Product Guide Mini
BINOCULARS • MONOCULARS • TELESCOPES • ACCESSORIES
PRODUCT GUIDE 12
A6 MINI
Introduction
Welcome to our Product Guide A6 Mini.
Small but perfectly formed it contains
detailed information on over 90% of our
current range together with comprehensive
Chooser
Guides
offering
practical
information and advice on choosing the
right equipment.
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Contents
Page
Choosing Your Binocular
Binoculars
Marine Binoculars
Compact Binoculars
Monoculars
Choosing Your Telescope
Telescopes
Eyepieces
Telephotography
Tripods & Mounts
Accessories
2-3
4-22
22-23
24-27
28-29
30-31
32-39
40-41
42
43-45
46-47
Choosing your Binocular
Specification E.g. 8x42. The number ‘8’
denotes the magnification and means
an object appears to be 1/8th of its
actual distance away. Using this rule an
object 40 yards distant appears to be
only 5 yards away. ‘42’ is the diameter of
the objective lens (the large end) in mm
through which light enters the
binocular.
Eyepiece
(provides
magnification)
Eyepiece
Roof Prism
Porro Prism
(inverts image)
Objective Lens
(gathers and
directs incoming
light onto prism)
Focusing Lens
(internal focusing
models only)
Objective Lens
Z or B stand for porro prism, a design
that tends to offer better optical
performance for your money compared
to roof prism (D), which are more
compact but often more expensive. The
rise in popularity of roof prism
binoculars is as a direct result of this
system
being
favored
in
the
development of instruments with user
oriented features. These include;
internal focusing for waterproofing,
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long eyerelief eyepieces that enable the
viewer to obtain the full field of view
with or without glasses and close focus
making them useful for watching
butterflies and other insects.
B when seen on roof prism binoculars
including Opticron BGA = full field of
view for spectacle wearers. GA = rubber
armoring and W or WA = wide angle
vision. CF, (center focusing) is more
popular than IF (individual eyepiece
focusing) especially when you need to
focus at different distances under 50yds.
Most ‘IF’ binoculars are 7x magnification
and have a large depth of focus which
usually eliminates the need for focusing
adjustment at distances over 50yds.
What magnification? The higher the
magnification relative to the objective
lens diameter, the lower the apparent
image quality. Images appear less sharp
and have a lower ‘relative’ brightness.
Higher magnification binoculars also;
a. have a shallower depth of focus
(distance in focus at any one focus
setting), requiring more use of the
focus wheel.
b. amplify natural hand-shake affecting
the stability of the image being
viewed.
Choosing your Binocular
For general observation choose a 7x or
8x magnification. If you want binoculars
of 10x or over try them first.
What objective lens size? The amount of
light entering a binocular is directly
related to the surface area of the
objective lens (OG). A 50mm OG will
admit 2.5x the light of a 30mm OG. The
amount of light reaching the eye is
known as the exit pupil diameter (EPD)
and its size can be found by dividing the
OG diameter by the magnification. For
example the EPD of an 8x32 = 4mm
while the EPD of an 8x56 = 7mm. As a
general rule the iris dilates between 2
and 3mm (bright sunlight) and 6 and
7mm (twilight) and so a choice should
be made on the type of use the
binocular is being put to. For general
use choose a 7x42 or 8x42 binocular
with an EPD of between 5 and 6mm.
The field of view of a binocular is
dependent on the optical design and
not simply a product of the
magnification
or
objective
lens
diameter. It is expressed as either the
width of panoramic view in feet/meters
from a distance of 1000 yards/meters or
in degrees where 1˚ is approximately 52
feet/17.45 meters.
Real field
of view (6˚)
Apparent Apparent field
of view (48˚)
image
48˚
6˚
8x mag
binocular
50yds
general rule the longer the eyerelief the distance between the surface of the
eyepiece and the point where the pupil
is positioned for full field of view - the
better the instrument for spectacle
wearers. If you think you want to wear
glasses while using your binocular,
choose one with an eyerelief of 15mm
or over.
Without glasses
Eyecup
up position
With glasses
Spectacle lens
Eyecup
down position
Weight For many people, small,
lightweight binoculars that can be taken
anywhere will be used much more than
larger, heavier ones which tend to be
left at home or in the car!
Oasis is a 64 layer coating
process applied to the
reflective surface of each
roof prism. It improves light emission to
99% over a broader spectrum at the
reflective face compared to Al or Ag
coatings and results in a measurable
increase in light transmission 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.
400yds
Wearing glasses Many binoculars
provide the full field of view when
wearing glasses by either folding down
the
rubber
eyecups
or
by
turning/pushing retractable eyecup
assemblies to the ‘down’ position. As a
PHASE COATING
OASIS COATING
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Aurora® BGA
Roof Prism
8x42
BGA
Black
The Aurora BGA is one of the best
examples of putting our maxim “smaller, lighter,
sharper” into practice.
Building on the strengths of the original BGA
concept and models like the DBA Oasis, the
Aurora resembles and handles like 32mm but
with the performance advantages of a 42mm.
Designed and manufactured to be smaller,
lighter and sharper with a wider field of view,
the Aurora delivers the ultimate balance
between size and weight, resolution and field
of view currently attainable from this format.
The optical design doesn’t just reduce the
overall dimensions and finished weights of the
Aurora but delivers 7.2˚ (8x42) / 6.5˚ (10x42) field
of view with stunning resolution guaranteed at
under 4’ for each and every binocular. Close
focus is rated at under 6ft.
8x42
BGA
Green
Manufactured using a lightweight alloy body
and protected from heavy use and the elements
in a beautifully finished textured rubber
covering with patented shock-proof rubber
objective lens protection, the Aurora feels very
special in the hand, is perfectly balanced and
comes with a focusing set-up other binoculars
can only aspire to.
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10x42 BGA
Black & Gunmetal
Other features include:
• Fully nitrogen waterproof to a depth of 15ft
• Internal focusing 540˚ rotation allowing
precise adjustment with sub 6ft close focus
• The highest quality roof prisms featuring
Oasis prism coating and phase correction
coatings
• Opticron S-type multi-coating that allows
both models to achieve the highest possible
clarity & color contrast in the widest range of
light conditions from early morning till dusk
• Alloy 4-stage locking rotating retractable
eyecup assembly
• Finished weights under 24oz
• Integral tripod adapter socket
Available in 8x42 and 10x42 and a choice
of finishes; black, green or black &
gunmetal, the Aurora BGA is supplied
complete with a leather case, 31020
rainguard, neoprene bungee neckstrap
& removable rubber objective lens caps.
30 year guarantee.
Specifications
Code Black
Code Green
Code Bl/Gunmetal
Field ft/1000yd
Field m/1000m
Close Focus ft/m
Eyerelief mm
IPD mm
HxW inches
HxW mm
Weight oz/g
8x42
30490
30492
30494
378
126
5.9/1.8
20
58~76
5.5x5.0
140x126
23.0/654
10x42
30491
30493
30495
339
113
5.9/1.8
19
58~76
5.5x5.0
140x126
23.4/663
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DBA® Oasis® S-Coat Mg
Roof Prism
8x42
BGA
Simply among the best instruments of their
type, the DBA Oasis S-Coat Mg offer sublime
performance and handling in a class leading
compact body. Designed for the serious
birdwatcher and wildlife enthusiast, unique
features include:
• Multi-element long eyerelief eyepieces with
large diameter eye lenses for complete
viewing comfort
• 7˚ (8x42) and 6˚ (10x42) fields of view
• The highest quality prisms + Oasis prism
coating and phase correction coating (see
page 3)
• Opticron S-type multi-coating for exceptional
clarity & contrast from early morning till dusk
• Internal focusing (infinity to 7ft close focus)
with 500˚ rotation allowing precise
adjustment
Manufactured to deliver this high level of
performance throughout the 30 year
warranted lifetime each model also benefits
from:
• Fully nitrogen gas filled waterproof
construction to a depth of 15ft
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10x42
BGA
• Natural rubber armoring with contoured ribs
on the main body and focus wheel to
maximize comfort and handling with or
without gloves
• Durable alloy 4-stage locking rotating
retractable eyecups with ‘click stop’ dioptre
adjustment
• Finished weights under 23oz with perfect
balance
• Integral tripod adapter socket
Models supplied in soft leather case with 31020
rainguard, neoprene bungee neckstrap and
removable integral objective lens caps.
