Product Guide 16
Binoculars • Monoculars • Fieldscopes • Accessories
Product Guide 16
Smaller, lighter, brighter, sharper
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Contents
Page
Choosing Your Binocular
4-5
Binoculars6-25
Marine Binoculars & Monoculars 26-27
Observation Binoculars
28-29
Compact Binoculars
30-39
Monoculars40-45
Choosing Your Telescope
46-47
Telescopes48-57
Eyepieces58-59
Telephotography & Digiscoping
60-61
Tripods & Mounts
62-65
Accessories66-67
Choosing your Binocular
Specification Example: 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
5m away. ‘42’ is the diameter of the objective lens (the large end) in mm through which light
enters the binocular.
Z or B denote porro prism which usually offer better optical performance for your money
compared to roof prism D, which are more compact. The popularity of roof prism binoculars
is a result of this system being favoured in the development of instruments with user
oriented features such as waterproofing, long eye relief and close focus. B denoted on
roof prism binoculars including Opticron BGA = full field of view for spectacle wearers.
GA = rubber armouring and W or WA = wide angle. Centre focus CF, is more popular than
individual eyepiece focusing IF 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 the need for focusing adjustment at distances over 50m.
What magnification? The higher
the magnification relative to the
objective lens size, the lower the
brightness and the shallower the
depth of focus (distance in focus at
a single focus setting.) For general
observation choose 7x or 8x. If you
want 10x or more try them first as
magnification amplifies hand-shake
affecting image stability.
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Naked eye
8x
10x
What objective lens size? The amount of light entering a binocular is 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 called 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 your iris dilates 2-3mm in bright sunlight, up to 6-7mm in
twilight. With an EPD of 5-6mm 7/8x42’s and 10x50’s will outperform 8x32’s and 10x42’s but are larger
and heavier for their given magnification.
The field of view of a binocular is dependent
on the optical design and is expressed as either
the width of panoramic view in metres from
a distance of 1000m or in degrees where 1˚ is
approximately 17.45m.
Real field
of view (6˚)
6˚
Wearing glasses Many binoculars provide the
full field of view when wearing glasses by
either turning/pushing the retractable eyecups
to the ‘down’ position or folding down the
400m
rubber eyecups. Binoculars with a stated eye
relief of 15mm or more deliver the full field of view for most spectacle wearers.
Apparent Apparent field
image
of view (48˚)
48˚
8x mag
binocular
50m
Weight For most people, small, lightweight binoculars will be used much more than large heavy ones
which tend to be left at home or in the car.
Oasis is a 64 layer coating process applied to the reflective surface of each roof prism. It
delivers +99% light transmission over a broader spectrum at the reflective face compared
to Al or Ag coatings and results in a measurable increase in brightness and clarity.
PC phase correction coating When light waves are reflected at the opposite faces of a roof prism, phase
shift occurs resulting in marginal deterioration in sharpness. Phase corrected coatings are designed to
correct this phase shift within the prism increasing overall clarity and definition.
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DBA VHD
Roof Prism
“Smaller, Lighter, Brighter, Sharper”, the new DBA VHD takes the company design maxim to
a new level.
Improving on the qualities of the outgoing model, the latest VHD version of the DBA is
appreciably brighter with better resolution in a similarly compact package.
Designed around and built for the professional and enthusiast looking for 8/10x42 quality
but preferring the size, weight and feel of a smaller binocular, the DBA VHD offers an
unrivalled combination of performance, comfort and
ergonomics for under £600.
Product features include:
• Compact, lightweight roof prism
design
• Dual hinge, single axis body
• Textured rubber armouring
• Nitrogen gas filled waterproof
(5m depth)
• VHD optical system
incorporating a high quality
ED glass objective system, phase
corrected prisms with Oasis prism
coating and S-type multi-coating to all
air/glass surfaces
8x42, 10x42
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• Flat field vision
• Long eyerelief for spectacle wearers
• 4-stage twist type retractable eyecups
•500˚ turn smooth action wide wheel
focusing
• Close focus to 2.5m
• Central dioptre adjuster
• Tripod adapter socket
• 30 year guarantee
DBA VHD binoculars are supplied
complete in soft canvas case with 31075
rainguard, neoprene bungee strap and rubber
objective lens covers.
8x42, 10x42
Specifications
500˚ rotation wide wheel
focusing infinity to 2.5m
For Product Detail and
What’s in the Box? videos visit
www.opticron.co.uk
Product Code
Field (m/1000m)
Close Focus (m)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x42
10x42
30644
122
2.5
22
56~74
145x126
696
30645
105
2.5
17
56~74
145x126
714
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Verano® BGA HD
Roof Prism
Building on the strengths of previous models, the Verano BGA HD is designed to deliver a
vivid ‘true to life’ viewing experience essential for accurate wildlife observation.
Optically the binoculars offer:
•Large dia. long eye relief eyepieces with class leading FOV: 8˚ (8x32), 7˚ (8x42), 6.5˚ (10x42)
•‘PGK’ glass prisms with PC phase correction coating and Oasis prism coating (see page 5)
• F-type combination multi-coating to optimise colour contrast
Mechanically the binoculars:
• Feature a double hinge body, nitrogen gas filled
waterproof to 3m
• Incorporate smooth action wide wheel
focusing with close focus to 2m
• Are protected in a lightly textured
natural rubber armour contoured
to deliver a positive handling
experience with or without gloves
8x32
The Verano BGA HD 8x42 is recommended
by the British Trust for Ornithology
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•Include 4-stage twist-type retractable eyecups
•Provide a connection to a photo/video
tripod
Verano BGA HD binoculars come with
a 30 year guarantee.
Models supplied in soft leather case
with rainguard, neoprene strap and
rubber objective lens covers.
8x42, 10x42
Specifications
Lightweight ergonomic
For Product Detail and
polycarbonate and alloy body. What’s in the Box? videos visit
Tripod adapter socket
www.opticron.co.uk
Product Code
Field (m/1000m)
Close Focus (m)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x32
8x42
10x42
30600
140
1.5
17
56~74
128x122
609
30601
122
2
22
56~74
152x128
739
30602
113
2
21
56~74
152x128
738
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Imagic® BGA SE
Roof Prism
The 6th generation Imagic BGA challenges any
preconceptions you have regarding the quality and
performance you can expect when spending
£500 on a new 50mm binocular. Staying true
to the original design concept; lightweight
and ergonomic with outstanding performance
and value, the 8.5x50 and 10x50 offer a serious
alternative to premium brands.
8.5x50, 10x50
Optically the Imagic BGA SE’s feature:
• Class leading fields of view with large diameter long
eye relief eyepieces for really comfortable viewing
• ‘PGK’ glass prisms with PC phase correction coating and Oasis
prism coating (see page 5)
• Opticron F-type multi-coating constructed to maximise colour
contrast in low light
Mechanically the binoculars:
• Feature a lightweight magnesium body
• Are nitrogen filled and waterproof to 3m
• Are internally focused with close focus to under 3.5m
• Are fitted with 4-stage retractable eyecups
Imagic BGA SE binoculars come with a 30 year guarantee.
Models supplied in soft leather case with 31011 rainguard
and neoprene strap.
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Specifications
Product Code
Field (m/1000m)
Close Focus (m)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8.5x50
10x50
30481
105
3.5
23
58~74
177x132
795
30482
101
3.5
23
58~74
177x132
790
BGA Classic
Roof Prism
Fifth generation BGA offering superior performance for
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 created to deliver comfortable
viewing for long periods, specifications include Oasis
prism coating (see page 5), PC phase correction for
optimum resolution and Opticron N-type multi-coating for superb
colour contrast.
7x36
Delivering a wide-angle 7.2˚ field of view with long eye relief
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 turns
from 2m to infinity.
Mechanically the instrument uses an alloy and polycarbonate main
body structure and is nitrogen filled and fully waterproof to a depth
of 5m.
