Barr & Stroud ED PC 8x42 Series 4 Binocular is high-quality, high-precision binocular for the serious observer, the Series 4 ED binoculars from Barr & Stroud are their newest line as well as their top of the range. This high-quality, high-precision lenses have less air bubbles and glass deformities in them that are more likely to cause image distortion. So basically the extra low dispersion glass prevents chromatic aberration because it concentrates and directs the wavelength of light more efficiently onto observer eyes.
It incorporates superb quality BaK-4 roof prisms meaning that they are made of High Density Opticcal Glass a set of phase correction coatings prism, Extra Low Dispersion glass lenses (ED) and full multi-coated optics ensuring you get a high-contrast and edge to edge sharp images over the entire field of view. It weighs just 660g
The open bridge design has a number of advantages over the more traditional designs currently available. The most obvious is the ease of handling that this design allows ergonomically it is a perfect fit with the human hand. This makes it easy and comfortable to use in the most gruelling circumstances and particularly with gloved hands. It reduces the weight of binoculars and makes it ideal for hikers, walkers, holidaymakers or service personnel.
It is waterproof to a depth 1.5m of water for three minutes, plenty of time to retrieve them if you have dropped them in a stream or puddle. This requires a high degree of mechanical engineering excellence in the construction of the binocular which is evident as soon as you pick it up or use the super smooth focus control wheel.
This ability is further enhanced by the binoculars rubber armoured body which protects it from shocks and knocks. The binoculars are filled with nitrogen gas which keeps water out and also stops the optics suffering from internal fogging in adverse weather conditions, this binocular is truly weatherproof.
In short it produces, bright, contrast rich images of high colour fidelity for the user even in low light conditions where less expensive optics and coatings result in a dramatic loss of performance.
For the comfort of the user the binoculars are supplied with twist up eyecups that are rubber coated which make them equally practical for people to use with or without spectacles. The rapid focus mechanism takes the user from close focus to infinity in less than one turn of the focus control knob, which ensures that you can follow the action however fast it is happening.
Features: Barr & Stroud ED PC 8x42 Series 4 Roof Prism Binocular
Barr & Stroud ED PC 8x42 Series 4 Roof Prism Binocular
This makes it easy and comfortable to use in the most gruelling circumstances and particularly with gloved hands.
A less obvious advantage, but one that will please many users, is the amount of weight that is saved by the open bridge design
They are waterproof to a depth 1.5m of water for three minutes, plenty of time to retrieve them if you have dropped them in a stream or puddle
The binoculars are filled with nitrogen gas which keeps water out and also stops the optics suffering from internal fogging in adverse weather conditions,
Fully Multi Coated optics are standard features of the Barr & Stroud Series 4 range as are BaK-4 phase coated prisms
User even in low light conditions where less expensive optics and coatings result in a dramatic loss of performance
Specification: Barr & Stroud ED PC 8x42 Series 4 Roof Prism Binocular
Customer Reviews on Barr & Stroud ED PC 8x42 Series 4 Roof Prism Binocular
5 out of 5
Review by victoria Davis,
12/03/2013, Customer Rating:
The binoculars arrived promptly and well packaged. I am very satisfied with both the service of Microglobe and the binoculars.
Review by Mike Knighton,
24/05/2012, Customer Rating:
EXCELLENT PRODUCT SO FAR, ALTHOUGH THE OPPORTUNITY FOR USE HAS BEEN LIMITED TO DATE.
THE SERVICE PROVIDED BY MICROGLOBE WAS FIRST CLASS AND VERY COMPETITIVE, WITH PROMPT COMMUNICATION AND DELIVERY.
I CAN THOROUGHLY RECOMMEND BOTH THESE BINOCULARS AND MICROGLOBE.
Review by Geoffrey Bull,
27/04/2012, Customer Rating:
An excellent product which serves my requirements, and at a very competive price. Although the product I originally ordered was out of stock, Microglobe handled the problem speedily to my satisfaction. The model suggested as an alternative, and which I agreed to recieve was a later model with upgraded specification and still at the same price. Microglobe's manner of conducting business was professional in all areas - well done Microglobe. Many thanks.
Review by Petri Kostiainen,
12/07/2011, Customer Rating:
Barr & Stroud ED PC 8x42 Series 4
High quality. I am very pleased.
I can recommend.