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For when portability is as important as optical quality there is the Olympus PC I series of binoculars; aimed at the urban dwelling sports and sightseeing enthusiast, the 8-16x25 Zoom PC I features a sleek, stylish design yet compact dimensions. While great as a general use pair of binos, they excel when utilised for bird watching, if added to your kit bag when camping and hiking, plus are superb for use at sports events and when travelling.
These standard porro prism type binos feature a multi-coated lens for maximum image brightness and contrast, high quality optics, plus the added worry-free feature of UV (ultraviolet) protection. Added to the mix are precisely ground prisms and lenses made of brightness-enhancing barium crown glass (Bak-4) to ensure clarity and brightness to the very edge of the field of view.
Peace of mind and years of pleasure are further guaranteed thanks to a 25-year European warranty.
This particular zoom model offers 8x to 16x magnification and a 25mm objective lens diameter. As it sounds, up to 16x magnification produces an image that appears as if the user were 16 times closer to their subject, while the objective lens diameter refers to how much light can be gathered to form that image. While for daytime use a lens diameter of 21 to 25mm is ideal.
Also worth considering for low light work is the exit pupil. Here that is 3.1 to 1.6 mm, which for 8x25 binoculars, for example, is arrived at via 25 divided by 8 = 3.1 exit pupil in mm, so beyond the 2-3mm which is generally thought of as being suitable for daylight use. Another thing to take into account is the field of view, which here, due to the zoom capability, is 79-51 metres, and is defined as the width of the viewable field at a distance of 1000m from the point of observation. Closest focusing distance is five metres.
Offering an 8x to 16x zoom magnification to bring faraway points of interest that much closer plus a 25mm objective lens diameter, the 8-16x25 Zoom PC I Binoculars incorporate multi coated lenses to deliver maximum image brightness, visual impact and image defining contrast.
Fast and easy focusing is provided courtesy of a large, centrally placed knob. The 8-16x25 Zoom PC I further sports a 15-12mm eye relief for extra comfort, plus diopter adjustment for comfortable viewing without glasses.
Boasting a tactile and ergonomic design and weighing 315g, the 8-16x25 Zoom PC I measurements are a manageable 114x111x48mm, while the package includes a neck strap, case and protective lens covers.
In summary, with a lens configuration of 6 elements in 4 groups, and a 15-12mm eye relief, the field of view at 1000m is 79-51mm. The actual field of view is 4.5° to 2.9° while the apparent angle of view is 36° to 46.4°.
These are also binoculars that will repay your original investment with years of good service. A case in point: a 25-year warranty is included with any purchase.
|Model||10-30x25 ZOOM PC I||8-16x25 ZOOM PC I|
|Objective Lens Diameter||25mm||25mm|
|Actual Field of View||3.2°-1.9°||4.5°-2.9°|
|Field of View at 1000m||56-33mm||79-51mm|
|Apparent Angle of View||32.0°-57.0°||36.0°-46.4°|
|Near Focus Distance||5m||5m|
|Dioptric Correction||>± 2m¹||>± 2m¹|
|Eye interval adjustment range||58-70mm||58-70mm|
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These are nice compact binoculars. The clarity is good at normal magnification but when zooming in, it did become very dark. Read morePublished 1 month ago by MR J MYCEK
Just what I was looking for for my husband, he loves them thank youPublished 7 months ago by Sue Stewart
Case could do with a strap as it is slippery to carry. Good zoom feature and easy to adjust.Published 12 months ago by C. Clark
These binoculars are easy and flexible to use and I have been very satisfied. They do exactly what I bought them to do. They are compact, reasonably powerful and easy to use.Published 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
Before deciding on which product to purchase, I went through many reviewers comments. These were excellent and led me to the purchase of this item with which I am very happy... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Michael Peter Landon
Bought as present. Good quality and value for money but small (25mm) lens doesn't let as much light through as 40mm lenses (which it was swapped for). Read morePublished 22 months ago by Greg Smith