Product Guide 14-15
Product Guide 14-15
Binoculars
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Contents
Page
Choosing Your Binocular
4-5
Binoculars6-21
Adventurer Series
22-23
Marine Binoculars & Monoculars 24-25
Compact Binoculars
26-33
Monoculars34-37
Choosing Your Fieldscope
38-39
Fieldscopes40-49
Eyepieces50-51
Telephotography52-53
Tripods & Mounts
54-57
Accessories58-59
Choosing your Binocular
Specification Example: 8x42. The number ‘8’ denotes the magnification and means an
object appears to be 1/8th of its actual distance away. Using this rule an object 40yds distant
appears 5yds away. ‘42’ is the diameter of the objective lens (the large end) in mm through
which light enters the binocular.
Z or B denote porro prism which usually offer better optical performance for your money
compared to roof prism D, which are more compact. The popularity of roof prism binoculars
is a result of this system being favored in the development of instruments with user oriented
features such as waterproofing, long eye relief and close focus. B denoted on roof prism
binoculars including Opticron BGA = full field of view for spectacle wearers. GA = rubber
armoring and W or WA = wide angle. Center focus CF, is more popular than individual
eyepiece focusing IF 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 size, the lower the
brightness and the shallower the
depth of focus (distance in focus at
a single focus setting.) For general
observation choose 7x or 8x. If you
want 10x or more try them first as
magnification amplifies hand-shake
affecting image stability.
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Naked eye
8x
10x
What objective lens size? The amount of light entering a binocular is related to the surface
area of the objective lens ‘OG’. A 50mm OG will admit 2.5x the light of a 30mm OG. The
amount of light reaching the eye is called the exit pupil diameter ‘EPD’ and its size can be
found by dividing the OG diameter by the magnification. For example the EPD of an 8x32 = 4mm while
the EPD of an 8x56 = 7mm. As a general rule your iris dilates 2-3mm in bright sunlight, up to 6-7mm in
twilight. With an EPD of 5-6mm 7/8x42’s and 10x50’s will outperform 8x32’s and 10x42’s but are larger
and heavier for their given magnification.
The field of view of a binocular is dependent
on the optical design and is expressed as either
the width of panoramic view in feet from a
distance of 1000yds or in degrees where 1˚ is
approximately 52ft.
Real field
of view (6˚)
6˚
Wearing glasses Many binoculars provide the
full field of view when wearing glasses by
either turning/pushing the retractable eyecups
to the ‘down’ position or folding down the
400yds
rubber eyecups. Binoculars with a stated eye
relief of 15mm or more deliver the full field of view for most spectacle wearers.
Apparent Apparent field
image
of view (48˚)
48˚
8x mag
binocular
50yds
Weight For most people, small, lightweight binoculars will be used much more than large heavy ones
which tend to be left at home or in the car.
Oasis is a 64 layer coating process applied to the reflective surface of each roof prism. It
delivers +99% light transmission over a broader spectrum at the reflective face compared
to Al or Ag coatings and results in a measurable increase in brightness and clarity.
PC phase correction coating When light waves are reflected at the opposite faces of a roof prism, phase
shift occurs resulting in marginal deterioration in sharpness. Phase corrected coatings are designed to
correct this phase shift within the prism increasing overall clarity and definition.
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DBA Oasis® S-Coat Mg
Roof Prism
DBA Oasis S-Coat Mg binoculars are among the very best compact full size roof prism
binoculars available today, offering sublime performance, comfort and handling.
Designed and built for the professional, features include:
•Complex multi-element long eye relief eyepieces with 24mm eye lenses that deliver
7˚ (8x42) and 6˚ (10x42) fields of view with complete viewing comfort
• The highest quality roof prisms featuring phase
correction and Oasis prism coatings (see page 5)
• S-type multi-coating for extremely high levels of
clarity & color contrast in a variety of
light conditions
• Internal focusing to 7.2ft close
focus with 500˚ rotation for
precise adjustment
• Magnesium alloy body, fully
nitrogen gas filled waterproof to
a depth of 16ft
8x42, 10x42
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• L ightly textured natural rubber armoring with
contoured ribs on the main body and focus
wheel that maximize comfort and positive
handling with or without gloves
•Durable alloy 4-stage locking
rotating retractable eyecup
assembly with ‘click stop’ diopter
adjustment
•Integral tripod adapter socket for
attaching to a tripod
• Limited Lifetime Warranty
Models supplied in soft leather case with 31020 rainguard,
neoprene bungee neck strap and rubber objective lens covers.
8x42, 10x42
Specifications
500˚ rotation wide wheel
focusing infinity to 7.2ft
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Code
Field (ft/1000yd)
Close Focus (ft)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (in)
Weight (oz)
8x42
10x42
30610
366
7.2
18
57~77
6.0x5.0
23.0
30611
315
7.2
18
57~77
6.0x5.0
22.7
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Verano® BGA HD
Roof Prism
Building on the strengths of previous models, the Verano BGA HD is designed to deliver a
vivid ‘true to life’ viewing experience essential for accurate wildlife observation.
Optically the binoculars offer:
•Large dia. long eye relief eyepieces with class leading FOV: 8˚ (8x32), 7˚ (8x42), 6.5˚ (10x42)
•‘PGK’ glass prisms with PC phase correction coating and Oasis prism coating (see page 5)
• F-type combination multi-coating to optimize color
contrast
Mechanically the binoculars:
• Feature a double hinge body,
nitrogen gas filled waterproof
to 10ft
• Incorporate smooth action
wide wheel focusing with
close focus to 6ft
8x42, 10x42
The Verano BGA HD 8x42 is recommended
by the British Trust for Ornithology
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• A
re protected in a lightly textured natural rubber
armor contoured to deliver a positive handling
experience with or without gloves
•Include 4-stage twist-type retractable
eyecups
•Provide a connection to a photo/
video tripod
Verano BGA HD binoculars come with a
Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Models supplied in soft leather case with
rainguard, neoprene neck strap and rubber
objective lens covers.
8x32
Specifications
Lightweight ergonomic
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Code
Field (ft/1000yd)
Close Focus (ft)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (in)
Weight (oz)
8x32
8x42
10x42
30600
420
4.9
17
56~74
5.0x4.8
21.5
30601
366
6.6
22
56~74
6.0x5.0
26.0
30602
339
6.6
21
56~74
6.0x5.0
26.0
9
Imagic® BGA SE
Roof Prism
The 6th generation Imagic BGA challenges any
preconceptions you have regarding the quality and
performance you can expect when spending
$750 on a new 50mm binocular. Staying true
to the original design concept; lightweight,
ergonomic and packed with the latest
features, the Imagic BGA SE 8.5x50 and 10x50
offer a serious alternative to the premium
sector with outstanding performance and value.
8.5x50, 10x50
Optically the Imagic BGA SE’s feature:
• Class leading fields of view with large diameter long eye
relief eyepieces for really comfortable viewing
• ‘PGK’ glass prisms with PC phase correction coating and Oasis
prism coating (see page 5)
• Opticron F-type multi-coating constructed to maximize color contrast in low light
Mechanically the binoculars:
• Feature a lightweight magnesium body
• Are nitrogen filled and waterproof to 10ft
• Are internally focused with close focus to under 11.5ft
• Are fitted with 4-stage retractable eyecups
Imagic BGA SE binoculars come with a Limited Lifetime
Warranty.
Models supplied in soft leather case with 31028 rainguard
and neoprene neck strap.
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Specifications
8.5x50
10x50
Code
Field (ft/1000yd)
Close Focus (ft)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (in)
Weight (oz)
30481
315
11.5
23
58~74
6.9x5.2
28.0
30482
303
11.5
23
58~74
6.9x5.2
27.9
BGA Classic
Roof Prism
Fifth generation BGA offering superior performance for
the enthusiast looking for a compact, well balanced,
easy to use wide-angle binocular with large depth of
field and 6.6ft close focus.
With an optical system designed to deliver
comfortable viewing for long periods, specifications
include Oasis prism coating (see page 5), PC phase
correction for optimum resolution and Opticron N-type multicoating for superb color contrast.
7x36
Delivering a wide-angle 7.2˚ field of view with long eye relief
for full field of view with glasses, the binocular features 3-stage
rotating retractable eyecups and click-stop right diopter adjustment.
Focusing is via glide-action wide wheel geared for 540˚ or 1.5 turns
from 6.6ft to infinity.
Mechanically the instrument uses an alloy and polycarbonate main
body structure and is nitrogen filled and fully waterproof to a depth
of 16ft.
