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    • Imagic IS 10x30 & 12x30 - Ray Scally

      Date Added 01/10/2019

      On the first day of testing I was out on a viewing platform in high winds where the image stabilisation really showed its benefits. Watching distant Starlings on a wire it was virtually impossible to avoid shake even with my personal 8x32’s,...

    • Imagic IS 10x30 & 12x30 - Ray Scally

      Date Added 01/10/2019

      On the first day of testing I was out on a viewing platform in high winds where the image stabilisation really showed its benefits. Watching distant Starlings on a wire it was virtually impossible to avoid shake even with my personal 8x32’s,...

    • Oregon Observation 20x80 - Astronomy Now Oct 19

      Date Added 30/09/2019

      The Opticron Oregon 20x80 binoculars prove that well-designed binoculars don't need low-dispersion ED-glass elements in their objective lenses to deliver an impressive performance. To achieve this at what might be considered a budget price is no...

    • Natura BGA ED 8x42 - Tim Sexton

      Date Added 21/08/2019

      The ED glass created a bright, clean image even with dark clouds overhead. When a male gadwall, still in breeding plumage came close to the bank, the vermiculations on its flanks appeared crisp and sharp. Despite trying to be critical, it was hard...

    • MM4 77 GA ED/45 - Tim Sexton

      Date Added 15/08/2019

      A video review by Tim Sexton of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

    • MM4 77 GA ED/45 - Mike Alibone

      Date Added 01/08/2019

      The MM4 77 is unique to Opticron – no other brand has access to its design. Anyone thinking of spending up to £1000 on a mid-range telescope and eyepiece set should certainly consider this as an option. Above is an excerpt from a...

    • WP Mono 8x30 - Isobel Brocklebank

      Date Added 31/07/2019

      The Opticron WP Mono 8x30 is small enough to fit snugly in the palm of my hand or be tucked down the front of my buoyancy aid and is light enough to be taken everywhere. The rubber armouring makes it easy to hold and reassures me that it will be...

    • MM4 77 GA ED/45 with SDLv2 Eyepiece - Paul Brewster

      Date Added 25/07/2019

      I chose an overcast day in order to test the light gathering quality of this scope in less than ideal conditions. The first test was at 18x magnification, and the image obtained was stunning; bright and sharp with no discernible reduction in quality...

    • MM4 77 GA ED/45 - Lee Thickett

      Date Added 10/07/2019

      So, how to sum up the MM4 77mm? It is compact and lightweight for a 77mm and handles really nicely, being balanced on the tripod, and having well-engineered fast and slow focus modes. The two eyepieces make excellent companions for each other and...

    • MM4 50 GA ED/45 - Nick Moran

      Date Added 01/07/2019

      Overall, I found this scope intuitive and fun to use, and was pleasantly surprised by its optical performance. It has certainly made me a travel scope convert! Above is an excerpt from a review authored by Nick Moran and published in BTO News...

    • MM4 50 GA ED/45 - Nick Moran

      Date Added 01/07/2019

      Overall, I found this scope intuitive and fun to use, and was pleasantly surprised by its optical performance. It has certainly made me a travel scope convert! Above is an excerpt from a review authored by Nick Moran and published in BTO News...

    • Oregon 4 PC 8x42 - Fatbirder

      Date Added 22/05/2019

      What is my overall opinion? Well, maybe I am biased but knowing the great after-sales response at Opticron I would certainly recommend them to occasional users and newbies. These will see you through your first year of birding and will not begin to...

    • Discovery WP PC 8x32 - Lee Thickett

      Date Added 10/05/2019

      So far so competitive, but I would pick out the weight of 391g as a stand-out light weight, and the IPD range extending down to 52mm is to be applauded, it making these compact and super-light binos suitable for folks with smaller IPDs such as...

    • MM4 77 GA ED/45 - Simon (Cley Spy)

      Date Added 02/05/2019

      I had a great couple of weeks using the ‘77’ in Mull. Opticron have taken the tried & tested MM4 formula, tweaked it and produced a fabulous, lightweight all-round birding scope. At no point did I regret not having my (considerably...

    • MM4 60 GA ED/45, HDF T 15-45x and USM-2 - Josh Hill

      Date Added 25/03/2019

      One of the MM4 60’s main qualities is its weight, at only 619g, I can carry it miles without feeling any strain. The scope is small too - 280mm (10.2”) exactly and means it fits neatly into my backpack. Above is an excerpt from a...

    • Traveller BGA ED 8x32 - Nick Moran

      Date Added 20/03/2019

      Logic suggests that relatively small binoculars, with modest-sized objective lenses, will be compromised in their light gathering capabilities. In this respect, the Travellers defy logic! Using them in various low-light conditions, I have repeatedly...

    • MM3 60 GA/45 - Mike Alibone

      Date Added 16/03/2019

      So, for anyone considering purchasing a relatively low-cost telescope, which has enough 'muscle' to perform admirably alongside larger models, at a reasonably high magnification, while at the same time is small enough to be classed as easily...

    • BGA Monocular 8x42 - BBR Website

      Date Added 25/02/2019

      The Japanese made 8x42 Opticron BGA monocular is ideally suited to observing birds and other wildlife, and its low weight (just 10.1oz) is easy to carry along with other gear. The performance is excellent at this price. Above is an excerpt from a...

