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Whether it’s accidental damage or product failure, our technicians will diagnose and repair your instrument - covering everything from replacing a 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. 4 Naked eye 8x 10x What objective lens size? The amount of light entering a binocular is related to the surface area of the objective lens ‘OG’. A 50mm OG will admit 2.5x the light of a 30mm OG. The amount of light reaching the eye is called the exit pupil diameter ‘EPD’ and its size can be found by dividing the OG diameter by the magnification. For example the EPD of an 8x32 = 4mm while the EPD of an 8x56 = 7mm. As a general rule your iris dilates 2-3mm in bright sunlight, up to 6-7mm in twilight. With an EPD of 5-6mm 7/8x42’s and 10x50’s will outperform 8x32’s and 10x42’s but are larger and heavier for their given magnification. The field of view of a binocular is dependent on the optical design and is expressed as either the width of panoramic view in 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. 5 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 6 • 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 For Product Detail and What’s in the Box? videos visit www.opticronusa.com 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 7 Verano® BGA HD Roof Prism Building on the strengths of previous models, the Verano BGA HD is designed to deliver a vivid ‘true to life’ viewing experience essential for accurate wildlife observation. Optically the binoculars offer: •Large dia. long eye relief eyepieces with class leading FOV: 8˚ (8x32), 7˚ (8x42), 6.5˚ (10x42) •‘PGK’ glass prisms with PC phase correction coating and Oasis prism coating (see page 5) • F-type combination multi-coating to 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 8 • 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 For Product Detail and polycarbonate and alloy body. What’s in the Box? videos visit Tripod adapter socket www.opticronusa.com 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. 10 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 11 Countryman® BGA HD Roof Prism Designed and built to deliver exceptional performance in a lightweight rugged body, the Countryman BGA HD series are the ideal choice for the wildlife enthusiast searching for superior cross field definition and light transmission coupled with great handling. Specifications and features include: •100% made in Japan HD optical system with ‘PC’ phase corrected prism units and Oasis prism coating •Nitrogen filled construction to a depth of 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. 14 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 15 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. 16 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 17 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 23 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. 24 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 25 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. 26 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 27 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 28 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 29 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. 30 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 31 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 32 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 33 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) 34 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 35 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) 36 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 37 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. 38 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. 39 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. 40 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 41 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 42 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 43 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. (1) 44 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 45 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. 46 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 47 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. (1) 48 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 49 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. 50 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 51 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. 52 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 53 Tripods, Panheads, Bipod & Monopod 54 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 55 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 56 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. 57 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 58 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. 59 Opticron LLC, 16501-D Northcross Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078 Phone: (704) 895 3046 • Email: [email protected] • Web: www.opticronusa.com © OPTICRON 2014. First published 1996. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without prior permission. Opticron® Aurora® DBA® Oasis® Imagic® Verano® Countryman® Natura BGA® Traveller® Explorer® Trailfinder® are Registered Trade Marks. Background photographs supplied by Craig Aitchison, Niklas Aronsson, Dale Cherry, David Featherbe, Tomi Muukkonen, Rebecca Nason, Mike Read, Juan Martin Simon and Tore Wuttudal All equipment and specifications listed are subject to change without prior notification.