Finished in contoured natural rubber armour shaped to reduce
weight wherever possible but ensuring a good level of protection,
the BGA Classic 7x36 comes with a comprehensive 30 year
guarantee.
Model supplied in soft leather case with 31020 rainguard and
neoprene strap.
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m/1000m)
Close Focus (m)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
7x36
30208
126
2
19
57~77
138x128
623
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Countryman® BGA HD
Roof Prism
Designed and built to deliver exceptional performance in
a lightweight rugged body, the Countryman BGA HD
series are the ideal choice for the wildlife enthusiast
searching for superior cross field definition and
light transmission coupled with great handling.
Specifications and features include:
•100% made in Japan HD optical system with ‘PC’
phase corrected prism units and Oasis prism coating
•Nitrogen filled construction to a depth of 3m
•Textured natural rubber armouring for exceptional comfort & grip
•Wide wheel glide-action focusing with right side dioptre adjustment
•3-stage retractable eyecups: 8x32, 10x42, 10x50, 12x50, 4-stage: 8x42
• Tripod adapter socket
• 30 year guarantee
8x42, 10x42
Models supplied in soft leather case with 31020 rainguard, wide strap
and rubber objective lens covers.
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m/1000m)
Close Focus (m)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
12
8x32
8x42
10x42
10x50
12x50
8x32
30604
140
2.8
19
56~73
124x122
614
30605
122
2.3
22
56~74
138x126
682
30606
105
2.3
17
56~74
138x126
701
30607
88
4
19
56~74
167x131
797
30608
73
3
18
56~74
167x131
800
10x50, 12x50
Natura BGA®
Roof Prism
Featuring a tried and tested optical system packaged in
a new double hinge body, the Natura BGA delivers
an unbeatable combination of user comfort,
performance and value.
Aimed at the enthusiast wanting a lightweight
yet robust and supremely reliable field glass, the
binoculars are designed and manufactured in Japan
and come with a 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 eye relief for full field of view with glasses
•Nitrogen purged waterproofing to a depth of 3m
•Durable textured natural rubber armouring
•Wide wheel glide-action focusing with locking central
dioptre adjuster
• Infinity focus to 3m in under half a turn
•Rotating eyecups: 4-stage (8x42), 3-stage (10x42)
• Tripod adapter socket
Models supplied in soft case with 31020 rainguard and
wide strap.
8x42, 10x42
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m/1000m)
Close Focus (m)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x42
10x42
30629
109
2.9
19
56~74
138x126
660
30630
88
2.7
18
56~74
138x126
668
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Traveller® BGA Mg Black
Roof Prism
The Traveller BGA Mg Black is an excellent example
of our commitment to deliver the highest quality
and value for money in every product category we
compete in.
Designed and manufactured in Japan, the Traveller
BGA Mg Black features BAK-4 prism units, PC phase
correction and Oasis prism coating that deliver
clean, crisp images with minimal edge distortion.
Other features include:
• Nitrogen gas waterproof to 3m
• Non-slip rubber covering for comfort
• Fully multi-coated optical system
•Long eye relief eyepieces for full field with or
without glasses
• Push/pull retractable eyecups
•Wide wheel focusing with close focus to 1.5m
• 30 year guarantee
Models supplied in soft case with 31025 rainguard,
padded strap and rubber objective lens covers.
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6x32, 8x32, 10x32
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m/1000m)
Close Focus (m)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
6x32
8x32
10x32
30597
141
1.5
19
57~71.5
98x118
365
30598
111
1.5
19
57~71.5
98x118
380
30599
90
1.5
16
57~71.5
98x118
370
HR WP
Porro Prism
In a segment dominated by the roof prism
binocular, the HR WP re-thinks, re-works,
and re-packages the porro prism binocular
for today’s more demanding user.
Designed for the enthusiast and anyone
seeking the highest optical resolution for
their money, the HR WP successfully combines
the qualities of traditional porro prism and modern roof
prism formats into a single multi-purpose, user friendly,
high performance field glass.
Featuring the ‘B’ porro prism format with internal
focusing and long focal length long eye relief eyepieces,
components are of a very high quality and all air-to-glass
surfaces are fully multi-coated to minimise light loss
within the system.
Hermetically sealed, each instrument is fully nitrogen
waterproof to a depth of 3m and comes with the
assurance of our 30 year guarantee.
Models supplied in soft case with 31025 rainguard and
wide strap.
8x42, 10x42
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m/1000m)
Close Focus (m)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x42
10x42
30090
112
3
20
56~73
126x183
715
30091
89
3
17
56~73
126x183
725
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SR.GA
Porro Prism
An up-rated version of the original Opticron HR,
the SR.GA offers the highest standards of optical
performance and manufacturing quality in a
traditional porro prism format.
Simplicity of design coupled with high grade
optical components mean that all three models
deliver stunning resolution – matching any roof
prism binocular costing twice the price.
8x32
The instruments benefit from a combination multicoating meaning different coating types are applied
individually to different components within the optical
system. More costly than a universally applied single
multi-coating, the process has an appreciable effect,
improving colour contrast in bright sunlight at midday
or low light at dawn and dusk.
8.5x50, 10x50
Model 8x32 features wide-angle eyepieces.
Full field of view with glasses is obtained on the
8.5x50 and 10x50.
Models supplied in soft leather case with
rainguard, wide nylon strap, objective lens caps
and a comprehensive 30 year guarantee.
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Specifications
Product Code
Field (m/1000m)
Close Focus (m)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x32
8.5x50
10x50
30320
144
4
13
58~72
101x160
546
30324
91
7.5
23
58~72
174x175
820
30325
87
7.5
19
58~72
174x175
820
Explorer WA Oasis-C
Roof Prism
The newly updated Explorer WA Oasis-C offers an
unbeatable combination of specification, quality
and ergonomics and is an ideal choice for anyone
wanting a wide-angle binocular in full size
8x42/10x42.
Featuring the company’s trademark compact
optical system philosophy, both models combine
wide-field vision with crisp, clear images plus long
eyerelief for spectacles wearers.
8x42, 10x42
The optics are fitted into a magnesium alloy body that delivers
excellent balance for all hand sizes, while each binocular is
clothed in a soft-touch rubber covering making them easy to
pick-up and use.
Other features include:
• Nitrogen waterproof construction
•BAK-4, PC phase corrected prisms with Oasis-C high light
transmission coating
• 3-stage retractable eyecups
•Close focus to 2m (8x42), 2.5m (10x42)
• Tripod adapter socket
Explorer WA binoculars come with a comprehensive 10 year
guarantee.
Models supplied in soft case with rainguard, padded strap
and rubber objective lens covers.
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m/1000m)
Close Focus (m)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x42
10x42
30640
131
2
17
55~73
140x126
670
30641
113
2.5
15
55~73
140x126
650
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Discovery WP PC
Roof Prism
Using an ultra-compact optical design the
Discovery WP PC series are among the smallest
waterproof roof prism binoculars available on
the market. With a host of features including
wide field eyepieces, close focus to 2m and IPDs
as low as 52mm, they offer you a well made,
stylish and user friendly field glass.
Features include:
• Nitrogen waterproof construction
•Lightweight magnesium bodies (8x42, 10x42, 8x50 & 10x50)
• Super lightweight ABS plastic body (8x32)
•Fully multi-coated coated optics with PC phase corrected prisms
•Long eye relief for spectacle wearers with twist type eyecups
• Tripod adapter socket (8x42 & 10x42 only)
• 5 year guarantee
8x42, 10x42
Models supplied in soft case with rainguard and wide strap.