Specifications
Code
Field ft/1000yd
Field m/1000m
Close Focus ft/m
Eyerelief mm
IPD mm
HxW inches
HxW mm
Weight oz/g
8x42
30610
366
122
7.2/2.2
18
57~77
6.0x5.0
152x128
23.0/656
10x42
30611
315
105
7.2/2.2
18
57~77
6.0x5.0
152x128
22.7/644
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Imagic® BGA SE
Roof Prism
8x32
BGA
The 6th generation Imagic BGA challenges any
preconceptions you have regarding the quality
and performance you can expect when
spending US$700 on a new binocular. Staying
true to the original design concept; a range of
lightweight
and
ergonomically
sound
instruments packed with the latest features, the
Imagic BGA SE steps-up the challenge to the
premium sector with outstanding performance
and value for money.
Designed and manufactured to feel as good as
they look, these highly durable field binoculars
are available in six specifications including;
• A compact 8x32 with an 8˚ WA field of view
and sub 5ft close focus
• All purpose 8x42 and 10x42 wildlife
observation models
• A 7x42 and 8.5x50 with extraordinary low
light capabilities and depth of field ideal for
hunting and woodland viewing
• A 10x50 delivering the highest combination
of magnification and brightness
8.5x50
10x50
BGA
BGA
Optically the Imagic BGA SE’s feature:
• Class leading fields of view
• Large diameter long eyerelief eyepieces for
really comfortable viewing
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7x42
8x42
10x42
BGA
BGA
BGA
• ‘PGK’ glass prisms with PC phase correction
coating and Oasis prism coating (see page 3)
• Opticron F-type multi-coating constructed to
maximize color contrast in poor light
Mechanically the binoculars:
• Feature a lightweight magnesium body
• Are nitrogen filled and waterproof to 10ft
• Are internally focused with close focus to
under 6.6ft (8x32, 7x42, 8x42 & 10x42)
• Include 4-stage retractable eyecups
Models supplied in soft leather case with 31011
rainguard, neoprene bungee neckstrap and 30
year guarantee.
Specifications
Code
Field ft/1000yd
Field m/1000m
Close Focus ft/m
Eyerelief mm
IPD mm
HxW inches
HxW mm
Weight oz/g
8x32
30477
420
140
4.9/1.5
17
58~74
5.2x4.8
133x121
23.1/657
7x42
30478
366
122
6.6/2
24
58~74
6.0x4.9
152x124
23.6/669
8x42
30479
366
122
6.6/2
22
58~74
6.0x4.9
152x124
24.6/698
10x42
30480
339
113
6.6/2
21
58~74
6.0x4.9
152x124
24.9/706
8.5x50
30481
315
105
11.5/3.5
23
58~74
6.9x5.2
177x132
28.0/795
10x50
30482
303
101
11.5/3.5
23
58~74
6.9x5.2
177x132
27.9/790
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Verano® BGA HD
Roof Prism
8x42
10x42
BGA
BGA
Building on the strengths of previous Verano
models the Verano BGA HD features a fully
revised optical system that delivers a vivid ‘true
to life’ viewing experience essential for accurate
wildlife observation.
Optically the binoculars offer:
• Large diameter long eyerelief eyepieces that
guarantee an exceptionally comfortable
viewing experience with or without glasses
• Class leading fields of view 8˚ (8x32), 7˚
(8x42), 6.5˚ (10x42)
• 'PGK' glass prisms with PC phase correction
coating and Oasis prism coating (see page 3)
• Opticron F-type combination multi-coating
devised to optimize color contrast
Mechanically the binoculars:
• Feature a polycarbonate double hinge body
• Are nitrogen gas filled waterproof to 10ft
• Are internally focused with close focus to
around 6ft
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8x42 Recommended by
The British Trust for Ornithology
8x32
BGA
• Are covered in a lightly textured natural
rubber armoring contoured to deliver a truly
positive handling experience with or without
gloves
• Include 4-stage twist-type retractable eyecup
assembly
• Feature a smooth action wide wheel focusing
system
• Provide a connection to a photo/video tripod
Models supplied in soft leather case with 31020
rainguard, neoprene bungee neckstrap,
removable integral objective lens caps and 30
year guarantee.
Specifications
Code
Field ft/1000yd
Field m/1000m
Close Focus ft/m
Eyerelief mm
IPD mm
HxW inches
HxW mm
Weight oz/g
8x32
30600
420
140
4.9/1.5
17
56~74
5.0x4.8
128x122
21.5/609
8x42
30601
366
122
6.6/2
22
56~74
6.0x5.0
152x128
26.0/739
10x42
30602
339
113
6.6/2
21
56~74
6.0x5.0
152x128
26.0/738
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Countryman BGA HD
Roof Prism
8x42
10x42
BGA
BGA
The Countryman BGA HD series binoculars are
designed and built to deliver exceptional
viewing performance in a lightweight rugged
body. An ideal choice for the wildlife enthusiast
searching for superior cross field definition and
light transmission coupled with great handling,
the fourth generation Countryman BGA offers a
mixture of improved field of view, clarity and
resolution over previous models.
10x50
12x50
BGA
BGA
Specifications and features include:
• 100% made in Japan HD optical system
• High quality ‘PC’ phase corrected prism units
and Oasis prism coating (see page 3)
• Long eyerelief eyepieces giving full field of
view for glasses wearers
• Nitrogen filled construction for waterproofing
to a depth of 10ft
• Durable textured ‘natural’ rubber armoring
delivering exceptional comfort and grip
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8x32
BGA
• Wide wheel glide-action focusing with right
side dioptre adjustment
• Multi-stage alloy retractable eyecup
assemblies; 3-stage on 8x32, 10x42, 10x50,
12x50, 4-stage on 8x42
• Tripod adapter socket
• Comprehensive 30 year guarantee
Models supplied in soft case with 31020
rainguard and wide neckstrap.
Specifications
Code
Field ft/1000yd
Field m/1000m
Close Focus ft/m
Eyerelief mm
IPD mm
HxW inches
HxW mm
Weight oz/g
8x32
30604
366
122
7.5/2.3
19
56~74
4.8x4.6
122x117
20.5/580
8x42
30605
366
122
7.5/2.3
22
56~74
5.4x5.0
138x126
24.1/682
10x42
30606
315
105
7.5/2.3
17
56~74
5.4x5.0
138x126
24.7/701
10x50
30607
264
88
13/4
19
56~74
6.6x5.2
167x131
28.1/797
12x50
30608
219
73
9.8/3
18
56~74
6.6x5.2
167x131
28.2/800
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BGA Classic 7x36
Roof Prism
The fifth generation
'BGA', the BGA Classic
7x36 delivers superior
performance to the enthusiast looking for
a compact, well balanced, easy to use wideangle binocular with large depth of field
and close focus down to 6ft.
With an optical system designed to deliver
comfortable viewing for long periods,
specifications include Oasis prism coating,
PC phase correction (see page 3) for
optimum resolution and Opticron N-type
multi-coating for superb color contrast.
Delivering a long eyerelief wide-angle 7.2˚
field of view, the binocular features 3-stage
rotating retractable eyecups and click-stop
right dioptre adjustment. Focusing is
through glide-action wide wheel geared
for 540˚ or 1.5 turn from 6ft to infinity.
Mechanically the instrument is nitrogen
filled and fully waterproof to a depth of
15ft.
Finished in contoured natural rubber armor
shaped to reduce weight wherever possible
but ensuring a good level of protection,
the BGA Classic 7x36 is covered by a
comprehensive 30 year guarantee.
Models supplied in soft leather case with
31020 rainguard and neoprene neckstrap.
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Specifications
Code
Field ft/1000yd
Field m/1000m
Close Focus ft/m
Eyerelief mm
IPD mm
HxW inches
HxW mm
Weight oz/g
7x36
30208
378
126
6.6/2
19
57~77
5.4x5.0
138x128
22.0/623
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ED-X
Roof Prism
The ED-X brings the company ethos
“smaller, lighter, sharper” into a new price
category with a bold design and a new
performance standard for $500.
Standing just 5.4” tall and featuring a microbridge™ design, the wide wheel focusing
and textured rubber armor combine to
make the instruments very easy to hold and
use even single handed. At just 22.9oz an
ED-X is light in the hand and easy on the
neck when hung on a standard neckstrap.
8x42
10x42
A CN standard ED objective lens system
increases light transmission over standard
optical glass objectives in this class, while
the wide field eyepieces 7.5˚ (8x42), 6.2˚
(10x42) offer a panorama-like visual
experience helping successful ‘track and
trace’ for all types of wildlife observation.
Other features include:
• Fully nitrogen gas waterproof (3.2ft)
• Close focus to under 6.5ft
• ‘Click-stop’ right dioptre adjuster
Models supplied in neoprene case with
rainguard, padded neckstrap, removable
integral objective lens caps and 10 year
guarantee.