Finished in contoured natural rubber armor shaped to reduce
weight wherever possible but ensuring a good level of protection,
the BGA Classic 7x36 comes with a comprehensive Limited Lifetime
Warranty.
Model supplied in soft leather case with 31020 rainguard and
neoprene neck strap.
Specifications
Code
Field (ft/1000yd)
Close Focus (ft)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (in)
Weight (oz)
7x36
30208
378
6.6
19
57~77
5.4x5.0
22.0
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Countryman® BGA HD
Roof Prism
Designed and built to deliver exceptional performance in
a lightweight rugged body, the Countryman BGA HD
series are the ideal choice for the wildlife enthusiast
searching for superior cross field definition and
light transmission coupled with great handling.
Specifications and features include:
•100% made in Japan HD optical system with ‘PC’
phase corrected prism units and Oasis prism coating
•Nitrogen filled construction to a depth of 10ft
•Textured natural rubber armoring for exceptional comfort & grip
•Wide wheel glide-action focusing with right side diopter adjustment
•3-stage retractable eyecups: 8x32, 10x42, 10x50, 12x50, 4-stage: 8x42
• Tripod adapter socket
• Limited Lifetime Warranty
8x42, 10x42
Models supplied in soft leather case with 31020 rainguard, wide neck strap
and rubber objective lens covers.
Specifications
Code
Field (ft/1000yd)
Close Focus (ft)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (in)
Weight (oz)
12
8x32
8x42
10x42
10x50
12x50
8x32
30604
420
9.2
19
56~73
4.9x4.8
21.7
30605
366
7.5
22
56~74
5.4x5.0
24.1
30606
315
7.5
17
56~74
5.4x5.0
24.7
30607
264
13
19
56~74
6.6x5.2
28.1
30608
219
9.8
18
56~74
6.6x5.2
28.2
10x50, 12x50
Natura BGA®
Roof Prism
Featuring a tried and tested optical system packaged in
a new double hinge body, the Natura BGA delivers
an unbeatable combination of user comfort,
performance and value.
Aimed at the enthusiast wanting a lightweight
yet robust and supremely reliable field glass, the
binoculars are designed and manufactured in Japan
and come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Specifications and features include:
•Compact fully multi-coated optical system with high quality
‘PC’ phase corrected prism units and Oasis prism coating
•High resolution optics with excellent color correction
• Perfect 50:50 balance in the hand
•Long eye relief for full field of view with glasses
•Nitrogen purged waterproofing to a depth of 10ft
•Durable textured natural rubber armoring
•Wide wheel glide-action focusing with locking central
diopter adjuster
• Infinity focus to 10ft in under half a turn
•Rotating eyecups: 4-stage (8x42), 3-stage (10x42)
• Tripod adapter socket
Models supplied in soft case with 31020 rainguard and wide
neck strap.
8x42, 10x42
Specifications
Code
Field (ft/1000yd)
Close Focus (ft)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (in)
Weight (oz)
8x42
10x42
30629
327
9.5
19
56~74
5.4x5.0
23.2
30630
264
8.9
18
56~74
5.4x5.0
23.6
13
Traveller® BGA Mg
Roof Prism
The Traveller BGA Mg exemplifies our commitment
to develop equipment with the aim of delivering
the highest quality and value for money in every
category in which we compete.
Measuring just 3.9x4.6” 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.
6x32, 8x32, 10x32
Designed and manufactured in Japan to offer a high quality viewing
experience the Traveller BGA Mg features BAK 4 prism units, PC phase correction and
Oasis prism coating that deliver clean, crisp images with minimal edge distortion.
Other features include:
• Nitrogen gas waterproof to 10ft
• Non-slip rubber covering for comfort
• Fully multi-coated optical system
•Long eye relief eyepieces for full field with or
without glasses
• Push/pull retractable eyecups
•Wide wheel focusing with close focus to
under 6ft
• Hinge lock system to maintain IPD
• Limited Lifetime Warranty
Models supplied in soft case with 31025 rainguard
and padded neck strap.
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Specifications
Code
Field (ft/1000yd)
Close Focus (ft)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (in)
Weight (oz)
6x32
8x32
10x32
30497
423
4.9
19
57~71.5
3.9x4.6
12.9
30498
333
4.9
19
57~71.5
3.9x4.6
13.4
30499
270
4.9
16
57~71.5
3.9x4.6
13.1
HR WP
Porro Prism
In a segment dominated by the roof prism
binocular, the HR WP re-thinks, re-works,
and re-packages the porro prism binocular
for today’s more demanding user.
Designed for the enthusiast and anyone
seeking the 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 eye relief 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 comes with the
assurance of our Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Models supplied in soft case with 31025 rainguard and
wide neck strap.
8x42, 10x42
Specifications
Code
Field (ft/1000yd)
Close Focus (ft)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (in)
Weight (oz)
8x42
10x42
30090
336
9.8
20
56~73
5.0x7.2
25.2
30091
267
9.8
17
56~73
5.0x7.2
25.6
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Explorer WA
Roof Prism
The Explorer WA offers a combination of quality,
specification and ergonomics unique to their price
category.
Utilizing Opticron’s trademark compact optical
system philosophy, the Explorer WA cleverly
mixes wide-field vision with clean, crisp and clear
images.
The optics are fitted into a lightweight magnesium
alloy body that provides excellent balance for all hand
sizes, while each binocular is clothed in a special soft-touch tactile
rubber covering making them especially easy to pick-up, grip and use.
Other features include:
•Nitrogen waterproof construction
•BAK 4, PC phase corrected prisms integrated into a fully multi-coated
wide field optical system
• 3-stage retractable eyecups
• Close focus to 8.2ft
Specifications
• Tripod adapter socket
Explorer WA binoculars come with a comprehensive Limited
Lifetime Warranty.
Models supplied in soft case with rainguard, padded neck
strap and rubber objective lens covers.
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Code
Field (ft/1000yd)
Close Focus (ft)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (in)
Weight (oz)
8x42, 10x42
8x42
10x42
30614
393
6.6
17
55~73
5.5x5.0
23.7
30615
339
8.2
15
55~73
5.5x5.0
22.5
Discovery WP PC
Roof Prism
Using an ultra-compact optical design the
Discovery WP PC series are among the smallest
waterproof roof prism binoculars available on
the market. With a host of features including
wide field eyepieces, close focus to under 6ft
and IPDs as low as 52mm, they offer you a well
made, stylish and user friendly field glass.
Features include:
• Nitrogen waterproof construction
•Lightweight magnesium bodies (8x42, 10x42, 8x50 & 10x50)
• Super lightweight ABS plastic body (8x32)
•Fully multi-coated coated optics with PC phase corrected prisms
•Long eye relief for spectacle wearers with twist type eyecups
• Tripod adapter socket (8x42 & 10x42 only)
• Limited Lifetime Warranty
8x42, 10x42
Models supplied in soft case with rainguard and wide neck strap.
Specifications
Code
Field (ft/1000yd)
Close Focus (ft)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (in)
Weight (oz)
8x32
8x42
10x42
8x50
10x50
8x32
30452
393
3.9
17
52~75
4.3x4.6
13.8
30458
393
4.9
22
53~75
5.2x5.0
24.8
30459
315
4.9
17
53~75
5.2x5.0
24.6
30457
366
4.9
21
57~75
5.7x5.2
28.1
30467
345
4.9
22
57~75
5.7x5.2
28.7
8x50, 10x50
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Imagic® TGA WP
Porro Prism
Designed to look and feel exceptional,
Imagic TGA WP binoculars offer a host of
features normally reserved for higher priced
instruments. Fitted with BAK4 prisms and
utilizing a differential multi-coating 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
$300 or more. 50mm models are especially suited to
star gazing.
7x42, 8x42, 10x42
Other features include nitrogen waterproof construction,
rotating retractable eyecup assembly with extension lock, click
stop right diopter adjustment, integral tripod adapter socket and
Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Models supplied in soft case with rainguard and wide neck strap.
Specifications
Code
Field (ft/1000yd)
Close Focus (ft)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (in)
Weight (oz)
18
8x32
7x42
8x42
10x42
7x50
10x50
30550
366
8.2/2.5
21
57~73
4.5x6.5
21.7
30551
378
13.1/4
22
57~73
5.6x7.1
24.1/
30552
342
9.5/2.9
21
57~73
5.6x7.1
24.1
30553
291
9.5/2.9
21
57~73
5.6x7.1
24.2
30554
315
16.1/4.9
21.5
57~73
6.8x7.5
28.4
30555
279
14.8/4.5
19.5
57~73
6.8x7.5
29.1
8x32
7x50, 10x50
T3 Trailfinder®
Roof Prism
The T3 Trailfinder’s clever combination of wideangle optics and fast focus system fitted into a
compact body clothed in textured rubber armor
help create a comfortable, easy to use range
of binoculars equally suited to general wildlife
observation as well as more specialist pursuits
such as hunting, field archery and birdwatching.
