Athlon Optics 12x50 Midas ED Binocular

Athlon Optics 12x50 Midas ED Binocular

Athlon Optics 12x50 Midas ED Binocular

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Athlon Optics 12x50 Midas ED Binocular

Athlon Optics 12x50 Midas ED Binocular

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Product Highlights

  • Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Objectives
  • Compact BAK4 Roof Prisms
  • Dielectric Coated and Phase Corrected
  • Broadband Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • Protective XPL Exterior Lens Coatings
  • Wide 64° Apparent Angle of View
  • Argon-Filled, Waterproof and Fogproof
  • Closed-Bridge Configuration
  • Lightweight Magnesium Alloy Chassis
  • Tripod Mountable with Optional Adapter
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Athlon Optics Midas overview

  • 1Description

Designed to deliver sharp, accurate, and true colors at extreme range, the Athlon Optics 12x50 Midas ED Binocular is built with an array of features, materials, and optical technologies that will make it your constant companion when you're out birding, hunting, hiking, or camping.

Engineered to deliver peak performance in all light conditions, the Midas is outfitted with extra-low dispersion (ED) glass, broadband anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics, dielectric coated and phase-corrected BAK4 roof prisms, and protective exterior lens coatings. These work together to maximize light transmission through the entire light path without distortion or color fringing. The results are bright, sharp, and clear high-contrast views with accurate color fidelity and crisp resolution across the entire visual spectrum—even in challenging conditions like at dawn and dusk, or when peering into dense underbrush or thick canopies. The large objectives also ensure subjects at extreme long range remain sharp and clear without the dimming that can occur with high-power optics such as this. To further improve the observational experience, the Midas is designed with a wide apparent angle of view to minimize distracting hand shake that is common with powerful optics and present a spacious field of view.

Athlon thoughtfully constructed the Midas to make it easy and comfortable to hold and allow it to withstand the elements. The optical tubes are argon-filled and O-ring sealed to be waterproof and resistant to internal fogging if the weather turns or they take an accidental spill in a stream or puddle. Protecting the optical components is a lightweight and durable magnesium alloy chassis. This gives it the strength it needs for constant use outdoors while reducing the overall weight for easier handling and carrying. Ergonomic and slip-resistant armoring provides a sure grip, and textured palm-pad accents further improve grip strength. Athlon includes objective lens caps and a one-piece ocular rainguard to protect the exterior lens surfaces. To keep the caps and rainguard safe during use, they are tethered to the body and strap, respectively. For those who experience fatigue when holding large optics for long periods, the Midas can be tripod mounted using an optional adapter for easy hands-free use.

Optical Performance
  • High 10x magnification enables detailed observations of distant subjects
  • Large 50mm objective lenses are optimized for use in low light, such as during the early morning and late evening hours, and to help ensure views stay bright when viewing at extreme long range
  • Compact roof prism light path ensures the optical tubes remain slim for easier handling without affecting performance
  • Extra low-dispersion (ED) glass lens elements reduce chromatic and spherical aberrations for increased contrast and improved color rendition and sharpness without distortion across the entire field of view
  • BAK4 prism glass delivers a round exit pupil and a crisp and clear image with limited edge distortion
  • Phase-correcting prism coatings eliminate internal interference to improve color and contrast
  • ESP dielectric prism coatings boost surface reflectivity to greater than 99% for maximum light transmission through the prism with minimal loss and diffraction
  • Broadband anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics maximize light transmission and improve contrast and color fidelity across the entire visible spectrum
  • Proprietary XPL exterior lens coatings resist scratches and abrasions while allowing oil, dirt, and sap to be cleaned off without leaving smudges or residue
  • Wide 64° apparent angle of view minimizes the appearance of the distracting hand shake that is common when holding high-power optics, while presenting a spacious and immersive observational experience
  • 281-foot field of view at 1000 yards
Use and Handling
  • Closed-bridge configuration provides a stable and strong platform for the internal focusing mechanism
  • Large slip-resistant center focusing wheel is easy to manipulate in cold and wet weather, even while wearing gloves
  • Right-eye dioptric correction allows user to compensate for optical prescription to produce sharper views
  • Broad 59-74mm interpupillary distance adjustment range enables easy use by a wide variety of users
  • Twist-up click-stop eyecups for easy use with or without eyewear
  • Tripod mountable with an optional adapter for hands-free use to eliminate vibrations and arm fatigue
  • 15mm eye relief allows for more comfortable viewing with reduced eye strain, especially during long-duration glassing sessions
  • 4.2mm exit pupil will cover pupils as they open and dilate in low light to keep the full scene in view without vignetting
Construction Details
  • Lightweight and durable magnesium alloy chassis material
  • Ergonomic body design positions the hand over the binocular's center of balance for additional comfort and reduced strain and fatigue
  • Protective rubber armor with textured palm pads provide a solid and secure slip-resistant grip
  • Argon-filled and O-ring sealed to be waterproof and resistant to internal fogging when moving through extreme changes in temperature and environmental conditions
  • Tethered objective lens caps and one-piece ocular rainguard protect the lens surface without the fear of losing them when not in use
UPC: 813869020061
In the Box
Athlon Optics 12x50 Midas ED Binocular
  • Lens Cloth
  • Neck Strap
  • Carrying Case
  • 1-Piece Ocular Rainguard
  • 2 x Tethered Objective Lens Caps
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Athlon Optics Midas specs

    Prism Type Roof
    Magnification 12x
    Objective Lens Diameter 50mm
    Angle of View 5.4° (actual)
    Field of View 281.0' @ 1000 yd / 93.29 m @ 1000 m
    Minimum Focus Distance 11.5' / 3.5 m
    Exit Pupil Diameter 4.2 mm
    Eye Relief 15.0 mm
    Interpupillary Adjustment 59.0 - 74.0 mm / 2.3 - 2.9"
    Dioptric Correction Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Focus Type Center
    Tripod Mount Yes (Adapter Optional)
    Dimensions 6.7 x 5.4" / 17.0 x 13.7 cm
    Weight 33.0 oz / 935.6 g

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