Barska 18x70 WP Encounter Binocular

Barska 18x70 WP Encounter Binocular

Barska 18x70 WP Encounter Binocular

B&H # BA18X70WPE MFR # AB12168
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Product Highlights

  • BAK4 Porro Prisms
  • Fully Multicoated Optics
  • 2.8° Angular Field of View
  • Close Focusing 122'
  • Individual Focusing
  • Aluminum Magnesium Alloy
  • Water and Fogproof
  • Tripod Mountable
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The 18x70 WP Encounter Binocular from Barska allows for long-range terrestrial or astronomical observations with a 18x magnification and a 2.8° angle of view. Its 70 mm diameter objective lenses can gather light needed for viewing in low-light conditions like dusk or dawn, or for observing the night sky. Additionally, the binocular has fully multicoated lenses and BAK4 Porro prisms which improve light transmission and image clarity compared to single or multi-coated optics and prisms made of lower grade optical glass.

Beyond optical highlights, the WP Encounter Binocular has a set of convenience features. It is tripod-mountable and ought to be used on a tripod with a standard 1/4"-20 thread. Using a tripod will achieve image stability and eliminate jitter introduced by inherent unsteadiness in hands. The binocular also features angled viewing, with two eyepieces facing upward similar to an angled spotting scope. This allows you to easily align your eyes with the eyepieces and position your head and neck comfortably. The eye relief is 23 mm and can provide enough space to accommodate anyone wearing eyeglasses.

In terms of construction, the binocular features a water and fogproof aluminum magnesium alloy housing and a detachable carrying handle. Also included with the binocular are a hard carrying case and a lens cloth.

Optical Performance

  • 18x magnification
  • 70mm objective lenses
  • Prisms: BAK4 Porro
  • Fully multicoated optics
  • Angular field of view: 2.8°
  • Exit pupil: 4 mm
  • Eye relief: 23 mm
  • Minimum focus: 122'

Use, Handling & Construction

  • Individual focusing
  • Water and fogproof
  • Aluminum magnesium alloy housing
  • Upward-facing eyepieces for angled viewing
  • Detachable carrying handle
  • Tripod thread: 1/4"-20
UPC: 790272985364
Prism Type Porro
Magnification 18x
Objective Lens Diameter 70mm
Angle of View 2.8° (actual)
Field of View -1.0'; @ 1000 yd / -1.0 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 787.1'; / 239.9 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 4  mm
Eye Relief 23  mm
Focus Type Individual
Tripod Mount Yes
Dimensions 18.0 x 12.0 x 6.0" / 45.7 x 30.5 x 15.2 cm
Weight 149 oz / 4.224 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 9.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.0 x 12.0 x 6.0"
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