Opticron 6x32 Traveller BGA Mg Binocular (Black)

Opticron 6x32 Traveller BGA Mg Binocular (Black)

Opticron 6x32 Traveller BGA Mg Binocular (Black)

B&H # OP6X32T MFR # 30597
Opticron 6x32 Traveller BGA Mg Binocular (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Phase-Corrected BAK4 Roof Prisms
  • Anti-Reflection Fully Multicoated Optics
  • 4.9' Close Focus Distance
  • Nitrogen-Filled, Water and Fogproof
  • Closed Bridge Configuration
  • Magnesium Alloy Chassis
  • Center Focusing
  • Push-Pull Retractable Eyecups
  • Long 19mm Eye Relief
  • Tethered Objective Lens Covers
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Magnification: 6x


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Opticron 30597 overview

  • 1Description

Created as a multipurpose optic that delivers image quality with a streamlined silhouette for those who require a set of smaller glasses, Opticron's black 6x32 Traveller BGA Mg Binocular features their proprietary Oasis phase-corrected prism coatings to enhance image brightness, resolution, and color rendition. The Oasis, coupled with anti-reflection fully multicoated optics, provides an offset to the relatively small objectives to increase the Traveller's low-light performance versus similar uncorrected and un-coated binoculars.

Offering a lower magnification to produce a wider field of view, this 6x version of the Traveller produces an immersive observational experience. Complementing its compact form-factor is a lightweight and durable magnesium alloy housing and slip-resistant rubber armoring. To make this an optic worthy of its name, the optical tubes are nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed to make them waterproof to 10' and fogproof. Tethered objective lens caps ensure they won't get lost when the binocular is being used, and easy to find when it's time to put them back on.

Optical Performance
  • 6x magnification
  • 32mm objective lenses
  • BAK-4 roof prism optical path
  • Anti-reflection fully multicoated optics
  • Proprietary Oasis phase-corrected prism coatings enhance image brightness, resolution, and color rendition
  • 423' field of view at 1000 yd
  • 49° apparent field of view
  • Close 4.9' minimum focus distance
Use and Handling
  • Closed bridge configuration
  • Large center focusing wheel
  • Right-eye dioptric correction
  • Push-pull retractable eyecups
  • Long 19mm eye relief
  • 5.3mm exit pupil
Construction Details
  • Lightweight and durable magnesium alloy housing
  • Slip-resistant rubber armoring
  • Nitrogen-filled for water and fogproof performance
  • Waterproof to 10' (3m)
  • Tethered objective lens covers
  • Compact 4.6 x 3.9" form-factor and weighs just 12.9 oz
In the Box
Opticron 6x32 Traveller BGA Mg Binocular (Black)
  • Lens Cloth
  • Soft Vinyl Case
  • Ocular Rainguard
  • Padded Neoprene Neck Strap
  • 2 x Tethered Objective Lens Cover
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Opticron 30597 specs

    Prism Type Roof
    Magnification 6  x
    Objective Lens Diameter 32 mm
    Angle of View 8.1° (Actual)
    Field of View 425.2' @ 1000 yd / 141.7 m @ 1000 m
    Minimum Focus Distance 31.5' / 9.6 m
    Exit Pupil Diameter 5.3 mm
    Eye Relief 19 mm
    Interpupillary Adjustment 8.8 to 11.1 mm / 22.4 to 28.1"
    Focus Type Center
    Tripod Mount None
    Dimensions 4.6 x 3.9" / 11.7 x 9.9 cm
    Weight 12.9 oz / 365.7 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.4 x 5.4 x 3.2"