Available in 8x42 and 10x42 in a choice of black or
dark green durable textured rubber armor, features include:
•Fully multi-coated optical system including BAK 4 prisms and
PC phase correction coatings
• Nitrogen waterproof construction
•Long eye relief, wide angle eyepieces fitted with twist type
retractable eyecups
• Internal focusing with close focus to 4.9ft
• Limited Lifetime Warranty
Models supplied in soft case with rainguard and padded
neck strap.
T3 Trailfinder (green) binoculars are
endorsed by the Great Florida Birding
and Wildlife Trail
8x42, 10x42 Black
8x42, 10x42 Green
Specifications
Product Code Bl
Product Code Gr
Field (ft/1000yd)
Close Focus (ft)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (in)
Weight (oz)
8x42
10x42
30080
30082
375
4.9
21
58~77
5.5x5.0
26.2
30081
30083
339
4.9
16
58~77
5.5x5.0
25.8
19
Oregon 4 LE WP
Roof Prism
The Oregon 4 LE WP nitrogen waterproof series offer the
first-time or occasional user with a high standard of
optical performance and functionality in a highly
desirable well constructed body. With surprisingly
neutral images for their price, the binoculars are
perfect for general wildlife observation.
Features include:
• BAK 4 glass, fully multi-coated optical system
•Long eye relief and twist type retractable eyecups
• Sophisticated twin relief rubber armored finish
•Wide wheel focusing with close focus to 6ft (8x32),
under 10ft (8/10x42 and 10x50)
•Wide-angle 8x32 with 8.1° field of view
• Limited Lifetime Warranty
8x42, 10x42
Models supplied in soft case with rainguard, wide neck strap
and rubber objective lens covers.
Specifications
Code
Field (ft/1000yd)
Close Focus (ft)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (in)
Weight (oz)
20
8x32
8x42
10x42
10x50
30525
423
5.9
15
58~74
4.3x4.6
17.5
30526
342
9.5
22
57~74
5.9x4.9
23.9
30527
303
9.5
19
57~74
5.9x4.9
24.0
30528
240
8.2
22
61~74
6.7x5.1
29.8
8x32
10x50
Savanna WP
Porro Prism
Handy, lightweight, thoroughly modern porro
prism binoculars uniquely suited to adults
and children. With popular features such as
waterproofing, long eye relief and ergonomic
rubber armor, the optical set-up delivers
brighter, sharper more three dimensional images
compared to similarly priced roof prism binoculars.
In addition, the wide field eyepieces and a large depth of field
make for easy location and tracking of wildlife.
With a minimum IPD of 50mm, the Savanna WP
can be used by children as young as 7 years
without fear of eye strain. Weighing just
over 17oz and standing just 4.5” high,
the binocular fits easily into a backpack
or sling bag or can be stored in its
lightweight neoprene case.
Like their sister compact models,
both the 6x30 and 8x30 are
engineered to deliver excellent
quality and value for money for
wildlife watchers of all ages and come
with a comprehensive Limited Lifetime Warranty against
manufacturing defects.
Models supplied in neoprene case with rainguard and wide
neck strap.
Specifications
Code
Field (ft/1000yd)
Close Focus (ft)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (in)
Weight (oz)
6x30, 8x30
6x30
8x30
30045
420
9.8
21
50~70
4.6x6.3
17.1
30046
393
9.8
18
50~70
4.6x6.3
17.3
21
Adventurer Series
Binoculars
Adventurer binoculars offer the budget conscious and
first-time user genuine quality and value for money.
8x32, 8x42, 10x42 Roof Prism
BAK-4 fully multi-coated optics, nitrogen
waterproof and finished in green or black
textured rubber armor. Models supplied
in soft case with rainguard, neck strap
and rubber objective lens covers. Standard
Warranty.
8x42, 10x42
Black
8x40, 10x50 Porro Prism
BK-7 multi-coated porro prism binoculars available in green
or black rubber armor finishes, the Adventurer porro are
a great choice for anyone wanting a sturdy, reliable porro
prism binocular with long eye relief. Supplied in soft case with
rainguard and neck strap. Standard Warranty.
8x32 Green
22
8x40 Black
10x50 Green
Adventurer Series
Spottingscope
Compact lightweight fully multi-coated
60mm spottingscope featuring integrated
15-45x zoom eyepiece with twist-type eyecup.
Available in a choice of dark green or black
protective rubber armor each model features
a retractable sunshade and integrated objective
lens cover.
Models supplied complete in soft case with
eyepiece dome cap and pan and table tripod.
Standard Warranty.
15-45x60/45 Green
Specifications
Product Code Bl
Product Code Gr
Field (ft/1000yd)
Close Focus (ft)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (in)
Weight (oz)
8x32
8x42
10x42
8x40
10x50
Specifications
30068
30069
324
16.4
20
56~73
5.3x4.7
17.9
30040
30042
357
16.4
20
56~73
5.8x4.9
22.1
30041
30043
294
16.4
15
56~73
5.8x4.9
22.0
30159
30161
429
11.5
19
57~72
5.4x7.3
24.9
30160
30162
346
16.4
19
57~72
7.1x7.6
29.8
Product Code Bl
Product Code Gr
Field (ft/1000yd)
Close Focus (ft)
Eye relief (mm)
OG Dia (mm)
Length (in)
Weight (oz)
15-45x60
40160
40161
102/51
18
24-17
60
12.8
31.4
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Marine Binoculars & Monoculars
Porro Prism
Marine Series binoculars and monoculars
exemplify our commitment to provide quality,
innovation and choice. Whichever model you
choose, each instrument has been specifically
designed and manufactured to meet the
toughest performance criteria demanded by
the enthusiast and professional user alike.
Pro Series II 7x50
Available in 7x50 specification, the models
feature enlarged porro prisms and antireflective multi-coatings that maximize field of view, crossfield resolution and low light performance. Long eye relief
eyepieces and large depth of field provide the best chances for stable,
comfortable viewing under constant motion with or without glasses.
Marine Series binoculars and monoculars are fully nitrogen gas filled
waterproof and splash proof and are protected from knocks and
bumps with specially mounted prism assemblies, strong single die-cast
aluminum bodies and thick rubber armoring.
Marine Binoculars with Compass
Pro Series II 7x50 BIF.GA/C and Marine-2 7x50 BIF.GA/IC
binoculars come equipped with integrated compass and
distance scale for use in the northern hemisphere
marked 1 in the diagram below. Compasses for other
world regions can be fitted to order.
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Pro Series II 7x50/C
1
Marine-2 7x50
Marine-3 7x50
Marine-3 7x50
Pro Series II binoculars are supplied in a semi-rigid multi-purpose case with neoprene neck
strap, rainguard & integral objective lens caps. Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Marine-2 and Marine-3 binoculars are supplied in a soft case with wide neck strap, rainguard &
integral objective lens caps. Limited Lifetime Warranty.
The Marine-3 monocular is supplied in a soft case with strap, integral objective lens cap and
Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Specifications
Product Code
Field (ft/1000yd)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (in)
Weight (oz)
PSII 7x50
PSII 7x50/C
M-2 7x50
M-3 7x50
M-3M 7x50
30128
378
24
58~74
7.7x8.1
43.8
30129
378
24
58~74
7.7x8.1
44.6
30334
369
20
57~74
7.1x7.9
37.8
30056
378
18
56~75
7.4x8.1
38.6
30054
378
18
n/a
7.4x3.3
19.0
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DBA® Oasis®
Roof Prism
Setting the standard for affordable premium pocket
binoculars, each DBA Oasis compact provides the
discerning user with an unrivaled combination of
optical specification and user orientated features.
Offering the highest performance of any Opticron
compact, features and specifications include:
•Compact roof prism design. 8x21 folds to 4.1x2.7”
•The successful combination of wide-field vision with long
eye relief
•Nitrogen gas waterproof construction to a depth of 10ft
•PC phase correction, full Opticron N-type multi-coating and
Oasis prism coating (see page 5)
•19mm diameter eye lenses to maximize viewing comfort
•Fully rubber armored body (including focus wheel) with
ergonomic ‘ribbed’ design to deliver a positive feel with or
without gloves
•4-stage locking rotating retractable eyecups to provide
maximum control in the optimum positioning of the eye
with respect to the eye lens
• Close focus to under 8ft
•Integral lugs providing connection to a specially designed
neoprene neck strap or other strap of your choice
• Comprehensive Limited Lifetime Warranty
Models supplied in soft leather case with 31021 rainguard
and 29010 neoprene neck strap.
