather case with 31021 rainguard and 29010 neoprene lanyard For latest information visit: www.opticron.co.uk BGA T PC Oasis® The definitive pocket binocular available in 8x, 10x or 12x magnifications, BGA T PC Oasis roof prism compacts feature high definition optics with PC phase correction and Oasis prism coating (see page 5). The lightest binoculars in our range, the instruments are fully rubber covered and nitrogen-gas filled waterproof ensuring 100% reliability in the field. The 8x24 is the smallest Opticron roof prism, folding down to just 95x67mm. All three models feature full ‘B’ specification eyepieces, rotating retractable eyecup assemblies, offer close focus to under 4 metres and come complete with a comprehensive 30 year guarantee. 8x24 12x30 10x28 Specifications Product Code Field (m) Min Focus (m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (mm) Weight (g) 8x24 30015 110 2.5 15 36~71 95x103 240 10x28 30016 86 3.9 15 36~71 106x105 260 12x30 30017 76 4.5 15 36~71 123x106 290 Models supplied in soft leather case with 31000 lanyard Verano® BGA PC Distinctively stylish long eyerelief binoculars, the Verano BGA PC roof prism compacts are manufactured using a single hinge body structure allowing for easy one hand operation. Protected in natural rubber armour and featuring a high-contact aluminium focus wheel, main features include: • Nitrogen gas filled waterproof construction (internal focusing) • PC Phase corrected prisms with full multi-coating to all air/glass surfaces • Twist type retractable eyecups and long eyerelief eyepieces giving full field of view with spectacles • Close focus to under 2m • 30 year guarantee 8x25 10x25 12x25 Specifications Product Code Field (m) Min Focus (m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (mm) Weight (g) 8x25 30025 110 2 19 55~75 110x106 320 10x25 30026 87 2 19 55~75 110x106 322 12x25 30027 75 2 19 55~75 110x106 326 Models supplied in soft case with 31000 lanyard 27 Aspheric LE WP The Aspheric LE WP offers benchmark ergonomics and optical quality in a timeless design. Aspheric lens technology, silver coated PC Phase corrected prisms and fully multi-coated optics translate into bright, clear images with impressive colour fidelity that can be enjoyed with or without spectacles. Other features include: • Nitrogen waterproofing to protect against spray, damp or mist • Full body rubber armouring and high contact focus wheel • Integral lanyard • Close focus to 2 metres • 10 year guarantee Specifications Product Code Field (m) Min Focus (m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (mm) Weight (g) 8x25 30515 91 2 16 32~74 111x104 291 10x25 30516 87 2 16 32~74 111x104 292 8x25 10x25 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 dia. objective lenses for maximum brightness. Other features include: • Long eyerelief eyepieces with durable alloy twist-type retractable eyecups • Nitrogen waterproof to a depth of 3 metres • Fully multi-coated optical system with Opticron F-type multi-coating to eyepieces and objective lenses • Twin texture natural rubber covering and easy-grip focusing wheel • 10 year guarantee Specifications Product Code Field (m) Min Focus (m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (mm) Weight (g) 8x26 30094 96 3.5 18 58~73 105x123 396 10x26 30095 87 3.5 15 58~73 105x123 399 8x26 10x26 Models supplied in soft case with 31000 lanyard Taiga The Taiga successfully combines a visually sophisticated outer design with excellent ergonomics and classing leading optical performance. The benefits of the 25mm objective lens, long eyerelief eyepieces and fully coated porro prism configuration cannot be overstated and the Japanese designed Taiga delivers the best performance to price ratio in its class. Finished in twin textured soft black rubber covering, other features include twisttype eyecup assemblies, good close focus and 10 year guarantee. Specifications Product Code Field (m) Min Focus (m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (mm) Weight (g) 8x25 30382 105 3 16 56~72 112x100 299 10x25 30383 91 3 16 56~72 112x100 304 12x25 30384 79 3 16 56~72 112x100 304 8x25 10x25 12x25 Models supplied in neoprene case with lanyard 28 For latest information visit: www.opticron.co.uk Savanna A versatile reverse porro prism, the Savanna delivers bright and sharp images with a good depth of field in a lightweight body. The binoculars feature long eyerelief eyepieces, fully coated optics and good close focus. Current models feature a minimum IPD (interpupillary distance) setting of 54mm so children as young as 7 years can take advantage of the easy-touse single hinge design. Clothed in ‘soft touch’ natural protective rubber armouring with additional objective lens protection to guard against knocks and bumps, each Savanna is supplied with comprehensive 10 year guarantee. 8x23 10x23 Specifications Product Code Field (m) Min Focus (m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (mm) Weight (g) 8x23 30373 113 2.5 16 54~72 100x110 295 10x23 30374 91 2.5 16 54~72 100x110 297 Models supplied in neoprene case with lanyard T3 Trailfinder® T3 Trailfinder compacts offer good all round performance in an easy-to-use single hinge body. Available in black or green finishes, features include: • Multi-coated roof prism optical system with long eyerelief for viewing with or without spectacles • 4-stage twist-type retractable rubber eyecup assemblies • Wide wheel focusing • Close focus to 1.8 metres or under • 5 year guarantee Specifications Product Code Bl Product Code Gr Field (m) Min Focus (m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (mm) Weight (g) 8x25 10x25 8x25 30070 30072 119 1.5 16 59~73 99x108 295 10x25 30071 30073 96 1.8 15 59~73 99x108 297 Models supplied in soft case with lanyard Vega The compact Vega is an excellent choice if you are looking for an affordable, easy to use rubber armoured compact binocular with long eyerelief for viewing with glasses. Great for all general applications and including a high magnification 12x25, they feature fully multi-coated lenses, good close focus and twist-type large diameter rubber eyecups for viewing comfort. 8x25 10x25 12x25 Supplied complete with 5 year guarantee. The Vega 8x25 carries an endorsement from David Lindo ‘The Urban Birder’ Specifications Product Code Field (m) Min Focus (m) Eyerelief (mm) IPD (mm) HxW (mm) Weight (g) 8x25 30001 110 2.2 17 62~76 100x110 328 10x25 30002 91 2.2 17 62~76 100x110 330 12x25 30003 70 2.7 17 62~76 100x110 327 Models supplied in soft case with lanyard 29 Monoculars Sometimes perceived as inferior to binoculars, monoculars can provide a superior viewing alternative to many compact or pocket size binoculars of similar price. Opticron monoculars are designed for specialist applications such as entomology as well as being compact, quality field glasses for the space and weight conscious. They come in a variety of sizes and formats and include some useful accessories dedicated to both the macro study of wildlife and long range high magnification observation. DBA Oasis® S-Coat Simply the best monoculars of their type, DBA Oasis are designed for the professional wildlife enthusiast, offering the very highest performance and specification in a compact roof prism design. Unique features include: • Complex multi-element long eyerelief eyepieces with large diameter eye lenses that provide 7˚ (8x42) and 6˚ (10x42) FOV with total viewing comfort • The highest quality phase corrected roof prisms with Oasis prism coating (see page 5) • Unique S-type multi-coating designed specifically to the strengths of the optical system allowing both models to achieve extremely high clarity & colour contrast in all light conditions from early morning till dusk • Internal focusing with close focus to under 3 metres • Fully nitrogen gas filled waterproof construction to a depth of 5 metres • Natural rubber armouring with contoured ribs on the main body focus wheel to maximise comfort and handling with or without