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  1. pete_gamby

    Verano BGA VHD Now Available

    The Verano name returns to the Opticron line with a new 100% made in Japan range now available: https://www.opticron.co.uk/our-products/binoculars/verano-bga-vhd-binoculars Stock is going out to our dealers over the course of the next couple of weeks. Demo units will be available to see at the...
  2. pete_gamby

    Optics Events 2021

    Yes, that's right - field testing days are back on the agenda and we're starting to book dates for the coming months! So the list doesn't look too depressingly short, I've included everything that our reps have managed to schedule so far this year. As other reserves open up, In Focus and the...
  3. pete_gamby

    Discovery WA ED 8x32 Now Available

    We've added a new model to our range - the Discovery WA ED 8x32. This is based on the same physical design as the existing Discovery WP PC 8x32 so retains the light weight (under 400g) and compact design (108x112mm). Optically it has been improved with the use of ED objective lens elements...
  4. pete_gamby

    Oregon 4 Monoculars Now Shipping

    Monoculars seem to be very popular at the moment - we are currently sold out of our best-selling BGA monos with incoming orders until February next year all pre-sold! We have added a new model though - the Oregon 4 PC monocular - which is available in 8x and 10x formats. All details here...
  5. pete_gamby

    Updated Opticron North America Website

    We have now brought our US website out of the dark ages of HTML and into the brave new world of mobile responsive etc. https://www.opticronusa.com/ Please feel free to DM or reply with feedback! Cheers, Pete
  6. pete_gamby

    Updated Opticron North America Website

    We have now brought our US website out of the dark ages of HTML and into the brave new world of mobile responsive etc. https://www.opticronusa.com/ Please feel free to DM or reply with feedback! Cheers, Pete
  7. pete_gamby

    SDL v3 Eyepiece Now Shipping

    We've updated and improved the flagship SDL eyepiece to give a wider field of view and an optical system specifically tailored to the MM series of scopes. It is, of course, backwards compatible with older Opticron scopes for those that want to upgrade. The new optical design delivers an...
  8. pete_gamby

    Opticron Imagic IS Binoculars

    Well, as usual, they sort of escaped rather than being launched but we now have more information up on the website: https://www.opticron.co.uk/our-products/binoculars/imagic-is-binoculars Deliveries are expected to start week commencing 21st October. We have pre-orders from a wide range of UK...
  9. pete_gamby

    The End of (Another) Era - HR WP

    Another product line is coming to the end of its life as we are now running down the last of our stock of the HR WP porro prism binocular. We are the last of the suppliers of a variant of this internally focused, fully waterproof binocular. It has been praised for its razor sharp image and...
  10. pete_gamby

    The End of (Another) Era - HR WP

    Another product line is coming to the end of its life as we are now running down the last of our stock of the HR WP porro prism binocular. We are the last of the suppliers of a variant of this internally focused, fully waterproof binocular. It has been praised for its razor sharp image and...
  11. pete_gamby

    New Opticron website design

    See thread in the binoculars section for details: https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=364562
  12. pete_gamby

    New Opticron website design

    After nearly three years in the making, we finally have a new website design: https://www.opticron.co.uk Compared to the previous site there is more technical information published for binoculars, monoculars and scopes. It is also properly SSL secured and will work properly on tablets and...
  13. pete_gamby

    New MM3 60 Travelscope

    Our new MM3 60 scope range is now available to buy. Price for body only £199 and zoom eyepieces from £129. Full information here: http://www.opticron.co.uk/Pages/mm3_60_ga_scope.html
  14. pete_gamby

    Redstart Birding

    I see that Ben Lizdas (ex-Eagle Optics) and Bill Thompson III (of Bird Watcher's Digest) have a new online optics store: https://redstartbirding.com Nice to see Ben's optics expertise hasn't been lost to optics retailing forever. Good luck with the new venture gentlemen!
  15. pete_gamby

    DBA VHD+ Monocular

    The new DBA VHD+ monocular will be available from 12th February. Product preview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lI_U-PN_uXg&feature=youtu.be Prices are £289 for 8x42 and £299 for 10x42. Full product info will be on our website shortly. Our dealers are taking pre-orders now. Cheers, Pete
  16. pete_gamby

    SFWS Survey 2016: More Birders Than Hunters?

    USFWS Survey 2016: More Birders Than Hunters? Just found that the preliminary data from the USFSW survey was published in August (bit slow on the uptake here!). The data in the report always seems to go against what I hear both on forums and in conversation when I'm in the US. The numbers...
  17. pete_gamby

    For The Optics Tinkers Amongst Us

    I spotted this tool in Astronomy Now magazine and decided to get some for our service team: http://www.365astronomy.com/365astronomy-adjustable-lens-tool.html The service guys and gal are all over the moon with their new toys and are finding multiple uses for it besides its primary design...
  18. pete_gamby

    End of Line and Ex-demo sale - Opticron US

    We have listed a number of binocular and scope items for sale. All covered by "as new" warranty: https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=opticron&_dcat=83880&rt=nc&_fss=1&LH_SpecificSeller=1&_saslop=1&_sasl=opticronllc These are for shipping only to US-based customers from our...
  19. pete_gamby

    Eagle Optics To Close

    Wow - now that is a real shame. These guys had become good friends and a great customer for us: https://www.eagleoptics.com https://www.eagleoptics.com/pages/eagle-optics-service-information
  20. pete_gamby

    DBA VHD £100 Cash Back Promotion

    We have a cash back promo on the DBA VHD binocular (8x42 and 10x42), running from now until end of October: http://opticron.co.uk/Pages/promotions.htm This will be applicable to purchases made at Birdfair and will be run in conjunction with any other offers made at that event. Cheers, Pete
  21. pete_gamby

    Opticron Now Available To Buy In Germany

    Our recently appointed distributor in Germany has now signed up Optik-Pro.de (part of nimax GmBH) as a dealer for our products: http://www.optik-pro.de/?sort=0&size=2&q=opticron
  22. pete_gamby

    Optics Events 2017

    New year, new thread! Could a mod please sticky this and delete the 2016 thread - thanks! UK & Ireland WWT Llanelli, Llanelli, 2/1 Blashford Lakes, Ringwood, 3/1 WWT Arundel, Arundel, 7/1 Chesil Beach Centre Dorset WT, Portland, 7/1 Farmoor Reservoir, Oxford, 8/1 Hauxley Nature Reserve...
  23. pete_gamby

    Photokina 2016 Quick Round Up

    I saw Gijs brief report in the Leica thread (http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=328523&page=30) and thought some people might like to hear what we saw at the event and perhaps a little of what was discussed inside the Kamakura booth :-) For a start, sports optics is classified by the...
  24. pete_gamby

    No one spotted the updated SF today?

    Surprised to see no thread on the updated SF that was being carried by numerous birding celebs at the Birdfair today. Lee, David, Paddy?
  25. pete_gamby

    Opticron Scope and Eyepiece Focal Length Information

    A (hopefully) comprehensive list of the focal lengths of various Opticron scopes and more or less all current and discontinued eyepieces. Hope someone finds it useful! Cheers, Pete
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