Aurora BGA VHD 10x42

    “Smaller, Lighter, Brighter, Sharper”, the Aurora BGA VHD 10x42 takes the company’s design maxim to a new and even higher level than the DBA VHD+. Designed on a new platform with an entirely new optical system, the Aurora is, we believe one of the very best lightweight pro field binoculars available today. With performance, comfort, ergonomics and attention to detail equal or better than its sister model, the Aurora BGA VHD 10x42 delivers a wider 6.6° FOV, closer focus to 1.9m/6.2ft and a sweet spot so large it will surprise and delight even the most critical eyes.

    Features
    • Compact, lightweight roof prism design
    • Magnesium single hinge single axis body
    • Textured rubber armouring
    • Nitrogen gas filled waterproof (5m/16ft depth)
    • VHD optical system incorporating field flattening technology and high quality ED glass objective system
    • Phase corrected prisms with Oasis prism coating
    • S-H type multi-coating to all air/glass surfaces
    • Flat field vision;Long eye relief for spectacle wearers
    • 4-stage twist type retractable eyecups
    • 500º turn smooth action wide wheel focusing
    • Close focus to 1.9m/6.2ft
    • Central dioptre adjuster
    • Tripod adapter socket

    Supplied Accessories

    Aurora BGA VHD binoculars are supplied in a soft Cordura case with rainguard, neoprene bungee strap and rubber objective lens covers

    Guarantee

    30 year

    Product Code

    30776

    Price £809.00

    Where To Buy
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    Specifications

    • Specifications
      • Colour
        Black
      • Size
        10x42
      • Magnification
        10
      • Lens Dia. (mm)
        42
      • Lens Dia. (inch)
        1.7
      • Field of View (m@1000m)
        116
      • Field of View (°)
        6.6
      • Field of View (ft@1000yd)
        348
      • Close Focus (m)
        1.9
      • Close Focus (f)
        6.2
      • Eye Relief (mm)
        18
      • Eye Relief (inch)
        0.7
      • IPD Range (mm)
        56~75
      • IPD Range (inch)
        2.2~3
      • Waterproof
        Yes
      • Prism Type
        Roof
      • Length (mm)
        152
      • Width (mm)
        132
      • Depth (mm)
        51.5
      • Dimensions LxWxD (mm)
        152x132x51.5
      • Dimensions LxWxD (inches)
        6x5.2x2
      • Weight (g)
        715
      • Weight (oz)
        25.2
      • Weight (lb)
        1.6
    • Technical
      • Body Material
        Magnesium Alloy, Polycarbonate
      • Hinge Type
        Single Hinge, Single Axis
      • Armour Type
        Full
      • Armour Material
        NBR
      • Nitrogen Gas Filled
        Yes
      • Eyecup Type
        4 stage twist
      • Dioptre Adjustment Side
        Right
      • Dioptre Adjuster Location
        Centre
      • Dioptre Range
        6.00
      • Focal Length (mm)
        N/A
      • Eyelens Dia (mm)
        23
      • Prism Material
        OP6
      • Prism Coating
        Oasis
      • PC Coating
        Yes
      • Lens Coating
        S-H Type
      • Serial Number Location
        Rear of left body
      • Country of Origin
        Japan
    • Accessories
      • 25mm Nylon & Leather Binocular Harness with Quick Release System

        £22.95

        More Info
      • 25mm Bungee Elastic and Leather Binocular Harness with Quick Release System

        £34.95

        More Info
      • Binocular Tripod Mount for Roof Prism Binoculars

        £10.00

        More Info
      • Pro Series Lens Cleaning Cloth 20x20cm in pouch

        £3.95

        More Info
      • 21074 Binocular Case in soft Cordura and leather for roof prism 42mm

        £34.95

        More Info
      • 31075 44mm BGA Binocular Rainguard

        £6.95

        More Info
      • 29025 40mm Neoprene Binocular Strap with Quick Release System

        £29.95

        More Info
      • 31034 Rubber Objective Lens Covers 42mm OG S/M Pair

        £11.95

        More Info
      • Universal Tele-Adapter UTA 2x

        £109.00

        More Info
      • UTA Connection Ring 44.3mm

        £10.00

        More Info
    • Videos
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    • Reviews

      Aurora BGA VHD 10x42 - Nick Moran

      01 December 2021

      As I’ve come to expect with Opticron equipment, the Aurora binocular offers extremely good value for money. Its performance in various light levels raises the bar for binoculars in the middle price bracket, and indeed rivals that of many more expensive models.

      Above is an excerpt from a review authored by Nick Moran and orignally published in BTO News Winter 2021. Click here to read the entire review.