gloves • 3 stage locking rotating retractable eyecup assembly for spectacle wearers 8x42 10x42 BGA 8x42 10x42 BGA BGA DBA Oasis monoculars are 100% made in Japan and supplied complete in soft leather case with neoprene monocular lanyard and 30 year guarantee. BGA Choosing a BGA monocular guarantees you one of the best field monoculars available on the market today. The combination of a large objective lens, high quality Japanese made optical system with a long eyerelief eyepiece means that unlike smaller monoculars, a BGA monocular delivers a viewing experience akin to a pair of average size roof prism binoculars in a pocket size package measuring only 43mm x 136mm. Produced in 8x42 and 10x42 formats with fully specified multi-coated internally focused optics and the added assurance of nitrogen waterproof construction to a depth of 3 metres, model features include: • ‘B’ specification long eyerelief eyepieces for full field of view with or without spectacles • Twist type retractable eyecup assembly • Wide band focusing • Close focus to around 2 metres • 30 year guarantee BGA Models supplied in soft case with lanyard. Pocket telescope conversion for DBA and BGA monoculars A dedicated push fit conversion (product code 30442) which increases the magnification of each monocular by a factor of 2.5x creating a pocket telescope for long range observation. For more information on the 2.5x UTA and connectivity within the Opticron range see page 47. Tripod mount for DBA and BGA monoculars A bespoke sleeve mount providing a secure connection to any photo/video panhead with a 1/4” thread. Mount secures over objective lens housing. Size: 70x70mm Weight: 67g Product codes: 30444 Tripod mount DBA, 30443 Tripod Mount BGA 30 For latest information visit: www.opticron.co.uk Waterproof High quality field monoculars featuring nitrogen gas filled waterproof construction and thick rubber covering with finger grooves for easy one hand operation. Available in 5x30, 8x30 and 8x32, the instruments use a BAK 4 roof prism fully multi-coated optical system and the 5x30 & 8x32 benefit from a long eyerelief eyepiece that delivers the full field of view with glasses on. 5x30 and 8x30 have fold down rubber eyecup while the 8x32 is fitted with a 4 stage alloy twist-type eyecup assembly to allow precise personal set-up with or without glasses. Models 5x30 and 8x30 finished in dark green, 8x32 finished in black. WP monoculars are 100% made in Japan and supplied in soft case with lanyard and integrated objective lens cover. 5x30 8x30 8x32 Gallery Scope Named with the art critic in mind, Opticron Gallery Scopes are an excellent tool for the macro study of wildlife as well as quality field monoculars that fit unnoticed into a shirt pocket. Available in 4x12 (12.5˚) and 8x20 (6.8˚), both models focus down to under 30cm allowing them to be used for the close up study of flora and fauna. In addition the monoculars can be converted into compact microscopes using the 30259 Microstand with LED illuminator. This useful accessory multiplies basic monocular magnification by 3. 4x12 8x20 Other features include: • Quality Japanese-made assembly with fully coated roof prism optical system • Fold down rubber eyecup • Anodised gloss black finish • 30 year guarantee 8x20 Models supplied in soft case with lanyard. 30259 3x Microstand with LED illuminator Base area 62x55mm. Height 88mm. Weight 68g Choosing the right Gallery Scope for you Chart showing field of view at different focusing distances with and without Microstand Model 30172 4x12 30165 8x20 Field Close focus Field at 1.0m Field at 0.3m Field at 0.23m Field at 0.2m Max Field with 30259/65 Optimum Field with 30259/65 12.5˚ 6.8˚ 0.2m 0.3m 21.9cm 11.9cm 6.6cm 3.5cm 5cm n/a 4.4cm n/a 16.5mm (12x) 10mm (24x) 80~90% 50~60% Specifications Product Code Field (m) Min Focus (m) Eyerelief (mm) HxW (mm) Weight (g) 8x42 DBA 10x42 DBA 8x42 BGA 10x42 BGA 30445 30446 30440 30441 122 105 110 89 2.5 2.75 2 2 21 19 19 16 143x52 143x52 136x43 136x43 343 349 285 285 5x30 WP 30344 122 4 25 139x49 252 8x30 WP 30345 131 5 11 139x49 252 8x32 WP 30348 131 5 16 139x49 272 4x12 G 30172 219 0.2 14 58x32 49 8x20 G 30165 119 0.3 11 94x34 105 31 Choosing your Telescope The majority of terrestrial telescopes are prismatic and as such follow the basic design of a large monocular (half a binocular) usually between 50mm and 100mm in diameter, designed for use with a range of different magnification eyepieces. These prismatic telescopes are often called spottingscopes or fieldscopes. Porro Prism (inverts image) Focusing Lens (internal focusing models only) Objective Lens (gathers and directs incoming light onto prism) Mirror Prism (45˚ angled models) Specifications Opticron telescopes are generally supplied in ‘body only’ format e.g. MM2 52, HR 66, ES 80. These models have objective lens diameters of 52mm, 66mm and 80mm respectively, no built-in eyepiece and as such allow the choice of eyepiece to be made separately. Eyepieces are denoted according to their magnification, whether they are wide angle (WW or WA) or variable zoom eg. 20-60x. A 20x eyepiece allows the object being viewed to appear 1/20th of its actual distance away when compared to the naked eye. Using this rule an object 500m distant appears to be only 25m away. A 30x eyepiece makes the object appear 16.7m distant while a zoom eyepiece set at 60x means the same object appears to be just over 8m away. What magnification? Terrestrial telescopes are most commonly used for high magnification viewing over long distances in daylight. Image quality at different magnifications will depend on the optical system, the quality of glass used and the coatings applied to the surfaces of each lens. There are however a few general rules that can be applied in determining the right specification for your needs. Firstly, the relationship between magnification, objective lens dia. and the size of the eye pupil, and secondly the quality of the optics inside the ‘scope. In normal daylight, when the pupil is dilated to between 2 and 3mm, a 66 mm telescope will deliver optimum performance, (the balance between magnification and image brightness) between 22x and 35x magnification i.e. when the exit pupil diameter equals that of the iris. In low light when the pupil becomes larger, dilating to between 5 and 7mm depending on age, optimum performance can only be obtained by using a lower magnification eyepiece or using a larger objective lens telescope such as an 80mm or 100mm. Naked eye 32 20x 30x For latest information visit: www.opticron.co.uk The higher the magnification, the greater the image and colour distortion. These effects can be dramatically reduced by using ED or Fluorite combination objective lenses that minimise chromatic aberration, but are expensive. At magnifications of 30x or lower, the benefits of these lenses are lower in comparison to conventional glass objectives. Field of view is usually expressed as the width in metres of the image when viewing at a distance of 1000m and is directly related to the magnification. Generally the greater the magnification, the smaller the field of view. There are exceptions, namely wide-angle eyepieces which are designed specifically to provide greater fields of view. For more information on Opticron eyepieces see page 46. It is important to note that the objective lens, irrespective of diameter has no influence over the field of view. Light transmission The best way to assess the actual brightness of any telescope and eyepiece combination when choosing for daytime terrestrial use, (assuming equal optical systems) is to calculate the exit pupil diameter in the same way as with a binocular and making a trade-off between image brightness and magnification desired. For general daytime terrestrial observations good compromise magnifications are between 20x and 30x for a 60mm, 25 to 35x for a 66mm and 25 to 40x for an 80mm. Resolution As a general rule a good telescope should be able to resolve