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Olympus 8x25 PC I Binoculars (Silver/Black)

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  • Armouring: Other
  • Autofocus: No
  • Compact = Pocket Or Designer: Designer
  • Type Standard/Compact: Compact
  • Type of Prism: Roof
  • Waterprotection: No
  • Zoom: No
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 7.6 x 12.7 cm ; 281 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 322 g
  • Item model number: 118700
  • ASIN: B00006G33J
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 28 July 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,364 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

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The Olympus 8x25 PC I Binoculars: Compact and Lightweight Binos for Sightseeing and Spectator Sports

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 8x25 model features a sleek, stylish design yet compact dimensions.

These standard porro prism 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. They’re ideal for bird watching, taking out with you camping or hiking, when going travelling, or even accompanying you to a night at the theatre.

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.

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Small Wonder, Big Scope

This particular model offers an 8x magnification and a 25mm objective lens diameter. As it sounds, 8x magnification produces an image that appears as if the user were eight times closer to their subject, while the objective lens diameter refers to how much light can be gathered to form that image. For daytime use a lens diameter of 21 to 25mm (as here) is ideal.

Also worth taking note of is the exit pupil. Here that is 3.1mm, which for 8x25 binoculars 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 is 105 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 2.5 metres.

Versatile and Bright, and Adaptable to Suit Your Individual Viewing Needs

Offering an 8x magnification to bring faraway points of interest that much closer plus a 25mm objective lens diameter, the Olympus 8x25 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 8x25 PC I model further sports a long 16.5mm eye relief for extra comfort, plus diopter adjustment to allow them to be attuned to an individual’s eyesight for comfortable viewing without glasses.

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Engineered for Excellence, Built for Convenience

Boasting a tactile and ergonomic design and weighing 280g, the Olympus 8x25 PC I measurements are a manageable 114x98x48mm, while the package includes a neck strap, case and protective lens covers.

In summary, with a lens configuration of 7 elements in 5 groups, and a 16.5 mm eye relief, the field of view at 1000m is 105m. The actual field of view is 6° while the apparent angle of view is 48.0°.

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.

Olympus PC I Series 12x25 PC I 10x25 PC I 8x25 PC I
Model 12x25 PC I 10x25 PC I 8x25 PC I
Magnification 12x 10x 8x
Objective Lens Diameter 25mm 25mm 25mm
Exit Pupil 2.1 2.5 3.1
Relative Brightness 4.3 6.3 9.8
Actual Field of View 4.5° 5.5°
Field of View at 1000m 79m 91m 105m
Apparent Angle of View 54.0° 52.0° 48.0°
Near Focus Distance 3.5m 2.5m 2.5m
Eye relief 16mm 15mm 16.5mm
Adjustable Eyepiece
Dioptric Correction >± 2m¹ >± 2m¹ >± 2m¹
Eye interval adjustment range 58-70mm 58-70mm 58-70mm
Weight 280g 280g 280g
Dimensions WxHxD 114x98x48mm 114x98x48mm 114x98x48mm
Prism Type Porro Porro Porro
       
General Use
Boating      
Travelling
Camping / Hiking      
Bird Watching      
Sports / Events
Astronomy      
Theatre / Indoor Events      

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59 of 59 people found the following review helpful By mirko on 23 Jun. 2007
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The image is very sharp and quite bright. This is unusual for such small binocs. Like the other reviewer said, scored very well with online reviews by those in the know. Recommended at this price.
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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful By David Smith on 30 Sept. 2008
After trying out many different pairs of compact binoculars in this price range, I can confidently state that these were the best, and compare favourably to binoculars costing twice as much. They are surprisingly crisp with decent contrast, and a good "snap" to the focus. The only complaint I have is that the maximum distace between the eye pieces is restricted to 70mm, which may be insufficient for those with wide set eyes.

The price on Amazon is not very competitive, and they can be purchased for less if you shop around.
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78 of 79 people found the following review helpful By Iveljay on 14 Nov. 2006
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These came out well in on-line reviews of small, inexpensive binoculars and seemed excellent value for money. I was extremely happy with them when delivered - extremely sharp even when compared to full sized bins costing far more. No waterproofing or rubber armouring at that price - just good optics.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Granny Ellie on 9 July 2010
These binoculars were highly rated in reviews and in Which? recommendations, which rarely fail, and these lived up to their reputation - small, compact yet sturdy, with excellent sharpness once you have mastered the settings. The only reason I didn't give them five stars is because I found the width setting hard to adjust. Maybe my eyes are too far apart (and yet too-kindfriends have never remarked on this !) but I still haven't found a width that feels comfortable. Amazon service amazing as always.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By T. Sharkey on 5 Oct. 2009
I needed a compact and light pair of binoculars mainly for birdwatching and general outdoor use. These binoculars were a "Which" best buy and live up to their rating. For the price, I think the binoculars are excellent, the clarity is super even in poor light. Well happy!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Bankie on 4 April 2009
Bought these for viewing wildlife, and they have been excellent. Lightweight and portable, so you do tend to take them out with you. Quick and easy to focus and good for moving targets.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Biro on 2 Aug. 2010
Excellent optics with very good image quality. Not as small as the most compact binoculars but the 25mm lenses dictate this to a certain extent-but easily fit into a coat pocket. Eye relief adjustment fine for me-I am slightly short sighted but only wear glasses for driving. Very pleased with the purchase and would strongly recommend them.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Gail54 on 24 Jun. 2010
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Bought these binoculars for myself on the strength of the other reviews and have not been disappointed. Very light, easily carried - great little binoculars for the price. Am very happy with them and have now ordered an extra set for my husband.
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