    • MM4 77 GA ED/45 - Vogelinformatiecentrum

      Date Added 22/02/2019

      Click here to read a review published on vogelinformatiecentrum.nl

    • Oregon 4 PC 8x32 - Aaron Roe

      Date Added 25/01/2019

      We had to double-check the price tag on this lovely little pair. They are aimed at occasional users but still offer excellent performance and come with a five year guarantee. There’s a nice big focusing ring and the armoured body is the...

    • MM4 60 GA ED/45 - Mark Cocker

      Date Added 03/10/2018

      Yet what was most impressive was the clarity of the image. It is pin sharp and the light-gathering of the 60mm object lens owes nothing much to the far larger telescopes of the Aigas rangers. Above is an excerpt from a review authored by Mark...

    • Oregon Observation 20x80 - Stephen Tonkin

      Date Added 28/09/2018

      If you fancy trying a larger-than-standard pair of binoculars without breaking the bank, the Opticron Oregon Observation 20x80s should certainly be on your shortlist, particularly if you’re new to binocular astronomy. Above is an excerpt...

    • Discovery WP PC 7x42 - Lee Thickett

      Date Added 29/06/2018

      Summing up, these compact and fine-handling little binos, with a sound optical performance, give you the chance to get a taste of what the 7x-enthusiasts have been talking about on Bird Forum for years and all for less than £200 or...

    • MM3 60 GA/45 - Piergiovanni Salimbeni

      Date Added 21/06/2018

      Click here to read a review authored by Piergiovanni Salimbeni and originally published on Binomania.it

    • Savanna R PC 8x33 - Piergiovanni Salimbeni

      Date Added 01/06/2018

      Click here to read a review authored by Piergiovanni Salimbeni and originally published on Binomania.it

    • MM3 60 GA/45 - Paul Brewster

      Date Added 31/05/2018

      The dull spring of 2018 proved to be an ideal testing ground for this scope. I went into the test with the idea that this would be a good cheap option for a second (especially for travel) telescope, but came out of it thinking that it...

    • MM4 60 GA ED/45 - Kevin Mather

      Date Added 30/04/2018

      The optics are excellent. I’ve become used to how good this scope is that I forget how lucky I am - I recently borrowed a friends scope to watch a match since I had already packed and I was shocked at how dark and yellowish the...

    • Savanna R PC 10x33 - Ray Scally

      Date Added 27/04/2018

      Lovely to use particularly the weight, balance and field of view. Probably the only binoculars I have used that can be enjoyed by small children and adults. Extremely good optics for the money with the newly introduced PC...

    • Countryman BGA HD+ 8x42 - Paul Brewster

      Date Added 27/04/2018

      Having previously used the older version of the Countryman and having had the opportunity to test both versions side by side, I found a marked improvement in the 2018 model over its predecessor. The image seems sharper due to the increased...

    • Explorer WA ED Oasis-C+ 8x42 - Lee Thickett

      Date Added 27/04/2018

      The view is bright with realistic colours as amply demonstrated on my first day out with them when they captured a Peregrine Falcon coming in off the sea and looking like a bandit with its dark hood and moustaches. The Explorer clearly has...

    • DBA VHD+ 8x42 - Paul Brewster

      Date Added 27/04/2018

      In the field the binoculars were put to the sternest test at the end of a dull winter’s day and performed up to my high expectations in all conditions. The 7° field of view made finding birds easy, even small ones, like the...

    • DBA VHD+ 10x42 - Ray Scally

      Date Added 27/04/2018

      When viewing branches against the sky chromatic aberration was non-existent. I used the binoculars in most lights and found light gathering superb. In spiralling rainy dull conditions the binoculars didn’t let me down either, the images...

    • Countryman BGA HD+ 8x42 - Ashley Beolens

      Date Added 20/04/2018

      I’m not convinced you will find better bins for the money out there. Comfortable to hold, a decent weight, not heavy but not too light so you struggle to hold them still. Crystal clear, sharp, and with no noticeable fringing. The Quality of...

    • Explorer WA ED Oasis-C+ 8x42 - Steve Young

      Date Added 30/03/2018

      A dull day awaited me but for a non-expensive pair of binoculars the light gathering from the ED glass objectives and new prism coating was impressive. Overall sharpness, eye-relief, colour rendition and ease of focus were also impressive...

    • Countryman BGA HD+ 8x42 - Steve Young

      Date Added 30/03/2018

      A Grey Squirrel scrabbling in bright white snow showed no colour fringing even against the gleaming background. Light gathering and sharpness were excellent and at 682g and fitted with an excellent strap I had no problem with...

    • Traveller BGA ED 8x32 - Corey Finger

      Date Added 19/03/2018

      Should you buy a pair of Opticron Travellers? If you are a regular birder with a high-end pair of bins looking for something lightweight to use in situations where you don’t want to lug your usual heavy optics these are a perfect...

    • Imagic BGA VHD 8x42 - BBR Website

      Date Added 23/01/2018

      Winner Best Birdwatching Binoculars 2018. Overall these Opticron Imagic BGA VHD 8x42 binoculars have a great feel to them, nicely balanced and weighted, you know you are holding a quality optical device when they are in your hands.  Above...

    • Traveller BGA ED 10x32 - BBR Website

      Date Added 29/12/2017

      The optical stats are Wow! For a 10x32 binocular they are seriously impressive: You get a really wide FOV, long eye-relief and excellent minimum close focus and their score in this section of 10/10 is well deserved. Above is an excerpt from a...