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8x21
10x25
Specifications
Code
Field (ft/1000yd)
Close Focus (ft)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (in)
Weight (oz)
8x21
10x25
30380
393
5.9
17
37~72
4.1x4.2
11.6
30381
315
7.9
17
37~72
4.7x4.2
12.2
BGA T PC Oasis®
Roof Prism
An excellent alternative to conventional sized
binoculars, and available in 8x, 10x or 12x
magnifications, BGA T PC Oasis roof prism pocket
binoculars feature high definition optics with PC
phase corrected prisms and Oasis prism coating
(see page 5).
The lightest binoculars in our range, the
instruments are fully rubber covered and nitrogen
gas filled waterproof ensuring 100% reliability in the field.
The 8x24 is the smallest Opticron roof prism weighing in at
8.5oz and folding down to just 3.7x2.6x1.8”.
10x28
Other features include:
•Full field of view with or without spectacles
•Twist-type retractable eyecups
• Close focus to under 15ft
• Limited Lifetime Warranty
Models supplied in soft leather case with
31000 neck strap.
8x24
12x30
Specifications
Code
Field (ft/1000yd)
Close Focus (ft)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (in)
Weight (oz)
8x24
10x28
12x30
30015
330
8.2
15
36~71
3.7x4.1
8.5
30016
258
12.8
15
36~71
4.2x4.1
9.2
30017
228
14.8
15
36~71
4.8x4.2
10.2
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Verano® BGA PC
Roof Prism
Distinctively stylish long eye relief binoculars, Verano
BGA PC roof prism compacts are designed with a
single hinge chassis allowing for easy one hand
operation.
Protected in natural rubber armor and featuring
a high-contact aluminum focus wheel, features
include:
•Nitrogen gas filled waterproof construction
(internal focusing)
•PC Phase corrected prisms with full multi-coating to
all air/glass surfaces
•Long eye relief eyepieces for spectacle wearers
•Twist type retractable eyecups
• Close focus to under 7ft
• Limited Lifetime Warranty
8x25, 10x25, 12x25
Models supplied in soft case with 31000 neck strap.
Specifications
8x25, 10x25, 12x25
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Code
Field (ft/1000yd)
Close Focus (ft)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (in)
Weight (oz)
8x25
10x25
12x25
30025
330
6.6
19
55~75
4.3x4.2
11.3
30026
261
6.6
19
55~75
4.3x4.2
11.4
30027
225
6.6
19
55~75
4.3x4.2
11.5
Aspheric LE WP
Roof Prism
The Aspheric LE WP offers benchmark ergonomics
and optical quality in a timeless design. Aspheric
lens technology, silver coated PC Phase corrected
prisms and fully multi-coated optics translate
into bright, clear images with impressive color
fidelity that can be enjoyed with or without
spectacles.
Other features include:
•Twin hinge body folds down to 4.4x2.6x1.7”
•Nitrogen waterproofing to protect against spray,
damp or mist
•Full body rubber armoring and high contact focus
wheel
• Integral neck strap
• Close focus to 6.6ft
• Limited Lifetime Warranty
Models supplied in soft neoprene case.
8x25
Specifications
10x25
Code
Field (ft/1000yd)
Close Focus (ft)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (in)
Weight (oz)
8x25
10x25
30515
273
6.6
16
32~74
4.4x4.1
10.3
30516
261
6.6
16
32~74
4.4x4.1
10.3
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HR WP
Porro Prism
HR WP compact binoculars are designed and
engineered to provide class leading standards of
optical clarity and viewing comfort.
The single hinge porro prism body allows for easy
one hand operation and provides the necessary
space to fit the 5 element long eye relief
eyepieces, large prisms and 26mm dia. objective
lenses.
The results are clear - brightness and resolution are a
class above similarly priced roof prism compacts which for
many people will more than make up for the extra size
and weight.
Main features include:
• Nitrogen waterproof to a depth of 10ft
•Long eye relief eyepieces with alloy twist-type eyecups
•Fully multi-coated optical system with Opticron F-type
coating to eyepieces and objective lenses
• Twin texture soft touch rubber armor
•Easy-grip focus wheel made from aluminum and housestyle ribbed rubber
• Limited Lifetime Warranty
Models supplied in soft case with 31000 neck strap.
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8x26, 10x26
Specifications
Code
Field (ft/1000yd)
Close Focus (ft)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (in)
Weight (oz)
8x26
10x26
30094
288
11.5
18
58~73
4.1x4.8
14.0
30095
261
11.5
15
58~73
4.1x4.8
14.1
Explorer
Roof Prism
The Explorer 8x21 and 10x21 are the perfect
companion for ‘explorers’ of all ages. Compact
enough to be carried easily in the palm of your
hand or hanging securely from it’s wrist strap,
the model delivers clean crisp images with good
levels of brightness and comfort.
The roof prism body is fully armored for extra
comfort and grip and folds up to 3.6x2.5” for easy transport and
storage. The ribbed focus wheel makes for easy focusing - infinity to
under 6.6ft and the models are designed to give a good field of view
with or without glasses.
8x21, 10x21
Other features include:
•Compact roof prism optical design - Weatherproof*
• Multi-coated lenses with high reflection coated prisms
• Twist type retractable eyecup assembly
• Limited Lifetime Warranty
Specifications
Models supplied complete in soft case
with wrist strap.
*Weatherproof. Explorer binoculars are
built to withstand water penetration as a
result of everyday use such as being used
in a rain shower. They are not nitrogen gas
filled waterproof and should not under any
conditions be submerged in water.
8x21, 10x21
Code
Field (ft/1000yd)
Close Focus (ft)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (in)
Weight (oz)
8x21
10x21
30616
324
6.6
14
36~71
3.6x4.1
6.9
30617
261
6.6
14
36~71
3.6x4.1
6.9
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Savanna
Porro Prism
A versatile easy-to-use compact reverse porro prism,
the Savanna is a great choice for all the family,
delivering bright and sharp images with good eye
relief and depth of field.
Specially designed with a minimum IPD
(interpupillary distance) setting of 54mm, children
as young as 7 years can take advantage of the
superior optical performance the Savanna offers.
Clothed in ‘soft touch’ natural protective rubber armoring
with additional objective lens protection to guard
against knocks and bumps, each Savanna is supplied with
comprehensive Limited Lifetime Warranty.
8x23, 10x23
Models supplied in soft neoprene case with neck strap.
Specifications
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8x23, 10x23
Code
Field (ft/1000yd)
Close Focus (ft)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (in)
Weight (oz)
8x23
10x23
30373
339
8.2
16
54~72
3.9x4.3
10.4
30374
273
8.2
16
54~72
3.9x4.3
10.5
T3 Trailfinder®
Roof Prism
Entry level general-purpose compact binoculars, the
T3 Trailfinder series are designed and built to offer
excellent all-round performance and value for
money for under $120.
Suitable for casual wildlife observation as well
more specialized hobbies where size and weight are
at a premium, the optics are packaged into a rugged,
easy-to-use single hinge body with wide wheel focusing.
8x25, 10x25 Black
Like their sister models, T3 compacts are available in either
black or green rubber armor.
Features include:
•Multi-coated roof prism optical system with long eye
relief for viewing with or without spectacles
• Nitrogen waterproof construction
• 4-stage twist-type retractable rubber eyecups
• Wide wheel focusing
• Close focus to 6ft or under
• Limited Lifetime Warranty
Models supplied in soft case with neck strap and rubber
objective lens covers.
T3 Trailfinder (green) binoculars are
endorsed by the Great Florida Birding
and Wildlife Trail
8x25, 10x25 Green
Specifications
Code Black
Code Green
Field (ft/1000yd)
Close Focus (ft)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (in)
Weight (oz)
8x25
10x25
30070
30072
357
4.9
16
59~73
3.9x4.3
10.4
30071
30073
288
5.9
15
59~73
3.9x4.3
10.5
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DBA Oasis® S-Coat
Roof Prism
DBA Oasis S-Coat monoculars are designed for the professional
offering the highest performance and specification in a
compact roof prism design.