DWCF.GA
DWCF.GA
Specifications
Code
Field ft/1000yd
Field m/1000m
Close Focus ft/m
Eyerelief mm
IPD mm
HxW inches
HxW mm
Weight oz/g
8x42
30625
393
131
6.2/1.9
19
58~77
5.4x5.0
136x128
22.9/650
10x42
60626
324
108
6.2/1.9
17
58~77
5.4x5.0
136x128
22.7/644
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Traveller® BGA Mg
Roof Prism
6x32
8x32
10x32
BGA
BGA
BGA
The Traveller BGA Mg exemplifies our
commitment to develop and improve our
equipment with the aim of delivering the
highest quality and value for money in
every product category in which we
compete.
Measuring just 3.9"x4.6" and weighing
13oz, each Traveller BGA Mg fits easily into
a coat pocket, backpack or sling bag
making them perfect for the outdoor
enthusiast preferring the capability of a full
size binocular but wanting the portability
of a compact one.
Manufactured in Japan,
the models
feature BAK 4 prism units, PC phase
correction and Oasis prism coating so
image reproduction is refreshingly neutral
with minimal edge distortion. The bodies
are fully nitrogen gas waterproof to a
depth of 10ft and protected in a
non-slip partial rubber cover. Wide Specifications
wheel focusing positioned at the Code
base of the body ensures superb Field ft/1000yd
Field m/1000m
balance in the hand.
Models supplied in soft case with
31025 rainguard, padded neckstrap
and 30 year guarantee.
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Close Focus ft/m
Eyerelief mm
IPD mm
HxW inches
HxW mm
Weight oz/g
6x32
30497
423
141
4.9/1.5
19
57~71.5
3.9x4.6
98x118
12.9/367
8x32
30498
333
111
4.9/1.5
19
57~71.5
3.9x4.6
98x118
13.4/380
10x32
30499
270
90
4.9/1.5
16
57~71.5
3.9x4.6
98x118
13.1/370
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HR WP
Porro Prism
8x42
10x42
BCF.GA
BCF.GA
In a segment dominated by the roof prism
binocular, the HR WP re-thinks, re-works,
and re-packages the porro prism binocular
for today's more demanding user.
Designed for the enthusiast and anyone
seeking the very highest optical resolution
for their money, the HR WP successfully
combines the qualities of traditional porro
prism and modern roof prism formats into a
single multi-purpose, user friendly, high
performance field glass.
Featuring the 'B' porro prism format with
internal focusing and long focal length long
eyerelief eyepieces, components are of a
very high quality and all air-to-glass surfaces
are fully multi-coated to minimize light loss
within the system.
Hermetically sealed, each instrument is fully
nitrogen waterproof to a depth of 10ft and
carries a 30 year guarantee.
The HR WP are supplied in soft case with
31025 rainguard and nylon neckstrap.
Specifications
Code
Field ft/1000yd
Field m/1000m
Close Focus ft/m
Eyerelief mm
IPD mm
HxW inches
HxW mm
Weight oz/g
8x42
30090
336
112
9.8/3
20
56~73
5.0x7.2
126x183
25.2/715
10x42
30091
267
89
9.8/3
17
56~73
5.0x7.2
126x183
25.6/725
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Explorer WA
Roof Prism
The Explorer WA offers a combination of
quality, specification & ergonomics that are
rare if not unique in this price category.
The all-new optical system features
impressive wide-angle 7.5˚ (8x42) and 6.5˚
(10x42) field of view with minimum levels
of edge distortion. Fitted in combination
with high quality phase corrected prisms
and fully multi-coated lenses, the results are
seen in crisp clear images with impressive
color reproduction.
8x42
10x42
DWCF.GA
DWCF.GA
The Explorer WA’s
compact optical system is
fitted into a magnesium alloy body that
provides excellent balance for all hand sizes.
Each binocular is clothed in a specially
textured soft-touch covering with a tactile
finish making them easy to grip and use.
Other features include;
• Nitrogen waterproof construction
• BAK 4, PC prisms integrated into a fully
multi-coated WA optical system
• 3-stage retractable eyecups
• Close focus to 6.6ft (8x42)
• Tripod adapter socket
• 10 year guarantee
The Explorer WA is supplied in soft case
with rainguard and padded neckstrap.
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Specifications
Code
Field ft/1000yd
Field m/1000m
Close Focus ft/m
Eyerelief mm
IPD mm
HxW inches
HxW mm
Weight oz/g
8x42
30614
393
131
6.6/2
17
55~73
5.5x5.0
140x126
23.7/672
10x42
30615
339
113
8.2/2.5
15
55~73
5.5x5.0
140x126
22.5/638
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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
today. With a
host of features
including long eyerelief
wide-angle eyepieces; 7.5˚
(8x32), 7.5˚ (8x42), 6.0˚
(10x42), 6.6˚ (10x50) plus
excellent close focus each Discovery
WP PC offers the value conscious
customer the opportunity to own and use
a stylish easy-to use precision field glass.
8x42
10x42
DCF.GA
DCF.GA
Features include:
• Nitrogen waterproof construction
• Lightweight magnesium bodies (8x42,
10x42, 8x50 & 10x50)
• Super lightweight plastic body (8x32)
• Fully coated optics with PC phase
corrected prisms
• Long eyerelief for spectacle wearers
with twist-type eyecups
• Click-stop right dioptre adjustment
• Close focus to under 6ft
• 5 year guarantee
Models supplied in soft case with
rainguard and wide neckstrap.
Specifications
Code
Field ft/1000yd
Field m/1000m
Close Focus ft/m
Eyerelief mm
IPD mm
HxW inches
HxW mm
Weight oz/g
8x32
30452
393
131
3.9/1.2
17
57~75
4.3x4.6
108x117
13.8/391
8x32
DWCF.GA
8x42
30458
393
131
4.9/1.5
22
56~74
5.2x5.0
133x126
24.8/703
10x42
30459
315
105
4.9/1.5
17
58~75
5.2x5.0
133x126
24.6/696
8x50
10x50
8x50
30457
366
122
4.9/1.5
21
58~75
5.7x5.2
145x133
28.1/797
DCF.GA
DCF.GA
10x50
30467
345
115
4.9/1.5
22
58~75
5.7x5.2
145x133
28.7/813
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Imagic® TGA Waterproof
Porro Prism
Designed to look and feel exceptional,
Imagic TGA WP binoculars offer a host of
features normally reserved for higher
priced instruments.
7x42
8x42
10x42
ZCF.GA
7x50
10x50
ZCF.GA
ZCF.GA
ZCF.GA
Fitted with BAK4 prisms and
utilizing a differential multicoating system with high
refractive index coatings on
the eyelenses and objectives,
the models deliver excellent
clarity and contrast and will match
or outperform many roof prism
binoculars costing US$350. Other features
include:
• Nitrogen waterproof construction
• Rotating retractable eyecup assembly
with extension lock
• Click stop right dioptre adjustment
• Integral tripod adapter socket
• 30 year guarantee
Models supplied in soft case
rainguard and wide neckstrap.
8x32
Specifications
Code
Field ft/1000yd
Field m/1000m
Close Focus ft/m
Eyerelief mm
IPD mm
HxW inches
HxW mm
Weight oz/g
20
with
ZCF.GA
8x32
30550
366
122
8.2/2.5
21
57~73
4.5x6.5
114x165
21.7/614
7x42
30551
378
126
13.1/4
22
57~73
5.6x7.1
142x180
24.1/682
8x42
30552
342
114
9.5/2.9
21
57~73
5.6x7.1
142x180
24.1/682
10x42
30553
291
97
9.5/2.9
21
57~73
5.6x7.1
142x180
24.2/687
7x50
30554
315
105
16.1/4.9
21.5
57~73
6.8x7.5
173x191
28.4/805
ZCF.GA
10x50
30555
279
93
14.8/4.5
19.5
57~73
6.8x7.5
173x191
29.1/834
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T3 Trailfinder®
8x42 Recommended
Roof Prism
The T3 Trailfinder’s clever use of wideangle optics and fast focus system fitted
into a compact body clothed in
textured rubber armor combine to
create a comfortable and easy to
use range of binoculars. They
are equally suited to general
wildlife observation as well
as more specialist pursuits
such as hunting, field archery or
birdwatching.
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Specifications
Code Black
Code Green
Field ft/1000y
Field m/1000m
Close Focus ft/m
Eyerelief mm
IPD mm
HxW inches
HxW mm
Weight oz/g
8x42
30080
30082
375
125
4.9/1.5
21
58~77
5.5x5.0
140x128
26.2/742
8x42 DCF.GA
10x42 DWCF.GA
10x42
30081
30083
339
113
4.9/1.5
16
58~77
5.5x5.0
140x128
25.8/731
Oregon LE WP
Roof Prism
Entry-level nitrogen waterproof
series, Oregon LE WP binoculars
provide
the
first-time
or
occasional user with good levels of
optical performance and functionality in a
well constructed, reliable and easy
to use body.