    • Adventurer II WP 10x42 - Sky at Night Dec 17

      Date Added 04/12/2017

      It is difficult to see how Opticron could deliver a better pair of entry-level, roof prism binoculars at this price: they have a robust feel, yet are lighter and more comfortable to use than equivalent porro prism binoculars, while the nitrogen...

    • MMS 160 - Phil Farndon

      Date Added 19/07/2017

      Opticron have come up with the goods yet again with this truly useful innovation. The MMS 160 could be an invaluable addition to the armoury of any birder. Wildlife photographers who carry large cameras and lenses combinations, that can easily weigh...

    • MMS 160 - Steve Young

      Date Added 19/07/2017

      A quick glance out of the window at the garden birds brought a young Blackbird that was skulking in the shrubbery feeding on apples and pears into focus. The colours were bright and clear and the image was very sharp; as I zoomed through the range...

    • MM4 60 GA ED/45 - Mike Alibone

      Date Added 17/07/2017

      Click here to read a review authored by Mike Alibone and originally published in Birdwatch Magazine July 2017 

    • Imagic BGA VHD 8x42 – Piergiovanni Salimbeni

      Date Added 26/06/2017

      Click here to read a review authored by Piergiovanni Salimbeni and originally published on Binomania.it

    • Imagic BGA VHD 10x42 – Piergiovanni Salimbeni

      Date Added 26/06/2017

      Click here to read a review authored by Piergiovanni Salimbeni and originally published on Binomania.it

    • Adventurer T WP 10x50 - Stephen Tonkin

      Date Added 22/05/2017

       If there is a better 10x50 for less than £125, I don’t know of it. If you want a decent general-purpose binocular primarily to use for astronomy and your budget is around £100, this could well be it. Above is an...

    • MM4 60 GA ED/45 - Joe Fairburn

      Date Added 28/04/2017

      As an archer I need to see the end of my arrows which are less than half a centimetre wide on a target face at between 60 & 70 metres distant in all weathers and this little scope did not disappoint. The clarity of the lenses coupled...

    • Traveller BGA ED 10x32 - Piergiovanni Salimbeni

      Date Added 18/04/2017

      Click here to read a review authored by Piergiovanni Salimbeni and originally published on Binomania.it

    • Traveller BGA ED 8x32 - Piergiovanni Salimbeni

      Date Added 18/04/2017

      Click here to read a review authored by Piergiovanni Salimbeni and originally published on Binomania.it

    • Imagic BGA VHD 8.5x50 - Paul Brewster

      Date Added 31/03/2017

      Light gathering is the stand-out feature here. Even in the murkiest of viewing conditions I was getting a sharp image with good brightness. Living in the UK, light gathering is always a consideration when purchasing optics and the Imagic...

    • Imagic BGA VHD 8x42 - Ray Scally

      Date Added 31/03/2017

      Optically I was really impressed with the central sweet spot quality and how easy it was to locate distant flying birds through them. Images were impressively sharp and colour saturation was excellent.  Above is an excerpt from a review...

    • Traveller BGA ED 8x32 - Frank Dickman

      Date Added 08/03/2017

      In closing I want to say that this could very well be the ideal binocular for many individuals. It certainly has an excellent combination of size, ergonomics and optical performance. Two big thumbs up from me on this model. Above is an excerpt...

    • Traveller BGA ED 8x32 - Steve Young

      Date Added 28/02/2017

      Quality hasn’t been sacrificed at all in this model so whether you choose to buy a pair as your main binocular or as a second pair to save weight when on that plane, the Traveller doesn’t look as though they will let you down...

    • Imagic BGA VHD 10x42 - Fatbirder

      Date Added 28/02/2017

      Optically these are very good value for money indeed when compared with the market leaders. I use two of the top brands and they compare well with brands that cost, literally, more than twice as much. In variable lights, they seem colour true and...

    • Traveller BGA ED 10x32 - Ray Scally

      Date Added 28/02/2017

      I wasn’t expecting the overall quality standard these binoculars produced - in particular the size of the sweet spot. I really had to look hard just to find where the image started to fall off. It was very close to the edge and...

    • MM4 60 GA ED/45 - Iordan Hristov

      Date Added 28/02/2017

      In the dark tropical forest the MM4 coped with exceptional performance. Although birds were sitting high up in the dark canopy I was able to find them quickly and zoom in. The zoom eyepiece was very effective in this environment...

    • Traveller BGA Mg Black 6x32 - Randy McCall

      Date Added 24/02/2017

      Optically, the Traveller compares favorably to ultra high-end European counterparts and provides the “Wow” factor typically reserved for binoculars costing hundreds, if not thousands of dollars more. The view is a very stable...

    • Natura BGA ED 8x42 (pre 2019 model) - Steve Young

      Date Added 30/11/2016

      With the comfortable strap fitted it was time for a proper test and at just 648 grams I didn’t find them heavy around my neck. I was immediately impressed with the true colours; everything was spot on, whether it was my garden Robin...

    • UTA 2x - Paul Brewster

      Date Added 25/11/2016

      I am so impressed with the UTA it will be in my pocket now every time I am out birding, and others who have tried it and seen me using it seem equally enthused and I can see this being part of the birding tool-kit of many of them in the...

    • Natura BGA ED 10x42 (pre 2019 model) - Dave Gibson

      Date Added 31/10/2016

      Now to the important bit - how do they perform optically? The specifications say that they are phased coated, use Opticron’s Oasis prism coating and ED glass so look very promising on paper. Looking through them for the first time...