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m/1000m)
Close Focus (m)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
18
8x32
8x42
10x42
8x50
10x50
8x32
30452
131
1.2
17
52~75
108x117
391
30458
131
1.5
22
53~75
133x126
703
30459
105
1.5
17
53~75
133x126
696
30457
122
1.5
21
57~75
145x133
797
30467
115
1.5
22
57~75
145x133
813
8x50, 10x50
Imagic® TGA WP
Porro Prism
Incorporating a differential multi-coating
system with high refractive index coatings on
the eyelenses and objectives, Imagic TGA WP
binoculars deliver superb clarity and contrast
and will match or outperform an equivalent
spec. roof prism binocular costing £200 or more.
Other features include BAK-4 prisms, nitrogen
waterproof construction, rotating retractable eyecups
with extension lock, click stop right dioptre adjustment,
integral tripod adapter socket. 30 year guarantee.
Models supplied in soft
case with rainguard and
wide strap.
8x32
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m/1000m)
Close Focus (m)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
7x50, 10x50
8x32
7x42
8x42
10x42
7x50
10x50
12x50
30550
122
2.5
21
57~73
114x165
614
30551
126
4
22
57~73
142x180
682
30552
114
2.9
21
57~73
142x180
682
30553
97
2.9
21
57~73
142x180
687
30554
105
4.9
21.5
57~73
173x191
805
30555
93
4.5
19.5
57~73
173x191
834
30556
79
7
18
57~73
173x191
860
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T3 Trailfinder®
Roof Prism
The T3 Trailfinder’s clever combination of wide-angle
optics(1) and fast focus system create a comfortable,
easy-to-use range of field binoculars suited to
all types of wildlife observation as well as more
specialist pursuits such as hunting and field archery.
Available in three specifications; 8x42, 10x42 and
8x56 in a choice of black or dark green rubber
armour, features include:
•Fully multi-coated optical system including BAK-4 prisms
and PC phase correction coatings
• Nitrogen waterproof construction
• Compact, long eyerelief, wide-angle optical system (8/10x42)
•Compact, long eyerelief optical system with 7mm EPD for
superior low-light performance (8x56)
•Internal focusing with close focus to 1.5m (8/10x42), 4m (8x56)
• Multi-stage twist type retractable eyecups
• 5 year guarantee
Specifications
(1)
42mm models
Models supplied in soft case
with rainguard, padded strap
and rubber objective lens
covers.
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8x56 Green
Product Code Bl
Product Code Gr
Field (m/1000m)
Close Focus (m)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x42, 10x42 Black
8x42
10x42
8x56
30080
30082
125
1.5
21
58~77
140x128
742
30081
30083
113
1.5
16
58~77
140x128
731
30084
30085
105
4
23
60~77
180x146
1130
Oregon 4 LE WP
Roof Prism
The Oregon 4 LE WP nitrogen waterproof series offer the
first-time and occasional user with a high standard of
optical performance and functionality in a highly
desirable well constructed body. With surprisingly
neutral images for their price, the binoculars are
perfect for general wildlife observation.
Features include:
• BAK-4 glass, fully multi-coated optical system
•Long eye relief and twist type retractable eyecups
• Sophisticated twin relief rubber armoured finish
•Wide wheel focusing with close focus to 1.8m (8x32),
under 3m (8/10x42 and 10x50)
•Wide-angle 8x32 with 8.1˚ field of view
• 5 year guarantee
8x42, 10x42
Models supplied in soft case with rainguard, wide strap and
rubber objective lens covers.
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m/1000m)
Close Focus (m)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x32
8x42
10x42
10x50
30525
141
1.8
15
58~74
109x116
497
30526
114
2.9
22
57~74
150x125
677
30527
101
2.9
19
57~74
150x125
681
30528
80
2.5
22
61~74
170x130
845
8x32
10x50
A Wildlife Trusts branded
version of the Oregon 4 LE WP
is available from The Wildlife
Trusts. See web for details.
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Savanna R
Roof Prism
The all-new Savanna R shares many of the features of
it’s sister porro prism packaged into a single axis roof
prism body. Designed as a 32mm from the bottom
up, the overriding feel is “slimline-compact” while
the dual hinge assembly provides plenty of room
for fingers of all sizes.
Images are bright and clear and the optical system
delivers a favourable field of view 7.0˚ (8x33), 6.1˚ (10x33)
so locating and tracking objects is achieved with the
minimum of fuss. Like their sister models, the Savanna R
close in to just 52mm making them suitable for children age
7 and over.
Other features include;
•Compact roof prism optical design finished in textured
rubber armour
• Nitrogen waterproof construction
• Fully multi-coated optical system
• Lightweight polycarbonate & alloy body
• Long eyerelief for spectacle wearers
• 3-stage twist type retractable eyecups
• Close focus to 3.5m
• 10 year guarantee
Models supplied in soft neoprene case with rainguard,
neoprene strap and rubber objective lens covers.
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8x33, 10x33
Specifications
Code
Field (m/1000m)
Close Focus (m)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x33
10x33
30638
122
3.5
20
52~76
129x120
428
30639
106
3.5
17
52~76
129x120
415
Savanna WP
Porro Prism
Handy, lightweight, thoroughly modern porro
prism binoculars uniquely suited to adults
and children. With popular features such as
waterproofing, long eye relief and ergonomic
rubber armour, the optical set-up delivers
brighter, sharper more three dimensional images
compared to similarly priced roof prism binoculars.
In addition, the wide field eyepieces and a large depth of field
make for easy location and tracking of wildlife.
With a minimum IPD of 50mm, the Savanna WP
can be used by children as young as 7 years
without fear of eye strain. 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 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
guarantee against manufacturing defects.
Models supplied in neoprene case with rainguard and
wide strap.
6x30, 8x30
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m/1000m)
Close Focus (m)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
6x30
8x30
30045
140
3
21
50~70
116x160
485
30046
131
3
18
50~70
116x160
491
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Adventurer WP
Roof Prism
The Adventurer WP series offers the budget conscious
or first-time user of field binoculars great quality and
value for money. Suitable for most types of general
observation, the models offer bright, clear images
with full field of view for spectacle wearers.
Nitrogen waterproof and finished in quality
textured rubber armour, the binoculars are well
balanced in the hand and incorporate fully multicoated lenses and BAK-4 Roof prisms that improve
image colour and contrast by enhancing light transmission.
8x42, 10x42
Available in 8x32, 8x42, 10x42 and 10x50 they are a great choice
for anyone wanting a sturdy and reliable binocular with long
eyerelief, sound handling and a high standard of fit and finish.
2 year guarantee.
Models supplied in soft case with rainguard, strap and rubber
objective lens covers.
Specifications
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8x32
10x50
Product Code Bl
Field (m/1000m)
Close Focus (m)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x32
8x42
10x42
10x50
30068
108
5
20
56~73
135x120
507
30040
119
5
20
56~73
148x125
627
30041
98
5
15
56~73
148x125
623
30066
96
3
17
57~73
162x133
760
Adventurer
Porro Prism
Adventurer porro prism binoculars offer the
budget conscious or first-time user excellent
value for money. Suitable for general
daytime observation as well as stargazing,
the Adventurer’s porro prism design delivers
a superior 3D viewing experience compared to
roof prism binoculars while the 8x40 and 10x50
specifications guarantee clean clear images and full
field of view for spectacle wearers.
Featuring wide wheel focus with close focus to under 4m
(8x40), Adventurer porro prism binoculars are well balanced in
the hand and incorporate multi-coated lenses and BK7 prisms.
8x40 Black
Available in black or green rubber armour they are a great
choice for anyone wanting a sturdy, reliable binocular with
long eyerelief. 2 year guarantee.
Models supplied in soft case with rainguard and strap.
10x50 Green
Specifications
Product Code Bl
Product Code Gr
Field (m/1000m)
Close Focus (m)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x40
10x50
30159
30161
143
3.5
19
57~72
137x185
706
30160
30162
115
5
19
57~72
180x194
846
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Marine Binoculars & Monoculars
Porro Prism
Marine Series binoculars and monoculars
exemplify our commitment to provide quality,
innovation and choice. Whichever model you
choose, each instrument has been specifically
designed and manufactured to meet the
toughest performance criteria demanded by
the enthusiast and professional user alike.