two black dots 1.5mm distance apart on a white surface, in bright daylight from a distance of 50m. Eyerelief This is the distance between the eye lens and the point where the pupil is positioned for full field of view and varies from eyepiece to eyepiece. In some cases the eyerelief is shorter than that required by spectacle wearers to obtain the full field of view, especially at higher magnifications. If it is important that you obtain the full field of view with spectacles please choose any of the following eyepieces: SDL, HDF T, HDF, HR; 40930, 40931, 40933, IS; 40916, 40918, 40919, HR.MM2; 40909. Remember, rubber eyecups although fitted to many eyepieces are no guarantee that the full field of view is obtainable when set in the ‘down’ position and used with glasses. Straight-through or 45˚ angled Common advantages of an angled telescope are that: i) the back, shoulders and neck are in a more relaxed position when looking through the ‘scope, ii) the tripod can be set at a lower position making it easier for people of different heights to use and the equipment more stable in outdoor conditions. Straight-through telescopes are easier to use when following fast moving objects, using the instrument from the confined spaces of a hide or vehicle, or when hand-held. Our advice Compare different models side-by-side at the same magnification if possible. Product reports are generally subjective and are no substitute for individual testing. If you are unable to test before you make a purchase, contact us for information and advice on the best model to suit your needs. Lastly, suitable tripods for any given telescope will, on average, be around the same weight as the ‘scope. Therefore if you are thinking of walking any distance with your chosen telescope, pick it up together with the tripod you are intending to support it with and take the combination for a ‘test walk’ to see how far you can comfortably carry it. 33 High Resolution ED Fieldscopes “Smaller, lighter, sharper, brighter” HR ED fieldscopes are designed and manufactured to deliver truly exceptional optical performance combined with sublime handling and complete reliability. Aimed squarely at the serious fieldscope user, the models are built to withstand extremes in temperature, to operate unaffected by rain, cold or humidity and as such can be used anywhere from equatorial rainforests to the poles. The choice of body types, viewing eyepieces and dedicated accessories for observation and photography are unparalleled and combine to create the most versatile and complete range of fieldscopes we have ever produced. HR 66 GA ED/45˚ shown with SDL v2 18-54x The optical systems employed in all four variants deliver the highest resolution of any Opticron telescope and are matched directly to the SDL zoom eyepiece and HDF T wide-angle eyepieces. Both the 66mm and 80mm feature a high definition 5 element apochromat objective lens system with 2 separate ED elements, and the entire system utilises Opticron N-type multi-coating. This combination maximises resolution and colour contrast especially at higher magnifications under a range of different light conditions. Mechanically the HR ED feature a lightweight magnesium body complete with large footprint tripod adapter with +/- 90 degree rotation. Fully nitrogen gas filled waterproof and hermetically sealed against penetration from dust and moisture, the telescopes are protected with a textured and highly durable natural rubber armouring. Other features include a centrally positioned rubber armoured focusing wheel for optimum accessibility plus a new retractable rubber covered lens hood with integrated rubber objective lens cap. HR ED fieldscopes are supplied with a comprehensive 30 year guarantee. The advantages of ‘ED’ By using two ED ‘extra low dispersion’ glass elements in the primary objective system, these fieldscopes provide a higher degree of colour correction compared to conventional glass and standard ED objectives. More apparent at higher magnifications and under certain light conditions (e.g. when looking over water on a bright warm day) the image appears sharper and colours remain truer to life across the magnification range. The ability to bring into clear and sharp focus indistinct objects such as coloured identification rings or shades of plumage in poor light over long distances are the hallmarks of an HR ED fieldscope. This extra optical clarity combined with all the features and exceptional build quality make them the definitive choice for the professional ornithologist. In addition to improved viewing capability at higher magnifications, the benefits of using an HR ED fieldscope for telephotography with either compact digital or SLR cameras cannot be overstated. The 40215 Telephoto conversion for SLR cameras is designed to meet the demands of the amateur wildlife photographer and when used in conjunction with an HR ED fieldscope ensures the very best definition and colour reproduction. For more information on telephotography see pages 44-45. HR 80 GA ED/45˚ shown with SDL v2 24-72x Telephoto lens conversion for SLR cameras (see page 44 for details) Telephotography with compact digital cameras/camcorders featuring 40849 UDCA (see page 45 for details) 34 For latest information visit: www.opticron.co.uk HR 66 GA ED HR 66 GA ED shown with SDL v2 18-54x Weighing just over 1200g and 290mm in length, the HR 66 GA ED really lives up to its reputation delivering arguably the highest resolution of any comparable compact prismatic fieldscope on the market today. It’s not just the resolution that makes this ‘scope really special. When fitted with the HDF T 20xWW, 28xWW, 38xWW ‘flat field’ or the SDL 18-54x eyepiece, viewing comfort is unparalleled - an essential quality when viewing for long periods or in poor light. HR 80 GA ED With a 570mm focal length objective and outstanding low light performance, the HR 80 GA ED comfortably maintains superb colour contrast even in the poorest field conditions. The long focal objective lens provides the unique opportunity of using long eyerelief, high power, wide angle HDF T 27xWW, 38xWW & 52xWW eyepieces plus the stunning SDL 24-72x for superb long range viewing. HR 80 GA ED shown with SDL v2 24-72x Specifications Product Code OG Dia (mm) Min Focus (m) Length (mm) Weight (g) Eyepieces Product Code Magnification Magnification Field/1000m Field/1000m 66ED 41002 66 5 290 1210 HR 66 HR 80 HR 66 HR 80 66ED/45 41003 66 5 330 1278 80ED 41006 80 8 370 1635 • SDLv2 • HDF 40936 40810 18-54x 20xWW 24-72x 27xWW 37/23 52 30/18 39 80ED/45 41007 80 8 405 1703 40809 28xWW 38xWW 45 33.3 40858 38xWW 52xWW 31 23 For more information on SDL, HDF and HR eyepieces see page 46 40860 70xWA 95xWA 17.5 13 40861 88x 120x 13 7 40862 18-54x 24-72x 30/17 29/13 • HR/HR2 40930 23xWA 31xWA 49 40 40931 30xWA 41xWA 40 30 40933 20-60x 27-80x 35/17.5 27/15 35 ES v3 Fieldscopes Featuring an upgraded optical system for improved colour contrast and apparent resolution, current ES v3 fieldscopes are designed and manufactured to deliver ‘best in class’ optical performance combined with rugged dependability and real user comfort. Available in three variants; 80mm SD, 80mm ED and 100mm ED the instruments excel in the most important area for the majority of users: image quality. The reduction of almost all visible chromatic aberration at 60x magnification with the 80 SD sets the standard for both definition and tonal quality further improved upon with the 80 ED and 100 ED. Main features include: • Tri-element high definition objective lens (SD or ED) with Opticron F-type multicoating that visibly increases both colour contrast and clarity over standard multicoatings • Magnesium, aluminium and polycarbonate body protected in textured rubber armour • 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 hides or viewing from a sitting or prone position. Fully compatible with SDL, HDF and HR eyepieces the models offer an exciting array of viewing options of 20x