Orion 10x42 Waterproof Monocular (Black)
Orion 10x42 Waterproof Monocular (Black)
Manufacturer : Orion
Amazon Price : $59.94
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Product Description
When you want close-up views of distant objects, but have limited space for optical gear, a quality monocular is your best bet. Sometimes, a binocular or spotting scope is simply too large and cumbersome to bring along on family trips to the beach, sports games, or on camping excursions to scenic locations. The Orion 10x42 Waterproof Monocular is conveniently compact and portable, so you can enjoy magnified views of distant wildlife, birds, scenery, sporting events, and even the Moon without packing a lot of bulky equipment. What's more, its rugged, rubber-armored body and waterproof construction make the Orion 10x42 Monocular ideal for use in virtually any weather conditions. The Orion 10x42 Waterproof Monocular is advantageously small in size, but it provides big optical performance thanks to its 42mm aperture objective lens and quality BK-7 roof prism. All optical surfaces of the 10x42 Waterproof Monocular are fully multi-coated to ensure maximum light throughput so you can enjoy bright, vivid views, even in low-light conditions during dusk and pre-dawn hours. The monocular's wide 5.9 degree field of view provides a nicely sized window with 10x power magnification, so it's easy to track moving target objects during use. But what if that bird you're looking at decides to land on the very tree you're standing under? Not to worry -the Orion 10x42 Monocular features an amazing near focus distance of just 20-Inches - more than adequate for viewing even extremely close-by quarry with 10x power magnification. Eyeglass wearers will appreciate the Orion 10x42 Waterproof Monocular's comfortable, 17mm long eye relief, as it allows you to leave corrective lenses on during use. For those who don't wear glasses, or who prefer to remove them when using optical instruments, the 10x42 Monocular features a twist-up rubber eyeguard to help properly position your eye to take in the entire field of view comfortably.
Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #9956 in Camera & Photo
  • Color: Black
  • Brand: Orion
  • Model: 8431
  • Dimensions: 2.25" h x 2.25" w x 6.10" l, .70 pounds
  • Product Features
  • Compact and portable monocular perfect for hand-held scanning and magnified study of distant birds, wildlife, and scenery
  • Waterproof rubber-armored construction for viewing in virtually any weather - but submersion or scuba diving is not recommended!
  • Conveniently compact at just 6.1-Inches long, and lightweight at just 11 ounces
  • Fully multi-coated 42mm diameter optics with anti-reflection coatings ensure maximum light throughput and bright, clear views
  • Amazing close focus of just 20-Inches - view even up-close birds and objects with 10x power magnification
  • Customer Reviews

    Most helpful customer reviews

    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
    5... several months now and and I am still totally satisfied. The 42 mm objective lens allows it to ...
    By Amazon Customer
    I've had this monocular for several months now and and I am still totally satisfied. The 42 mm objective lens allows it to gather enough light for early morning or late evening nature watching. The exit pupil measures 4 mm, which also makes this a good scope for casual star gazing. (The pupil of the human eye opens to between 5 mm and 7 mm when fully dilated. Anything more than that in a telescope is a waste.) I can get my monocular to focus as close as 28 inches. This is almost ten inches closer than a set of close focus binoculars costing hundreds of dollars more. Add to all this the coated optics, the soft rubber body, the waterproofing, the carrying case, the handy neck strap, and the tripod mount connector and one has a compelling product.

    I own three telescopes--and have built one. I am confident that this is a quality optical instrument and an excellent bargain.

    104 of 107 people found the following review helpful.
    5A lot for a little...
    By Craig H. Kinsley
    I was in the market for an inexpensive monocular for animal behavior observations. Something that was portable, durable, waterproof, and uncomplicated. Having had a lot of experience with optics fron Orion, including owning a telescope of theirs that I just love (the XT12 Intelliscope Dobsonian, modded with Televue lenses, Starlight Instruments focuser, and ScopeBuggy). I saw the new 10x42 monocular and it seemed to be just what I was looking for. This little thing is just great. It comes with with a little neck cord that cleverly screws into the base where a tripod or monopod would go, and it has a carrying case. The optics are Orion-quality -- sharp and bright -- with magnification that provides resolution but not at the expense of clarity. For the price, the features of the Orion monocular far exceed what it costs. Orion, again, delivers on its promise. Thanks to them for producing such a fine product.

    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
    5Fixed it now I love it
    By NB
    When I got this I was about to return it, but said to myself no I will fix it instead! So I did now I love it!
    The screw mount to hold the lens together is also on the same ring that the focus is on, so when you focus you can and in most cases are actually unswerving the lens mount, if you tighten the mount down you can no longer focus, you must keep it loose so you can also focus,
    so I glued the mount loosely so the focus would still turn but not come apart. I you are not prepared to do this you do not want this!
    This also made it not waterproof or maybe more waterproof who knows but it does now work!

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