Specifications
Great for all types of general
wildlife observation and offering
comfort and full field of view for
glasses wearers’, Oregon LE WP
binoculars are supplied with a
comprehensive 5 year guarantee.
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Code
Field ft/1000y
Field m/1000m
Close Focus ft/m
Eyerelief mm
IPD mm
HxW inches
HxW mm
Weight oz/g
Model illus.
8x42
8x32
30447
423
141
5.9/1.8
15
58~73
4.3x4.6
109x118
18.2/515
8x42
30448
342
114
13.1/4
22
56~74
4.9x5.9
125x150
25.8/730
DCF.GA
10x42
30449
303
101
13.1/4
19
56~74
4.9x5.9
125x150
25.8/730
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Savanna WP
Porro Prism
The Savanna WP are a thoroughly
modern range of compact
porro
prism
binoculars
uniquely suited to adults
and children alike.
6x30
8x30
ZCF.GA
ZCF.GA
With popular features such as
waterproofing and long eyerelief,
the wide-angle optical system delivers
brighter,
sharper
images
compared to similarly priced
roof prisms while the
models fold in to 50mm
making them suitable for
children as young as 7 years.
For more information on the
Savanna WP visit: www.opticronusa.com
Specifications
Code
Field ft/1000yd
Field m/1000m
Min Focus ft/m
Eyerelief mm
IPD mm
HxW inches
HxW mm
Weight oz/g
6x30
30045
420
140
9.8/3
21
50~70
4.6x6.3
116x160
17.1/485
8x30
30046
393
131
9.8/3
18
50~70
4.6x6.3
116x160
17.3/491
Marine M-3 8x30
Porro Prism
Designed and manufactured
to deal with hard and
persistent use under even the
poorest light conditions, the M-3
8x30 is equipped with enlarged porro
prisms and long eyerelief eyepieces for use
with or without glasses. Fully waterproof &
nitrogen gas filled to eliminate ‘misting’
the binoculars are protected with thick
rubber armoring and guaranteed for 10
years. For more information on the M-3
8x30 visit: www.opticronusa.com
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Specifications
Code
Field ft/1000y
Field m/1000m
Eyerelief mm
IPD mm
HxW inches
HxW mm
Weight oz/g
8x30
30060
429
143
19
53~75
6.0x6.3
130x160
24.0/680
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Marine PSII & M-3 7x50
Opticron Marine Series binoculars
exemplify our commitment to provide
quality, innovation and choice. Whichever
model you choose, each instrument has
been specifically designed and
manufactured to meet the
toughest performance criteria
demanded by the enthusiast
and professional user alike.
PSII
Model Illus.
BIF.GA/C
7x50
The three models feature
enlarged porro prisms and
anti-reflective
multicoatings that maximize field
of view, cross-field resolution and low
light performance. Long eyerelief
eyepieces and large depth of field provide
the best chances for stable, comfortable
viewing under constant motion with or
without glasses.
Marine Series binoculars are fully nitrogen
gas filled waterproof and are protected
from knocks and bumps with specially
mounted prism assemblies, strong single
die-cast aluminum bodies and durable
thick rubber armoring
For more information on our range
of Marine binoculars visit:
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Pro Series II 7x50 BIF.GA/C comes
equipped with integrated
compass and distance scale for
use in the northern hemisphere
marked 1 in the diagram below.
Compasses for other world
regions can be fitted to order.
1
Marine-3
BIF.GA
7x50
Specifications
Code
Field ft/1000y
Field m/1000m
Eyerelief mm
IPD mm
HxW inches
HxW mm
Weight oz/g
PSII 7x50
BIF.GA
30128
378
126
24
58~74
7.7x8.1
195x205
43.8/1241
PSII 7x50 M3 7x50
BIF.GA/C BIF.GA
30129
30056
378
372
126
124
24
18
58~74
56~75
7.7x8.1
7.4x8.1
195x205 188x205
44.6/1265 38.6/1095
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Compact Pocket Binoculars
Advances in design and material technology mean modern compact pocket
binoculars can offer a serious alternative to larger objective lens instruments. Widely
available in either porro prism (Z) or roof prism (D) body types, the size and weight
advantages make them a popular choice for general wildlife observation, taking to
sporting events, traveling on holiday or on hand in the glove box of your car.
DBA® Oasis®
Among the very best pocket binoculars available
today, each DBA compact offers an unrivalled
combination of optical specification and user
orientated features including;
• Compact roof prism design. Model 8x21 folds
up to just 4.1” x 2.7”
• The successful combination of a
wide field of view with long
eyerelief. Model 8x21 delivers a
class winning 7.5˚ FOV combined
with an eyerelief of 17mm allowing
comfortable full field vision with or
without spectacles
• Nitrogen waterproof construction to 10ft
• The latest roof prism technology including PC
phase correction, Oasis prism coating and full
Opticron N-type multi-coating (see page 3)
• 19mm dia. eyelenses for viewing comfort
• Fully rubber armored body (including focus
wheel) with ribbed design delivering a
positive feel with or without gloves
• 4-stage locking rotating retractable eyecups
• Close focus to under 8ft
8x21
Models supplied in soft leather case with
31021 rainguard, 29010 neoprene neckstrap
and comprehensive 30 year guarantee.
Specifications
Code
Field ft/1000yd
Field m/1000m
Close Focus ft/m
Eyerelief mm
IPD mm
HxW inches
HxW mm
Weight oz/g
24
8x21
30380
393
131
5.9/1.8
17
37~72
4.1x4.2
105x106
11.6/330
10x25
30381
315
105
7.9/2.4
17
37~72
4.7x4.2
119x106
12.2/347
10x25
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BGA T PC Oasis®
An excellent alternative to quality conventional
sized binoculars, and available in 8x, 10x or 12x
magnifications, BGA T PC Oasis roof prism
compacts feature high definition optics with
PC Phase corrected prisms and Oasis prism
coating (see page 3).
8x24
The lightest binoculars in our range, the
instruments are fully rubber covered and
nitrogen gas filled waterproof ensuring 100%
reliability in the field. The 8x24 is the smallest
Opticron roof prism weighing in at 8.5oz and
folding down to just 3.7"x2.6".
Other features include:
• Full B specification eyepieces delivering full
field of view with or without spectacles
• Twist-type retractable eyecup assemblies
• Close focus down to under 9ft (8x24)
• 30 year guarantee
Models supplied in soft leather case with 31000
neckstrap.
Specifications
Code
Field ft/1000yd
Field m/1000m
Close Focus ft/m
Eyerelief mm
IPD mm
HxW inches
HxW mm
Weight oz/g
10x28
8x24
30015
330
110
8.2/2.5
15
36~71
3.7x4.1
95x103
8.5/240
10x28
30016
258
86
12.8/3.9
15
36~71
4.2x4.1
106x105
9.2/260
12x30
30017
228
76
14.8/4.5
15
36~71
4.8x4.1
123x106
10.2/290
12x30
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Verano® BGA PC
Distinctively stylish, Verano BGA PC roof prism
compacts are manufactured using a single hinge
body structure allowing for easy one hand
operation. Rubber armored with a highcontact aluminum focus wheel,
features include nitrogen gas filled
waterproof construction, fully
multi-coated PC phase corrected
optics, long eyerelief eyepieces,
twist-type eyecups, close focus to
under 7ft and a 30 year guarantee. Models
supplied in soft case with 31000 neckstrap.
Specifications
Code
Field ft/1000yd
Field m/1000m
Close Focus ft/m
Eyerelief mm
IPD mm
HxW inches
HxW mm
Weight oz/g
8x25
30025
330
110
6.6/2
19
55~75
4.3x4.2
110x106
11.3/320
10x25
30026
261
87
6.6/2
19
55~75
4.3x4.2
110x106
11.4/322
12x25
30027
225
75
6.6/2
19
55~75
4.3x4.2
110x106
11.5/326
8x25
10x25
12x25
Aspheric LE WP
With benchmark ergonomics and optical quality
in a timeless design, these compact roof prism
models feature Aspheric lens technology, silver
coated PC prisms with fully multi-coated optics
that deliver bright, clear images with impressive
color fidelity. Long eyerelief, fully rubber
armored, and offered with a 10 year warranty,
Aspheric LE WP binoculars are supplied in soft
neoprene case with integrated neckstrap.
