Opticron Oregon 20x80 Observation Binoculars
Manufacturer code: 30151 | Our code: 129651
“The Opticron Oregon 20x80 binoculars prove that well-designed binoculars don't need low-dispersion ED-glass elements in their objective lenses to deliver an impressive performance. To achieve this at what might be considered a budget price is no mean feat, particularly when the build quality matches the binoculars' optical prowess.
Above is an excerpt from a review authored by Ade Ashford and published in Astronomy Now October 19. Click here to read the entire review.”
Opticron Oregon 20x80 Observation Binoculars. Oregon Observation binoculars are excellent value for money for the first time or occasional user looking for a pair of large objective lens binoculars suitable for daytime terrestrial observation and stargazing.
The 80mm objectives and BAK 4 prism multi-coated optical system combine to deliver bright crisp images with good colour contrast, while long eye relief eyepieces enable users to get the full field of view with or without glasses.
- Large objective, high magnification for long range terrestrial observation
- Porro prism design with protective rubber armouring
- BAK-4 Fully multi-coated optical system (all air/glass surfaces)
- Fold down rubber eyecups
- Wide wheel focusing
- Integral tripod adapter socket
- 5 year guarantee
Oregon Observation binoculars are supplied in a soft carry case with rainguard, wide nylon strap and rubber objective lens covers.
|Dimensions||H: 32.5cm x W: 23.5cm|
|Objective Lens Diameter||80 mm|
|Linear Field of View (@ 1000m)||57 m|
|Interpupillary Distance||56-77 mm|
|Eye Relief||17 mm|
Review by Gillian Ide
I have yet to use these 20 x 80 binoculars on a tripod so my usage has been limited. However I was surprised to find that they are comfortable to hold you can use the central tripod adapter post for short periods. Compared to my old 10 x 50s they are amazing: cant wait to set them up on a tripod or p mount for longer viewing sessions. I had a fantastic view of Andromeda in dark Dartmoor skies with a new moon and managed to make out individual stars in M15 globular cluster in Pegasus looking forward to viewing Orion and splitting Albireo. If you want large aperture bins without spending a huge amount of money then these Opticrons are excellent.
Review by Tony G.
Exceeded expectations for the price. Clear bright image with little sign of distortion or chromatic aberration. Easy to focus and obtain a sharp image with or without glasses. Lens caps case and sundries are all to a good standard. Main use is for nature watching and closest focus distance is good. Anything closer is better viewed in a lower power binocular. Surprisingly light in weight and at a pinch can be hand held. Tried on a monopod and a reasonably robust tripod with the latter naturally by far the best for a stable image. Only question is as to longevity re degradation of the rubberised surfaces with time. Based on initial impressions and use would thoroughly recommend this product.