The 10x50 3D Series ED Binoculars from Carson combines extra-low-dispersion (ED) glass elements and BAK4 prisms to transmit bright images that are rich with contrast and detail. Phase-correction prism coatings minimize color fringing while enhancing image clarity. These 3D Series binoculars are configured with 50mm objectives, offering better light-gathering ability than other standard size optics in the series. An O-ring sealed and nitrogen-filled housing enable fogproof and waterproof performance in humid and wet conditions. Textured rubber armor adds impact-resistance and helps the viewer maintain their grip while wearing gloves.
- BAK4 Roof Prisms with Phase-Correction
- Extra-Low-Dispersion Glass
- Fully Multicoated Optics
- Nitrogen-Filled, Fogproof & Waterproof
Carson 3D Series 10x50 ED Overview
Carson 3D Series 10x50 ED Specs
|Prism Type||Roof (BAK4)|
|Objective Lens Diameter||50 mm|
|Angle of View||5° (Actual)|
|Field of View||262' @ 1000 yd / 87 m @ 1000 m|
|Minimum Focus Distance||13.1' / 4 m|
|Exit Pupil Diameter||5 mm|
|Eye Relief||20 mm|
|Diopter Adjustment||-4 to +4|
|Fogproof||Yes, Nitrogen Filled|
|Dimensions||7.1 x 5 x 2.3" / 18.03 x 12.7 x 5.84 cm|
|Weight||26.2 oz / 743 g|
|Package Weight||3.155 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||9.5 x 8.4 x 5.15"|
Carson 3D Series 10x50 ED Reviews
Great for the Night Skies
I am very pleased with these Carson 10x50 #D Series ED binoculars. I bought them primarily for stargazing and finding targets for astrophotography. They are bright and crystal clear. I have been able to identify the Andromeda Galaxy, a couple of double stars and the Galilean moons of Jupiter, none of which are possible with my naked eye. The long eye relief is especially helpful because I wear glasses. I would buy these again in a heartbeat and I'm considering these as gifts.
Beats some big name brand binos I tried
Ordered my Carson 3D 10 x 50 ED binoculars after trying two similarly priced, name brand binoculars first. The first pair had way too much chromatic aberration and the second pair I just couldn't seem to achieve sharp focus. So, after all that, I had high hopes for this Carson product. The binoculars came in a nicely designed, but rather lightweight box. Packed inside were the cased binoculars with nice caps on both ends, the strap and the harness, instructions, lifetime warranty info sheet and a tiny lens cloth. The eyepiece caps are a moderately hard plastic. The objective covers are rubber and are retained by the integrated rubber rings around the lens barrel. The binoculars are nicely made, feel solid in hand and have nice resistance in the hinge, focus knob and diopter adjustment. The larger 50mm objective gives the unit a bit more heft and length over the 10 x 42 model. I wasn't looking for small size especially, so the size increase was fine with me. The black color body has a kind of matte finish to it. They are comfortable in hand for my medium size man hands. The armor coating is lighter than on either of my two previous test models. With a lifetime warranty ... why worry? After working with the adjustments it was time to do some serious glassing. My first looks were around the neighborhood at night as the binoculars arrived very late in the day. Focusing on a neighbors walkway light at night was no problem and appeared quite sharp with minimal flaring. The 50mm objective allowed good surrounding visibility for as dark as it was. Outdoors in daylight is the real test for me. Looking at birds and wildlife, and navigating on my sailboat will be my main uses. Waterproof and ruggedness is important to me in addition to overall clarity. On a cloudy bright I looked at various distances near and far including a jet airliner passing over head. Focusing was easy and the image very clear in all cases. Color and contrast were very good and presented a pleasing image of the field. Overall I would rate these as an excellent value for the money. In short, they met my expectations for build quality and image quality. My previous test binos were really just OK in my view. No wow factor at all. At a near $275 price point I felt there must be better out there. These Carsons didn't disappoint. Even though they are on the low end of the price range for good binoculars, they are definitely NOT "cheap" glasses. The case as supplied is nice enough, and I suppose that for people using the harness/case combination it might be a great design. For my personal usage I'm not sold on it. I will be using the binoculars free of the case most of the time. I would prefer just a standard slip-in type case rather than this "flop open" design. I don't want to be bothered with the elastic holding strap and I worry that the integrated magnetic catches along the sides could accidentally open and allow the binoculars to fall out. Time will tell on this. I could end up removing the elastic strap all together and using some JB Weld epoxy to glue the side magnets together permanently. That would solve the safety issue. Carson is not exactly a household name when it comes to binoculars. I had seen a few positive online reviews and decided to give them a try after my two "big name"� disappointments. I hoped that the company invested more money into the product rather than in a bunch of expensive national advertising. It seems as though they have. My minor criticism is ... I wish they had included one of their lens cleaning pens instead of that tiny cloth. It would have been a welcome and appreciated bonus. What could it cost? So far I am very satisfied with my purchase. Nothing fancy about them. No prestige name. Just good solid construction and very clear optics. Exactly what I was looking for.
my first roof binoculars
great jump from previous cost effective porro prism. eye cups need to be adjusted to avoid vignetting even if I have eyeglasses.
Hard to beat. Very nice Optic
Wanted to let you know how I felt about my recent purchase of your 10 X 50 3D ED binoculars. I purchased these after purchasing and returning two other similar priced binoculars. After seeing a few online reviews on Carson 10 x 42, I decided to give the 10 x 50 ED a try. I was pleasantly surprised how well they worked for me. Image is clear, crisp and contrasty. No chromatic aberration at all. Exactly what I was looking for. I was comparing these (and the others) to the image quality of my 30 year old big name porro binos which I have always felt were very good. The Carsons proved to be their equal. I'm not one of those people that can afford to drop a "grand" on good binoculars. I was very pleased to find this much quality in such a reasonably priced binocular. As enthusiastic as I am about the binoculars themselves, I'm not as crazy about the supplied case. I don't use mine in a way as to make this case much use to me. The magnetic fastening is novel but the extra weight of the 10 X 50s make it possible fo the case to fall open unexpectedly and I don't feel the elastic strap is convenient for my use. Not a fan of the "flop open" design. I contacted Carson customer service to buy a traditional case and they sent me one� .. NO CHARGE. I've used these everyday since purchase (1 month). I'm still impressed with them. You should give these a try.
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