    • Imagic TGA WP 7x50 & 10x50 - Dr Lee Sproats

      Date Added 28/10/2016

      I found that the views through both sets of binocular were identical in terms of optical quality. Looking through the binoculars on a wide of daylight terrestrial subjects (landscapes, street views etc.) showed that they gave very bright...

    • Discovery WP PC 8x42 - Birdwatcher's Digest Magazine

      Date Added 31/08/2016

      The Opticron Discovery focuses closer than any other binocular in our survey: 4.9 feet. Wouldn't that be great for watching hummingbirds up close? Along with very good resolution and a good field of view (393 feet), that helped the...

    • Savanna WP 6x30 - Tom Dunkerton

      Date Added 26/08/2016

      Now let’s get to the glass. This is an incredibly bright optical instrument. Certainly you can expect that it should be with a 6x magnification, considering the 30mm objective lens makes this a “whoa” factor for sure. The 8°...

    • Savanna WP 8x30 - Tim Schreckengost

      Date Added 26/08/2016

      Both models weigh in at just over a pound and have a close focus of 10 ft, making them a terrific all-around binocular. Give kids a pair of binoculars and let them see the world! My nieces tried out the 8x30 and thoroughly enjoyed looking through...

    • Savanna WP 8x30 - Jono Leadley

      Date Added 29/07/2016

      Both kids told me that they were comfortable to hold (with their small hands) and that once I had helped them set the dioptre adjustment – which took a little bit of explaining, they found them easy to focus, even on moving...

    • Savanna WP 6x30 - Liam Creedon

      Date Added 30/06/2016

      The binoculars felt reassuringly chunky in the hand despite their small size and the large focussing wheel proved precise yet not overly sensitive. The light weight of the optics made following the frenetic dashes of Lulworth Skippers and a...

    • Discovery WP PC 10x50 - Joe Fairburn

      Date Added 29/04/2016

      The lenses and magnification are excellent. Field archery by its nature is set in woodland with differing and mixed lighting throughout the course. The need to be able to see clearly, at distance, from light to dark and dark to light is...

    • Adventurer 10x50 - Sky at Night Jan 16

      Date Added 04/01/2016

      These binoculars are comfortable to hold and well-balanced. They're good value for money and a good choice for both newcomers to binocular astronomy and for casual users. Above is an excerpt from a review authored by Stephen Tonkin and...

    • Discovery WP PC 8x32 - BBR Website

      Date Added 25/11/2015

      Winner Best Compact Binocular 2015. The wide FOV is impressive, but the fact that they also have such an extremely close focus is awesome. This means that you can at one moment be birding and the very next observing a beautiful butterfly in all...

    • Imagic TGA WP 8x42 - Stephen Tonkin

      Date Added 11/09/2015

      This is a lovely little binocular for hand-held astronomy and you would need to pay a lot more to get better optical quality in a 42mm instrument. It is comfortable to use, and would suit anyone who finds a 10x50 too big to...

    • Oregon Observation 11x70 - Stephen Tonkin

      Date Added 10/08/2015

      Overall, then, this is a very competent entry-level binocular for anybody who wants ultra-portable and wide-angle views of deep-sky objects. Above is an excerpt from a review authored by Stephen Tonkin and originally published in Sky at Night...

    • Oregon 15x70 - Matthew Hodgson

      Date Added 04/07/2015

      At times this review may well have sounded rather critical but the reality is I quite like the Oregon 15×70 binoculars.  Yes, the optical quality is not high-end and the fit and finish is decent without being exceptional, but then at less...

    • Traveller BGA Mg Black 8x32 - Tim Sexton

      Date Added 26/06/2015

      At the end of a full day’s butterflying and walking, and having spotted some 20 species, I hardly noticed that I was still wearing the binoculars (unlike my 8x42 BGAs or some of my vintage bino’s). The sub 400g weight and soft...

    • M-3 8x30 - Paolo Monti

      Date Added 23/04/2015

      Click here to read a review authored by Paolo Monti and originally published on Binomania.it

    • Savanna WP 8x30 - Fatbirder

      Date Added 20/04/2015

      The light weight is a real plus too. Watching the birds at my feeders and then scanning the skies did not cause a strain and even one-handed they remain amongst the lightest I’ve come across.The image seems sharp and colour true and is as...

    • Discovery WP PC 8x32 - Pete Morris

      Date Added 19/12/2014

      The first thing that strikes you is that the image quality is surprisingly good for such a compact pair of binoculars. It is impressively bright, with a good field of view (when compared to much more expensive models). The colours seem to...

    • Discovery WP PC 10x50 - Federico Buldrini

      Date Added 19/12/2014

      To my eyes the image is almost edge to edge sharp, with about 90% of sweet spot. The wide FOV is paired by a decent depth of field when looking to the distance and by a quite short one in close observations, compensated by the...

    • Discovery WP PC 8x42 - BBC Wildlife Magazine

      Date Added 18/04/2014

      Gear Review Sub £200 Binoculars - 'Our Choice' award. Click here to read a review published in BBC Wildlife Magazine April 2014

    • Savanna WP 8x30 - Frank Dickman

      Date Added 14/03/2013

      I find that using the Savanna is an enjoyable experience. Its ergonomics and overall image quality make it very comforting and easy to use. Overall image quality is very good for a relatively simple optical design. I have no reservations in saying...

