Opticron 10x50 Discovery WP PC Binocular

Opticron 10x50 Discovery WP PC Binocular

Opticron 10x50 Discovery WP PC Binocular

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Opticron 10x50 Discovery WP PC Binocular

Opticron 10x50 Discovery WP PC Binocular

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Product Highlights

  • Phase-Corrected Roof Prisms
  • Anti-Reflection Fully Multicoated Optics
  • Wide-Angle Viewing: 66°
  • Close Focus Distance of 4.9'
  • Nitrogen-Filled, Water and Fogproof
  • Closed Bridge Configuration
  • Magnesium Alloy Chassis
  • Center Focusing
  • Twist-Up Eyecups
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Opticron's 10x50 Discovery WP PC Binocular fuses image-enhancing optical technologies and ergonomic handling to create a set of glasses with bright and clear high-contrast images, especially in low-light conditions, that can stand up to the elements. They feature large objective lenses that enhance the Discovery's performance at dawn and dusk or areas with a thick canopy, and anti-reflective fully multicoated optics to maximize light transmission and enhance image contrast. Complementing the lens system are phase-corrected roof prisms that render lifelike colors and sharpness. Twist-up rubber eyecups and a long 22mm eye relief outfit the binocular for a comfortable viewing experience even while wearing eyeglasses.

Complementing the optical performance is a light and durable magnesium alloy housing that is nitrogen-filled and o-ring sealed to perform in extreme humidity or temperature extremes and heavy rainfall without fogging. The build quality and optical performance, including an exceptional close viewing distance of just 4.9', make the Discovery a full-featured optic for close to long-range observations from dawn to dusk.

Optical Performance
  • 10x magnification
  • 50mm objective lenses
  • Phase corrected roof prisms
  • Anti-reflection fully multicoated coated optics
  • Close focus distance of 4.9'
  • Immersive wide-field eyepieces
  • 345' field of view at 1000 yards
  • 66° apparent wide-angle of view
Use and Handling
  • Large ribbed center focus wheel
  • Single-hinge closed bridge configuration
  • Right eye diopter adjustment
  • Twist-up rubber eyecups
  • Long 22mm eye relief with 5.0mm exit pupil
Construction Details
  • Lightweight and durable magnesium housing
  • Nitrogen-filled, water and fogproof proof
  • One-piece ocular rainguard and tethered objective lens covers
In the Box
Opticron 10x50 Discovery WP PC Binocular
  • Neck Strap
  • Soft Carry Case
  • Eyepiece Rainguard
  • 2 x Objective Lens Covers
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Prism Type Roof
    Magnification 10x
    Objective Lens Diameter 50 mm
    Angle of View 6.6° (actual)
    Field of View 346.5' @ 1000 yd / 115.5 m @ 1000 m
    Minimum Focus Distance 4.9' / 1.5 m
    Exit Pupil Diameter 5.0 mm
    Eye Relief 17 mm
    Interpupillary Adjustment 8.8 - 11.6 mm / 22.4 - 29.5"
    Dioptric Correction Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Focus Type Center
    Tripod Mount Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Dimensions 5.2 x 5.7" / 13.3 x 14.5 cm
    Weight 28.68 oz / 813 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.3 x 6.2 x 3.1"
    10x50 Discovery WP PC Binocular is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, compact, 10x50 binoculars I use these 10x50 Discovery WP PC binoculars mostly for bird watching and general nature viewing. While mostly I find 8x42 or 8x32 binoculars more useful I do have a place for a higher-magnification binocular and these seem to suit that purpose nicely, without being so costly as to break the bank. These Discoverys are quite compact for a 10x50 binocular and have an unusually wide field of view for the format. They feel good in the hand and offer a decently sharp view over most of the field and good (though not great) contrast and colour saturation. The focus wheel is precise, though lightly-weighted and, I think, perhaps requiring too little movement for large changes in focus point. They seem quite resistant to flare, but do suffer a little from loss of contrast due to veiling flare when viewing near the rising or setting sun or under bright overcast conditions. Their one major optical sin is suffering perhaps too much from chromatic aberration (purple and/or green colour fringing, especially on high-contrast edges) which is present right from the centre of view and becomes progressively worse off-axis. Nonetheless, while CA is present it is well-enough controlled that I can live with it (note, though, that I'm not overly bothered by CA and can usually ignore it: those who can't should probably avoid these Discoverys). The strap and case supplied are pretty basic, though quite functional. The rubber-band-and-cap objective covers fit well. Both one-piece and two-connected-caps rainguards were provided. I found the one-piece guard fit well, so that's the one I use. The two-caps guard also fit but too snugly for my preference. Overall I find these 10x50 Discovery binoculars pleasing to use, though I'd possibly prefer to spend a bit more for something with better control of CA if they were my primary binoculars, rather than a higher-magnification supplement. If I could, I'd probably rate them 3.5 stars, rather than 4 (based on view and value for money) - but I think 3 would be too low a rating.
    Date published: 2015-11-18
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