Pro Series II 7x50
Available in 7x50 specification, the models
feature enlarged porro prisms and antireflective multi-coatings that maximise field of view, crossfield resolution and low light performance. Long eye relief
eyepieces and large depth of field provide the best chances for stable,
comfortable viewing under constant motion with or without glasses.
Marine Series binoculars and monoculars 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 thick rubber armouring.
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. Compasses for other world
regions can be fitted to order.
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Pro Series II 7x50/C
1
Marine-2 7x50
Marine-3 7x50
Marine-3 7x50
Pro Series II binoculars are supplied in a semi-rigid multi-purpose case with neoprene strap,
rainguard & integral objective lens caps. 30 year guarantee.
Marine-2 and Marine-3 binoculars are supplied in a soft case with wide strap, rainguard &
integral objective lens caps. 10 year guarantee.
The Marine-3 monocular is supplied in a soft case with strap, integral objective lens cap and
10 year guarantee.
Specifications
PSII 7x50
PSII 7x50/C
M-2 7x50
M-3 7x50
M-3M 7x50
Product Code
Field (m/1000m)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
30128
126
24
58~74
195x205
1241
30129
126
24
58~74
195x205
1265
30334
123
20
57~74
180x200
1072
30056
126
18
56~75
188x205
1095
30054
126
18
n/a
188x85
540
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WP Observation
Porro Prism
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 toward long range
terrestrial observation and specialist outdoor
Specifications
applications such as aircraft observation.
Product Code
All three models deliver full field of view with
Field (m/1000m)
or without spectacles and come with a 30 year
Eye relief (mm)
guarantee.
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Models supplied in hard carry case with strap.
Weight (g)
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16x80, 20x80, 30x80
16x80
20x80
30x80
30097
75
17
55~72
316x220
2390
30098
61
16
55~72
316x220
2390
30099
40
18
55~72
316x220
2390
Oregon Observation
Porro Prism
Oregon Observation binoculars are
excellent value for money for the first
time or occasional user looking for a pair
of large objective lens binoculars suitable
for daytime terrestrial observation and
stargazing.
The 70mm objectives and BAK-4 prism multicoated optical system combine to deliver bright
crisp images with good colour contrast, while long eye
relief eyepieces enable users to get the full field of view
with or without glasses.
11x70, 15x70
Using a slim-line ZCF body style protected in natural rubber
armour, both models are surprisingly easy to hand hold but
can be attached quickly and easily to a tripod for stable
viewing using the 31005 Binocular Tripod Mount (available
separately).
Oregon Observation binoculars are supplied in a soft carry
case complete with 5 year guarantee.
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m/1000m)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
11x70
15x70
30156
80
25
57~73
276x215
1387
30157
80
18
57~73
276x215
1393
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Compact Binoculars
Advances in design and material technology mean today’s Opticron compact pocket binoculars
can offer a serious alternative to larger objective lens instruments when size and weight are an
issue. Available in either reverse porro prism (Z) or roof prism (D) body types, the size and weight
advantages of pocket binoculars make them a popular choice for casual wildlife observation,
taking to sporting events, travelling on holiday or on hand in the glove box of your car.
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DBA® Oasis®
Roof Prism
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 performance of any Opticron
compact, features and specifications include:
•Compact roof prism design. 8x21 folds to 105x68mm
•The successful combination of wide-field vision with long
eye relief
•Nitrogen gas waterproof construction to a depth of 3m
•PC phase correction, full Opticron N-type multi-coating and
Oasis prism 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 eyecups to provide
maximum control in the optimum positioning of the eye
with respect to the eye lens
• Close focus to under 3m
•Integral lugs providing connection to a specially designed
neoprene strap or other strap of your choice
• Comprehensive 30 year guarantee
Models supplied in soft leather case with 31021 rainguard
and 29010 neoprene strap.
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8x21
10x25
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m/1000m)
Close Focus (m)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x21
10x25
30380
131
1.8
17
37~72
105x106
330
30381
105
2.4
17
37~72
119x106
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BGA T PC Oasis®
Roof Prism
An excellent alternative to conventional sized
binoculars, and available in 8x, 10x or 12x
magnifications, BGA T PC Oasis roof prism pocket
binoculars feature high definition optics with PC
phase corrected prisms 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 weighing in at
240g and folding down to just 95x65x45mm.
10x28
Other features include:
•Full field of view with or without spectacles
•Twist-type retractable eyecups
• Close focus to under 4m
• 30 year guarantee
Models supplied in soft leather case with
31000 strap.
8x24
12x30
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m/1000m)
Close Focus (m)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x24
10x28
12x30
30015
110
2.5
15
36~71
95x103
240
30016
86
3.9
15
36~71
106x105
260
30017
76
4.5
15
36~71
123x106
290
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Aspheric LE WP
Roof Prism
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:
•Twin hinge body folds down to 111x66x45mm
•Nitrogen waterproofing to protect against spray,
damp or mist
•Full body rubber armouring and high contact
focus wheel
• Integral strap
• Close focus to 2m
• 10 year guarantee
Models supplied in soft neoprene case.
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8x25
Specifications
10x25
Product Code
Field (m/1000m)
Close Focus (m)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x25
10x25
30515
91
2
16
32~74
111x104
291
30516
87
2
16
32~74
111x104
292
HR WP
Porro Prism
HR WP compact binoculars are designed and
engineered to provide class leading optical clarity
and viewing comfort.
The single hinge porro prism body allows for easy
one hand operation and provides the necessary
space to fit the 5 element long eye relief
eyepieces, large prisms and 26mm dia. objective
lenses.
The results are clear - brightness and resolution are a
class above similarly priced roof prism compacts which for
many people will more than make up for the extra size
and weight.
Main features include:
• Nitrogen waterproof to a depth of 3m
•Long eye relief eyepieces with alloy twist-type eyecups
•Fully multi-coated optical system with Opticron F-type
coating to eyepieces and objective lenses
• Twin texture soft touch rubber armour
•Easy-grip focus wheel made from aluminium and
house-style ribbed rubber
• 10 year guarantee
Models supplied in soft case with 31000 strap.
8x26, 10x26
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m/1000m)
Close Focus (m)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x26
10x26
30094
96
3.5
18
58~73
105x123
396
30095
87
3.5
15
58~73
105x123
399
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Taiga
Porro Prism
The Taiga successfully combines a visually sophisticated
outer design with excellent ergonomics and class
leading optical performance. The benefits of the
25mm objective lens, long eye relief eyepieces and
fully coated reverse porro prism configuration
cannot be overstated and the Japanese designed
Taiga delivers the best performance to price ratio
in its class.
Features include:
•Single hinge body for easy one hand operation
• Full body rubber armouring and focus wheel
• Twist-type retractable eyecups
• Close focus to 3m
• 10 year guarantee
8x25, 10x25, 12x25
Models supplied in soft neoprene case with strap
Specifications
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8x25, 10x25, 12x25
Product Code
Field (m/1000m)
Close Focus (m)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x25
10x25
12x25
30382
105
3
16
56~72
112x100
299
30383
91
3
16
56~72
112x100
304
30384
79
3
16
56~72
112x100
304
Explorer
Roof Prism
The Explorer are the perfect companion for
‘explorers’ of all ages. Compact enough to be
carried easily in the palm of your hand or
hanging securely from it’s wrist strap, the
models deliver clean crisp images with good
levels of brightness and comfort.
The roof prism body is fully armoured for comfort
and grip and folds up to 92x65mm for easy transport and storage.
The ribbed focus wheel makes for easy focusing - infinity to under
2m and the models are designed to give a good field of view with
or without glasses.