    • Imagic IS 10x30 & 12x30 - Ray Scally

      Date Added 01/10/2019

      On the first day of testing I was out on a viewing platform in high winds where the image stabilisation really showed its benefits. Watching distant Starlings on a wire it was virtually impossible to avoid shake even with my personal 8x32’s,...

    • Imagic IS 10x30 & 12x30 - Ray Scally

      Date Added 01/10/2019

      On the first day of testing I was out on a viewing platform in high winds where the image stabilisation really showed its benefits. Watching distant Starlings on a wire it was virtually impossible to avoid shake even with my personal 8x32’s,...

    • Oregon Observation 20x80 - Astronomy Now Oct 19

      Date Added 30/09/2019

      The Opticron Oregon 20x80 binoculars prove that well-designed binoculars don't need low-dispersion ED-glass elements in their objective lenses to deliver an impressive performance. To achieve this at what might be considered a budget price is no...

    • Natura BGA ED 8x42 - Tim Sexton

      Date Added 21/08/2019

      The ED glass created a bright, clean image even with dark clouds overhead. When a male gadwall, still in breeding plumage came close to the bank, the vermiculations on its flanks appeared crisp and sharp. Despite trying to be critical, it was hard...

    • MM4 77 GA ED/45 - Tim Sexton

      Date Added 15/08/2019

      A video review by Tim Sexton of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

    • MM4 77 GA ED/45 - Mike Alibone

      Date Added 01/08/2019

      The MM4 77 is unique to Opticron – no other brand has access to its design. Anyone thinking of spending up to £1000 on a mid-range telescope and eyepiece set should certainly consider this as an option. Above is an excerpt from a...

    • WP Mono 8x30 - Isobel Brocklebank

      Date Added 31/07/2019

      The Opticron WP Mono 8x30 is small enough to fit snugly in the palm of my hand or be tucked down the front of my buoyancy aid and is light enough to be taken everywhere. The rubber armouring makes it easy to hold and reassures me that it will be...

    • MM4 77 GA ED/45 with SDLv2 Eyepiece - Paul Brewster

      Date Added 25/07/2019

      I chose an overcast day in order to test the light gathering quality of this scope in less than ideal conditions. The first test was at 18x magnification, and the image obtained was stunning; bright and sharp with no discernible reduction in quality...

    • MM4 77 GA ED/45 - Lee Thickett

      Date Added 10/07/2019

      So, how to sum up the MM4 77mm? It is compact and lightweight for a 77mm and handles really nicely, being balanced on the tripod, and having well-engineered fast and slow focus modes. The two eyepieces make excellent companions for each other and...

    • MM4 50 GA ED/45 - Nick Moran

      Date Added 01/07/2019

      Overall, I found this scope intuitive and fun to use, and was pleasantly surprised by its optical performance. It has certainly made me a travel scope convert! Above is an excerpt from a review authored by Nick Moran and published in BTO News...

    • MM4 50 GA ED/45 - Nick Moran

      Date Added 01/07/2019

      Overall, I found this scope intuitive and fun to use, and was pleasantly surprised by its optical performance. It has certainly made me a travel scope convert! Above is an excerpt from a review authored by Nick Moran and published in BTO News...

    • Oregon 4 PC 8x42 - Fatbirder

      Date Added 22/05/2019

      What is my overall opinion? Well, maybe I am biased but knowing the great after-sales response at Opticron I would certainly recommend them to occasional users and newbies. These will see you through your first year of birding and will not begin to...

    • Discovery WP PC 8x32 - Lee Thickett

      Date Added 10/05/2019

      So far so competitive, but I would pick out the weight of 391g as a stand-out light weight, and the IPD range extending down to 52mm is to be applauded, it making these compact and super-light binos suitable for folks with smaller IPDs such as...

    • MM4 77 GA ED/45 - Simon (Cley Spy)

      Date Added 02/05/2019

      I had a great couple of weeks using the ‘77’ in Mull. Opticron have taken the tried & tested MM4 formula, tweaked it and produced a fabulous, lightweight all-round birding scope. At no point did I regret not having my (considerably...

    • MM4 60 GA ED/45, HDF T 15-45x and USM-2 - Josh Hill

      Date Added 25/03/2019

      One of the MM4 60’s main qualities is its weight, at only 619g, I can carry it miles without feeling any strain. The scope is small too - 280mm (10.2”) exactly and means it fits neatly into my backpack. Above is an excerpt from a...

    • Traveller BGA ED 8x32 - Nick Moran

      Date Added 20/03/2019

      Logic suggests that relatively small binoculars, with modest-sized objective lenses, will be compromised in their light gathering capabilities. In this respect, the Travellers defy logic! Using them in various low-light conditions, I have repeatedly...

    • MM3 60 GA/45 - Mike Alibone

      Date Added 16/03/2019

      So, for anyone considering purchasing a relatively low-cost telescope, which has enough 'muscle' to perform admirably alongside larger models, at a reasonably high magnification, while at the same time is small enough to be classed as easily...

    • BGA Monocular 8x42 - BBR Website

      Date Added 25/02/2019

      The Japanese made 8x42 Opticron BGA monocular is ideally suited to observing birds and other wildlife, and its low weight (just 10.1oz) is easy to carry along with other gear. The performance is excellent at this price. Above is an excerpt from a...

