LaScala Optics 3x25 Iolanta Opera Glasses (Green & Gold)

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LaScala Optics
LaScala Optics 3x25 Iolanta Opera Glasses (Green & Gold)
Key Features
  • Extendable Lorgnette Handle Design
  • Folding Handle for Easy Transport
  • Center Focus Wheel
Blending elegant style and easy handling into a compact form factor, LaScala Optics' green and gold 3x25 Iolanta Opera Glasses bring you closer to the stage without having to leave your seat. These glasses feature the classic Lorgnette folding handle design, allowing the Iolanta to be reduced to a pocket-sized 4.5x2.3x2.1" footprint for when you're traveling to and from the theater. At showtime, just extend the handle to comfortably hold them to your eyes. The center focusing wheel is easily accessible, so you'll always have a crisp and clean view of the performance.
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LaScala Optics Iolanta Overview

Blending elegant style and easy handling into a compact form factor, LaScala Optics' green and gold 3x25 Iolanta Opera Glasses bring you closer to the stage without having to leave your seat. These glasses feature the classic Lorgnette folding handle design, allowing the Iolanta to be reduced to a pocket-sized 4.5x2.3x2.1" footprint for when you're traveling to and from the theater. At showtime, just extend the handle to comfortably hold them to your eyes. The center focusing wheel is easily accessible, so you'll always have a crisp and clean view of the performance.

UPC: 839912000255

LaScala Optics Iolanta Specs

Magnification3x
Objective Lens Diameter25 mm
Angle of View11.2°
Minimum Focus Distance6' / 1.8 m
Focus TypeCenter
BatteryNone
Dimensions4.5 x 2.3 x 2.1" / 11.4 x 5.8 x 5.3 cm
Weight7 oz / 198.5 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.4 x 3.3 x 2.2"

LaScala Optics Iolanta Reviews

Pretty but optically lacking

By Charles
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2019-07-02

Let me start with the good - these look and feel great. The brass is bright, the black plastic is glossy, and the weight is just right. The handle doesn't slip but moves easily when loosened, and the eye distance adjustment is appropriately stiff. As a prop, these are just splendid. But optically, they leave a great amount to be desired. First, the focus range is terrible. You have to almost fully extend the focus just to focus at infinity - most of the range focuses past infinity and is useless. Focusing closer than 15 feet is just straight-up impossible, and 25 feet is pushing your luck. For most use cases, this is not a problem, but I've found it irritating several times. Second, and much more problematic, the left and right negative lenses rock on the focusing post by about 3 mm - so the left eyecup can be 3 mm too close while the right eyecup is 3 mm too far. Obviously, a 6 mm slop in focusing distance would be completely unacceptable in a camera lens. While our eyes have a limited ability to correct for this, it can't do much when my eyes are receiving such different images. This wobble is due to loose tolerances where the eyecup enters the body. If the cylinders were longer and closer in width, this would be greatly reduced. See the attached image for the degree of wobble - I am not pushing hard at all and the eyepieces are moving by multiple millimeters. Third, and this is a minor gripe, the field of view is extremely limited. This is not a problem for most use cases of opera glasses, of course, but check your own expected use case. I want to use these at academic presentations when people have very small text on the screen, and the limited field of view means I have to move my head a lot. Not a deal breaker, but just something to keep in mind. Do remember that you're mostly paying for the appearance of these glasses. They don't have any sort of diopter adjustment, there's no deep eye cup to block stray light, and of course there's no fancy image stabilization. This is not a negative at this price point, but do keep these things in mind when considering where you plan to use them. Overall, if you want opera glasses that look and feel good, these are a great choice. If you want good optics, I suggest looking elsewhere.

Beautiful and functional!

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-04-09

Beautiful and functional! Perfect for the symphony, or any other concert. The handle will swing and set to left or right hand position for ease in use. I wish I purchased two so I could give one as a gift.

perfect for swan lake

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-03-21

perfect

Solid Specs

By Chairforce Greg
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-02-09

For the price, these are a solid built pair of opera glasses. The magnification works wonderfully and the zooming function is user friendly. Aesthetically, they are a pretty sight to look at...

Excellent

By Lorraine
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-03-18

Just what I needed

Disappointing close focus

By Fred
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2018-11-28

Opera glasses are so-so binoculars at best. But this pair is unnecessarily bad. Im far-sighted--at can see at a distance but need reading glasses. These binoculars JUST achieved focus at a distance for me with the focus all the out. The closest item I could focus on was about thirty feet away. Essentially, 90% of the focus adjustment range was useless to me. It just made things less focused. Unless you are near-sighted, I would give these a pass. Im keeping mine because I mostly want them for sporting events, where Im far enough away that I can use them. Surely other brands have a more useful range of focus for far-sighted people.

Optics good, but defective cap falls off

By Loves Ballet
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2018-05-08

I received the opera glasses 2 weeks ago, and called B&H right away as there was a cap loose in the box. �They said I could return it or try to glue it on. �Returning it seemed a hassle, and maybe extra cost, so I tried gluing it on. The gluing didn't work. �It keeps falling off. The cap is supposed to snap onto the end of the small round section that allows one to adjust the focus. �The glasses optics are fine, but I wish I had a complete one that included the finishing cap. �It has been kind of annoying, and I'm not sure I can recommend the item because of it.

PERFECT!

By JF
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-12-08

I purchased these for my daughter because she always goes to Broadway shows and did not know what to get her for Christmas.� I know she will love these and I plan on getting one for myself.

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Does the handle telescope for more comfortable holdin?
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No, the handle is a fixed length.
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Can one eyepiece be focused to better match eye differences?
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