8x21, 10x21
Other features include:
•Compact roof prism optical design - Weatherproof*
• Multi-coated lenses with high reflection coated prisms
• Twist type retractable eyecup assembly
• 10 year guarantee
Specifications
Models supplied complete in soft case
with wrist strap.
*Weatherproof. Explorer binoculars are
built to withstand water penetration as a
result of everyday use such as being used
in a rain shower. They are not nitrogen gas
filled waterproof and should not under any
conditions be submerged in water.
8x21, 10x21
Product Code
Field (m/1000m)
Close Focus (m)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x21
10x21
30616
108
2
14
36~71
92x103
195
30617
87
2
14
36~71
92x103
195
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T3 Trailfinder®
Roof Prism
Entry level general-purpose compact binoculars,
the T3 Trailfinder series offer excellent all-round
performance and value for money for under
£80.
Suitable for casual wildlife observation as well
more specialised hobbies where size and weight
are at a premium, the optics are packaged into
a rugged, easy-to-use single hinge body with wide
wheel focusing.
8x25, 10x25 Black
Like their sister models, T3 compacts are available in either
black or green rubber armour.
Features include:
•Multi-coated roof prism optical system with long eye
relief for viewing with or without spectacles
• Nitrogen waterproof construction
• 4-stage twist-type retractable rubber eyecups
• Wide wheel focusing
• Close focus to 1.8m or under
• 5 year guarantee
Models supplied in soft case with strap
and rubber objective lens covers.
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8x25, 10x25 Green
Specifications
Product Code Bl
Product Code Gr
Field (m/1000m)
Close Focus (m)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x25
10x25
30070
30072
119
1.5
16
59~73
99x108
295
30071
30073
96
1.8
15
59~73
99x108
297
Vega
Porro Prism
Recently updated with a new sculpted rubber cover,
the Vega reverse porro prism series are an excellent
choice for people searching for an affordable
compact binocular.
Equally at home on the kitchen window or in the
glove compartment of the car each Vega delivers a
great combination of bright, clear images with good
close focus. Other features include fully multi-coated
lenses and twist-type large diameter rubber eyecups.
8x25, 10x25, 12x25
Available in 3 magnification variants including a high powered
12x for those seeking the highest practical magnification from a
25mm objective, models are supplied complete in soft case with
strap. 5 year guarantee.
Specifications
8x25, 10x25, 12x25
Product Code
Field (m/1000m)
Close Focus (m)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x25
10x25
12x25
30635
110
2.2
17
60~72
103x112
335
30636
91
2.2
17
60~72
103x112
337
30637
70
2.7
17
60~72
103x112
337
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Monoculars
Opticron monoculars are designed for specialist applications such as entomology as well as being
compact, quality field glasses for the space and weight conscious. They come in a variety of sizes
and formats and include some useful accessories dedicated to the macro study of flora and fauna.
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DBA Oasis® S-Coat
Roof Prism
DBA Oasis S-Coat monoculars are designed for the professional
offering the highest performance and specification in a
compact roof prism design.
Features include:
•7˚ (8x42) and 6˚ (10x42) long eye relief large diameter
eyepieces for viewing comfort
•High quality Oasis coated roof prisms with phase
correction coating (see page 5)
•S-type multi-coating for extremely high clarity & colour
contrast in all light conditions from early morning till dusk
• Close focus to under 3m
• Nitrogen gas filled waterproof to 5m
8x42, 10x42
Fully armoured with a ribbed focus band, models are supplied in soft
canvas case with neoprene monocular strap and rubber objective lens
cover. 30 year guarantee.
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m/1000m)
Close Focus (m)
Eye relief (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
42
8x42
10x42
30445
122
2.5
21
143x52
343
30446
105
2.75
19
143x52
349
Tripod Mount
BGA
Roof Prism
BGA monoculars deliver a viewing experience akin to a pair
of standard size roof prism binoculars in a pocket size
instrument measuring only 43x136mm.
Designed and manufactured in Japan, features include
internally focused fully multi-coated optics, long eye
relief eyepieces for full field of view with or without
spectacles, twist-type eyecup, wide band focusing, close
focus to under 2m, nitrogen waterproofing to a depth of
3m and a 30 year guarantee.
8x42, 10x42
Models supplied in soft case with strap.
Tripod mount for DBA and BGA monoculars
(Optional Accessory)
A tailor-made sleeve mount providing a secure
connection to any photo/video panhead with a
1/4” thread. Mount secures over objective lens
housing. Size: 70x70mm, Weight: 67g.
Codes; 30444 Tripod Mount DBA, 30443 Tripod
Mount BGA.
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m/1000m)
Close Focus (m)
Eye relief (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x42
10x42
30440
110
2
19
136x43
285
30441
89
2
16
136x43
285
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Waterproof
Roof Prism
These high quality fully multi-coated monoculars feature
nitrogen gas filled waterproof construction and thick
rubber covering with finger grooves for easy one hand
operation making them excellent all-purpose ‘takeanywhere’ field glasses.
5x30, 8x30
Designed and manufactured in Japan, the 5x30 and 8x32
feature long eye relief eyepieces delivering the full field of
view with glasses. 5x30 and 8x30 have a fold down eyecup
while the 8x32 is fitted with a 4-stage twist-type assembly
to allow a more precise set-up.
Models 5x30 and 8x30 finished in dark green, 8x32 finished
in black.
Waterproof monoculars are supplied in soft case with strap
and integrated objective lens cap. 10 year guarantee.
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m/1000m)
Close Focus (m)
Eye relief (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
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5x30
8x30
8x32
30344
122
4
25
139x49
252
30345
131
5
11
139x49
252
30348
131
5
16
131x49
272
8x32
Gallery Scope
Roof Prism
Named with the art critic in mind, Opticron Gallery Scopes are an
excellent tool for the macro study of wildlife as well as easy to
use field monoculars that fit unnoticed into a shirt pocket or
backpack.
8x20
Boasting a high quality Japanese made roof prism optical
system, the instruments deliver crisp clear images with a
useful 12.5˚ (4x12) and 6.8˚ (8x20) field of view. Focusing at
15m and over requires only small adjustments in the focusing,
but wind the focusing fully out and you will be rewarded with
close focus down to 20cm (4x12) and 30cm (8x20) for detailed
inspection of all kinds of flora and fauna.
Other features include:
• Fully coated optical system
• Fold down rubber eyecup
• Anodized gloss black finish
• 30 year guarantee
Models supplied in soft case with strap.
30259 Microstand (3x) with LED illuminator
Opticron Gallery Scopes can be converted
into compact table top microscopes using the
30259 Microstand with LED illuminator. This
useful accessory multiplies basic monocular
magnification by a factor of 3.
4x12
Specifications
Product Code
Field (m/1000m)
Close Focus (m)
Eye relief (mm)
HxW (mm)
Weight (g)
8x20
4x12
8x20
30172
219
0.2
14
58x32
49
30165
119
0.3
11
94x34
105
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Choosing your Telescope
Prismatic telescopes are often called spottingscopes or fieldscopes and follow the basic
design of a large monocular. Opticron fieldscopes come in ‘body only’ format allowing you
to choose an eyepiece or eyepieces to suit your hobby and budget.
Eyepieces are described according to their magnification when fitted to a particular
spottingscope and whether they are wide-angle e.g. 20xWW or zoom e.g. 20-60x. A 20x
eyepiece makes an object appear 1/20th its actual distance compared to your naked eye.
Using this rule an object 500m distant appears 25m away at 20x, 16.7m at 30x and 8m at 60x.
What magnification/objective lens
size? Spottingscopes are most often
used for high magnification daylight
observation at distance. In normal
daylight when your pupil is dilated
2-3mm, a 66mm fieldscope will
deliver optimum performance, (the
balance between magnification and
Naked eye
20x
30x
image brightness) between 22x and
35x, i.e. when the exit pupil diameter of the fieldscope equals that of your iris. In low light
when your pupil dilates 5-7mm, optimum performance can only be achieved by lowering the
magnification or increasing the size of the objective lens.