Features include:
•7˚ (8x42) and 6˚ (10x42) long eye relief large diameter
eyepieces for viewing comfort
•High quality Oasis coated roof prisms with phase
correction coating (see page 5)
•S-type multi-coating for extremely high clarity & color
contrast in all light conditions from early morning till dusk
• Close focus to under 9ft
• Nitrogen gas filled waterproof to 16ft
8x42, 10x42
Fully armored with a ribbed focus band, models are supplied in soft
leather case with neoprene monocular neck strap and rubber objective
lens cover. Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Specifications
Code
Field (ft/1000yd)
Close Focus (ft)
Eye relief (mm)
HxW (in)
Weight (oz)
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8x42
10x42
30445
366
8.2
21
5.6x2.0
12.1
30446
315
9.0
19
5.6x2.0
12.3
2.5x UTA Pocket Telescope Conversion
Tripod Mount
BGA
Roof Prism
BGA monoculars deliver a viewing experience akin to a pair
of standard size roof prism binoculars in a pocket size
instrument measuring only 1.7x5.4”.
Designed and manufactured in Japan, features include
internally focused fully multi-coated optics, long eye
relief eyepieces for full field of view with or without
spectacles, twist-type eyecup, wide band focusing, close
focus to under 7ft, nitrogen waterproofing to a depth of
10ft and a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
8x42, 10x42
Models supplied in soft case with neck strap.
Accessories for DBA and BGA Monoculars (pictured opposite)
2.5x UTA Pocket Telescope Converter
A dedicated push fit conversion which increases the
magnification of each monocular by a factor of 2.5x creating
a pocket telescope for long range observation. Code 30442.
Tripod mount for DBA and BGA monoculars
A tailor-made sleeve mount providing a secure connection to
any photo/video panhead with a 1/4” thread. Mount secures
over objective lens housing. Size: 70x70mm, Weight: 67g.
Codes; 30444 Tripod Mount DBA, 30443 Tripod Mount BGA.
Specifications
Code
Field (ft/1000yd)
Close Focus (ft)
Eye relief (mm)
HxW (in)
Weight (oz)
8x42
10x42
30440
330
6.6
19
5.4x1.7
10.1
30441
267
6.6
16
5.4x1.7
10.1
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Waterproof
Roof Prism
These high quality fully multi-coated monoculars feature
nitrogen gas filled waterproof construction and thick
rubber covering with finger grooves for easy one hand
operation making them excellent all-purpose ‘takeanywhere’ field glasses.
5x30, 8x30
Designed and manufactured in Japan, the 5x30 and 8x32
feature long eye relief eyepieces delivering the full field of
view with glasses. 5x30 and 8x30 have a fold down eyecup
while the 8x32 is fitted with a 4-stage twist-type assembly
to allow a more precise set-up.
Models 5x30 and 8x30 finished in dark green, 8x32 finished
in black.
Models supplied in soft case with neck strap and integrated
objective lens cap. Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Specifications
Code
Field (ft/1000yd)
Close Focus (ft)
Eye relief (mm)
HxW (in)
Weight (oz)
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5x30
8x30
8x32
30344
366
13.1
25
5.5x1.9
8.9
30345
393
16.4
11
5.5x1.9
8.9
30348
393
16.4
16
5.2x1.9
9.6
8x32
Gallery Scope
Roof Prism
Named with the art critic in mind, the Opticron 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 backpack.
Boasting a high quality Japanese made roof prism optical
system, the unit delivers crisp clear images with a useful 6.8˚
field of view. Focusing at 50ft and over requires only small
adjustments in the focusing but wind the focusing fully out
and you will be rewarded with close focus down to under
12” for detailed inspection of all kinds of flora and fauna.
8x20
Other features include:
• Fully coated optical system
• Fold down rubber eyecup
• Anodized gloss black finish
• Limited Lifetime Warranty
Models supplied in soft case with strap.
30259 Microstand (3x) with LED illuminator
Opticron Gallery Scopes can be converted
into compact table top microscopes using the
30259 Microstand with LED illuminator. This
useful accessory multiplies basic monocular
magnification by a factor of 3.
Specifications
Code
Field (ft/1000yd)
Close Focus (in)
Eye relief (mm)
HxW (in)
Weight (oz)
8x20
30165
357
11.8
11
3.7x1.3
3.7
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Choosing your Fieldscope
Prismatic telescopes are often called spottingscopes or fieldscopes and follow the basic
design of a large monocular. Opticron fieldscopes come in ‘body only’ format allowing you
to choose an eyepiece or eyepieces to suit your hobby and budget.
Eyepieces are described according to their magnification when fitted to a particular
spottingscope and whether they are wide-angle e.g. 20xWW or zoom e.g. 20-60x. A 20x
eyepiece makes an object appear 1/20th its actual distance compared to your naked eye. Using
this rule an object 500yds distant appears 25yds away at 20x, 16.7yds at 30x and 8yds at 60x.
What magnification/objective lens
size? Spottingscopes are most often
used for high magnification daylight
observation at distance. In normal
daylight when your pupil is dilated
2-3mm, a 66mm fieldscope will
deliver optimum performance, (the
balance between magnification and
Naked eye
20x
30x
image brightness) between 22x and
35x, i.e. when the exit pupil diameter of the fieldscope equals that of your iris. In low light
when your pupil dilates 5-7mm, optimum performance can only be achieved by lowering the
magnification or increasing the size of the objective lens.
The higher the magnification, the greater amount of image and color distortion. These
effects can be reduced by using ED or Fluorite lenses in the objective system but run at a
premium over standard optical glass lenses.
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Field of view is usually expressed as the width in meters of the image when viewing
at a distance of 1000yds and is directly related to the magnification. The higher the
magnification, the smaller the field of view. The objective lens, irrespective of diameter has
no influence over the field of view.
Light transmission One way to assess the brightness of a fieldscope and eyepiece is to calculate the
exit pupil diameter in the same way as with a binocular and make a trade-off between brightness and
magnification desired. For general daytime terrestrial observation good compromise magnifications are
18-25x(50mm), 20-30x(60mm), 25-35x(66mm) and 25-40x(80mm).
Resolution As a general rule a good spottingscope can resolve (separate) two black dots 1.5mm distance
apart on a white surface, in bright daylight at a distance of 50yds.
Which Eyepiece? The vast majority of spottingscopes are used with zoom eyepieces as they offer the
greatest flexibility for viewing at different distances in different light conditions. We also offer you a
wide range of eyepieces for specialized applications and there is no substitute for side by side testing if
you have the opportunity to do so.
Wearing Glasses Eye relief is the distance between the eye lens and the point where your pupil is
positioned to obtain full field of view and varies slightly from eyepiece to eyepiece. In some cases the
eye relief may be shorter than you need to obtain the full field of view. Almost all Opticron eyepieces
offer the full field of view for most people who choose to use them with their glasses on.
Straight or 45˚ angled? Straight scopes are easier to use following fast moving objects, using the
instrument from the confined spaces of a hide/blind or vehicle, or when hand-holding. Advantages of
45˚ angled spottingscopes are that your back, shoulders and neck are more relaxed when viewing and
your tripod can be set lower for increased stability. Angled scopes allow people of different heights to
view simultaneously without having to make any adjustment to the height of the tripod.
Tripods A suitable tripod will be on average about the same weight as the fieldscope it is supporting.
If you are thinking of walking any distance with your equipment make sure to test the complete kit
before buying.
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HR ED Fieldscopes
“Smaller, lighter, brighter, sharper” HR ED fieldscopes are designed and manufactured to
deliver exceptional optical performance combined with sublime handling and total reliability.
Aimed squarely at the serious user, HR ED fieldscopes are built to withstand extremes in
temperature, to operate unaffected by rain, cold or humidity and be used anywhere from
the equatorial rainforests to the poles.
Delivering the highest resolution figures in the Opticron range, each model contains a high
definition 5 element apochromat objective lens with 2 individual ED elements. In addition
to enhancing resolution, this second element delivers significant reductions in chromatic
aberration settings compared to single element designs.
To optimize light transmission and color contrast across the magnification range, Opticron
N-type extra wide band multi-coating is applied to all air/glass
surfaces throughout each instrument.
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Mechanically HR ED fieldscopes feature a magnesium
alloy body fitted with a +/- 90˚ rotating tripod sleeve. Fully
nitrogen gas filled waterproof and hermetically sealed against
penetration from dust and moisture, the models are protected
in durable textured rubber armor.
HR 66 GA ED shown with SDL v2 18-54x
Other features include a centrally positioned focus wheel for
optimum accessibility, retractable lens hood (sunshade) and
integrated rubber objective lens cover.
Models supplied with a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
HR 66 GA ED/45˚ shown with SDL v2 18-54x
Optional Telephoto conversion for
SLR cameras (see page 52).
Optional Waterproof Case.
Available in green.