Specifications
Code
Field ft/1000yd
Field m/1000m
Close Focus ft/m
Eyerelief mm
IPD mm
HxW inches
HxW mm
Weight oz/g
26
8x25
30515
273
91
6.6/2
16
32~74
4.4x4.1
111x104
10.3/291
10x25
30516
261
87
6.6/2
16
32~74
4.4x4.1
111x104
10.3/292
8x25
10x25
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HR WP
HR WP binoculars are designed and engineered
to provide class leading optical clarity and
viewing comfort. The single hinge reverse porro
prism body makes for easy one hand operation
and provides the space to fit the 5 element long
eyerelief eyepieces, large prisms and 26mm
objective lenses. Results are clear, brightness
and resolution are a class above similarly
priced roof prism compacts. Nitrogen
waterproof and finished in a textured
rubber armor for comfort and grip,
models are supplied in soft case with
neckstrap and 10 year guarantee.
8x26
10x26
Specifications
Code
Field ft/1000yd
Field m/1000m
Close Focus ft/m
Eyerelief mm
IPD mm
HxW inches
HxW mm
Weight oz/g
8x26
30094
288
96
11.5/3.5
18
58~73
4.1x4.8
105x123
14.0/396
10x26
30095
261
87
11.5/3.5
15
58~73
4.1x4.8
105x123
14.1/399
Savanna ‘54
The Savanna delivers bright and sharp images in
a hand sized body. Long eyerelief eyepieces, fully
coated optics and good close focus, they have a
minimum IPD setting of 54mm so children as
young as 7 years can take advantage of the
easy-to-use single hinge design. Clothed in
‘soft touch’ natural protective rubber, each
Savanna is supplied in a neoprene case with
neckstrap and 10 year guarantee.
8x23
10x23
Specifications
Code
Field ft/1000yd
Field m/1000m
Close Focus ft/m
Eyerelief mm
IPD mm
HxW inches
HxW mm
Weight oz/g
8x23
30373
339
113
8.2/2.5
16
54~72
3.9x4.3
100x110
10.4/295
10x23
30374
273
91
8.2/2.5
16
54~72
3.9x4.3
100x110
10.5/297
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Monoculars
Sometimes perceived as inferior to binoculars, monoculars can provide a superior
viewing alternative to many compact or pocket size binoculars of similar price.
Opticron monoculars are designed for specialist applications such as entomology as
well as being compact, quality field glasses for the space and weight conscious.
DBA Oasis® S-Coat
Simply the best of their type, DBA Oasis S-Coat
monoculars are designed for the professional
offering the very highest performance and
specification in a compact roof prism design.
Features include;
• 7˚ (8x42) and 6˚ (10x42) long eyerelief
large dia. e/pieces for viewing comfort
• High quality Oasis coated roof prisms
with phase correction coating
• S-type multi-coating for extremely high
clarity & color contrast in all light
conditions from early morning till dusk
• Close focus to under 9ft
• Nitrogen gas filled waterproof to 16ft
Fully armored with a ribbed focus band, models
are supplied in soft leather case with neoprene
monocular neckstrap and 30 year guarantee.
8x42
10x42
BGA
BGA
BGA
BGA monoculars deliver a viewing
experience akin to a pair of average
size roof prism binoculars in a pocket
size unit measuring only 1.7"x5.4".
100% Made in Japan, features include;
8x42 BGA
internally focused fully multi-coated
10x42 BGA
optics, long eyerelief eyepieces for full field of
view with or without spectacles, twist-type
eyecup, wide band
Specifications
8x42 DBA 10x42 DBA 8x42BGA 10x42BGA
focusing, close focus to
Code
30445
30446
30440
30441
under 7ft, nitrogen
Field ft/1000yd
366
315
330
267
waterproofing to a
Field
m/1000m
122
105
110
89
depth of 9.8ft and a 30
Close Focus ft/m
8.2/2.5
9.0/2.75
6.6/2
6.6/2
year guarantee.
Models supplied in soft
case with neckstrap.
28
Eyerelief mm
HxW inches
HxW mm
Weight oz/g
21
5.6x2.0
143x52
12.1/343
19
5.6x2.0
143x52
12.3/349
19
5.4x1.7
136x43
10.1/285
16
5.4x1.7
136x43
10.1/285
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Waterproof
These high quality fully multi-coated monoculars feature nitrogen gas filled
waterproof construction and thick rubber covering with finger grooves for easy one
hand operation making them excellent all-purpose 'take-anywhere' field glasses.
100% Made in Japan, 5x30 and 8x32
feature long eyerelief eyepieces
delivering the full field of view with
glasses. 5x30 and 8x30 have a fold
down eyecup while the 8x32 is fitted
with a 4-stage twist-type assembly to allow
a more precise set-up.
5x30
8x30
Models 5x30 and 8x30
finished in dark green,
8x32 finished in black.
Models supplied in soft
case with neckstrap, integrated
objective lens cap and 10 year
guarantee.
8x32
Gallery Scope
The 8x20 Gallery Scope is an excellent tool for
the macro study of wildlife as well as an easy to
use 8x magnification field monocular that fits
unnoticed into a shirt pocket or carrypack.
8x20
Specifications
Code
Field ft/1000yd
Field m/1000m
Close Focus ft/m
Eyerelief mm
HxW inches
HxW mm
Weight oz/g
5x30WP
30344
366
122
13.1/4
25
5.5x1.9
139x49
8.9/252
With a high quality Japanese made roof
prism optical system, the unit delivers
crisp clear images with a useful 6.8˚ FOV.
Macro focus to 12" enables detailed
inspection of all kinds of flora and fauna.
Model supplied in soft case with neck strap and
30 year guarantee. For more information on the
Gallery Scope and the 3x
Microstand with LED illuminator
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8x30WP
30345
393
131
16.4/5
11
5.5x1.9
139x49
8.9/252
8x32WP
30348
393
131
16.4/5
16
5.2x1.9
139x49
9.6/272
8x20G
30165
357
119
1/0.3
11
3.7x1.3
94x34
3.7/105
30259 3x Microstand
with LED illuminator
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Choosing your Telescope
The majority of terrestrial telescopes
are prismatic and as such follow the
basic design of a large monocular (half
a binocular) usually between 50mm and
100mm in diameter, designed for use
with a range of different magnification
eyepieces. These prismatic telescopes
are often called spottingscopes or
fieldscopes.
Porro Prism
Focusing Lens
(inverts image) (internal focusing
models only)
Objective Lens
(gathers and
directs incoming
light onto prism)
Mirror Prism
(45˚ angled models)
Specifications Opticron telescopes are
generally supplied in ‘body only’ format
e.g. GS 52, HR 66, ES 80. These models
have objective lens diameters of 52mm,
66mm and 80mm respectively, no builtin eyepiece and as such allow the choice
of eyepiece to be made separately.
Eyepieces are denoted according to
their magnification, whether they are
wide angle (WW or WA) or variable
zoom eg. 20-60x. A 20x eyepiece allows
the object being viewed to appear
1/20th of its actual distance away when
compared to the naked eye. Using this
rule an object 500 yards distant appears
to be only 25yds away. A 30x eyepiece
makes the object appear 16.7yds distant
while a zoom eyepiece set at 60x means
the same object appears to be just over
8yds away.
What
magnification?
Terrestrial
telescopes are most commonly used for
high magnification viewing over long
distances in daylight. Image quality at
different magnifications will depend on
the optical system, the quality of glass
used and the coatings applied to the
surfaces of each lens. There are
however a few general rules that can be
applied in determining the right
specification for your needs. Firstly, the
relationship between magnification,
objective lens dia. and the size of the
eye pupil, and secondly the quality of
the optics inside the ‘scope.
In normal daylight, when the pupil is
dilated to between 2 and 3mm, a 66mm
telescope
will
deliver
optimum
performance, (the balance between
magnification and image brightness)
between 22x and 35x magnification i.e.
when the exit pupil diameter equals
that of the iris. In low light when the
pupil becomes larger, dilating to
between 5 and 7mm depending on age,
optimum performance can only be
obtained
by
using
a
lower
magnification eyepiece or using a larger
objective lens telescope such as an
80mm or 100mm. The higher the
magnification, the greater the image
and color distortion. These effects can
be dramatically reduced by using ED or
Fluorite combination objective lenses
that minimize chromatic aberration,
but are expensive. At magnifications of
30x or lower, the benefits of these
Naked eye
30
20x
30x
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objective
lenses
are
lower
in
comparison to conventional glass
objectives.
Field of view is usually expressed as the
width in yards/meters of the image
when viewing at a distance of 1000
yards/meters and is directly related to
the magnification. Generally the
greater the magnification, the smaller
the field of view. There are exceptions,
namely wide-angle eyepieces which are
designed specifically to provide greater
fields of view. It is important to note
that the objective lens, irrespective of
diameter has no influence over the field
of view.
Light transmission The best way to
assess the actual brightness of any
telescope and eyepiece combination
when choosing for daytime terrestrial
use, (assuming equal optical systems) is
to calculate the exit pupil diameter in
the same way as with a binocular and
making a trade-off between image
brightness and magnification desired.