    • MM4 77 GA ED/45 - Vogelinformatiecentrum

      Date Added 22/02/2019

      Click here to read a review published on vogelinformatiecentrum.nl

    • Oregon 4 PC 8x32 - Aaron Roe

      Date Added 25/01/2019

      We had to double-check the price tag on this lovely little pair. They are aimed at occasional users but still offer excellent performance and come with a five year guarantee. There’s a nice big focusing ring and the armoured body is the...

    • MM4 60 GA ED/45 - Mark Cocker

      Date Added 03/10/2018

      Yet what was most impressive was the clarity of the image. It is pin sharp and the light-gathering of the 60mm object lens owes nothing much to the far larger telescopes of the Aigas rangers. Above is an excerpt from a review authored by Mark...

    • Oregon Observation 20x80 - Stephen Tonkin

      Date Added 28/09/2018

      If you fancy trying a larger-than-standard pair of binoculars without breaking the bank, the Opticron Oregon Observation 20x80s should certainly be on your shortlist, particularly if you’re new to binocular astronomy. Above is an excerpt...

    • Discovery WP PC 7x42 - Lee Thickett

      Date Added 29/06/2018

      Summing up, these compact and fine-handling little binos, with a sound optical performance, give you the chance to get a taste of what the 7x-enthusiasts have been talking about on Bird Forum for years and all for less than £200 or...

    • MM3 60 GA/45 - Piergiovanni Salimbeni

      Date Added 21/06/2018

      Click here to read a review authored by Piergiovanni Salimbeni and originally published on Binomania.it

    • Savanna R PC 8x33 - Piergiovanni Salimbeni

      Date Added 01/06/2018

      Click here to read a review authored by Piergiovanni Salimbeni and originally published on Binomania.it

    • MM3 60 GA/45 - Paul Brewster

      Date Added 31/05/2018

      The dull spring of 2018 proved to be an ideal testing ground for this scope. I went into the test with the idea that this would be a good cheap option for a second (especially for travel) telescope, but came out of it thinking that it...

    • MM4 60 GA ED/45 - Kevin Mather

      Date Added 30/04/2018

      The optics are excellent. I’ve become used to how good this scope is that I forget how lucky I am - I recently borrowed a friends scope to watch a match since I had already packed and I was shocked at how dark and yellowish the...

    • Savanna R PC 10x33 - Ray Scally

      Date Added 27/04/2018

      Lovely to use particularly the weight, balance and field of view. Probably the only binoculars I have used that can be enjoyed by small children and adults. Extremely good optics for the money with the newly introduced PC...

    • Countryman BGA HD+ 8x42 - Paul Brewster

      Date Added 27/04/2018

      Having previously used the older version of the Countryman and having had the opportunity to test both versions side by side, I found a marked improvement in the 2018 model over its predecessor. The image seems sharper due to the increased...

    • Explorer WA ED Oasis-C+ 8x42 - Lee Thickett

      Date Added 27/04/2018

      The view is bright with realistic colours as amply demonstrated on my first day out with them when they captured a Peregrine Falcon coming in off the sea and looking like a bandit with its dark hood and moustaches. The Explorer clearly has...

    • DBA VHD+ 8x42 - Paul Brewster

      Date Added 27/04/2018

      In the field the binoculars were put to the sternest test at the end of a dull winter’s day and performed up to my high expectations in all conditions. The 7° field of view made finding birds easy, even small ones, like the...

    • DBA VHD+ 10x42 - Ray Scally

      Date Added 27/04/2018

      When viewing branches against the sky chromatic aberration was non-existent. I used the binoculars in most lights and found light gathering superb. In spiralling rainy dull conditions the binoculars didn’t let me down either, the images...

    • Countryman BGA HD+ 8x42 - Ashley Beolens

      Date Added 20/04/2018

      I’m not convinced you will find better bins for the money out there. Comfortable to hold, a decent weight, not heavy but not too light so you struggle to hold them still. Crystal clear, sharp, and with no noticeable fringing. The Quality of...

    • Explorer WA ED Oasis-C+ 8x42 - Steve Young

      Date Added 30/03/2018

      A dull day awaited me but for a non-expensive pair of binoculars the light gathering from the ED glass objectives and new prism coating was impressive. Overall sharpness, eye-relief, colour rendition and ease of focus were also impressive...

    • Countryman BGA HD+ 8x42 - Steve Young

      Date Added 30/03/2018

      A Grey Squirrel scrabbling in bright white snow showed no colour fringing even against the gleaming background. Light gathering and sharpness were excellent and at 682g and fitted with an excellent strap I had no problem with...

    • Traveller BGA ED 8x32 - Corey Finger

      Date Added 19/03/2018

      Should you buy a pair of Opticron Travellers? If you are a regular birder with a high-end pair of bins looking for something lightweight to use in situations where you don’t want to lug your usual heavy optics these are a perfect...

    • Imagic BGA VHD 8x42 - BBR Website

      Date Added 23/01/2018

      Winner Best Birdwatching Binoculars 2018. Overall these Opticron Imagic BGA VHD 8x42 binoculars have a great feel to them, nicely balanced and weighted, you know you are holding a quality optical device when they are in your hands.  Above...

    • Traveller BGA ED 10x32 - BBR Website

      Date Added 29/12/2017

      The optical stats are Wow! For a 10x32 binocular they are seriously impressive: You get a really wide FOV, long eye-relief and excellent minimum close focus and their score in this section of 10/10 is well deserved. Above is an excerpt from a...