to 100x (80mm) and 30x to 134x (100). ES 80 GA SD/45˚ shown with SDL 20-60x For even greater magnification a 2.5x Tele-adapter is available for SDL, HDF and HR eyepieces (see page 47 for details). ES models can be converted for use with SLR cameras for telephotography and are supplied complete with a 30 year guarantee. ES 80 GA SD/45˚ The suffix SD for standard belies the quality of this tri-element F500 viewing platform. Utilising Opticron F-type high refractive index multicoating, the ES 80 GA SD/45˚ demands serious consideration for anybody interested in an 80mm fieldscope. Image texture is slightly softer than sister ED model but the instrument deals competently with a range of interspersed colours in varying light conditions up to 60x magnification, combined with accurate focusing and a welcome lack of colour distortion. ES 80 GA ED/45˚ ES 80 GA ED/45˚ The latest optical upgrades, superior RI F-type multi-coating system and ED objective lens that virtually eliminates the distorting effects of chromatic aberration over 35x magnification all combine to further enhance the performance of this our most popular 80mm model. Images are vibrant and ‘true to life’ and what’s more - reproduced consistently across the magnification range. Telephoto lens conversion for SLR cameras (see page 44 for details) Telephotography with compact digital cameras/camcorders featuring 40849 UDCA (see page 45 for details) 36 shown with SDL 20-60x Black Headed Gull and Pied Wagtail. Photographs digiscoped with a Panasonic FS16, ES 80 GA ED and 40810E HDF T 23xWW. For latest information visit: www.opticron.co.uk ES 100 GA ED/45˚ The advantages of a 100mm diameter objective lens become clear when viewing at magnifications over 50x. Having a surface area 1.5x that of an 80mm OG fieldscope, the ES 100 is easily able to out perform similarly specified 80mm (ED and Fluorite models) delivering brighter images with a higher resolving power. For terrestrial use, better definition and higher colour contrast mean more accurate and more enjoyable long range viewing. Preferred eyepieces include the HDF 42xWW, 27-80x and SDL 27-80x. For Astronomy the ES 100’s versatility as a compact F650mm 4” refractor with erected image viewing should also be considered. Magnification options for this application include HDF 6mm and 5mm long eyerelief eyepieces delivering 107x and 134x respectively. ES 100 GA ED/45˚ shown with SDL 27-80x Specifications Product Code OG Dia (mm) Min Focus (m) Length (mm) Weight (g) Eyepieces Product Code Magnification Magnification Field/1000m Field/1000m 80 SD/45 80 ED/45 100 ED/45 40895 40890 40893 80 80 100 6 6 10 390 390 497 1484 1591 2800 • SDLv2 • HDF 40936E 40810E ES 80 20-60x 23xWW ES 100 27-80x 30xWW ES 80 33/20 45 ES 100 26/16 33 40809E 32xWW 42xWW 36 27 For more information on SDL, HDF and HR eyepieces see page 46 40858E 44xWW 58xWW 28 20 40860E 80xWA 107xWA 16 12 40861E 100x 134x 10 7 40862E 20-60x 27-80x 35/16 29/12 • HR/HR2 40930E 27xWA 36xWA 41 32 40931E 34xWA 46xWA 33 25 40933E 23-69x 30-90x 29/15 23/11 37 GS Fieldscopes GS series fieldscopes set the standard for people wanting lightweight, high quality yet affordable fieldscopes for birdwatching or pursuing general wildlife observation. Designed and engineered in Japan to 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 with the option of standard glass on GS 665 • Lightweight nitrogen gas filled construction for 100% waterproofing • Full body rubber armouring with integrated objective lens cap • Centrally positioned rubber covered focusing wheel to allow easy access for both right and left handed users • 9:1 ratio fine focus adjustment for greater focusing accuracy at higher magnification settings • Large footprint tripod sleeve with -/+ 90° rotation • Retractable lens hood (665) • Full compatibility with SDL, HDF & HR (eyepieces & photoadapters) • 30 year guarantee GS 52 GA ED Setting new standards for light transmission, resolution and colour contrast, the GS 52 GA ED offers a practical and versatile alternative to larger heavier telescopes in situations where size and weight are an issue. Fitted with the HDF T 12-36x eyepiece set between 12x and 18x, images are exceptionally bright with a large depth of field perfect for either hand held or tripod mounted observation at close range. Unlike other telescopes of similar size, the full size prism units allow the instrument to retain its performance right up to 36x, delivering superior colour fidelity for longer range viewing even in comparatively low light. Images are not just brighter they are sharper too and the GS 52 GA ED compares well with the GS 665 GA for resolution at magnifications up to 30x. Field of view is also enhanced with certain eyepieces; +30% against the smaller MM2 52 ED with the HDF T 13xWW, and +20% with the HDF T 18xWW. For garden birdwatching and photography close focus is just 2.5m. GS 52 GA ED/45˚ shown with HDF T 12-36x GS 52 GA ED shown with HDF T 12-36x Telephoto lens conversion for SLR cameras (see page 44 for details) 38 Mediterranean Gull and Mallard. Photographs digiscoped with a Panasonic FS10, GS 665 GA ED and 40810G 18xWW. For latest information visit: www.opticron.co.uk GS 665 GA The GS 665 GA is designed for people who desire the optimum balance between size/weight and optical performance. With finished weights around 1000g they are light by any standard, but the larger objective lens compared to an ordinary 65mm ‘scope means images are comparatively brighter and sharper. Relatively low focal length to aperture ratios mean the GS 665 GA are an excellent choice for digiscoping too. Recommended eyepieces are the HDF T 18xWW, 25xWW or 16-48x zoom. GS 665 GA/45˚ shown with HR2 18-54x GS 665 GA shown with HDF T 25xWW GS 665 GA ED The GS 665 GA ED offers higher resolution and contrast compared to the standard model at magnifications over 30x, resolving finer detail on both high contrast and subtly shaded targets. GS 665 GA ED/45˚ shown with HR2 18-54x GS 665 GA ED shown with HDF T 25xWW Specifications Product Code OG Dia (mm) Min Focus (m) Length (mm) Weight (g) Eyepieces Product Code Magnification Magnification Field/1000m Field/1000m 52ED 40956 52 2.5 200 754 GS 52 GS 665 GS 52 GS 665 52ED/45 40957 52 2.5 200 759 665 40960 66.5 3.8 326 976 • SDLv2 • HDF 40936G 40810G 12-36x 13xWW 16-48x 18xWW 60/36 75 41/25 50 665/45 40961 66.5 3.8 326 980 40809G 18xWW 25xWW 66 47 665ED 40962 66.5 3.8 326 1049 40858G 24xWW 35xWW 49 35 665ED/45 40963 66.5 3.8 326 1053 40860G 45xWA 60xWA 30 19.5 For more information on SDL, HDF and HR eyepieces see page 46 40861G 57x 80x 20 12.5 40862G 12-36x 16-48x 62/29 42/20 • HR/HR2 40930G 15xWA 21xWA 74 49 40931G 20xWA 27xWA 59 39 40933G1 13-39x 18-54x 52/30 38/20 40934 eyepiece adapter required 1 39 IS WP Fieldscopes IS WP fieldscopes are designed for the first-time user, frequent traveller and those on a budget. Available in 60mm and 60mm ED objectives with the option of straight-through and 45° angled viewing, these interchangeable eyepiece spottingscopes deliver excellent value for money offering high levels of performance and versatility in a compact, lightweight body. Features and options include; nitrogen waterproof construction, 4 element fully multi-coated optical system with internal focusing, rotating tripod sleeve for use with photo/video tripods and bipods, retractable lens hood to protect against glare, accessories for SLR telephotography plus a comprehensive 10 year guarantee. IS 60/45˚ shown with HR2 16-48x IS 60 WP An excellent all-rounder delivering good resolution and depth of field, the IS 60 WP is easy to use and transport either on a lightweight tripod or bipod. Matched to one of the dedicated IS long eyerelief eyepieces, (40916S 25xWA or 40918S 18-54x), the model is the perfect choice for the first-time birdwatcher moving up from 'binocular-only' bird watching as well as the shooter or archer looking for accuracy at distances around 100m. IS 60 shown with HR2 16-48x Telephoto lens conversion for SLR cameras (see page 44 for details) Telephotography with compact digital cameras/camcorders featuring 40849 UDCA (see page 45 for details) IS WP Fieldscopes for Target Archery & Shooting The IS 60 WP delivers sharper, brighter images in a smaller, lighter body compared to a traditional 22x60 spottingscope and is the perfect choice for accurate target observation up to 100m. Fitted with either of the IS zoom eyepieces or 40933 HR2 16-48x for even higher resolution, the ‘scope connects to the 40314 bipod via the tripod sleeve and can be rotated round its central axis for precise positioning. For even greater positional flexibility the 40316 ball and socket panhead is available as an optional extra (See page 50). 