For
general
daytime
terrestrial
observations
good
compromise
magnifications are between 20x and
30x for a 60mm, 25 to 35x for a 66mm
and 25 to 40x for an 80mm.
Resolution As a general rule a good
telescope should be able to resolve two
black dots 1.5mm distance apart on a
white surface, in bright daylight from a
distance of 50yds.
Eyerelief This is the distance between
the eye lens and the point where the
pupil is positioned for full field of view
and varies from eyepiece to eyepiece. In
some cases the eyerelief is shorter than
that required by spectacle wearers to
obtain the full field of view, especially
at higher magnifications. Opticron SDL
and HDF eyepieces offer the full field of
view for spectacle wearers.
Straight-through
or
45˚
angled
Common advantages of an angled
telescope are that: i) the back, shoulders
and neck are in a more relaxed position
when looking through the ‘scope, ii) the
tripod can be set at a lower position
making it easier for people of different
heights to use and the equipment more
stable in outdoor conditions. Straightthrough telescopes are easier to use
when following fast moving objects,
using the instrument from the confined
spaces of a hide or vehicle, or when
hand-held.
Our advice Compare different models
side-by-side at the same magnification
if possible. Product reports are
generally subjective and are no
substitute for individual testing. If you
are unable to test before you make a
purchase, contact us for information
and advice on the best model to suit
your needs.
Lastly, suitable tripods for any given
telescope will, on average, be around
the same weight as the ‘scope.
Therefore if you are thinking of walking
any distance with your chosen
telescope, pick it up together with the
tripod you are intending to support it
with and take the combination for a
‘test walk’ to see how far you can
comfortably carry it.
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High Resolution ED Fieldscopes
“Smaller, lighter, sharper, brighter” HR ED fieldscopes deliver
exceptional optical performance combined with sublime
handling and complete reliability.
HR 66 GA ED/45˚
shown with SDL v2 18-54x
Aimed
at
the
serious
fieldscope user, the models
are built to withstand
extremes in temperature, to
operate unaffected by rain,
cold or humidity and can be used
anywhere
from
equatorial
rainforests to the poles.
The optical systems in
all four models deliver the highest
resolution of any Opticron telescope
and are optically matched to the SDL
zoom and HDF T WA eyepieces. Both
the 66mm and 80mm feature a high
definition 5 element apochromat
objective lens system with 2 separate ED
elements, and the entire system utilizes
Opticron N-type multi-coating to maximize
apparent resolution and color contrast at higher
magnifications in a range of different light conditions.
Mechanically the
HR ED feature a
lightweight
magnesium body
complete with large
footprint
tripod
adapter with +/- 90˚
rotation. Fully nitrogen
gas filled waterproof, the
models are protected with a
textured durable natural rubber armor.
Other features include a centrally
positioned rubber armored focusing
wheel plus retractable rubber covered
lens hood with integrated rubber
objective lens cap.
HR ED fieldscopes are supplied with a
comprehensive 30 year guarantee.
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HR 80 GA ED/45˚
shown with SDL v2 24-72x
1
2
1. Telephoto lens conversion for SLR
cameras
2. Telephotography with compact digital
cameras and camcorders (see page 42)
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HR 66 GA ED
shown with SDL v2 18-54x
HR 66 GA ED
Weighing just over 42oz and 11.4”
in length, the HR 66 GA ED really
lives up to its reputation,
delivering arguably the highest
resolution of any comparable
compact prismatic fieldscope on
the market today. It’s not just the
resolution that makes this ‘scope
really special. When fitted with
the HDF T 20xWW,
28xWW, 38xWW ‘flat
field’ or the SDL 18-54x
eyepieces,
viewing
comfort is unparalleled
- an essential quality
when viewing for long
periods or in poor light.
HR 80 GA ED
With a 570mm focal length
objective and remarkable low
light performance, the HR 80 GA
ED comfortably maintains superb
color contrast even in the poorest
field conditions. The long focal
objective lens provides the unique
opportunity of using long
eyerelief, high power, wide angle
HDF T 27xWW, 38xWW & 52xWW
eyepieces plus the stunning SDL
24-72x for superb long
range viewing.
Specifications
Code
Objective mm
Close Focus ft/m
Length in/mm
Weight oz/g
66ED
66ED/45
80ED
80ED/45
41002
41003
41006
41007
66
66
80
80
16.4/5
16.4/5
26.2/8
26.2/8
11.4/290 13.0/330 14.6/370 15.9/405
42.7/1210 45.0/1278 57.7/1635 60.1/1703
HR 80 GA ED
shown with SDL v2 24-72x
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ES v3 Fieldscopes
ES v3 fieldscopes deliver ‘best in class’ optical performance
combined with rugged dependability and real user comfort.
Available in three variants; 80mm SD, 80mm ED and 100mm
ED the instruments excel in the most important area for the
majority of users: image quality. The reduction of almost all
visible chromatic aberration at 60x magnification with the 80
SD sets the standard for both definition and tonal quality
further improved upon with the 80 ED and 100 ED.
Fully compatible with SDL and HDF eyepieces the models offer
an exciting array of viewing options of 20x to 100x (80mm)
and 30x to 134x (100). In addition ES fieldscopes can be
converted for use with SLR cameras for telephotography and
are supplied complete with a 30 year guarantee.
Principle features include:
• 3-element high definition objective lens (SD or ED) with Ftype multi-coating to increase color contrast and clarity
over standard multi-coatings
• Magnesium, aluminum and polycarbonate body protected
in textured rubber armor
• Nitrogen waterproofing
• Retractable lens hood
• Integrated rubber objective lens cover
• Wide band focusing wheel
• Rotating tripod sleeve
for
versatility
in
hides/blind or viewing
from a sitting or prone
position
ES 80 GA SD/45˚
ES 80 GA SD/45˚
This ‘standard’ model demands
serious consideration for anybody
interested in an 80mm fieldscope.
Image texture is slightly softer than
it’s sister ED model but the
instrument deals competently with a
range of interspersed colors in
varying light conditions up to 60x
magnification,
combined
with
accurate focusing and a welcome lack
of color distortion.
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shown with SDL 20-60x
1
2
1. Telephoto lens conversion for SLR
cameras
2. Telephotography with compact digital
cameras and camcorders (see page 42)
For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com
ES 80 GA ED/45˚
shown with SDL 20-60x
ES 80 GA ED/45˚
The latest optical upgrades,
superior RI F-type multi-coating
system and ED objective lens that
virtually eliminates the distorting
effects of chromatic aberration
over 35x magnification all
combine to further enhance the
performance of this our most
popular 80mm model. Images
are vibrant and ‘true to
life’ and what’s
more - reproduced
consistently across
the magnification
range.
ES 100 GA ED/45˚
Having a surface area 1.5x that of
an 80mm fieldscope, the ES 100
GA ED is able to outperform
similarly specified 80mm (ED and
Fluorite
models)
delivering
brighter images with a higher
resolving power.
ES 100 GA ED/45˚
shown with SDL 27-80x
Telephotography with ES
‘Stonechat’ Samsung i6
with ES 80 GA ED and
40810E HDF T
Specifications
23xWW.
Distance c. 20m
Code
(image cropped)
Objective mm
Close Focus ft/m
Camera magnification 1x
Length in/mm
Combined magnification 23x
Weight oz/g
80 SD/45 80 ED/45 100 ED/45
40895
40890
40893
80
80
100
19.7/6
19.7/6
32.8/10
15.4/390 15.4/390 19.6/497
52.3/1484 56.1/1591 98.8/2800
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GS Fieldscopes
GS series fieldscopes set the standard for people wanting
lightweight, high quality yet affordable fieldscopes for
birdwatching or pursuing general wildlife observation.
Designed and engineered in Japan to deliver class leading
performance with superior functionality and ease of use,
features include:
• Superior light transmission derived from Ø52mm &
Ø66.5mm objective lenses
• High quality ED optical systems
• Lightweight nitrogen waterproof construction
• Full body rubber armor with integrated objective lens cover
• Centrally positioned rubber covered
focusing wheel to allow easy
access for both right and left
handed users
• 9:1 ratio fine focus adjustment
for greater focusing accuracy at
higher magnification settings
• Large footprint tripod sleeve with -/+ 90˚
rotation
• Retractable lens hood (665)
• Fully compatible with SDL, HDF & HR eyepieces &
photoadapters
• 30 year guarantee
GS 52 GA ED
Setting new standards for optical quality the GS 52 GA ED
offers a practical alternative to larger telescopes in situations
where size and weight are an issue. Fitted with the HDF T
12-36x set between 12x and 18x, images are
exceptionally bright with a large depth of field perfect for hand held or tripod mounted
observation. Unlike other travelscopes,
the full size prism units allow the
models to retain their performance
up to 36x, delivering superior color
GS 52 GA ED/45˚
shown with HDF T 12-36x
GS 52 GA ED
shown with HDF T 12-36x
Telephotography with GS
Cormorant and Mute Swan photographed using GS
665 GA ED and 41110 HDF telephotoadapter
connected to a Nikon D200 body
Distance c. 15m (images cropped)
Combined magnification 27x (1350mm)
For more information see page 42
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GS 665 GA ED/45˚
shown with HR2 18-54x
fidelity even in comparatively low light.