    • Adventurer II WP 10x42 - Sky at Night Dec 17

      Date Added 04/12/2017

      It is difficult to see how Opticron could deliver a better pair of entry-level, roof prism binoculars at this price: they have a robust feel, yet are lighter and more comfortable to use than equivalent porro prism binoculars, while the nitrogen...

    • MMS 160 - Phil Farndon

      Date Added 19/07/2017

      Opticron have come up with the goods yet again with this truly useful innovation. The MMS 160 could be an invaluable addition to the armoury of any birder. Wildlife photographers who carry large cameras and lenses combinations, that can easily weigh...

    • MMS 160 - Steve Young

      Date Added 19/07/2017

      A quick glance out of the window at the garden birds brought a young Blackbird that was skulking in the shrubbery feeding on apples and pears into focus. The colours were bright and clear and the image was very sharp; as I zoomed through the range...

    • MM4 60 GA ED/45 - Mike Alibone

      Date Added 17/07/2017

      Click here to read a review authored by Mike Alibone and originally published in Birdwatch Magazine July 2017 

    • Imagic BGA VHD 8x42 – Piergiovanni Salimbeni

      Date Added 26/06/2017

      Click here to read a review authored by Piergiovanni Salimbeni and originally published on Binomania.it

    • Imagic BGA VHD 10x42 – Piergiovanni Salimbeni

      Date Added 26/06/2017

      Click here to read a review authored by Piergiovanni Salimbeni and originally published on Binomania.it

    • Adventurer T WP 10x50 - Stephen Tonkin

      Date Added 22/05/2017

       If there is a better 10x50 for less than £125, I don’t know of it. If you want a decent general-purpose binocular primarily to use for astronomy and your budget is around £100, this could well be it. Above is an...

    • MM4 60 GA ED/45 - Joe Fairburn

      Date Added 28/04/2017

      As an archer I need to see the end of my arrows which are less than half a centimetre wide on a target face at between 60 & 70 metres distant in all weathers and this little scope did not disappoint. The clarity of the lenses coupled...

    • Traveller BGA ED 10x32 - Piergiovanni Salimbeni

      Date Added 18/04/2017

      Click here to read a review authored by Piergiovanni Salimbeni and originally published on Binomania.it

    • Traveller BGA ED 8x32 - Piergiovanni Salimbeni

      Date Added 18/04/2017

      Click here to read a review authored by Piergiovanni Salimbeni and originally published on Binomania.it

    • Imagic BGA VHD 8.5x50 - Paul Brewster

      Date Added 31/03/2017

      Light gathering is the stand-out feature here. Even in the murkiest of viewing conditions I was getting a sharp image with good brightness. Living in the UK, light gathering is always a consideration when purchasing optics and the Imagic...

    • Imagic BGA VHD 8x42 - Ray Scally

      Date Added 31/03/2017

      Optically I was really impressed with the central sweet spot quality and how easy it was to locate distant flying birds through them. Images were impressively sharp and colour saturation was excellent.  Above is an excerpt from a review...

    • Traveller BGA ED 8x32 - Frank Dickman

      Date Added 08/03/2017

      In closing I want to say that this could very well be the ideal binocular for many individuals. It certainly has an excellent combination of size, ergonomics and optical performance. Two big thumbs up from me on this model. Above is an excerpt...

    • Traveller BGA ED 8x32 - Steve Young

      Date Added 28/02/2017

      Quality hasn’t been sacrificed at all in this model so whether you choose to buy a pair as your main binocular or as a second pair to save weight when on that plane, the Traveller doesn’t look as though they will let you down...

    • Imagic BGA VHD 10x42 - Fatbirder

      Date Added 28/02/2017

      Optically these are very good value for money indeed when compared with the market leaders. I use two of the top brands and they compare well with brands that cost, literally, more than twice as much. In variable lights, they seem colour true and...

    • Traveller BGA ED 10x32 - Ray Scally

      Date Added 28/02/2017

      I wasn’t expecting the overall quality standard these binoculars produced - in particular the size of the sweet spot. I really had to look hard just to find where the image started to fall off. It was very close to the edge and...

    • MM4 60 GA ED/45 - Iordan Hristov

      Date Added 28/02/2017

      In the dark tropical forest the MM4 coped with exceptional performance. Although birds were sitting high up in the dark canopy I was able to find them quickly and zoom in. The zoom eyepiece was very effective in this environment...

    • Traveller BGA Mg Black 6x32 - Randy McCall

      Date Added 24/02/2017

      Optically, the Traveller compares favorably to ultra high-end European counterparts and provides the “Wow” factor typically reserved for binoculars costing hundreds, if not thousands of dollars more. The view is a very stable...

    • Natura BGA ED 8x42 (pre 2019 model) - Steve Young

      Date Added 30/11/2016

      With the comfortable strap fitted it was time for a proper test and at just 648 grams I didn’t find them heavy around my neck. I was immediately impressed with the true colours; everything was spot on, whether it was my garden Robin...

    • UTA 2x - Paul Brewster

      Date Added 25/11/2016

      I am so impressed with the UTA it will be in my pocket now every time I am out birding, and others who have tried it and seen me using it seem equally enthused and I can see this being part of the birding tool-kit of many of them in the...

    • Natura BGA ED 10x42 (pre 2019 model) - Dave Gibson

      Date Added 31/10/2016

      Now to the important bit - how do they perform optically? The specifications say that they are phased coated, use Opticron’s Oasis prism coating and ED glass so look very promising on paper. Looking through them for the first time...