    Opticron 30597 reviews

    6x32 Traveller BGA Mg Binocular (Black) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from AN ENTHUSIASTIC ENDORSEMENT I purchased this binocular from B&H Photo in July 2015. At the date of this review you are looking at the ONLY compact wide-angle 6x32 roof prism in the binocular universe. It is manufactured in Japan by OPTICRON (UK). This binocular is a magnificent achievement in precision engineering, compact utility and simply a sheer pleasure to use. To top it all off, I have experienced exemplary service from Opticron's US office in Huntersville, NC. They responded immediately to my inquiries and requests and went beyond what any business should normally have to do to satisfy a customer. I cannot praise their integrity and dedication to customer service high enough. Thank you Michaela! For more user reviews on the Opticron 6x32 Traveller BGA visit www.opticron.co.uk & www.opticronusa.com.Why a 6-power glass and not 7 or 8 power? It is all about the human eye, magnification and field-of-view (FOV). The human eye deteriorates over its lifespan. Excellent or poor eyesight may occur at any age, and corrective lenses may mitigate some of the effects of eye disease but they cannot restore the eye to a state of pristine health. In simple terms, lower magnification combined with a larger field-of-view is considerably easier on the eyes than higher magnification and a narrower FOV. Some of the benefits of lower power are:- less eye strain & less fatigue when scanning for longer periods- increased depth of field allows for identifying greater details with more clarity- less movement, wobbling etc., especially when viewing from a rocking boat - lower power and a smaller objective lens provide plenty of light gathering capability from dawn to dusk Being able to hold the binoculars steadier and enjoying the much wider field-of-view translates into SEEING MORE!I wear eyeglasses since my early twenties and I have owned 7x35 Hertel & Reuss porro prism,10x40 Zeiss Dialyt, 7x42 Zeiss Dialyt, 7x42 Leitz Trinovid, 8x56 Optolyth Royal, 6.5x32 I.F. Minox, the latter all roof prisms. I have also used and tested countless other high-end binoculars from Zeiss, Leica (Leitz), Swarovski and others during the past 35 years. I don't claim to be a technical expert on binoculars, but I have been pleasantly surprised a time or two when testing lower or value priced glasses. Since the introduction of affordable laser technology in all aspects of optical manufacturing, Japanese firms in particular have long since caught up with Central European makers in the selection of quality materials and assembly. They also use premium glass, usually procured from Schott/Zeiss Germany, and they have developed their own proprietary coatings and processes. Price and value are no longer related in a linear fashion. The lower cost of labour in Asia may account for a substantial price reduction in a piece of quality optics. Not to say that top Nikon products are any 'cheaper' than their Central European counterparts, they certainly are not. Virtually all European binocular manufacturers utilize factory capacities in Japan and lend their esteemed names to the high quality finished product. USER EXPERIENCE - Opticron 6x32 Traveller BGA Mg small physical size, light weight 370 grams - with rain guard & flappy caps about 400 grams comparable performance to full-size binocs weighting twice as much (My guarantee to the reader) slip-resistant partial rubber armoring feels very natural and enhances protection & durability very easy to hold steady with one hand (try that with an 800 grams full-size binoc) solid mechanical design, perfectly balanced in left and right hand thumb rests underneath in the centre of the bridge for perfect balance and control large focussing wheel on far end of the bridge turns as smooth as glass, with either index or ring finger right eye piece - click adjusted by the user will never need re-adjustment Eye Relief (ER) is 19mm for full field-of-view with or without glasses push/pull retractable eyecups stay put, will not collapse with normal use Field-Of-View (FOV) is symmetric, sharp and round superbly easy to find the focusing sweet spot very large central sweet spot with softening of the image on the periphery of the view (nothing negative in a compact roof prism glass with a FOV of 140/1000m) found no chromatic aberration (color fringing) visible in bright sunlight no curvature rolling - one can easily follow birds in flight without any rolling ball effect objective flappy caps are a great addition - easily popped off with thumbs, stay out off the way, yet attached one piece occular lens cap is attached on one side to the left neckstrap. When popped off the occulars, the lens cap dangles to the left of the binocular, out of the way and poses no obstruction to the userSUMMARY what a clever design all-around - a precision instrument made in Japan high quality optics & mechanical design utilizing latest technology huge field-of-view 141/1000m (refer to published specs) serialized numbers stamped on unit awesome price point, unusually low for its high quality and uniquenessOnly wish I would have: a wider neck strap. The supplied 3/4 inch strap has to carry about 400 grams with the included rain guard and flappy caps. I have replaced it with an after-market 1-1/2 inch wide strap that works wonders for a sore neck.
    Date published: 2015-08-22
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