Specifications
66 ED
66 ED/45
80 ED
80 ED/45
Code
OG Dia (mm)
Close Focus (ft)
Length (in)
Weight (oz)
41002
66
16.4
11.4
42.7
41003
66
16.4
13.0
45.0
41006
80
26.2
14.6
57.7
41007
80
26.2
15.9
60.1
HR 80 GA ED shown with SDL v2 24-72x
HR 80 GA ED/45˚ shown with SDL v2 24-72x
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ES v3 Fieldscopes
ES v3 fieldscopes are designed and manufactured to deliver ‘best in class’ optical performance
combined with rugged dependability and user comfort.
Available in 80mm SD, 80mm ED and 100mm ED variants, the instruments excel in the
most important area for the majority of users: image quality. The reduction of almost all
visible chromatic aberration at 60x magnification with the 80 SD sets the standard for both
definition and tonal quality further improved upon with the 80 ED and 100 ED.
Main features include:
•Tri-element high definition objective lens system with Opticron F-type multi-coating for
superior color contrast and clarity compared to ‘standard’ multi-coatings
•Magnesium, aluminum and polycarbonate body protected in textured rubber armor
•Nitrogen waterproofing to eliminate condensation
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Weight is kept to a minimum and the ‘scopes are balanced
for effective use on a tripod. Other features include a
retractable lens hood, integrated rubber objective lens
cover, conveniently positioned wide band focus wheel plus a
rotating tripod sleeve to enable maximum versatility in hides
or viewing from a sitting or prone position. Fully compatible
with SDL, HDF and HR eyepieces the models offer an
exciting array of viewing options of 20x to 100x (80mm) and
30x to 134x (100mm). See page 50 for more details. ES v3
Fieldscopes are supplied with a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
ES 80 GA SD/45˚ shown with SDL v2 20-60x
ES 80 GA ED/45˚ shown with SDL v2 20-60x
Optional Telephoto conversion
for SLR cameras (see page 52).
Specifications
Code
OG Dia (mm)
Close Focus (ft)
Length (in)
Weight (oz)
Optional Waterproof Case.
Available in black or green.
80 SD/45
80 ED/45
100 ED/45
40895
80
19.7
15.4
52.3
40890
80
19.7
15.4
56.1
40893
100
32.8
19.6
98.8
ES 100 GA ED/45˚ shown with SDL v2 27-80x
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MM3 GA ED Travelscopes
The MM3 GA ED series is the latest evolution of the popular travelscope concept pioneered
by Opticron 20 years ago with the original Mighty Midget. Combining all the things that
have made Opticron travelscopes the #1 choice for so many wildlife observers over the years,
the MM3 50 & 60 GA ED have been designed and engineered to deliver the company’s
maxim of “smaller, lighter, brighter, sharper” to a new generation of spottingscope users.
Constructed from polycarbonate and lightweight alloys, the super-compact optical system
creates a body only 8” long (50mm) and 10” long (60mm). At 21oz(1) (50mm) / 26oz(1) (60mm)
an MM3 GA ED weighs around the same as pair of 42mm binoculars and can be used
without a support for crystal clear flat field observation at magnifications below 20x. Unlike
binoculars, an MM3 GA ED continues to deliver stunning clarity and definition up to 36x
(50mm) and 45x (60mm). Compatibility with the full range of HDF and SDL eyepieces means
existing fieldscope owners can use their eyepieces with a new MM3 GA ED body.
Fully rain and dust proof and protected against knocks and bumps with full-body rubber
covering, the MM3 GA ED is available
in straight-through and 45˚
angled bodies to suit different
applications.
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without eyepiece
Features and specifications at a glance:
• Super-compact ED “extra low dispersion glass” objective
• High contrast FMC optical system
• Accurate 8:1 dual focusing system
• Close focus to 8.2ft (50mm), 11.5ft (60mm)
• Fully armored body
• Tripod adapter with +/- 90 degree rotation
• Removable rubber objective lens cover
• Telephotoadapter option
• Limited Lifetime Warranty
MM3 50 GA ED shown with HDF T 12-36x
MM3 50 GA ED/45˚ shown with HDF T 12-36x
Optional Telephoto conversion for
SLR cameras (see page 52).
Optional Waterproof Case.
Available in black or green.
Specifications
50 ED
50 ED/45
60 ED
60 ED/45
Code
OG Dia (mm)
Close Focus (ft)
Length (in)
Weight (oz)
41150
50
8.2
8.3
21.0
41151
50
8.2
8.1
21.3
41152
60
11.5
9.9
25.4
41153
60
11.5
9.7
25.7
MM3 60 GA ED shown with HDF T 15-45x
MM3 60 GA ED/45˚ shown with HDF T 15-45x
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IS WP Fieldscopes
IS WP fieldscopes deliver excellent value for money offering high levels of performance and
versatility in a compact, lightweight body. Designed for the first-time user, frequent traveller
and those on a budget they are available in standard or ED formats with the option of
straight-through and 45° angled viewing.
IS 60 WP
An excellent all-rounder and the perfect choice for the first-time birdwatcher moving up
from ‘binocular-only’ bird watching as well as the shooter or archer looking for accuracy at
distances of 100-200yds.
IS 60 ED WP
Brighter, sharper images with the core features of the IS 60 WP this mini-60mm ED fieldscope
is optically matched to the HR2 16-48x zoom eyepiece for premium performance in a very
portable package.
IS WP Fieldscopes for Target Archery &
Shooting
Sharper, brighter images in a
smaller, lighter body compared to
a traditional 22x60 spottingscope,
the IS 60 WP is the perfect choice
for accurate target observation up
to 100yds.
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Features of the IS 60 WP Fieldscopes include:
•Nitrogen waterproof construction
•4 element fully multi-coated optical system
•Rotating tripod sleeve for bipods and photo/video tripods
•Retractable lens hood to protect against glare
•Compatible with SDL, HDF & HR eyepieces(1)
•Accessories for SLR telephotography
• Limited Lifetime Warranty
(1)
IS 60 WP shown with HR2 16-48x
adapters may be required
IS 60/45˚ WP shown with HR2 16-48x
Optional Telephoto conversion for
SLR cameras (see page 52).
Specifications
Code
OG Dia (mm)
Close Focus (ft)
Length (in)
Weight (oz)
Optional Waterproof Case.
Available in black.
60
60/45
60 ED
60 ED/45
40982
60
23
9.8
24.3
40983
60
26
10.4
24.9
40986
60
23
9.8
26.4
40987
60
23
10.4
27.8
IS 60 ED WP shown with HR2 16-48x
IS 60 ED/45˚ WP shown with HR2 16-48x
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IS 70 R Fieldscopes
The IS 70 R offers a great mix of style, performance and adaptability and is an ideal choice
for anyone wanting a high specification entry level spottingscope for target shooting,
birdwatching or plane spotting. Featuring a 400mm, 4-element objective lens with a
surface area 35% greater than the IS 60 WP, images are brighter with a higher top-end
magnification.
IS 70 R fieldscopes benefit from a re-engineered optical system to improve light transmission
and resolution and deliver bright, crisp images with good color contrast.
In line with our commitment to offer the best choice of eyepieces to suit your budget and
application, the ‘scopes are fully compatible with IS, HR2, HDF and SDL eyepieces(1). For
general use we recommend you choose an IS or 40933S HR2 18-54x eyepiece.
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adapters may be required
Features of IS 70 R Fieldscopes include;
• Lightweight ABS polycarbonate body
• 100% nitrogen waterproofing
• Protective full body rubber armor
•+/- 90˚ rotating tripod sleeve for maximum positional
flexibility when attached to a tripod or bipod
• Retractable sunshade and rubber objective lens cover
• Limited Lifetime Warranty
IS 70 R shown with HR2 18-54x
IS 70 R/45˚ shown with HR2 18-54x
Optional Telephoto for SLR
cameras (see page 52)
Optional Waterproof Case.
Available in black.
In addition to nature observation the IS 70 R is a great choice for:
Specifications
Code
OG Dia (mm)
Close Focus (ft)
Length (in)
Weight (oz)
Plane spotting
Target sports
70
70/45
40996
70
33
11.6
38.7
40997
70
30
11.8
39.6
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Eyepieces
A wide range of eyepieces are available
for Opticron fieldscopes. Choosing the best
one is often confusing but making the right
choice will depend on price and application.
It is important you remember the eyepiece is
an integral part of the system and choosing
a lower quality lens will affect overall image
quality. Eyepieces are listed with their
generic code.
Naked eye
20x
30x
SDL v2 Zoom Eyepiece
5-group, 8-element ‘super’ zoom, the SDLv2 offers superior cross-field definition with exceptional
viewing comfort. Waterproof and fitted with a rotating eyecup. Supplied in soft padded case. Limited
Lifetime Warranty.