40 For latest information visit: www.opticron.co.uk IS 60 ED WP The IS 60 ED WP offers the opportunity to upgrade to significantly brighter and sharper images while retaining the core features of the IS 60 WP. Featuring a heavily modified optical system with new components and a more rigorous Quality Control procedure, this mini-60mm ED fieldscope is optically matched to the HR2 16-48x zoom eyepiece for premium performance in a very portable package. IS 60 ED/45˚ shown with HR2 16-48x IS 60 ED shown with HR2 16-48x Additional recommended eyepieces include IS 25xWA, HDF T 23xWW1 and HDF T 15-45x1. Eyepiece adapters required. See Table 1 Specifications Product Code OG Dia (mm) Min Focus (m)2 Length (mm) Weight (g) 60 40982 60 7 250 689 60/45 40983 60 8 265 705 60ED 40986 60 7 250 750 60ED/45 40987 60 7 265 789 Eyepieces Product Code Magnification Field/1000m • IS 40916S 25xWA 46 40918S 18-54x 31/15 For more information on SDL, HDF, HR and IS eyepieces see page 46 40916S eyepiece 2 Eyepieces Product Code Magnification Adapter required Field/1000m • SDLv2 • HDF 40936S 40810S 15-45x 17xWW 40927S 40925S 44/27 64 40809S 23xWW 40925S 52 40858S 32xWW 40925S 38 40860S 58xWA 40925S 20 40861S 72x 40925S 14 40862S 15-45x 40927S 46/21 • HR/HR2 40930S 20xWA 40925S 58 40931S 25xWA 40925S 47 40933S 16-48x 40928S 45/23 41 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 spec. entry level spottingscope for target shooting, birdwatching or plane spotting. Featuring a 400mm, 4element 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 colour contrast. 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 armour 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 10 year guarantee. IS 70 R/45˚ shown with HR2 16-48x IS 70 R shown with HR2 16-48x Telephoto lens conversion for SLR cameras (see page 44 for details) Specifications Product Code OG Dia (mm) Min Focus (m)1 Length (mm) Weight (g) 70 40996 70 10 295 1096 70/45 40997 70 9 300 1123 Water resistant multi-layer padded case 40916S eyepiece For more information on SDL, HDF, HR and IS eyepieces see page 46 1 Eyepieces Product Code Magnification Adapter required Field/1000m 42 • IS 40916S 28xWA n/a 41 40918S 20-60x n/a 28/13 • HR/HR2 40930S 40931S 40933S • HDF 40810S 40809S 40858S 40860S 40861S 40862S • SDLv2 40936S 21xWA 27xWA 18-54x 18xWW 25xWW 35xWW 60xWA 80x 16-48x 16-48x 40925S 40925S 40928S 40925S 40925S 40925S 40925S 40925S 40927S 40927S 45 41 40/11 45 42 33 19 11 41/19 39/25 For latest information visit: www.opticron.co.uk MM2 v2 Mighty Midget Travelscopes A revolutionary spottingscope created to optimise the balance between optical performance and size, the MM2 Mighty Midget is an ideal choice for the space and weight conscious user. Using an extendable objective lens system the ‘scope can to be retracted to just under 18cm. Fully extended it measures just under 22cm excluding eyepiece. Available in straight-through and 45˚ angled bodies, construction is a mix of tough plastics, alloys and rubber, creating finished weights under 480g making them lighter than many 32mm binoculars. Close focus is an impressive 3.5 metres - perfect for high magnification detailed observation at close range. Eyepiece options include the MM2 25x and HR MM2 13-39x and the models also accept the full range of HR, HDF and SDL eyepieces allowing Opticron fieldscope owners to use their existing eyepieces with an MM2 body. MM2 52/45˚ Extended shown with HR MM2 13-39x Other features and options include: • 52mm objective & fully multicoated optical system • Eyepiece cavity store for MM2 eyepiece (rear) not illustrated • Retractable lens hood • 1/4” thread connection to photo/video tripod, clamp or monopod • 10 year guarantee • Telephotoadapter option • Choice of protective water resistant cases or grippa strap MM2 52 Extended shown with HR MM2 13-39x Telephoto lens conversion for SLR cameras (see page 44 for details) Specifications Product Code OG Dia (mm) Min Focus (m)1 Length (mm) OPEN CLOSED Weight (g) Model 52 with 40906 Grippa Strap For more information on SDL, HDF, HR and MM2 eyepieces see page 46 Eyepieces Product Code Magnification Field/1000m • MM2 40902M 25x 38 •HR MM2 • HR/HR2 40909M 13-39x 49/30 40930M 15xWA 60 40931M 20xWA 58 40933M2 13-39x 49/30 • HDF 40810M 13xWW 60 52 40900 52 3.5 217 177 460 52/45 40901 52 3.5 217 177 450 MM2 25x eyepiece 1 40809M 18xWW 60 40858M 24xWW 49 40860M 45xWA 30 40861M 57x 20 40862M 12-36x 60/29 • SDLv2 40936M2 12-36x 60/36 40934 eyepiece adapter required 2 43 with Opticron Telescopes 40215 TELEPHOTO ADAPTER Telephotography or digi-scoping is easier than ever to enjoy using Opticron telescopes in conjunction with either SLR cameras (digital or film), or digital compact cameras and camcorders. In addition to wildlife observation, images can be taken, edited, printed and stored with relative ease, enabling the creation of a unique personal library to be shared in print or electronically. The two main options open to the prospective telephotographer are to a. combine a telescope with an SLR or system camera b. use a telescope together with a compact digital camera or camcorder. 40215 Telephotoadapter For use with HR, ES, GS, IS WP & MM2 41111 PHOTO ADAPTER PUSH FIT 44 41111 Photoadapter Push Fit 44 Telephotography with SLR and D-SLR Cameras For use with 40810 HDF T and 40933 HR2 zoom eyepiece. T-mount 40933 HR2 zoom eyepiece Telescope 40862 HDF T zoom eyepiece 41112 Photoadapter Push Fit 49.5 For use with 40862 HDF T zoom eyepiece 41115 SLR • EP ADAPTER SLR Camera Body Also available as 41111S for use with selected HR2, HR & IS eyepieces 41112 PHOTO ADAPTER PUSH FIT 49.5 In this system the camera lens is substituted for the telescope and coupled directly to the SLR camera body using either a telephotoadapter or an eyepiece+photoadapter combination. T-mounts, available for nearly all makes of SLR cameras are also needed to connect the scope assembly to the camera body. The chart opposite shows the current range of telephotoadapters and photoadapters available to enable you to convert your Opticron telescope into a long focal length telephoto lens. 40810 HDF T eyepiece Recommended combination for viewing and telephotography 41114 PHOTO ADAPTER SDL Telephotography 40935 SDL zoom eyepiece 41114 Photoadapter Push Fit SDL + 41115 SLR.EP Adapter For use with 40935/36 SDL zoom eyepiece 50mm 50 1 to to 000 0mm mm telep ho t elep ho T-Mounts Needed to connect telephoto & photoadapters to SLR camera bodies 40601 Olympus OM 40602 Pentax / Praktica 42mm screw 40603 Pentax K - bayonet fitting 40604 Minolta MD - manual focus 40605 Minolta AF / Sony α auto focus 40606 Canon FD - manual focus 40607 Canon EOS - auto focus 40608 Nikon 40609 Four Thirds 40610 Micro Four Thirds 40611 Sony NEX 40612 Nikon 1 40613 Canon EOS 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 IS 60 WP 700mm/f.11.7(2) MM2 52 530mm/f.10 (2) Optional 40927S close focus adapter 44 41111 Photoadapter Push Fit 44 Equivalent focal lengths with HR, ES & GS scopes fitted with either HDF T 40810 eyepiece or HR2 40933 eyepiece at lowest magnification setting and using a 35mm SLR camera(1) HR 66 1000mm/f.15 HR 80 1350mm/f.16.8 ES 80 1150mm/f.14.4 ES 100 1500mm/f.15 GS 52 650mm/f.12.5 GS 665 900mm/f.13.5 Photoadapter also accepts HDF T 40809 eyepiece. Compatibility with other Eyepieces The 41111 can be used with smaller dia. eyepieces by replacing the inner sleeve supplied with one of the following reducer sleeves; a. 41117 reducer 44~40 for connection to IS 40918S eyepiece. b. 41118 reducer 44~37 for connection to fold down rubber eyecup versions of HDF 40810 and 40809 eyepieces. Note. Fold down rubber eyecup must be removed when using these eyepieces. These are approximate figures based on 35mm SLR cameras. D-SLR cameras use different size image sensors compared to 35mm and so an equivalent conversion figure must be calculated separately. (1) 41111S Photoadapter Push Fit The 41111S can be used with various eyepieces by replacing the 44mm inner sleeve supplied with one of the following reducer sleeves; a. 41117 reducer 44~40 for connection to HR 40930, 40931 and IS 40916S eyepieces. b. 41119 reducer 44~33 for connection to HR 40812, 40813 and 40815 eyepieces. Note. Fold down rubber eyecup must be removed when using any of the eyepieces listed. 