      Aurora BGA VHD 10x42 - Xavier Riera

      12 November 2021

      In terms of optical quality, in optimal light conditions, I found it excellent. In fact, I was entertained in comparing the two binoculars thanks to a group of Red-rumped Swallows that were perched on an electric wire, and I was hardly able to see any difference with my Zeiss. The Opticron Aurora have a very good contrast and the definition of the colours is totally faithful to what is perceived with the naked eye.

      Above is an excerpt from a review authored by Xavier Riera. Click here to read the entire review. 
      Original version published in Spanish available here weboryx.com


      Aurora BGA VHD 10x42 - James Hamilton

      29 April 2021

      Heading back to the car, the summary was pretty easy - the Aurora's are probably one of the very best binoculars available today sub £1,000 with performance, comfort, ergonomics and attention to detail all very good indeed.

      Above is an excerpt from a review authored by James Hamilton on Birding247 website. Click here to read the entire review.


    Specifications

    • Specifications
    • Technical
    • Accessories
    • Videos
    • Reviews
    • Colour
      Black
    • Size
      10x42
    • Magnification
      10
    • Lens Dia. (mm)
      42
    • Lens Dia. (inch)
      1.7
    • Field of View (m@1000m)
      116
    • Field of View (°)
      6.6
    • Field of View (ft@1000yd)
      348
    • Close Focus (m)
      1.9
    • Close Focus (f)
      6.2
    • Eye Relief (mm)
      18
    • Eye Relief (inch)
      0.7
    • IPD Range (mm)
      56~75
    • IPD Range (inch)
      2.2~3
    • Waterproof
      Yes
    • Prism Type
      Roof
    • Length (mm)
      152
    • Width (mm)
      132
    • Depth (mm)
      51.5
    • Dimensions LxWxD (mm)
      152x132x51.5
    • Dimensions LxWxD (inches)
      6x5.2x2
    • Weight (g)
      715
    • Weight (oz)
      25.2
    • Weight (lb)
      1.6
    • Body Material
      Magnesium Alloy, Polycarbonate
    • Hinge Type
      Single Hinge, Single Axis
    • Armour Type
      Full
    • Armour Material
      NBR
    • Nitrogen Gas Filled
      Yes
    • Eyecup Type
      4 stage twist
    • Dioptre Adjustment Side
      Right
    • Dioptre Adjuster Location
      Centre
    • Dioptre Range
      6.00
    • Focal Length (mm)
      N/A
    • Eyelens Dia (mm)
      23
    • Prism Material
      OP6
    • Prism Coating
      Oasis
    • PC Coating
      Yes
    • Lens Coating
      S-H Type
    • Serial Number Location
      Rear of left body
    • Country of Origin
      Japan
    • 25mm Nylon & Leather Binocular Harness with Quick Release System

      £22.95

      More Info
    • 25mm Bungee Elastic and Leather Binocular Harness with Quick Release System

      £34.95

      More Info
    • Binocular Tripod Mount for Roof Prism Binoculars

      £10.00

      More Info
    • Pro Series Lens Cleaning Cloth 20x20cm in pouch

      £3.95

      More Info
    • 21074 Binocular Case in soft Cordura and leather for roof prism 42mm

      £34.95

      More Info
    • 31075 44mm BGA Binocular Rainguard

      £6.95

      More Info
    • 29025 40mm Neoprene Binocular Strap with Quick Release System

      £29.95

      More Info
    • 31034 Rubber Objective Lens Covers 42mm OG S/M Pair

      £11.95

      More Info
    • Universal Tele-Adapter UTA 2x

      £109.00

      More Info
    • UTA Connection Ring 44.3mm

      £10.00

      More Info
    • Video image
    • Video image

    Aurora BGA VHD 10x42 - Nick Moran

    01 December 2021

    As I’ve come to expect with Opticron equipment, the Aurora binocular offers extremely good value for money. Its performance in various light levels raises the bar for binoculars in the middle price bracket, and indeed rivals that of many more expensive models.

    Above is an excerpt from a review authored by Nick Moran and orignally published in BTO News Winter 2021. Click here to read the entire review.


    Aurora BGA VHD 10x42 - Xavier Riera

    12 November 2021

    In terms of optical quality, in optimal light conditions, I found it excellent. In fact, I was entertained in comparing the two binoculars thanks to a group of Red-rumped Swallows that were perched on an electric wire, and I was hardly able to see any difference with my Zeiss. The Opticron Aurora have a very good contrast and the definition of the colours is totally faithful to what is perceived with the naked eye.

    Above is an excerpt from a review authored by Xavier Riera. Click here to read the entire review. 
    Original version published in Spanish available here weboryx.com


    Aurora BGA VHD 10x42 - James Hamilton

    29 April 2021

    Heading back to the car, the summary was pretty easy - the Aurora's are probably one of the very best binoculars available today sub £1,000 with performance, comfort, ergonomics and attention to detail all very good indeed.

    Above is an excerpt from a review authored by James Hamilton on Birding247 website. Click here to read the entire review.