HDF Eyepieces
High definition eyepieces with long eye relief. Fixed magnification models are wide angle. Twist type
retractable eyecup to enable precise eye to eyepiece distance adjustment. Limited Lifetime Warranty.
HR Zoom Eyepiece
Designed for the value conscious user wanting long eye relief. Features twist type eyecup. Limited
Lifetime Warranty.
IS Zoom Eyepiece
Long eye relief eyepiece and a good choice as a first eyepiece for IS scopes. Limited Lifetime
Warranty.
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SDL v2
HDF
HR2
IS
Product Code
40936
40810
40809
40858
40862
40933
40918S
Eye relief (mm)
Eyelens dia (mm)
Length (mm)
Weight (g)
20-18
26
77
270
22
25
40
151
18
23
51
173
17
23
61
212
22-17
24
76
206
18-14
18
55
149
34-18
20
67
147
HR 66
HR 80
18-54x
24-72x
20xWW
27xWW
28xWW
38xWW
38xWW
52xWW
ES 80
ES100
20-60x
27-80x
23xWW
30xWW
32xWW
42xWW
44xWW
58xWW
20-60x
27-80x
23-69x
30-90x
MM3 50
MM3 60
12-36x
15-45x
13xWW
17xWW
18xWW
23xWW
24xWW
32xWW
12-36x
15-45x
13-39x
16-48x
IS 60
IS 70
15-45x
16-48x
17xWW
18xWW
23xWW
25xWW
32xWW
35xWW
15-45x
16-48x
16-48x
18-54x
Magnifications
20-60x
27-80x
18-54x
20-60x
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Telephotography & Digi-scoping
Telephotography is easier than ever to enjoy
using Opticron spottingscopes in combination
with a wide range of imaging devices. If you are
thinking about taking photos and video through
your fieldscope we currently offer the following
options;
a. Telephotography with an SLR, D-SLR or
compact system camera
b. Digi-scoping with a suitable compact digital
camera or camcorder
c. Phonescoping with a suitable smartphone
Telephotography with SLR, D-SLR and Compact
System Cameras
In these systems the
fieldscope substitutes for
the camera lens and is
coupled to the camera
body using either a
telephotoadapter or an
eyepiece & photoadapter
combination. T-mounts, available for most
makes of SLR and CSC’s are needed to connect
the assembly to the camera body.
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Digi-scoping with Compact Digital Cameras,
Camcorders
In these systems a suitable device is coupled to
the fieldscope eyepiece using a photoadapter.
Opticron compact
camera kits offer you a
high quality, convenient
and easy to use solution
to the problem of
choosing a suitable
compact camera for high
magnification digi-scoping.
Kits for Olympus VG-180
(Camera needs to be purchased separately)
Kits contain a bespoke camera mount for the
Olympus VG-180 camera, cable release frame
and cable release plus the choice of a Pushfit Photoadapter to match your HDF T or SDL
eyepiece.
UDCA
The UDCA is a specially
designed mount that
fixes directly to your
fieldscope eyepiece.
The camera is fixed
onto the UDCA and can
be adjusted in three planes to enable correct
positioning with respect to the eyepiece.
Photoadapters for Smartphones
Opticron smartphone photoadapters are a
convenient and inexpensive way of attaching
your smartphone to your spottingscope eyepiece
and take high magnification photos and video.
Our range of easy-to-use slide and push
smartphone photoadapters are designed to
work with a particular
phone and individual
eyepiece so the phone
is secure and in the
optimum position to
start taking photos in
just a few seconds.
For information on which phones and eyepieces
are supported please visit www.opticronusa.com
Things to know
Spottingscopes are designed for use with
viewing eyepieces ranging from 12x-60x
magnification. Using a fieldscope fitted with a
20x eyepiece and a device with an optical zoom
of 0.6x-5x, you can photograph or video at
magnifications between 12x-100x.
These high magnifications are great for getting
close up images or video at distance, but the
amount of light entering the device combined
with the narrow field of view and relatively
shallow depth of focus will affect image quality
as well as your ability to successfully frame a
shot or sequence. In addition and depending
on the device, it is sometimes difficult for
the eyepiece to project a large enough
diameter path of light into the image sensor.
This condition, a circular image within the
rectangular image frame is called vignetting and
is reduced by increasing the zoom setting on the
device.
Which Eyepieces?
Choose a wide angle or zoom eyepiece set at
minimum magnification. The following eyepieces
provide the best overall images with a wide
range of different devices; 40810 HDF T, 40936
SDLv2 zoom and 40862 HDF T zoom
More Information
For detailed product information on all the
options please visit the Telephotography pages
at www.opticronusa.com
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Tripods, Panheads, Bipod & Monopod
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42116 XFS-C Traveller 4-section Tripod
• 8 layer carbon fiber with twist lock
• Leg angles; 25˚, 55˚, 80˚
• Foam hand grips & rubber/spiked feet
• Level indicator
•24mm dia, 13” removable center
column with sprung stabilizing hook
•Max. height: 59”
•Max. height w/o raising c/c: 49.2”
•Min. height (25˚): 17.9”
• Length (storage): 18.9”
•Weight: 2.3lbs
• Standard Warranty
35857 Manfrotto 700RC2 Panhead
•2-way with 360˚
pan, +90˚/-75˚ tilt
•Tension control
•Adjustable pan
handle
•QR plate (1/4”)
•3/8” connection to c/column
• Height: 3.9”
• Weight: 18.3oz
•Manufacturers max. load
rating: 5.5lbs
• Man. Warranty applies
42122 XFS-C Birdwatcher’s 3-section Tripod
• 8 layer carbon fiber with twist lock
• Leg angles; 25˚, 55˚, 80˚
• Foam hand grips & rubber/spiked feet
• Level indicator
•24mm dia, 13” removable center
column with sprung stabilizing hook
•Max height: 61.2”
•Max. height w/o raising c/c: 51.4”
•Min. height (25˚): 22”
• Length (storage): 23.4”
•Weight: 2.6lbs
• Standard Warranty
20897 Velbon PH157QK Panhead
•3-way one lever
operated with
360˚ pan, +90˚/-60˚
tilt
•90˚ side tilt
•QR plate (1/4”)
• 1/4” connection to c/column
• Height: 3.9”
• Weight: 20.4oz
•Manufacturers max. load
rating: 7.7lbs
• Man. Warranty applies
20087 Velbon Sherpa 200R Tripod
• 3-section aluminum with clip lock
•26mm dia, 400mm removable center
column fitted with 20897 Velbon
PH157QK Panhead (see opposite)
• Rubber feet
• Max. height: 65.9”
• Max. height w/o raising c/c: 52.8”
• Min height: 23.2”
• Length (storage): 24.4”
• Weight: 4.3lbs
• Manufacturers max. load rating: 7.7lbs
• Man. Warranty applies
43106 6-Section
Compact Monopod
6 section leg with cliptype lock system, hand
grip & wrist strap.
•Height extended:
60.5”
•Height retracted: 16”
•3/8” & 1/4” reversible
p/head connection
• Rubber/spiked foot
• Weight: 22.9oz
• Standard Warranty
Spottingscope Bipod
Fold up aluminum bipod finished in
matt black. Connects to spottingscope
or independent tripod sleeve with 1/4”
threaded bolt. Supplied complete with
10.6” extension pole for use on a bench or
table creating a usable height range from
10.4” to 28.7”. Additional poles available.
Weight c/w extension pole: 3.3lbs.
Standard Warranty.
Models available; 40314 Bipod, 40315
Bipod with Ball & Socket Panhead.
40316 Ball & Socket Panhead
For use with 40314 bipod and
spottingscopes without rotating
tripod sleeves.
• Height: 2.8”
• Weight: 3.8oz
•Standard
Warranty
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Mounts & Tripod Accessories
42605 BC-2 Hide Clamp
Designed for use with fieldscopes,
photo & video equipment.
Features include:
•42800 3-way magnesium panhead
with 360˚ panning and +90˚ to -60˚
tilt plus 90˚ side tilt for use with
telescopes not fitted with rotating
tripod sleeves
•Integral QR plate with 1/4” thread
and removable locating pin
•QR plate lock for extra rigidity
•21mm dia. 19.7” center column
• Maximum jaw width: 1.8”
• Maximum height extended: 20”
•Minimum height retracted: 3.5”
• Weight: 33.8oz
• Standard Warranty
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40502 Car Window Mount
•2-way one lever operated panhead
with integral 1/4” thread
•Maximum panning height 3.1”
• Protective rubber jaw pads
•Optional QR plate & shoe
• Dimensions: 8.1x2.4x3.3”
• Weight: 19.6oz
• Standard Warranty
42610 BC-2 Clamp &
500mm Center Column
As 42605 but supplied
without panhead.