Images are brighter and sharper too. For
backyard birding and photography close
focus is just 8.2ft.
GS 665 GA ED
The GS 665 GA ED are designed for
people searching for the optimum
balance between size/weight and optical
performance. With finished weights
around 37oz they are light by any
standard, but the larger objective
lens compared to 60/65mm
‘scopes means images
are comparatively
brighter
and
sharper. Relatively
low focal length
to aperture ratios
also mean the GS
665 GA ED are an
excellent choice for digiscoping. Recommended eyepieces are the
HDF T 18xWW, 25xWW or 16-48x zoom.
GS 665 GA ED
shown with HR2 18-54x
Specifications
Code
Objective mm
Close Focus ft/m
Length in/mm
Weight oz/g
52ED
40956
52
8.2/2.5
7.9/200
26.6/754
52ED/45
665ED
40957
40962
52
66.5
8.2/2.5
12.5/3.8
7.9/200 12.8/326
26.6/754 37.0/1049
665ED/45
40963
66.5
12.5/3.8
12.8/326
37.1/1053
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IS WP Fieldscopes
IS WP fieldscopes are designed for the first-time user, frequent
traveller and those on a budget. Available in 60mm and 60mm
ED objectives with the option of straight-through and 45˚
angled viewing, these spottingscopes deliver excellent value
for money offering good levels of performance and versatility
in a compact, lightweight body.
Features and options include; nitrogen waterproof
construction, 4 element fully multi-coated optical system with
internal focusing, rotating tripod sleeve for use with
photo/video tripods and bipods, retractable lens hood to
protect against glare, accessories for SLR telephotography plus
a comprehensive 10 year guarantee.
IS 60 WP
An excellent all-rounder delivering good resolution and depth
of field, the IS 60 WP is easy to use and transport either on a
lightweight tripod or bipod. Matched
to one of the two dedicated IS
long eyerelief eyepieces, (40916S
25xWA, 40918S 18-54x) the IS WP
is the natural choice for the firsttime birder moving up from
'binocular-only' birding as well as the
shooter or archer looking for accuracy
at 100-300yds.
IS 60/45˚
shown with HR2 16-48x
IS 60
shown with HR2 16-48x
IS WP for Target Shooting & Archery
Sharper, brighter images in a smaller,
lighter body compared to a traditional
22x60 spotter, the IS 60 WP is the perfect
choice for target observation to 300yds.
Fitted to the 40314 bipod via the tripod
sleeve the ‘scope rotates round its central
axis for precise positioning.
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IS 60 ED WP
The IS 60 ED WP offers the
opportunity to upgrade to
significantly brighter and sharper
images while retaining the core
features of the IS 60 WP.
IS 60 ED/45˚
shown with HR2 16-48x
Featuring a heavily
modified optical
system with new
components and a
more rigorous QC
system, this mini60mm ED fieldscope is
optically matched to the HR2
16-48x zoom eyepiece for
premium performance in a very
portable package.
IS 60 ED
shown with HR2 16-48x
1
2
1. Telephoto lens conversion for SLR
cameras
2. Telephotography with compact
digital cameras and camcorders
(see page 42)
Specifications
Code
Objective mm
Close Focus ft/m1
Length in/mm
Weight oz/g
60
40982
60
23/7
9.8/250
24.3/689
60/45
40983
60
26/8
10.4/265
24.9/705
60ED
40986
60
23/7
9.8/250
26.4/750
60ED/45
40987
60
23/7
10.4/265
27.8/789
40916S eyepiece
1
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Eyepieces
SDL
F24 - F8, 5-group 8-element ‘super’ zoom, the SDLv2 eyepiece maximizes the
performance gains inherent in Opticron ED objective lens fieldscopes at higher
powers while maintaining superior cross-field definition at all magnifications
combined with exceptional viewing comfort. 10 year guarantee.
40936 Eyerelief 20-18mm, Eyelens dia 26mm, Length 3.0”/77mm, Weight 9.5oz/270g
HDF T
The preferred choice for quality and viewing
comfort, HDF T eyepieces have large dia.
eyelenses and provide 'walk-in' field of
vision. All the eyepieces listed offer full field
of view with or without glasses, are
designated wide-angle and feature twisttype retractable eyecups. 10 year guarantee.
40810
40809
40858
40862
40810 Eyerelief 22mm, Eyelens dia 25mm, Length 1.6”/40mm, Weight 5.3oz/151g
40809 Eyerelief 18mm, Eyelens dia 23mm, Length 2.0”/51mm, Weight 6.1oz/173g
40858 Eyerelief 17mm, Eyelens dia 23mm, Length 2.4”/61mm, Weight 7.5oz/212g
40862 Eyerelief 22-17mm, Eyelens dia 24mm, Length 3.0”/76mm, Weight 7.3oz/206g
HR2
Designed and manufactured in Japan, the HR2 zoom eyepiece delivers
superior clarity, color contrast and field of view compared to the IS zoom
and can be considered a value option on HR ED, ES and GS. Fitted with a
twist-type retractable eyecup. 10 year guarantee.
40933 Eyerelief 18-14mm, Eyelens dia 18mm, Length 2.2”/55mm, Weight 5.3oz/149g
IS
Dedicated long eyerelief eyepieces for IS WP and best choice as
a first eyepiece.
40916S Eyerelief 18mm, Eyelens dia 21mm, Length 1.9”/48mm,
Weight 4.0oz/102g
40918S Eyerelief 34-18mm, Eyelens dia 20mm, Length 2.9”/75mm,
Weight 5.0oz/143g
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40916S
40918S
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Telescope Magnifications
HR 66/80
ES 80/100
GS 52/665
IS 60
SDL
40936
18-54/24-72x
20-60/27-80x
12-36/16-48x
15-45x2
HDF
40810
40809
40858
40862
20/27xWW
28/38xWW
38/52xWW
18-54/24-72x
23/30xWW
32/42xWW
44/58xWW
20-60/27-80x
13/18xWW
18/25xWW
24/35xWW
12-36/16-48x
17xWW1
23xWW1
32xWW1
15-45x2
HR2
40933
20-60/27-80x
23-69/30-90x
13-39/18-54x4
16-48x3
IS
40916
40918
25xWA
18-54x
Eyepiece Adapters - required to attach eyepiece to telescope body 140925 240927
3
40928 440934
Telescope Fields of View [email protected] (m at 1000m)
HR 66/80
ES 80/100
GS 52/665
IS 60
111-69/90-54
(37-23/30-18)
99-60/78-48
(33-20/26-16)
180-108/123-75
(60-36/41-25)
132-81
(44-27)
156/117
(52/39)
135/99
(45/33)
225/150
(75/50)
192
(64)
40809
135/100
(45/33.3)
108/81
(36/27)
198/141
(66/47)
156
(52)
40858
93/69
(31/23)
84/60
(28/20)
147/105
(49/35)
114
(38)
40862
90-51/87-39
(30-17/29-13)
105-48/87-36
(35-16/29-12)
186-87/126-60
(62-29/42-20)
138-63
(46-21)
105-52.5/81-45
(35-17.5/27-15)
87-45/69-33
(29-15/23-11)
156-90/114-60
(52-30/38-20)
135-69
(45-23)
SDL
40936
HDF
40810
HR2
40933
IS
40916
40918
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(46)
63-45
(31-15)
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Telephotography
Telephotography
(taking
high
magnification photographs) is now
easier than ever to enjoy using Opticron
telescopes in conjunction with either
SLR cameras (digital or film), or compact
digital cameras and camcorders. In
addition to wildlife observation, images
can be taken, edited, printed and stored
with relative ease, enabling the creation
of a unique personal library to be shared
in print or electronically.
50mm
0mm teleph
10 0
ot
o
50
to
0mm
telepho
The two options open to the prospective
telephotographer are to either combine
a telescope with an SLR or D-SLR camera
or use a telescope together with a
compact digital camera or camcorder.
Telephotography with D-SLR/SLR
Cameras
In this system the camera lens is
substituted for the telescope and
coupled directly to the SLR camera body
using either a telephotoadapter or an
eyepiece
plus
photoadapter
combination. T-mounts, available for
nearly all makes of SLR cameras are also
needed to connect the scope assembly
to the camera body.
