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Olympus 8 x 25 WP I Binoculars

4.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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  • Professional binoculars
  • 8x magnification
  • Nitrogen filled body for waterproof/fogproof/dirtproof performance
  • Fully multi-coated lenses for maximum brightness and contrast
  • Long eye-relief with twist up/down eyepieces
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  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 12.4 x 6.6 cm ; 340 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 476 g
  • Item model number: 8 x 25 WP I Binoculars
  • ASIN: B00008YGS1
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 28 July 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 231,221 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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  • Olympus 8 x 25 WP I binoculars
  • Case
  • Neckstrap
  • Lens covers

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  • Olympus 8 x 25 WP I binoculars
  • Case
  • Neckstrap
  • Lens covers



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    By Ludovico Sforza TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 23 Nov. 2010
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    These binoculars feel like a quality item, very sturdy and I like the non slip rubberised coating. The view through them is clear and fairly bright. Although they are a great size for take anywhere bino's for birding the field of view could do with being just a little greater.

    There is the normal dioptre adjustment on the right lens and both sides have a click up and down eye cups which make them very easy for spectacle wearers. Having said that there is a `sweet spot' to these instruments and if you do not set the width just right then you will get `black outs in the view. I do not have a great deal of experience with small binoculars, I have a 8x21 Pentax and some years ago I had a no particular named pair, but these do seem to produce the blackout effect more than I would have expected from a quality pair of bino's. In case you are wondering I do have a fair amount of experience with larger bins, I have a pair of 10x50's, Canon IS 10x30 and Oberwerk 20x80 amoung others and have not noticed this black out effect anywhere else.

    Where I do find the Olympus bins a bit of a letdown, hence the 3 stars, is the centre focusing knob. This needs to be focused just absolutely right or the view is, well, out of focus..... I'm sure that statement seems a little strange but, what I'm trying to say is that for bino's it is far to precise bearing in mind these are likely to be used out of doors in rain/cold (they are waterproof) and one might be wearing gloves - in which case it is extremely difficult to come to fine focus - I know I tried with gloves on. Now it may just be my pair but I'm going to have to think long and hard, despite all the good points, about whether or not these are keepers.
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    Very good pair of binos. Worth every penny.
    The most clear and detailed image I have ever seen through a pair of binos.
    I chose these over the x10 magnification because they are steadier to use. I find the larger magnification has too much shake in my hand.
    Light enough to take along backpacking (unless your going ultra light).
    The neoprene case is just right for these waterproof binos, has a good feel too.
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    I replaced the strap on mine for some paracord and threw the awkward lense cap away. I havent dropped a star for the lense cap as its not needed, the case can be quickly put on while still wearing the binos if your going to be using in hostile situations.

    If your in the market for a very usable, compact, robust, waterproof, very high quality pair of binos the search is over!
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    I wanted a pair of compact binoculars to take with me on walks rather than carry my heavier Audubon 8 x 40's. After a great deal of research I settled on these Olympus 8 x 25's and they are brilliant. What really amazes me is the quality of the optics. These little bins give an astonishing amount of light from just 25 mm objective lenses - I believe just as much as the 40 mm ones on my Audubons. I would definitely recommend these binoculars as a light weight, compact alternative to larger bins.
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    I bought my olympus 8 21 through amazon and i find them brilliant for all round use and not to heavy.
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    Amazon.com: HASH(0x8d8d0ef4) out of 5 stars 6 reviews
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    HASH(0x8d5246e4) out of 5 stars nice travel binocular but far from perfect 5 Sept. 2007
    By Santoku, Mr. - Published on Amazon.com
    The Olympus Magellan 8x25 is very compact, but it doesn't fold up quite as tiny as double-hinged compact binoculars. If you don't mind the small size, overall the ergonomics and feel are quite good - better to me than the similar Pentax 8x25 DCF MC II. The big center focus wheel is nice but mine has little resistance. Wedging a small thin elastic behind it 'solved' this. There is just barely enough focus travel for me to reach focus on infinity without glasses, though I am very nearsighted. The click-stop detents of the twist-in/out eyecups have become mushy over time and no longer hold their position firmly. To focus farther out, you turn the focus wheel counter-clockwise; it's more intuitive to have it the opposite way. Excellent close-focus of about 7'. This binocular has just enough eye relief for me to see the entire field of view when I'm wearing my glasses. Though the field of view is 5.5º which is very narrow for an 8x binocular. For watching fast-moving action like sporting events or birds, you'll probably want something with at least around 8º FOV . Resolution ('sharpness') and freedom from chromatic aberration (false color) in the one I got is about average for an 8x binocular. It's water resistant to a shallow depth (like for quickly rinsing off dirt or sand), but don't expect truly water proof - few binoculars are. Comes with caps for the eyepiece end but not the objectives. But it does come with a neoprene case. If you can get the Magellan 8x25 for less than $100, it's a good buy for a travel binocular, mine is a constant travel companion.
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    HASH(0x8e0a7828) out of 5 stars Excellent light weight travel binoculars 9 Aug. 2009
    By S. Janes - Published on Amazon.com
    I purchased these binoculars for an Alaskan cruise last month. After studying many brands and specifications I chose the Magellan 8X25 for the sizee and weight for walking trips and I was not disappointed. Besides those attributes, the Magellans performed extremely well both in clarity and ease of use as well as use with or without glasses. The only downside is the carry case which is cumbersome but adequate. I highly recommend.
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    HASH(0x8da2ff24) out of 5 stars Olympus Magellan 8X25 WP I binoculars 9 Nov. 2008
    By Diane Weiss - Published on Amazon.com
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    I bought these binoculars to take on our Alaska cruise and land tour and they worked great. Easy to use and the view was perfect. I carried them around my neck all day long during excursions and hikes. They are very light weight and easy to carry. I would highly recommend these!
    By J - Published on Amazon.com
    I bought this binoculars while in Afghanistan and let me tell you that the size is just perfect, they fit everywhere and the image is very clear even in the dark. I can say that these binos are better than the standard issue! I just wish that they had a cover for the front lenses.
    HASH(0x8d654eb8) out of 5 stars great little binocular 14 Sept. 2007
    By Chen Sun - Published on Amazon.com
    Very impressive for smaller binoculars. I have compared these in terms of image quality to inexpensive 10x50s, and I thought these are as good. Even when I look at the stars using these small binoculars, the stars are clear. Excellent quality.
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