Binoculars • Monoculars • Fieldscopes • Accessories Product Guide 16 Smaller, lighter, brighter, sharper Welcome .... ... and thank you for your interest in Opticron. We would like to take this opportunity to tell you something about us, our philosophy towards you the customer as well as the products and services we offer. to overhauling your favourite pair of binoculars. You can talk directly to the person carrying out the repair or through your dealer. About Us Founded in 1970 our continuing aim is to deliver the best combination of choice, quality and value backed up with customer service worthy of the name. We hope you find our Product Guide interesting and informative. If you have any questions about the products and services we offer please email us at [email protected] Choice We offer an extensive range of equipment designed to meet the varied demands of often highly discriminating customers who really use their equipment. Quality and Value Factors critical to our success that have been developed together with a select number of trusted manufacturers. The benefits of these relationships are seen in the optical performance of the equipment, the guarantees we offer and the value for money which is second to none. Customer Service Over forty years in the business means we know things can go wrong and how to deal with them when they do. Whether it’s accidental damage or product failure, our technicians will diagnose and repair your instrument - covering everything from replacing a broken eyecup 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. 4 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. 5 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 6 • 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 7 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 8 •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 9 Imagic® BGA SE Roof Prism The 6th generation Imagic BGA challenges any preconceptions you have regarding the quality and performance you can expect when spending £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. 10 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 11 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 13 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. 14 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 15 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. 16 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 17 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 19 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. 20 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. 21 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. 22 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 23 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 24 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 25 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. 26 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 27 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) 28 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 29 30 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. 31 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. 32 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 347 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 33 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. 34 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 35 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 36 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 37 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. 38 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 39 40 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. 41 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 43 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) 44 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 45 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. 46 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. 47 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. 48 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 49 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 50 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 51 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. (1) 52 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 53 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. 54 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 55 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. (1) 56 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 57 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 51 173 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. 58 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 59 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. 60 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. 61 Tripods, Panheads, Bipod & Monopod 62 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 63 Mounts & Tripod Accessories 64 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. 65 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 66 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. 67 Unit 21, Titan Court, Laporte Way, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU4 8EF, UK Phone: +44 (0)1582 726522 Email: [email protected] Web: www.opticron.co.uk © OPTICRON 2016. 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® DBA® Oasis® Imagic® Verano® Countryman® Natura BGA® Traveller® Explorer® Trailfinder® are Registered Trade Marks. Background photographs supplied by Craig Aitchison, Niklas Aronsson, Dale Cherry, David Featherbe, Tomi Muukkonen, Rebecca Nason, Mike Read, Juan Martin Simon and Tore Wuttudal All equipment and specifications listed are subject to change without prior notification.
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