The higher the magnification, the greater amount of image and colour distortion. These
effects can be reduced by using ED or Fluorite lenses in the objective system but run at a
premium over standard optical glass lenses.
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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. The higher the magnification,
the smaller the field of view. The objective lens, irrespective of diameter has no influence
over the field of view.
Light transmission One way to assess the brightness of a fieldscope and eyepiece is to calculate the
exit pupil diameter in the same way as with a binocular and make a trade-off between brightness and
magnification desired. For general daytime terrestrial observation good compromise magnifications are
18-25x(50mm), 20-30x(60mm), 25-35x(66mm) and 25-40x(80mm).
Resolution As a general rule a good spottingscope can resolve (separate) two black dots 1.5mm distance
apart on a white surface, in bright daylight at a distance of 50m.
Which Eyepiece? The vast majority of spottingscopes are used with zoom eyepieces as they offer the
greatest flexibility for viewing at different distances in different light conditions. We also offer you a
wide range of eyepieces for specialised applications and there is no substitute for side by side testing if
you have the opportunity to do so.
Wearing Glasses Eye relief is the distance between the eye lens and the point where your pupil is
positioned to obtain full field of view and varies slightly from eyepiece to eyepiece. In some cases the
eye relief may be shorter than you need to obtain the full field of view. Almost all Opticron eyepieces
offer the full field of view for most people who choose to use them with their glasses on.
Straight or 45˚ angled? Straight scopes are easier to use following fast moving objects, using the
instrument from the confined spaces of a hide/blind or vehicle, or when hand-holding. Advantages of
45˚ angled spottingscopes are that your back, shoulders and neck are more relaxed when viewing and
your tripod can be set lower for increased stability. Angled scopes allow people of different heights to
view simultaneously without having to make any adjustment to the height of the tripod.
Tripods A suitable tripod will be on average about the same weight as the fieldscope it is supporting.
If you are thinking of walking any distance with your equipment make sure to test the complete kit
before buying.
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HR ED Fieldscopes
“Smaller, lighter, brighter, sharper” HR ED fieldscopes are designed and manufactured to
deliver exceptional optical performance combined with sublime handling and total reliability.
Aimed squarely at the serious user, HR ED fieldscopes are built to withstand extremes in
temperature, to operate unaffected by rain, cold or humidity and be used anywhere from
the equatorial rainforests to the poles.
Delivering the highest resolution figures in the Opticron range, each model contains a high
definition 5 element apochromat objective lens with 2 individual ED elements. In addition
to enhancing resolution, this second element delivers significant reductions in chromatic
aberration settings compared to single element designs.
To optimise light transmission and colour contrast across the magnification range, Opticron
N-type extra wide band multi-coating is applied to all air/glass
surfaces throughout each instrument.
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Mechanically HR ED fieldscopes feature a magnesium
alloy body fitted with a +/- 90˚ rotating tripod sleeve. Fully
nitrogen gas filled waterproof and hermetically sealed against
penetration from dust and moisture, the models are protected
in durable textured rubber armour.
HR 66 GA ED shown with SDL v2 18-54x
Other features include a centrally positioned focus wheel for
optimum accessibility, retractable lens hood (sunshade) and
integrated rubber objective lens cover.
Models supplied with a comprehensive 30 year guarantee.
HR 66 GA ED/45˚ shown with SDL v2 18-54x
Optional Telephoto conversion for
SLR cameras (see page 60).
Optional Waterproof Case.
Available in green.
Specifications
66 ED
66 ED/45
80 ED
80 ED/45
Product Code
OG Dia (mm)
Close Focus (m)
Length (mm)
Weight (g)
41002
66
5
290
1210
41003
66
5
330
1278
41006
80
8
370
1635
41007
80
8
405
1703
HR 80 GA ED shown with SDL v2 24-72x
HR 80 GA ED/45˚ shown with SDL v2 24-72x
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ES v3 Fieldscopes
ES v3 fieldscopes are designed and manufactured to deliver ‘best in class’ optical performance
combined with rugged dependability and user comfort.
Available in 80mm SD, 80mm ED and 100mm ED variants, 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 system with Opticron F-type multi-coating for
superior colour contrast and clarity compared to ‘standard’ multi-coatings
•Magnesium, aluminium and polycarbonate body protected in textured rubber armour
•Nitrogen waterproofing to eliminate condensation
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Weight is kept to a minimum and the ‘scopes are balanced
for effective use on a tripod. Other features include a
retractable lens hood, integrated rubber objective lens
cover, conveniently positioned wide band focus wheel plus a
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 (100mm). See page 58 for more details. ES v3
Fieldscopes are supplied complete with a 30 year guarantee.
ES 80 GA SD/45˚ shown with SDL v2 20-60x
ES 80 GA ED/45˚ shown with SDL v2 20-60x
Optional Telephoto conversion
for SLR cameras (see page 60).
Specifications
Product Code
OG Dia (mm)
Close Focus (m)
Length (mm)
Weight (g)
Optional Waterproof Case.
Available in black or green.
80 SD/45
80 ED/45
100 ED/45
40895
80
6
390
1484
40890
80
6
390
1591
40893
100
10
497
2800
ES 100 GA ED/45˚ shown with SDL v2 27-80x
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MM3 GA ED Travelscopes
The MM3 GA ED series is the latest evolution of the popular travelscope concept pioneered
by Opticron 20 years ago with the original Mighty Midget. Combining all the things that
have made Opticron travelscopes the #1 choice for so many wildlife observers over the years,
the MM3 50 & 60 GA ED have been designed and engineered to deliver the company’s
maxim of “smaller, lighter, brighter, sharper” to a new generation of spottingscope users.
Constructed from polycarbonate and lightweight alloys, the super-compact optical system
creates a body only 205mm long (50mm) and 252mm long (60mm). At 600g(1) (50mm) / 730g(1)
(60mm) an MM3 GA ED weighs around the same as pair of 42mm binoculars and can be used
without a support for crystal clear flat field observation at magnifications below 20x. Unlike
binoculars, an MM3 GA ED continues to deliver stunning clarity and definition up to 36x
(50mm) and 45x (60mm). Compatibility with the full range of HDF and SDL eyepieces means
existing fieldscope owners can use their eyepieces with a new MM3 body.
Fully rain and dust proof and protected against knocks and bumps with full-body rubber
covering, the MM3 GA ED is available
in straight-through and 45˚
angled bodies to suit different
applications.
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without eyepiece
Features and specifications at a glance:
• Super-compact ED “extra low dispersion glass” objective
• High contrast FMC optical system
• Accurate 8:1 dual focusing system
• Close focus to 2.5m (50mm), 3.5m (60mm)
• Fully armoured body
• Tripod adapter with +/- 90 degree rotation
• Removable rubber objective lens cover
• Telephotoadapter option
• 30 year guarantee
MM3 50 GA ED shown with HDF T 12-36x
MM3 50 GA ED/45˚ shown with HDF T 12-36x
Optional Telephoto conversion for
SLR cameras (see page 60).
Optional Waterproof Case.
Available in black or green.
Specifications
50 ED
50 ED/45
60 ED
60 ED/45
Product Code
OG Dia (mm)
Close Focus (m)
Length (mm)
Weight (g)
41150
50
2.5
210
595
41151
50
2.5
205
605
41152
60
3.5
252
720
41153
60
3.5
247
729
MM3 60 GA ED shown with HDF T 15-45x
MM3 60 GA ED/45˚ shown with HDF T 15-45x
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IS 60 R Spottingscopes
IS 60 R spottingscopes deliver excellent value for money offering high levels of performance
and versatility in a compact, lightweight body. Designed for the first-time user, frequent
traveller and those on a budget, they are available in standard or ED formats with the option
of straight-through and 45° angled viewing.
