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WPG 8.5 x 42


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From RSPB site - Magnification 8.5x; Lens diameter (mm) 42; Exit pupil (mm) 4.9; Eye relief (mm) 17.1; Field of view (degrees) 7.6; Close focus (m) 1.8; Height (mm) 147; Width (mm) 127; Weight (g) 731

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  • Great build, great optics, superb value
  • Diopter control is not zeroed correctly
I've been seriously delighted with these bins. They are available for 175 now and I reckon that's a complete bargain. I owned 3 pairs of lesser binoculars before these and finally had the sense to try out some options in a shop. I was very pleased with the service in the Viking shop in Edinburgh and have never been disappointed about buying these.

The diopter adjustment locks, which is good because I've had Pentax ones that constantly need adjusting, but on my pair the dial zeroes at +1 i.e. I have to move it to +1 even though I know my eyes are the same. The shop offered to replace them on this basis, but it didn't seem important so I kept them.

The eyecups are twist-up and will stay in place in two positions.

Mine came with a strap and a semi-rigid case that has a zip pocket inside, but once the case is shut there's no room for anything but the binoculars, so there's not much point - I can barely fit the strap inside unless I fold it very neatly.

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