Smaller, lighter and sharper, the new Opticron HR ED 80 & 66mm fieldscopes offer a host of improvements over preceding models and have been redesigned without compromise in order to deliver truly exceptional optical performance combined with sublime handling and complete reliability.Aimed squarely at the serious fieldscope user, the models are built to withstand extremes in temperature, to operate unaffected by rain, cold or humidity. Purchase either a Straight or Angled body together with an SDL eyepiece before the end of February and we will give you an Opticron 42830 Birdwatcher’s Pro Tripod free of charge.
New for 2009, the Trailfinder II replaces the Countryman MC T porro prism offering similar standards of performance in a more compact roof prism body that features nitrogen waterproofing and long eyerelief on both models.
With superior specification and optical quality over entry level Oregon LE WP, the T2’s combination of 7.2° 8×42 and 6.5° 10×42 fields of view, lightweight magnesium alloy body (protected in a durable textured rubber) and positive focus system all go to create a field glass that is both reassuringly comfortable and easy to use.
Other features include;
Fully multi-coated optical system including BAK prisms and PC phase correction coatings
Long eyerelief, wide angle eyepieces fitted with twist type retractable eyecups
Any customer who purchases a pair of Opticron Verano binoculars before the 10th of January is eligible to claim a Free Bird guide. Cited as “The most complete field guide to the birds of Britain and Europe” providing all the information needed to identify any species at any time of the year, with detailed text on size, habitat, range, identification and voice. Accompanying every species entry is a distribution map and illustrations showing the species in all the major plumage’s (male, female, immature, in flight, at rest, feeding).
To claim your Free Collins Bird Guide book simply print and complete the Claim Form and return it together with a valid purchase receipt for your Verano BGA PC Oasis. Terms & Conditions can be found on the Claim Form.
Unfortunately the planned 2009 launch of the Swarovski EL’s have been delayed. In a press release issued from Swarovski the Executive board have taken the decision to delay the launch of this binocular until the beginning or 2010. It would seem that it has not been possible to mass produce the quantity demanded by the market, given the requirements for the manufacturing tolerances.
Therefore in order to ensure that we do not impose long delivery delays between placing orders and receipt of the binoculars by our customers, it is necessary to allow this period of time to ensure that we have the precise production technology required for mass serial production and to accumulate enough product or delivery worldwide.
Although a set back I am sure that the decision is better to make them available in 2010 rather than have endless delays with goods being on back order. So watch this space, until then we still have very good deals on the Existing superb Swarovski EL’s
We have just taken delivery of Hawke ED binoculars into the UK. First impressions are very good, optically they give nice crisp well colour balanced images. They are supplied with a hard case as well as a field holster case which is a very nice touch and one which I certainly didn’t expect given the very competitive price of them.
Unfortunately we have just been informed that there is a delay with delivery of the new Swarovski EL binoculars. The New generation HD EL’s were due to come into stock in the Autumn but due to production delays at the Austrian factory the date for first deliveries is now not scheduled to be until Jan 2009 at the earliest. I will keep you updated on any further progress….
This weekend will see the official launch of the Swarovski NEW EL at the RutlandBirdfair 08. With improvements to the binocular including :
Field flattener lenses (with excellent contrast right up to the image periphery)
Fluoride-containing HD (High Definition) lenses giving lifelike, high-contrast images
Maximum exit pupil distance of 20mm (giving greater viewing comfort, especially for spectacle wearers, which is unusual in a 10x binocular).
They tell me they have improved on what we think is already a stunning binocular….at £1600+ lets hope so. They are on order and we are told that stock will be here in the Autumn. For those that fancy a pair of Swarovski’s but don’t like the price we still have stock of the EL (as is now) at the very competitive £1020 (8x) & £1070(10x) and whats more were even giving away a Swarovski lens cleaning kit worth £20 while stocks last. There seems uncertainty whether Swarovski are going to keep on with the existing EL’s so it may be when they’ve gone, you’llhave to dig deep!