Connects via 1/4” thread
to compatible panheads
to convert to a hide
clamp. Weight: 15.4oz
42611 BC-2 Clamp
Fits directly onto a
tripod center column to
create a hide clamp.
Supplied complete with
ø21/22mm, ø23/24mm
and ø25/26mm sleeves.
Weight: 9.4oz
42606 Quick release plate & shoe
Screws directly onto
panhead. 1/4” thread.
Weight: 6.2oz.
42608 Quick release
plate only
Weight: 2.8oz
40501 Universal Mount
Designed to clamp horizontally or
vertically onto a wide range of
objects.
•2-way one lever operated
panhead with integral 1/4”
thread
•Max. panning height: 3.1”
• Max. jaw width: 1.8”
•Optional QR plate & shoe
• Dimensions: 8.3x2.4x2.8”
• Weight: 21oz
• Standard Warranty
40503 Universal II Hide Mount
Lightweight bench clamp with
15.7” extension pole.
•2-way one lever operated
panhead with integral 1/4”
thread
•Max. panning height: 17.7”
• Max. jaw width: 1.8”
•Optional QR plate & shoe
• Dimensions: 17.7x2.4x3.7”
• Weight: 29.8oz
• Standard Warranty
40506 Tripod Strap
55mm neoprene with
loop fasteners and
25mm webbing.
40507 Tripod Harness
A simple and effective
carrying solution
manufactured from
lightweight nylon
webbing, the Tripod
Harness fixes around
3 points (canopy and
two legs) to enable a
tripod to be carried
like a rucksack. Full
adjustable, the Harness
can also be used as a
standard carry strap.
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Binocular & Monocular Accessories
Rainguards
Objective Lens Covers
Cleaning Cloth
Binoculars Plastic
31025 Int ø to 37mm
31020 Int ø to 43mm
31028 Int ø to 45.5mm
Flexible rubber caps
with integrated loops
that fit over objective
lens barrels.
We stock a wide range
of replacement OG
covers for compact and
full size binoculars.
Please contact us for price and availability.
30277 20cm2 Micro
fiber suitable for cleaning
external lenses. Supplied
in protective pouch.
Tripod Mounts
Binoculars Plastic
31011 Int ø to 44mm
L Mounts Alloy
Models from left to right
Compact Binoculars
Plastic
31021 Int ø to 34mm
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31026
31004
31022
31005
Compacts to 30mm OG
Small Porro 32~50mm OG
Roof Prism 32~50mm OG
Large Porro +50mm OG
42051 Plate Mount
Specially shaped alloy plate designed
to support binoculars up to 50mm
OG. Features non-slip pads and an
adjustable nylon and elastic strap set
with Velcro closure.
Neck Straps
Fully adjustable with loop fasteners.
Models from top down:
31000
29009
29010
31001
29023
16mm nylon (compacts)
14mm neoprene (monoculars)
16mm neoprene (compacts)
30mm nylon (binoculars)
30mm neoprene with quick release
(binoculars)
29025 40mm neoprene bungee with quick release
(binoculars)
29022 Spare QR Connector Set for 29023/25/26
29026 50mm flotation with quick release
(binoculars)
Harnesses
Cases
31048 25mm Elastic
Bungee c/w quick release
31049 Spare QR
Connector Set for 31048
31018 25mm Nylon c/w
quick release
31038 Spare QR
Connector Set for 31018
We offer a wide range
of leather and synthetic
cases in a range of sizes
for porro and roof prism
models.
Please contact us for
sizes and specifications
available.
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All equipment and specifications listed are subject to change without prior notification.
IS 60 R Fieldscopes
New Products Spring 2015
IS 60 R fieldscopes deliver
excellent value for money
offering high levels of
performance and versatility in
a compact, lightweight body.
Designed for the first-time user,
frequent traveller and those on a
budget they are available in standard
or ED formats with the option of
straight-through and 45° angled viewing.
Features of the IS 60 R Fieldscopes include:
IS 60 R/45˚ shown with HR2 16-48x
•Nitrogen waterproof construction
•4 element fully multi-coated optical system
•Rotating tripod sleeve for bipods and photo/video tripods
•Retractable lens hood to protect against glare
•Compatible with SDL, HDF & HR2 eyepieces(1)
•Accessories for SLR telephotography
• Limited Lifetime Warranty
(1)
adapters may be required
Specifications
IS 60 R shown with HR2 16-48x
Code
OG Dia (mm)
Close Focus (ft)
Length (in)
Weight (oz)
60
60/45
60 ED
60 ED/45
41180
60
23
10
30.1
41181
60
23
10.6
30.5
41182
60
23
10
32.2
41183
60
23
10.6
33.4
Traveller® BGA Mg Black
Roof Prism
The Traveller BGA Mg Black exemplifies our
commitment to develop equipment with the
aim of delivering the highest quality and
value for money in every category in which
we compete.
Designed and manufactured in Japan, the
Traveller BGA Mg Black features BAK 4 prism units, PC
phase correction and Oasis prism coating that deliver
clean, crisp images with minimal edge distortion.
Models supplied in soft case with 31025
rainguard, padded neck strap and rubber
objective lens covers.
6x32, 8x32, 10x32
or
Specifications
Code
Field (ft/1000yd)
Close Focus (ft)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (in)
Weight (oz)
6x32
8x32
10x32
30597
423
4.9
19
57~71.5
3.9x4.6
12.9
30598
333
4.9
19
57~71.5
3.9x4.6
13.4
3099
270
4.9
16
57~71.5
3.9x4.6
13.1
New Products Spring 2015
Other features include:
• Nitrogen gas waterproof to 10ft
• Non-slip rubber covering for comfort
• Fully multi-coated optical system
•Long eye relief eyepieces for full field with
without glasses
• Push/pull retractable eyecups
•Wide wheel focusing with close focus to
under 6ft
• Limited Lifetime Warranty
T3 Trailfinder® 8x56
Roof Prism
New Products Spring 2015
The T3 Trailfinder 8x56 combines a compact optical
system with fast focus to create a well balanced,
easy-to-use low-light field binocular suited
to all types of wildlife observation as well
specialist pursuits such as hunting at dusk
and dawn.
Available in a choice of black or dark green
rubber armor, features include:
•Fully multi-coated optical system including
BAK 4 prisms and PC phase correction coatings
• Nitrogen waterproof construction
•Compact, long eyerelief optical system with 7mm
EPD for superior low-light performance
• Internal focusing with close focus to 13ft
• Multi-stage twist type retractable eyecups
• Limited Lifetime Warranty
Models supplied in soft case with rainguard, padded
neck strap and rubber objective lens covers.
See page 19 of Product Guide 14-15 for
T3 Trailfinder 42mm.
8x56 Black
8x56 Green
Specifications
Code Bl
Code Gr
Field (ft/1000yd)
Close Focus (ft)
Eye relief (mm)
IPD (mm)
HxW (in)
Weight (oz)
8x56
30084
30085
315
13.1
23
60~77
7.1x5.7
39.9
Savanna R
Roof Prism
Other features include;
• Compact roof prism optical design finished in textured rubber armor
• Nitrogen waterproof construction
• Fully multi-coated optical system
• Lightweight polycarbonate & alloy body
• Long eyerelief for spectacle wearers
Specifications
• 3-stage twist type retractable eyecups
• Close focus to 11.5ft
Code
• Limited Lifetime Warranty
Field (ft/1000yd)
Close Focus (ft)
Models supplied in soft neoprene case with rainguard,
Eye relief (mm)
neoprene neck strap and rubber objective lens covers.
IPD (mm)
HxW (in)
Weight (oz)
8x33, 10x33
8x33
10x33
30638
366
11.5
20
52~76
5.1x4.7
15.1
30639
318
11.5
17
52~76
5.1x4.7
14.6
New Products Spring 2015
The all-new Savanna R shares many of the
features of it’s sister porro prism packaged
into a single axis roof prism body. Designed as
a 32mm from the bottom up, the overriding
feel is “slimline-compact” while the dual hinge
assembly provides plenty of room for fingers
of all sizes. Images are bright and clear and
the optical system delivers a favorable field of view 7.0˚ 8x33,
6.1˚ 10x33 so locating and tracking objects is achieved with the
minimum of fuss. Like their sister models, the Savanna R close in to
just 52mm making them suitable for children as young as 7.
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