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Digi-scoping with Compact Digital
Cameras and Camcorders
Opticron digital compact camera kits
are a high quality, easy to use solution
to the problem of choosing a suitable
compact camera for high magnification
telephotography (digi-scoping).
For information on the latest compatible
kits please visit our Telephotography
pages at: www.opticronusa.com
40849 Universal Digital Camera Adapter
The Universal Digital Camera Adapter is
designed to allow you take high
magnification
photographs
using
Opticron telescopes and eyepieces in
conjunction
with
most
digital
compact
cameras
and some digital
camcorders
using
eyepiece projection.
As the majority
digital
compact
cameras do not have screw threads on
the lens housing to allow for direct
coupling, the UDCA is designed as a
three-way adjustable balance plate that
fixes directly to the telescope eyepiece.
The camera is fixed onto the UDCA and
can be adjusted on three planes to
enable correct positioning with respect
to the eyepiece.
For comprehensive information on all
the available options visit our
Telephotography pages at:
www.opticronusa.com
For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com
Tripods & Accessories
42625 Traveller Carbon Fibre v3 Tripod
Compact and lightweight carbon fibre tripod designed
for use with fieldscopes to 80mm OG, photo and video
equipment. Model comes complete with lightweight
42800 magnesium panhead and 42607 tripod strap
connector. Main features include:
• 3 section carbon fibre tubular legs giving a usable
height without raising centre column of 53.7”
(1365mm) for maximum panning stability
• 42800 3-way magnesium panhead with 360˚
panning and +90˚ to -60˚ tilt plus 90˚ side tilt for use
with telescopes not fitted with rotating tripod
sleeves. Panhead also features QR plate side locking
screw for extra rigidity
• Integral QR plate (1/4” thread) with locating pin
• 11.8” (300mm), 24mm dia. sliding c/column
• Twist-type leg locks and rubber/spiked feet
• Level indicator on canopy
• Leg angles: 25˚, 60˚, 85˚
• Height extended: 65.6” (1665mm)
• Height retracted: 25˚-25.2” (640mm), 60˚-20.5”
(520mm), 85˚-15.9” (405mm)
• Weight: 64.7oz (1834g)
• 5 year guarantee
42800 Magnesium Panhead (included)
A Vertical movement locking handle
B Locking screw for 90º side tilt
C Integral quick release plate (1/4”) with locating pin
D QR plate side locking screw
E Locking screw for horizontal panning
C
D
B
E
A
42636 Traveller Carbon Fibre Pro v3 Tripod
As 42625 but fitted with 42637 Manfrotto 701 HDV
2-way composite fluid panhead.
Height extended 66” (1675mm) Weight 75.6oz (2142g)
A Vertical movement locking screw
B Sliding QR plate locking screw
C Sliding QR plate (1/4”, 3/8”) with locating pin
(removable)
D QR plate release button
E Horizontal panning locking screw
F Panhandle
B
C
F
D
A
E
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Tripods & Mounts
BC-2 Clamping System
42605 BC-2 Hide Clamp
Lightweight & rigid bench clamp support specially
designed for use with fieldscopes, photo & video
equipment.
Features include:
• 42800 3-way magnesium panhead with 360º
panning and +90º to -60º tilt plus 90º side tilt
for use with telescopes not fitted with rotating
tripod sleeves
• Integral QR plate with 1/4” thread and
removable locating pin
• QR plate side locking screw for extra rigidity
• 500mm, 21mm dia. sliding centre column
• Maximum jaw width 1.8” (45mm)
• Maximum height extended 20” (510mm)
• Minimum height retracted 3.5” (90mm)
• Weight 33.8oz (960g)
• 5 year guarantee
42610 BC-2 Clamp &
500mm centre column
(as 42605 but w/o
panhead)
42611 BC-2 Clamp
Fits directly onto centre
column to convert to a
hide clamp.
Connects via 1/4”
thread to 42800 and
other compatible
panheads to convert to
a hide clamp.
Supplied complete with
ø21/22mm, 23/24mm
and ø25/26mm reducer
sleeves.
Weight 9.4oz (267g).
Weight 15.4oz (436g).
Tripod Strap
Quick Release Plate & Shoe
40506
Fully adjustable strap
comprising 55mm
neoprene shoulder
pad and 25mm nylon
webbing loops.
42606 Quick release
plate & shoe
Screws directly onto
panhead. 1/4” thread.
Weight 6.2oz (177g).
42608 Quick release plate only
Weight 2.8oz (79g).
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Bipod & Mounts
Bipod
40314 Bipod
Rigid aluminum Bipod finished in matt black.
Connects to Telescope tripod mounting or
independent tripod sleeve using 1/4” thread.
Supplied complete with 10.6” (270mm) extension
pole for use on a bench or table with a usable
height range from 10.4” (265mm) to 28.7”
(730mm). Folds up for easy storage.
Weight c/w extension pole 53oz (1502g).
5 year guarantee.
Mounts
40501 Universal Mount
Designed to clamp vertically or horizontally onto a
wide range of objects.
• 2-way one lever operated panhead (1/4” thread)
• Max. panning height 3.1” (80mm)
• Max. jaw width 1.8” (45mm)
• Optional quick release plate and shoe
• Dim 8.3x2.4x2.8” (210x60x70mm)
• Weight 21oz (597g)
• 5 year guarantee
40502 Car Window Mount
• 2-way one lever operated panhead with integral
1/4” thread
• Max. panning height 3.1” (80mm)
• Protective rubber jaw pads
• Optional quick release plate and shoe
• Dim 8.1x2.4x3.3” (205x60x85mm)
• Weight 19.6oz (555g)
• 5 year guarantee
40503 Universal II - Hide Mount
Lightweight bench clamp with 400mm extension pole.
• 2-way one lever operated panhead (1/4” thread)
• Max. panning height 17.7” (450mm)
• Max. jaw width 1.8” (45mm)
• Optional quick release plate and shoe
• Dim 17.7x2.4x3.7” (450x60x95mm)
• Weight 29.8oz (845g)
• 5 year guarantee
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Accessories
Binocular Rainguards
Binocular Cases
Protective one-piece eyepiece cap for binoculars
Binoculars Plastic
31028 Int ø to 45.5mm
31020 Int ø to 43mm
31025 Int ø to 37mm
Compact Binoculars
Plastic
31021 Int ø to 34mm
Soft leather in various
sizes to fit most
binoculars. Quote model
when ordering
Binocular Objective Lens Covers
Manufactured from rubber and available in the
following sizes:
31031 32mm OG fits OD’s 40~42.5mm
(Please note these covers do not fit Imagic BGA SE 8x32,
Verano BGA 8x32 or Oregon LE WP 8x32)
31023 42mm OG fits outer dias. 48~52mm
31037 42mm L OG fits outer dias. 52~53mm
31042 42mm XL OG fits outer dias. 53~55mm
31024 50mm OG fits outer dias. 56~60mm
Binocular Tripod Mounts
A
B
C
Cleaning Cloth
D
L Mounts
A 31026 Compacts to 30mm OG
B 31004 Small Porro 32~50mm OG
C 31022 Roof Prism 32~50mm OG
D 31005 Large Porro +50mm OG
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31012
Roof Prism
32~50mm OG
30277 20cm2 Micro
fibre suitable for cleaning
external lenses. Supplied
in protective pouch.
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Binocular & Monocular Neckstraps
Fully adjustable with loop fasteners.
Models from top down:
31000 16mm nylon (compacts)
29009 14mm neoprene (monoculars)
29010 16mm neoprene (compacts)
31001 wide nylon (binoculars)
29023 30mm neoprene with quick release (binoculars)
29025 40mm neoprene bungee with quick release
(binoculars)
29022 Spare Connector Set for 29023, 25 & 26
29026 50mm neoprene flotation with quick release
(binoculars)
Binocular Harness
A simple and effective
harness system providing
comfort across the
shoulders and the back.
Instrument slides easily
up and down on D rings
between 'viewing' and
'at rest' positions.
31018 Leather and nylon
c/w quick release
31038 Spare Connector
Set
Stay-on-the-Scope Telescope Cases
Stay-on-the-scope waterproof in Black
Water resistant multi-layer padded cases individually
designed to fit and protect each model whilst connected
to a tripod or clamp and in use. All models include
removable end caps and adjustable padded carry strap.
Available for: ES 80, GS and IS WP models.
Stay-on-the-scope waterproof in Khaki Green
As Black models but featuring a zippered prism housing
section providing easier access when changing eyepieces,
focus flap retention stud allowing better access to the
focus wheel plus deluxe neoprene
carry strap for extra comfort.
Available for: HR ED, ES and
GS* (*angled models only).
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