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. For the latest information on new products and details of our attendance at Festivals, Shows and Conventions, please visit us online at www.opticronusa.com. 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, 2 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 3 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. 4 For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com 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 5 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 6 For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com 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 7 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 8 For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com 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 9 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 10 For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com 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 11 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 12 For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com 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 13 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. 14 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 For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com 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 15 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. 16 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 For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com 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 17 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. 18 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 For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com 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 19 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 For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com 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. For more information on the T3 Trailfinder visit: www.opticronusa.com 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. For more information please visit: www.opticronusa.com 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 21 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 22 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 For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com 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: www.opticronusa.com 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 23 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 For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com BGA T PC Oasis® An excellent alternative to quality conventional sized binoculars, and available in 8x, 10x or 12x magnifications, BGA T PC Oasis roof prism compacts feature high definition optics with PC Phase corrected prisms and Oasis prism coating (see page 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 25 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 For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com 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 27 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 For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com Waterproof These high quality fully multi-coated monoculars feature nitrogen gas filled waterproof construction and thick rubber covering with finger grooves for easy one hand operation making them excellent all-purpose 'take-anywhere' field glasses. 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 visit: www.opticronusa.com. 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 29 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 For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com 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. 31 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. 32 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) For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com 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 33 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. 34 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 35 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 36 For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com 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 37 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. 38 For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com IS 60 ED WP The IS 60 ED WP offers the opportunity to upgrade to significantly brighter and sharper images while retaining the core features of the IS 60 WP. 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 39 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 40 40916S 40918S For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com 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 138 (46) 63-45 (31-15) 41 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. 42 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 43 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). 44 For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com 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 45 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 46 31012 Roof Prism 32~50mm OG 30277 20cm2 Micro fibre suitable for cleaning external lenses. Supplied in protective pouch. For latest information visit: www.opticronusa.com 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). 47 Postal Address: PO Box 370, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU4 8YR, UK Office Address: Unit 21, Titan Court, Laporte Way, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU4 8EF, UK Telephone: +44 (0)1582 726522 • Facsimile: +44 (0)1582 723559 Email: [email protected] • Website: www.opticronusa.com © OPTICRON 2012. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without prior permission. OPTICRON® AURORA® DBA® OASIS® IMAGIC® VERANO® COUNTRYMAN® EXPLORER® TRAILFINDER® are Registered Trade Marks. Background photographs supplied by Craig Aitchison, Dale Cherry, David Featherbe, Chris Galvin, Robert Laughton, Rebecca Nason, Jari Peltomaki, Mike Read, Patrick Roach Agency, Juan Martin Simon, Tore Wuttudal and Steve Young. All equipment and specifications listed are subject to change without prior notification. The paper used in the production of this Product Guide is manufactured using ECF (Elemental chlorine free) woodpulp sourced from sustainable forests.
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