IS 60 R
An excellent all-rounder and 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 of 100-200m.
IS 60 R ED
Brighter, sharper images with the core features of the IS 60 R this mini-60mm ED fieldscope
is optically matched to the HR2 16-48x zoom eyepiece for premium performance in a very
portable package.
IS WP Fieldscopes for Target Archery &
Shooting
Providing sharper, brighter images in
a smaller, lighter body compared to
a traditional 22x60 spottingscope,
the IS 60 R is the perfect choice for
accurate target observation up to
100m.
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Features of IS 60 R Spottingscopes include:
•Nitrogen waterproof construction
•4 element fully multi-coated optical system
•Rotating tripod sleeve for bipods and photo/video tripods
•Retractable lens hood to protect against glare
•Compatible with SDL, HDF & HR eyepieces(1)
•Accessories for SLR telephotography
• 10 year guarantee
(1)
IS 60 R shown with HR2 16-48x
adapters may be required
IS 60 R/45˚ shown with HR2 16-48x
Optional Telephoto conversion for
SLR cameras (see page 60).
Specifications
Product Code
OG Dia (mm)
Close Focus (m)
Length (mm)
Weight (g)
Optional Waterproof Case.
Available in black.
60
60/45
60 ED
60 ED/45
41180
60
7
255
852
41181
60
7
270
864
41182
60
7
255
913
41183
60
7
270
948
IS 60 R ED shown with HR2 16-48x
IS 60 R ED/45˚ shown with HR2 16-48x
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IS 70 R Spottingscopes
The IS 70 R offers a great mix of style, performance and adaptability and is an ideal choice
for anyone wanting a high specification entry level spottingscope for target shooting,
birdwatching or plane spotting. Featuring a 400mm, 4-element objective lens with a surface
area 35% greater than the IS 60 R, images are brighter with a 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(1). For
general use we recommend you choose an IS eyepiece or the 40933S HR2 18-54x eyepiece.
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adapters may be required
Features of IS 70 R Spottingscopes include;
• Lightweight ABS polycarbonate body
• 100% nitrogen waterproofing
• Protective full body rubber armour
•+/- 90˚ rotating tripod sleeve for maximum positional
flexibility when attached to a tripod or bipod
• Retractable sunshade and rubber objective lens cover
• 10 year guarantee
IS 70 R shown with HR2 18-54x
IS 70 R/45˚ shown with HR2 18-54x
Optional Telephoto conversion
for SLR cameras (see page 60).
Optional Waterproof Case.
Available in black.
In addition to nature observation the IS 70 R is a great choice for:
Specifications
Product Code
OG Dia (mm)
Close Focus (m)
Length (mm)
Weight (g)
Aircraft spotting
Target sports
70
70/45
40996
70
10
295
1096
40997
70
9
300
1123
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Eyepieces
A wide range of eyepieces are available for
Opticron fieldscopes. Choosing the best one is
often confusing but making the right choice
will depend on price and application. It is
important you remember the eyepiece is an
integral part of the system and choosing a
lower quality lens will affect overall image
quality. Eyepieces are listed with their generic
code.
SDL v2 Eyepiece
5-group, 8-element ‘super’ zoom, the SDLv2
offers superior cross-field definition with
exceptional viewing comfort. Waterproof and
fitted with a rotating eyecup. Supplied in soft
padded case. 10 year guarantee.
HDF
Product Code
40936
40810
40809
Eye relief (mm)
Eyelens dia (mm)
Length (mm)
Weight (g)
20-18
26
77
270
22
25
40
151
18
23
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Magnifications
HDF Eyepieces
High definition eyepieces with long eye relief.
Fixed magnification models(1) are wide angle.
10 year guarantee. (1)except 40861
HR 66
HR 80
18-54x
24-72x
20xWW
27xWW
28xWW
38xWW
ES 80
ES100
20-60x
27-80x
23xWW
30xWW
32xWW
42xWW
HR Eyepieces
Designed for the value conscious user wanting
long eye relief. 40933 HR2 zoom features twist
type eyecup. 5 year guarantee.
MM3 50
MM3 60
12-36x
15-45x
13xWW
17xWW
18xWW
23xWW
GS 52
GS 665
12-36x
16-48x
13xWW
18xWW
18xWW
25xWW
IS 60
IS 70
15-45x
16-48x
17xWW
18xWW
23xWW
25xWW
IS Eyepieces
Long eye relief eyepieces and a good choice as
a first eyepiece for IS scopes. 5 year guarantee.
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SDL v2
HDF
HR2
IS
40858
40860
40861
40862
40930
40931
40933
40916S
40918S
17
23
61
212
15
18
61
87
16
17
66
84
22-17
24
76
206
18
21
38
83
17
21
39
92
18-14
18
55
149
17
21
48
102
34-18
20
67
147
38xWW
52xWW
70xWA
95xWA
88x
120x
23xWA
31xWA
30xWA
41xWA
20-60x
27-80x
44xWW
58xWW
80xWA
107xWA
100x
134x
20-60x
27-80x
27xWA
36xWA
34xWA
46xWA
23-69x
30-90x
24xWW
32xWW
45xWA
58xWA
57x
72x
12-36x
15-45x
15xWA
20xWA
20xWA
25xWA
13-39x
16-48x
24xWW
35xWW
45xWA
60xWA
57x
80x
12-36x
16-48x
15xWA
21xWA
20xWA
27xWA
13-39x
18-54x
32xWW
35xWW
58xWA
60xWA
72x
80x
15-45x
16-48x
20xWA
21xWA
25xWA
28xWA
16-48x
18-54x
25xW
28xW
18-54x
20-60x
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Telephotography & Digiscoping
Telephotography is easier than ever to enjoy
using Opticron spottingscopes in combination
with a wide range of imaging devices. If you are
thinking about taking photos and video through
your fieldscope we currently offer the following
options;
a. Telephotography with an SLR, D-SLR or
compact system camera
b. Digiscoping with a suitable compact digital
camera or camcorder
c. Phonescoping with a suitable smartphone
Telephotography with SLR, D-SLR and Compact
System Cameras
In these systems the
fieldscope substitutes for
the camera lens and is
coupled to the camera
body using either a
telephotoadapter or an
eyepiece & photoadapter
combination. T-mounts, available for most
makes of SLR and CSC’s are needed to connect
the assembly to the camera body.
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Digiscoping with Compact Digital Cameras,
Camcorders
In these systems a suitable device is coupled to
the fieldscope eyepiece using a photoadapter or
DCC adapter.
Opticron compact camera kits offer you a high
quality, convenient and
easy to use solution
to the problem of
choosing a suitable
compact camera for
high magnification
digiscoping.
Olympus VG-180 kits contain a camera with 8GB
SD memory card and bespoke camera mount
plus the option of one of the following:
a. DCC Adapter and 2 inserts for connection to
selected HDF T, HDF, HR2 and HR eyepieces
b. Photoadapter Push-fit SDL (28mm thread) for
connection to 40935 and 40936 SDL eyepieces.
UDCA
The UDCA is a specially
designed mount that
fixes directly to your
fieldscope eyepiece.
The camera is fixed
onto the UDCA and can
be adjusted in three planes to enable correct
positioning with respect to the eyepiece.
Photoadapters for Smartphones
Opticron smartphone photoadapters are a
convenient and inexpensive way of attaching
your smartphone to your fieldscope eyepiece
and take high magnification photos and video.
Our range of easy-to-use slide and push
smartphone photoadapters are designed to
work with a particular
phone and individual
eyepiece so the phone
is secure and in the
optimum position to
start taking photos in
just a few seconds.
For information on which phones and eyepieces
are supported please visit www.opticron.co.uk.
