Product Type: Opticron binoculars
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Opticron Savanna 8x23
Member Name: Paisley_Moon
Opticron Savanna 8x23
Advantages: Easy To Use, Robust And Inexpensive
I'd been contemplating the purchase of a pair of binos for sometime and this summer I decided to take the plunge.
After much deliberation I settled on the Opticron Savannas 8x23 which priced at £49.99 appeared to be a bargain and was considerably less than I was expecting to pay. Result!
As anyone acquainted with me will know by now, I'm a tad clumsy and it was very important that the binos were robust enough to handle a knock or two. In fact the very first morning I took them out, I tested this when they hurtled from car seat to floor when I performed an emergency stop in order to avoid a badger meandering across the road. Why a creature that is black and grey decides that the best place to take a stroll is across tarmac which is generally black and grey is beyond me. Hi-Vis vests for badgers anyone?
Anyway, thankfully both Mr Badger and my brand new binos came out of this episode unscathed. The binos survived thanks to their protective rubber armouring and additional lens protection and the badger thanks to my cat like reflexes!
Now although they are robust, they are also relatively lightweight. The blurb that came with them states that they are 295g. I've not checked but I'm quite willing to believe it.
They are also comfortable to grip, have rubber eye cups and that mixed with their weight makes them very comfortable to hold and view with for a considerable length of time.
Magnification is x8, which is perfect for my requirements, which by the way is spying on wildlife, such as deer, foxes and the odd bird of the feathered variety here and there. So nothing sinister....
I've found the image sharp and they are very easy to focus even for me and my sausage fingers.
Specifications as follows:
Field [m] 113
Min Focus [m] 2.5
Eyerelief [mm] 16
IPD [mm] 57~73
HxW [mm] 100x110
Weight [g] 295
They come with a soft case, cloth and lens caps and you also get a ten year guarantee!
Best to keep them in the case during transit just in case you encounter a kamikaze badger on your travels!
All in all a basic but good quality product. Suitable for a novice like me but if you want something a little more specialist then you're going to have to pay a bit more.
Apologies if this review is a little basic but I'm a beginner as far as binos are concerned and I just wanted to share my experience rather than offer expert advice.
Thanks for reading.
Summary: Good Quality At A Fair Price
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