I just spoke with the Opticron US sales manager. He said the Traveler ED series is a new line due to be announced this fall. The video was not supposed to have been released until then. Gilmore Girl's hope has been answered. The line will include 6x32, 8x32, and 10x32. The folks in the US office have not seen specs yet.
As an Opticron dealer, we will get advanced notice of the release. I'll post on this when I know more.
Just to clarify, the Traveller BGA ED will be available in 8x32 and 10x32 formats (if it ever gets here - we've only been waiting two years...). This will effectively replace the current Countryman BGA HD 8x32 as that model will be discontinued and the Traveller ED will be priced at around £300.
The current Traveller BGA Mg Black range will continue with 6x32, 8x32 and 10x32 models, currently priced from £229.
Not sure why Paul mentioned a 6x32 - check he's had a cup of coffee next time you speak with him Steve
Coming soon to a dealer near you...
Full production shipment is finally on its way to our warehouse. Sales reps and pro staffers in UK/Europe and North America will have samples on hand for field events, festivals and in store demos over the next few weeks.
Just an FYI, I received my sample of the new Traveler ED.
Just to touch back on earlier comments in this thread, yes, it is very similar to the Nikon/Maven. I currently have the Maven and have done a brief side by side. Of course, the Opticron is a more subtle design with a classic black, "no frills" look to it. Focusing speed is fast but tension is stiff (right out of the box)...a good combination for my personal preferences. Optics, overall, are immediately enjoyable, again, for my preferences. This could be my new "full time" glass when I don't feel like lugging around an 8x42.
Also will comment on the new MM4 spotting scopes in the spotting scope forum shortly. Still no 80mm MM4.