41112 Photoadapter Push Fit 49.5 Equivalent focal lengths with HR, ES & GS scopes fitted with HDF T 40862 zoom eyepiece at lowest magnification setting and using a 35mm SLR camera(1) HR 66 900mm/f.13.7 HR 80 1200mm/f.15 ES 80 1000mm/f.12.5 ES 100 1350mm/f.13.5 GS 52 600mm/f.11.5 GS 665 800mm/f.12 41114 Photoadapter Push Fit SDL + 41115 SLR.EP Adapter (Magnification factor 1.37x) Equivalent focal lengths with HR, ES & GS scopes fitted with SDL zoom eyepiece at lowest magnification setting and using a 35mm SLR camera(1) HR 66 1230mm/f.13.7 HR 80 1640mm/f.15 ES 80 1370mm/f.12.5 ES 100 1850mm/f.13.5 GS 52 820mm/f.15.8 GS 665 1100mm/f.12 Notes. Focusing is facilitated on the telescope. Camera may need to be operated in manual mode with shutter locks disengaged where necessary. The high magnification to aperture ratios result in slower shutter speeds compared with conventional telephoto lenses so 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. For latest information visit: www.opticron.co.uk Digi-scoping with Compact Digital Cameras and Camcorders The nature of image capture with digital compact cameras and camcorders means Opticron telescopes 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 telescope eyepieces are not designed (mechanically or optically) to transmit light into the camera/camcorder lenses. The vast majority of compact prismatic telescopes are designed for use with viewing eyepieces ranging in magnification from 20x to 60x. Using a telescope 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 Common Tern photographed using a Panasonic FS16 with HR 66 GA ED image frame is known as and 40809 HDF T 28xWW vignetting. Vignetting can be reduced by increasing the zoom setting on the camera or by cropping out using photo editing software. To get the best results Choose a low magnification wide angle eyepiece for your telescope when using it for telephotography. 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 small lens diameter. The smaller the lens diameter the more of its' surface area will be covered by light exiting from the telescope 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. Use the optical zoom on the camera/camcorder to reduce Pied Wagtail photographed using a the aperture of the lens to Panasonic FS16 with ES 80 GA ED 'match up' with light exiting and 40810 HDF T 23xWW from the eyepiece. Remember the higher the optical zoom setting, the higher the magnification of the final image. E.g. 20x eyepiece plus 3x optical zoom = 60x (assuming the default magnification on the camera = 1x.) 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. 50065 Digital Compact Camera Adapter The 50065 DCC adapter comprises an aluminium tube and locking ring that can be fitted with a number of split ring inserts of different diameters. Camera side, the adapter features a 28mm screw thread connection to the lens mount supporting the camera. Eyepiece side, the DCC adapter push-fits over specific HDF T, HDF and HR eyepieces and twist locks. Inserts are available in a choice of internal diameters; 50066 Ø51mm, 50067 Ø45.5mm, 50068 Ø41.5mm(1), 50069 Ø33mm(2) 50068 insert fits in combination with 50067 insert. (2) 50069 insert fits in combination with 50068 and 50067 inserts. (1) 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 telescopes and eyepieces in conjunction with most digital compact cameras and some digital camcorders using eyepiece projection. Many digital compact cameras do not have screw threads on the lens housing to allow for direct coupling, so the UDCA is designed as a three-way adjustable balance plate that fixes directly to the telescope eyepiece. The camera is fixed onto the UDCA and can be adjusted on three planes to enable correct positioning with respect to the eyepiece. The vertical position of the balance plate can be ‘fixed’ using the Vertical Locking Ring (VLR) accessory. This enables the camera + balance plate to be swung in and out of position allowing you to alternate between taking pictures and viewing through the eyepiece in the normal way. Note. Mounting the UDCA requires an eyepiece dia. less than or equal to 56mm and fixed (non rotating) eyepiece tube length of 15mm. For more information on camera kits, DCC adapters, photoadapters and the UDCA please telephone us or visit www.opticron.co.uk and look for TELEPHOTOGRAPHY. Mediterranean Gull photographed using a Panasonic FS10 with GS 665 GA ED and 40862 HDF T 16-48x 45 Eyepieces A wide range of eyepieces are available for use with Opticron HR, GS, ES, IS and MM2 fieldscopes. Choosing the best eyepiece is often confusing but making the right choice will depend on price and application. It is important to remember that the eyepiece is an integral part of the whole set up and opting for a lower quality lens will affect overall image quality. Eyepieces are listed with their generic code. For magnification with individual telescope bodies please refer to the tables on each telescope page. SDL v2 Eyepiece 5-group 8-element ‘super’ zoom, the SDLv2 eyepiece maximises 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 (mm) 77 270 Weight (g) Mechanically the eyepiece is waterproof and features a rotating eyecup that can be positioned to match individual needs. Model supplied in soft padded case. 10 year guarantee. HDF Eyepieces The preferred choice for image quality, HDF eyepieces have large diameter eye lenses and offer ‘walk-in’ field of vision. The eyepieces are long eyerelief to enable the full field of view to be obtained with or without spectacles and fixed magnification models are wide angle. Four of the seven eyepieces also feature a twist type retractable eyecup assembly that enables individual eye to eyepiece distance adjustment. 10 year guarantee. 40810 40809 40858 40860 Eyerelief (mm) 22 Eyelens dia (mm) 25 Length (mm) 40 Weight (g) 151 Eyerelief (mm) 18 Eyelens dia (mm) 23 Length (mm) 51 Weight (g) 173 Eyerelief (mm) 17 Eyelens dia (mm) 23 Length (mm) 61 Weight (g) 212 Eyerelief (mm) Eyelens dia (mm) Length (mm) Weight (g) 40861 15 18 61 87 40862 Eyerelief (mm) Eyelens dia (mm) Length (mm) Weight (g) 16 17 66 84 Eyerelief (mm) 22-17 Eyelens dia (mm) 24 Length (mm) 76 Weight (g) 206 HR Eyepieces A good choice as either a supplementary eyepiece in combination with HDF or single eyepiece for the more value conscious user requiring long eyerelief for use with glasses. 40933 HR2 zoom features a twist type eyecup. 5 year guarantee. 40930 40931 Eyerelief (mm) Eyelens dia (mm) Length (mm) Weight (g) 18 21 38 83 40933 Eyerelief (mm) Eyelens dia (mm) Length (mm) Weight (g) 17 21 39 92 Eyerelief (mm) 18-14 Eyelens dia (mm) 18 Length (mm) 55 Weight (g) 149 MM2 • HR MM2 Eyepieces IS Eyepieces Dedicated eyepieces for MM2 bodies and the most popular choice as a first eyepiece. 5 year guarantee. Dedicated long eyerelief eyepieces for IS WP models and best overall choice as a first eyepiece. 5 year guarantee. 