    • Imagic TGA WP 7x50 & 10x50 - Dr Lee Sproats

      Date Added 28/10/2016

      I found that the views through both sets of binocular were identical in terms of optical quality. Looking through the binoculars on a wide of daylight terrestrial subjects (landscapes, street views etc.) showed that they gave very bright...

    • Discovery WP PC 8x42 - Birdwatcher's Digest Magazine

      Date Added 31/08/2016

      The Opticron Discovery focuses closer than any other binocular in our survey: 4.9 feet. Wouldn't that be great for watching hummingbirds up close? Along with very good resolution and a good field of view (393 feet), that helped the...

    • Savanna WP 6x30 - Tom Dunkerton

      Date Added 26/08/2016

      Now let’s get to the glass. This is an incredibly bright optical instrument. Certainly you can expect that it should be with a 6x magnification, considering the 30mm objective lens makes this a “whoa” factor for sure. The 8°...

    • Savanna WP 8x30 - Tim Schreckengost

      Date Added 26/08/2016

      Both models weigh in at just over a pound and have a close focus of 10 ft, making them a terrific all-around binocular. Give kids a pair of binoculars and let them see the world! My nieces tried out the 8x30 and thoroughly enjoyed looking through...

    • Savanna WP 8x30 - Jono Leadley

      Date Added 29/07/2016

      Both kids told me that they were comfortable to hold (with their small hands) and that once I had helped them set the dioptre adjustment – which took a little bit of explaining, they found them easy to focus, even on moving...

    • Savanna WP 6x30 - Liam Creedon

      Date Added 30/06/2016

      The binoculars felt reassuringly chunky in the hand despite their small size and the large focussing wheel proved precise yet not overly sensitive. The light weight of the optics made following the frenetic dashes of Lulworth Skippers and a...

    • Discovery WP PC 10x50 - Joe Fairburn

      Date Added 29/04/2016

      The lenses and magnification are excellent. Field archery by its nature is set in woodland with differing and mixed lighting throughout the course. The need to be able to see clearly, at distance, from light to dark and dark to light is...

    • Adventurer 10x50 - Sky at Night Jan 16

      Date Added 04/01/2016

      These binoculars are comfortable to hold and well-balanced. They're good value for money and a good choice for both newcomers to binocular astronomy and for casual users. Above is an excerpt from a review authored by Stephen Tonkin and...

    • Discovery WP PC 8x32 - BBR Website

      Date Added 25/11/2015

      Winner Best Compact Binocular 2015. The wide FOV is impressive, but the fact that they also have such an extremely close focus is awesome. This means that you can at one moment be birding and the very next observing a beautiful butterfly in all...

    • Imagic TGA WP 8x42 - Stephen Tonkin

      Date Added 11/09/2015

      This is a lovely little binocular for hand-held astronomy and you would need to pay a lot more to get better optical quality in a 42mm instrument. It is comfortable to use, and would suit anyone who finds a 10x50 too big to...

    • Oregon Observation 11x70 - Stephen Tonkin

      Date Added 10/08/2015

      Overall, then, this is a very competent entry-level binocular for anybody who wants ultra-portable and wide-angle views of deep-sky objects. Above is an excerpt from a review authored by Stephen Tonkin and originally published in Sky at Night...

    • Oregon 15x70 - Matthew Hodgson

      Date Added 04/07/2015

      At times this review may well have sounded rather critical but the reality is I quite like the Oregon 15×70 binoculars.  Yes, the optical quality is not high-end and the fit and finish is decent without being exceptional, but then at less...

    • Traveller BGA Mg Black 8x32 - Tim Sexton

      Date Added 26/06/2015

      At the end of a full day’s butterflying and walking, and having spotted some 20 species, I hardly noticed that I was still wearing the binoculars (unlike my 8x42 BGAs or some of my vintage bino’s). The sub 400g weight and soft...

    • M-3 8x30 - Paolo Monti

      Date Added 23/04/2015

      Click here to read a review authored by Paolo Monti and originally published on Binomania.it

    • Savanna WP 8x30 - Fatbirder

      Date Added 20/04/2015

      The light weight is a real plus too. Watching the birds at my feeders and then scanning the skies did not cause a strain and even one-handed they remain amongst the lightest I’ve come across.The image seems sharp and colour true and is as...

    • Discovery WP PC 8x32 - Pete Morris

      Date Added 19/12/2014

      The first thing that strikes you is that the image quality is surprisingly good for such a compact pair of binoculars. It is impressively bright, with a good field of view (when compared to much more expensive models). The colours seem to...

    • Discovery WP PC 10x50 - Federico Buldrini

      Date Added 19/12/2014

      To my eyes the image is almost edge to edge sharp, with about 90% of sweet spot. The wide FOV is paired by a decent depth of field when looking to the distance and by a quite short one in close observations, compensated by the...

    • Discovery WP PC 8x42 - BBC Wildlife Magazine

      Date Added 18/04/2014

      Gear Review Sub £200 Binoculars - 'Our Choice' award. Click here to read a review published in BBC Wildlife Magazine April 2014

    • Savanna WP 8x30 - Frank Dickman

      Date Added 14/03/2013

      I find that using the Savanna is an enjoyable experience. Its ergonomics and overall image quality make it very comforting and easy to use. Overall image quality is very good for a relatively simple optical design. I have no reservations in saying...

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