Things to know
Spottingscopes are designed for use with
viewing eyepieces ranging from 12x-60x
magnification. Using a fieldscope fitted with a
20x eyepiece and a device with an optical zoom
of 0.6x-5x, you can photograph or video at
magnifications between 12x-100x.
These high magnifications are great for getting
close up images or video at distance, but the
amount of light entering the device combined
with the narrow field of view and relatively
shallow depth of focus will affect image quality
as well as your ability to successfully frame a
shot or sequence. In addition and depending
on the device, it is sometimes difficult for
the eyepiece to project a large enough
diameter path of light into the image sensor.
This condition, a circular image within the
rectangular image frame is called vignetting and
is reduced by increasing the zoom setting on the
device.
Which Eyepieces?
Choose a wide angle or zoom eyepiece set at
minimum magnification. The following eyepieces
provide the best overall images with a wide
range of different devices; 40810 HDF T, 40936
SDLv2 zoom and 40862 HDF T zoom.
More Information
For detailed product information on all the
options please visit the Telephotography pages
at www.opticron.co.uk.
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Tripods, Panheads, Bipod & Monopod
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42116 XFS-C Traveller 4-section Tripod
• 8 layer carbon fibre with twist lock
• Leg angles; 25˚, 55˚, 80˚
• Foam hand grips & rubber/spiked feet
• Level indicator
•24mm dia, 330mm removable centre
column with sprung stabilising hook
•Max. height: 1500mm
•Max. height w/o raising c/c: 1250mm
•Min. height (25˚): 455mm
• Length (storage): 480mm
•Weight: 1050g
• 5 year guarantee
35857 Manfrotto 700RC2 Panhead
•2-way with 360˚
pan, +90˚/-75˚ tilt
•Tension control
•Adjustable pan
handle
•QR plate (1/4”)
•3/8” connection to c/column
• Height: 100mm
• Weight: 520g
•Manufacturers max. load
rating: 2.5kg
• Man. guarantee applies
42122 XFS-C Birdwatcher’s 3-section Tripod
• 8 layer carbon fibre with twist lock
• Leg angles; 25˚, 55˚, 80˚
• Foam hand grips & rubber/spiked feet
• Level indicator
•24mm dia, 330mm removable centre
column with sprung stabilising hook
•Max height: 1555mm
•Max. height w/o raising c/c: 1305mm
•Min. height (25˚): 560mm
• Length (storage): 595mm
•Weight: 1170g
• 5 year guarantee
20897 Velbon PH157QK Panhead
•3-way one lever
operated with
360˚ pan, +90˚/-60˚
tilt
•90˚ side tilt
•QR plate (1/4”)
• 1/4” connection to c/column
• Height: 100mm
• Weight: 577g
•Manufacturers max. load
rating: 3.5kg
• Man. guarantee applies
20087 Velbon Sherpa 200R Tripod
• 3-section aluminium with clip lock
•26mm dia, 400mm removable centre
column fitted with 20897 Velbon
PH157QK Panhead (see opposite)
• Rubber feet
• Max. height: 1675mm
• Max. height w/o raising c/c: 1340mm
• Min height: 590mm
• Length (storage): 620mm
• Weight: 1950g
• Manufacturers max. load rating: 3.5kg
• Man. guarantee applies
43106 6-Section
Compact Monopod
6 section leg with cliptype lock system, hand
grip & wrist strap.
•Height extended:
1535mm
•Height retracted:
410mm
•3/8” & 1/4” reversible
p/head connection
• Rubber/spiked foot
• Weight: 650g
• 5 year guarantee
Spottingscope Bipod
Fold up aluminium bipod finished in
matt black. Connects to spottingscope
or independent tripod sleeve with 1/4”
threaded bolt. Supplied complete with
270mm extension pole for use on a bench
or table creating a usable height range
from 265mm to 730mm. Additional poles
available. Weight c/w extension pole:
1502g. 5 year guarantee.
Models available; 40314 Bipod, 40315
Bipod with Ball & Socket Panhead.
40316 Ball & Socket Panhead
For use with 40314 bipod and
spottingscopes without rotating
tripod sleeves.
• Height: 72mm
• Weight: 107g
• 5 year guarantee
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Mounts & Tripod Accessories
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42605 BC-2 Hide Clamp
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 lock for extra rigidity
•21mm dia. 500mm centre column
• Maximum jaw width: 45mm
• Maximum height extended: 510mm
•Minimum height retracted: 90mm
• Weight: 960g
• 5 year guarantee
42610 BC-2 Clamp &
500mm Centre Column
As 42605 but supplied
without panhead.
Connects via 1/4” thread
to compatible panheads
to convert to a hide
clamp. Weight: 436g
5 year guarantee
42611 BC-2 Clamp
Fits directly onto a tripod centre
column to create a hide clamp.
Supplied complete with ø21/22mm,
ø23/24mm and ø25/26mm sleeves.
Weight: 267g
5 year guarantee
42606 QR plate & shoe
Screws directly onto
panhead. 1/4” thread.
Weight: 177g.
42608 QR plate only
Weight: 79g
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
•Max. panning height: 80mm
• Max. jaw width: 45mm
•Optional QR plate & shoe
• Dimensions: 210x60x70mm
• Weight: 597g
• 5 year guarantee
40502 Car Window Mount
•2-way one lever operated
panhead with integral 1/4”
thread
•Maximum panning height
80mm
• Protective rubber jaw pads
•Optional QR plate & shoe
• Dimensions: 205x60x85mm
• Weight: 555g
• 5 year guarantee
40503 Universal II Hide Mount
Lightweight bench clamp with
400mm extension pole.
•2-way one lever operated
panhead with integral 1/4”
thread
•Max. panning height:
450mm
• Max. jaw width: 45mm
•Optional QR plate & shoe
• Dimensions: 450x60x95mm
• Weight: 845g
• 5 year guarantee
40505 Tripod Strap
40mm nylon with loop
fasteners.
40506 Tripod Strap
55mm neoprene with loop
fasteners and 25mm webbing.
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Binocular & Monocular Accessories
Rainguards
Objective Lens Covers
Cleaning Cloth
Binoculars Plastic
31025 Int ø to 37mm
31020 Int ø to 43mm
31028 Int ø to 45.5mm
Flexible rubber caps
with integrated loops
that fit over objective
lens barrels.
We stock a wide range
of replacement OG
covers for compact and
full size binoculars.
Please contact us for price and availability.
30277 20cm2 Microfibre
suitable for cleaning
external lenses. Supplied
in protective pouch.
Tripod Mounts
Binoculars Plastic
31011 Int ø to 44mm
L Mounts Alloy
Models from left to right
Compact Binoculars
Plastic
31021 Int ø to 34mm
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31026
31004
31022
31005
Compacts to 30mm OG
Small Porro 32~50mm OG
Roof Prism 32~50mm OG
Large Porro +50mm OG
31012
Roof Prism
Plastic
32~50mm OG
42051 Plate Mount
Features nonslip pads and an
adjustable nylon
and elastic strap set
with Velcro closure
Straps
Models from top down:
Neoprene with loop fasteners
29009 14mm Monocular
29010 16mm Compact
31071 25mm Binocular
29028 55mm Binocular Flotation
Neoprene with Quick Release
29022 QR Connector Set - 29023, 25
29023 30mm Binocular
29025 40mm Binocular Bungee
Nylon with loop fasteners
31000 16mm Compact
31070 25mm Binocular
Harnesses
Cases
31048 25mm Elastic
Bungee c/w quick release
31049 Spare QR
Connector Set for 31048
31018 25mm Nylon c/w
quick release
31038 Spare QR
Connector Set for 31018
We offer a wide range
of leather, canvas, vinyl
and neoprene cases in a
range of sizes for porro
and roof prism models.
Please contact us for
sizes and specifications
available.
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Phone: +44 (0)1582 726522
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