Tasco 8x21 Essentials Compact Binocular (Black)

Tasco 8x21 Essentials Compact Binocular (Black)

Tasco 8x21 Essentials Compact Binocular (Black)

B&H # TA8X21BLK MFR # 165821
Tasco 8x21 Essentials Compact Binocular (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Roof Prism
  • 58° Angle of View
  • Dual Hinge Closed-Bridge Configuration
  • Knurled Center Focusing Wheel
  • Fold-Down Rubber Eyecups
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Tasco 165821 overview

  • 1Description

Tasco's compact 8x21 Essentials Compact Binocular, offered here in black, is an ideal instrument that brings the action up-close without taking up a lot of room or adding excessive weight. Anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics maximize the light coming into the 21mm objectives while minimizing light loss. A dual-hinge design enables the optical tubes to be folded tightly under the bridge for an ultra-compact form factor that allows them to fit easily into a pack, coat pocket, or glove compartment.

Performance
  • 8x magnification
  • 21mm objective lenses
  • Compact roof prism design
  • Anti-reflection fully multicoated optics
  • 383' field of view at 1000 yards
  • 58.4° angle of view
  • Use and Handling
  • Knurled center focus wheel
  • Closed-bridge configuration
  • Dual-hinge bridge design allows optical tubes to fold under for ultra-compact storage
  • Fold-down rubber eyecups
  • Construction Details
  • Black rubber armoring
  • Raised finger ridges for a comfortable slip-resistant grip
  • Recessed objectives protect from impacts and shades lenses from sunlight and weather
  • 6.5 oz weight
  • UPC: 046162094617

    Tasco 165821 specs

    Prism Type Roof
    Magnification 8x
    Objective Lens Diameter 21 mm
    Angle of View 7.3° (actual)
    Field of View 383.2' @ 1000 yd / 127.7 m @ 1000 m
    Minimum Focus Distance Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Exit Pupil Diameter 2.6 mm
    Eye Relief Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Interpupillary Adjustment Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Dioptric Correction Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Focus Type Center
    Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Weight 0.4 lb / 184.3 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.6 x 3.6 x 2.4"

    Tasco 165821 reviews

    8x21 Essentials Compact Binocular (Black) is rated 2.5 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from WASTE OF MONEY They do not magnify. They are junk. looking thru them makes the view SMALLER.
    Date published: 2016-04-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice, Light and small For a very inexpensive binocular, these work great. I have not owned many binoculars. I have owned several of these, and they work better than a more expensive pair (by Minolta) that was a bit bigger as well. That said I got a similar style by Pentax which seem quite a bit brighter, don't seem to shake quite a easily (not sure why). And the adjustment for glasses is easier to use. (In fact I replaced my Tascos because the rubber cups no longer were working, and two pairs I got would not stay folded down for glasses. That was a few years ago and those I did not get at B&H. Those are bit bigger and about twice the weight (11oz vs. 6oz). I am doing a bit of birding at least until I see most of the birds around here. I have started carrying a camera that zooms in more than either binocular (both 8x) and of course I can take pictures of the birds to ask folks what they are. So these are not getting much use, but ok when I don't what to take something more bulky. Probably better than opera glasses at a show too. I have yet to use the Pentax in the "field". And was thinking an even brighter pair might be next, but I am impressed with those, and taking my big camera might make more sense than a big pair of binoculars. The Tasco's are usually too dark to read the tree signs at the arboretum, will try the others next.
    Date published: 2018-06-22
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