40902M Eyerelief (mm) Eyelens dia (mm) Length (mm) Weight (g) 46 10 14 23 34 40909M 40916S 40918S Eyerelief (mm) 18-14 Eyelens dia (mm) 18 Length (mm) 65 Weight (g) 148 Eyerelief (mm) 17 Eyelens dia (mm) 21 Length (mm) 48 Weight (g) 102 Eyerelief (mm) 34-18 Eyelens dia (mm) 20 Length (mm) 67 Weight (g) 147 For latest information visit: www.opticron.co.uk Universal Tele-Adapter (UTA) 2.5x for Binoculars & Telescopes The Opticron Universal Tele-Adapter enables you to increase the magnification of your Opticron binocular or telescope+eyepiece combination by a factor of 2.5x. Easily fitted to a binocular, the UTA converts one half of the instrument into a higher powered long eyerelief monocular. The UTA also connects to Opticron SDL, HDF, HR 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 76mm. Diameter 46mm. Weight 110g (varies slightly for other connection rings) Code Internal dia. (mm) Connection rings to fit 40940 UTA to Opticron Binoculars, Monoculars and Telescope eyepieces 40941 42.5~41.3 40942 42~41.3 40943 44.3 40944 40 Aurora BGA DBA Oasis BGA Classic Oregon LE WP Savanna WP Observation1 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 40916S IS 40918S HR2 40930 HR2 40931 40945 34.6 40947P Push Fit 40948 50~49.5 SR.GA (40940+40947 coded as 30442) DBA Mono BGA Mono HDF T 40862 (Fixed magnification) 40946 33.3 HDF 40860 HDF 40861 40949 52.5~51.26 SDLv2 40936 1. POST 2002 MODELS ONLY For information on suitable connection rings for other Opticron binoculars and telescope eyepieces please contact us on 01582 726522. Tracker 670 The Tracker 670 is a compact easy to use laser rangefinder designed for a range of outdoor activities such as golf, hunting, site surveying, walking and rambling. Doubling as a 6x23 monocular with a 7˚ field of view, the Tracker 670 provides accurate measurements of targets up to a range of 600 metres. It can also simultaneously measure the angular distance to and height of a target being observed. Designed for easy one hand operation, the lightweight body (185g) is shaped to fit comfortably into the palm and is covered in a protective gloss black finish. Model supplied in a soft carry case with neck & shoulder strap, CR2 Lithium battery, lens cloth and 2 year limited warranty. CMOS Wireless Telecam Fitted directly to the telescope in place of a conventional viewing eyepiece, the CMOS Wireless Telecam transmits high magnification real-time images from HR, ES & GS ‘scopes directly to a TV or PC Notebook fitted with an analogue TV card. As such it provides the opportunity to show real-time footage to groups in public spaces as well as offering the visually impaired an easier way of viewing through a telescope. The unit features cable or wireless connection for flexibility in the positioning of the telescope in a hide or viewing area. Images relayed to a TV can be recorded directly to video while images relayed to a PC can be recorded if the TV card supports this option. Please contact us for more information. 47 Tripods & Accessories XFS-A Traveller XFS-C Traveller Featuring superior tensile strength Aa aluminium components the XFS-A Traveller is a high performance, lightweight & compact field support designed for use with fieldscopes, photo & video equipment. Featuring 8-layer folded carbon fibre material for superior strength, the XFS-C Traveller is a high performance, lightweight and compact field support designed for use with fieldscopes, photo & video equipment. 42113 XFS-A Traveller w/o head 42116 XFS-C Traveller w/o head • 3 section tubular legs giving a usable height without raising centre column of 1045mm (41.1”) for maximum panning stability • 330mm sliding centre column with collar lock. 24.3mm diameter • Twist-type leg locks and rubber/spiked feet • Durable foam hand grips • Level indicator • Retractable sprung stabilising hook • Leg angles; 25˚, 55˚, 80˚ • Height extended: 1295mm (51”) • Height retracted: 25˚ - 495mm (19.5”) 55˚ - 340mm (13.4”) 80˚ - 330mm (13”) • Weight: 1266g (2.8lbs) • 3 section tubular legs giving a usable height without raising centre column of 1045mm (41.1”) for maximum panning stability • 330mm sliding centre column with collar lock. 24.3mm diameter • Twist-type leg locks and rubber/spiked feet • Durable foam hand grips • Level indicator • Retractable sprung stabilising hook • Leg angles; 25˚, 55˚, 80˚ • Height extended: 1295mm (51”) • Height retracted: 25˚ - 495mm (19.5”) 55˚ - 340mm (13.4”) 80˚ - 330mm (13”) • Weight: 1025g (2.3lbs) 42114 XFS-A Traveller w/PH157QK head 42117 XFS-C Traveller w/PH157QK head 3-way, one lever operated panhead suitable for use with MM, IS, GS, ES & HR scopes. 3-way, one lever operated panhead suitable for use with MM, IS, GS, ES & HR scopes. Specifications as 42113 except • Usable height without raising centre column of 1150mm (45.3”) • Height extended: 1400mm (55.1”) • Height retracted: 25˚ - 600mm (23.6”) 55˚ - 445mm (17.5”) 80˚ - 435mm (17.1”) • Weight: 1843g (4.1lbs) Specifications as 42116 except • Usable height without raising centre column of 1150mm (45.3”) • Height extended: 1400mm (55.1”) • Height retracted: 25˚ - 600mm (23.6”) 55˚ - 445mm (17.5”) 80˚ - 435mm (17.1”) • Weight: 1602g (3.5lbs) 42115 XFS-A Traveller w/701HDV head 42118 XFS-C Traveller w/701HDV head 2-way fluid panhead suitable for use with MM, IS, GS, ES & HR scopes including digiscoping and telephotography attachments. 2-way fluid panhead suitable for use with MM, IS, GS, ES & HR scopes including digiscoping and telephotography attachments. Specifications as 42113 except • Usable height without raising centre column of 1140mm (44.9”) • Height extended: 1390mm (54.7”) • Height retracted: 25˚ - 590mm (23.2”) 55˚ - 435mm (17.1”) 80˚ - 425mm (16.7”) • Weight: 2098g (4.6lbs) Specifications as 42116 except • Usable height without raising centre column of 1140mm (44.9”) • Height extended: 1390mm (54.7”) • Height retracted: 25˚ - 590mm (23.2”) 55˚ - 435mm (17.1”) 80˚ - 425mm (16.7”) • Weight: 1857g (4.1lbs) 20897 Velbon PH157QK Panhead 42637 Manfrotto 701HDV Panhead • 3-way one lever operated with quickrelease platform • 90˚ side tilt for use with telescopes 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: 577g (20.4oz) • Maximum load rating: 3.5kg* (7.7lbs) *Manufacturers published rating • 2-way fluid head with a sliding plate to adjust for centre of gravity • 360˚ pan and +90˚/-60˚ tilt • Integral quick release plate (1/4” & 3/8”) • Head to tripod attachment is 3/8” female. 3/8” to 1/4” reducer supplied • Weight: 832g (29.3oz) • Maximum load rating: 4kg* (8.8lbs) *Manufacturers published rating 48 For latest information visit: www.opticron.co.uk Tripods & Accessories XFS-A Birdwatcher’s XFS-C Birdwatcher’s Featuring superior tensile strength Aa aluminium components, the XFS-A Birdwatcher’s is a high performance lightweight field support designed for use with fieldscopes, photo & video equipment. Featuring 8-layer folded carbon fibre material for superior strength, the XFS-C Birdwatcher’s is a high performance lightweight field support designed for use with fieldscopes, photo & video equipment. 42119 XFS-A Birdwatcher’s w/o head 42122 XFS-C Birdwatcher’s w/o head • 3 section tubular legs giving a usable height without raising centre column of 1285mm (50.6”) for maximum panning stability • 330mm sliding centre column with collar lock. 24.3mm diameter • Twist-type leg locks and rubber/spiked feet • Durable foam hand grips • Level indicator • Retractable sprung stabilising hook • Leg angles; 25˚, 55˚, 80˚ • Height extended: 1535mm (60.4”) • Height retracted: 25˚ - 550mm (21.7”) 55˚ - 367mm (14.4”) 80˚ - 330mm (13”) • Weight: 1590g (3.5lbs) • 3 section tubular legs giving a usable height without raising centre column of 1285mm (50.6”) for maximum panning stability • 330mm sliding centre column with collar lock. 24.3mm diameter • Twist-type leg locks and rubber/spiked feet • Durable foam hand grips • Level indicator • Retractable sprung stabilising hook • Leg angles; 25˚, 55˚, 80˚ • Height extended: 1535mm (60.4”) • Height retracted: 25˚ - 550mm (21.7”) 55˚ - 367mm (14.4”) 80˚ - 330mm (13”) • Weight: 1275g (2.8lbs) 42120 XFS-A Birdwatcher’s w/PH157QK head 42123 XFS-C Birdwatcher’s w/PH157QK head 3-way, one lever operated panhead suitable for use with MM, IS, GS, ES & HR scopes. 3-way, one lever operated panhead suitable for use with MM, IS, GS, ES & HR scopes. Specifications as 42119 except • Usable height without raising centre column of 1390mm (54.7”) • Height extended: 1640mm (64.6”) • Height retracted: 25˚ - 655mm (25.8”) 55˚ - 472mm (18.6”) 80˚ - 435mm (17.1”) • Weight: 2167g (4.8lbs) Specifications as 42122 except • Usable height without raising centre column of 1390mm (54.7”) • Height extended: 1640mm (64.6”) • Height retracted: 25˚ - 655mm (25.8”) 55˚ - 472mm (18.6”) 80˚ - 435mm (17.1”) • Weight: 1852g (4.1lbs) 42121 XFS-A Birdwatcher’s w/701HDV head 42124 XFS-C Birdwatcher’s w/701HDV head 2-way fluid panhead suitable for use with MM, IS, GS, ES & HR scopes including digiscoping and telephotography attachments. 2-way fluid panhead suitable for use with MM, IS, GS, ES & HR scopes including digiscoping and telephotography attachments. Specifications as 42119 except • Usable height without raising centre column of 1380mm (54.3”) • Height extended: 1630mm (64.2”) • Height retracted: 25˚ - 645mm (25.4”) 55˚ - 462mm (18.2”) 80˚ - 425mm (16.7”) • Weight: 2422g (5.3lbs) Specifications as 42122 except • Usable height without raising centre column of 1380mm (54.3”) • Height extended: 1630mm (64.2”) • Height retracted: 25˚ - 645mm (25.4”) 55˚ - 462mm (18.2”) 80˚ - 425mm (16.7”) • Weight: 2107g (4.6lbs) Tripod Straps Tripod Harness 40507 A simple and effective carrying solution manufactured from lightweight nylon webbing, 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 loop fasteners and 25mm webbing 40505 40mm nylon with loop fasteners 49 Bipod, Monopods & Mounts 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 telescopes 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 • 500mm, 21mm dia. sliding centre column • Maximum jaw width 45mm • Maximum height extended 510mm (20”)1 • Minimum height retracted 90mm (3.5”)1 • Weight 960g 5 year guarantee 42610 BC-2 Clamp & 500mm Centre 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 436g. 42611 BC-2 Clamp Fits directly onto tripod centre column to convert to a hide clamp. Supplied complete with ø21/22mm, ø23/24mm and ø25/26mm reducer sleeves. Weight 267g Monopods & Mounts 4 section Monopods incl. twisting lock system, hand grip & wrist strap. 42100 Birdwatcher’s (left) • Height extended 1470mm (58”) • Height retracted 470mm (18.5”) • Integral 1/4” thread p/head connection • Metal foot • Weight 695g 42623 Traveller Carbon Fibre (right) • Height extended 1580mm (62”) • Height retracted 525mm (20.7”) • 3/8” & 1/4” reversible p/head connection • Rubber/spiked foot • Weight 426g 43106 6-Section Compact Monopod 6 section leg with clip-type lock system, hand grip & wrist strap. • Height extended 1535mm (60.5”) • Height retracted 410mm (16”) • 3/8” & 1/4” reversible p/head connection • Rubber/spiked foot • Weight 650g 42606 Quick Release Plate & Shoe Screws directly onto panhead. 1/4” thread. Weight 177g 42608 Quick Release Plate only Weight 79g Bipod Rigid aluminium Bipod finished in matt black. Connects to telescope tripod mounting or independent tripod sleeve using 1/4” thread. Supplied complete with 270mm extension pole for use on a bench or table with a usable height range from 265mm to 730mm. Additional poles available. Folds up for easy storage. Weight c/w extension pole 1502g. Models available; 40314 Bipod, 40315 Bipod with Ball & Socket Panhead. 50 5 year guarantee 40503 Universal II Hide Mount Lightweight bench clamp with 400mm extension pole. • 2-way one lever operated panhead with integral 1/4” thread • Maximum panning height 450mm • Maximum jaw width 45mm • Optional quick release plate & shoe • Dimensions 450x60x95mm • Weight 845g 40501 Universal Mount Designed to clamp horizontally or vertically onto a wide range of objects. • 2-way one lever operated panhead with integral 1/4” thread • Maximum panning height 80mm • Maximum jaw width 45mm • Optional quick release plate & shoe • Dimensions 210x60x70mm • Weight 597g 40502 Car Window Mount • 2-way one lever operated panhead with integral 1/4” thread • Maximum panning height 80mm • Protective rubber jaw pads • Optional quick release plate & shoe • Dimensions 205x60x85mm • Weight 555g 5 year guarantee 40316 Ball & Socket Panhead For use with 40314 bipod and spottingscopes without rotating tripod sleeves. Height 72mm Weight 107g For latest information visit: www.opticron.co.uk Accessories Binocular Rainguards Binocular Objective Lens Covers Manufactured from natural rubber and available in the following sizes: 31031 32mm OG fits outer dias. 40~42.5mm (Please note these covers do not fit Imagic BGA SE 8x32, Verano BGA 8x32 or Oregon LE WP 8x32) Binoculars Plastic 31025 Int ø to 37mm 31020 Int ø to 43mm 31028 Int ø to 45.5mm 31023 31037 31042 31024 Compact Binoculars Plastic 31021 Int ø to 34mm Binocular Tripod Mounts A B C D L Mounts A 31026 Compacts to 30mm OG B 31004 Small Porro 32~50mm OG C 31022 Roof Prism 32~50mm OG D 31005 Large Porro +50mm OG 31012 Roof Prism 32~50mm OG 42mm 42mm 42mm 50mm OG fits outer dias. 48~52mm L OG fits outer dias. 52~53mm XL OG fits outer dias. 53~55mm OG fits outer dias. 56~60mm Binocular Cases Cleaning Cloth Soft leather in various sizes to fit most binoculars. Quote model when ordering 30277 20cm2 Micro fibre suitable for cleaning external lenses. Supplied in protective pouch. Binocular & Monocular Lanyards Binocular Harness Fully adjustable with loop fasteners. Models from top down: 31000 16mm nylon (compacts) 29009 14mm neoprene (monoculars) 29010 16mm neoprene (compacts) 31001 30mm acrylic (binoculars) 29023 30mm neoprene with quick release (binoculars) 29025 40mm neoprene bungee with quick release (binoculars) 29022 Spare Connector Set for 29023/25/26 29026 50mm flotation with quick release (binoculars) 31018 Leather and nylon c/w quick release 31038 Spare Connector Set Telescope Cases Stay-on-the-Scope Waterproof in Black Water resistant multi-layer padded cases individually designed to fit and protect each model whilst connected to a tripod/clamp and in use. All models include removable end caps and adjustable padded carry strap. Available for: ES 80, GS, IS WP and MM2 models. Stay-on-the-Scope Waterproof in Khaki Green As Black models but featuring a zippered prism housing section providing easier access when changing eyepieces, focus flap retention stud allowing better access to the focus wheel plus deluxe neoprene carry strap for extra comfort. Available for HR ED, ES and GS* (*angled models only). Traveller Semi rigid padded case manufactured from water resistant material with central zip fastener, adjustable straps and loop attachments to carry a tripod. Two sizes; 40847 60-70mm OG. Int. dim: 420x150~100x60mm 40848 75-80mm OG. Int. dim: 470x190~110x80mm 51 Postal Address: PO Box 370, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU4 8YR, UK Office Address: Unit 21, Titan Court, Laporte Way, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU4 8EF, UK Telephone: +44 (0)1582 726522 • Facsimile: +44 (0)1582 723559 Email: [email protected] • Website: www.opticron.co.uk © OPTICRON 2013. 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® EXPLORER® TRAILFINDER® MIGHTY MIDGET® are Registered Trade Marks. Background photographs supplied by Craig Aitchison, Dale Cherry, David Featherbe, Chris Galvin, Robert Laughton, Steve Magennis, Rebecca Nason, Jari Peltomaki, Mike Read, Patrick Roach Agency, Juan Martin Simon, Markus Varesvuo, Tore Wuttudal and Steve Young. All equipment and specifications listed are subject to change without prior notification. The paper used in the production of this Product Guide is manufactured using ECF (Elemental chlorine free) woodpulp sourced from sustainable forests.