Barr & Stroud

Barr & Stroud Sahara 12x50 FMC Waterproof Binoculars

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Barr & Stroud Sahara 12x50 FMC Waterproof Binoculars


The Barr & Stroud Sahara 12x50 is a rugged go anywhere binocular. Equally at home on Mount Kilimanjaro, the beach at Boscombe or a day at the races. 


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This is a powerful roof prism design that makes an ideal for those needing more powerful binocular. The binocular focuses down to just under 2.5m making it ideal for naturalists and birdwatchers alike. The binocular delivers a powerful 12x magnification. 

The Sahara range from Barr & Stroud feature rugged construction combined with brilliant optics. 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. This requires a high degree of mechanical quality in the construction of the binocular which is evident as soon as you pick the binocular up or use the super smooth focus control wheel. We don't expect that you will make a habit of dropping the binoculars into deep water but we do expect that you will want to use them in any weather the planet can throw at you, so you can feel assured that the Barr & Stroud Sahara can take it, again and again. 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. 

Fully Multi Coated optics are standard features of the Barr & Stroud Sahara range as are BaK-4 prisms. This ensures that as much light as possible is transmitted through the optics which results in a super bright contrast rich images 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 rubber eyecups which make them equally practical for people to use with or without spectacles to. 

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. 

The Sahara 12x50 are supplied with carrying case, rain guards, tethered lens caps, straps and lens cleaning cloth. 

Specification

Magnification

12x

Maximum magnification

Objective

50mm

Size of objective lens.

Close Focus

2.5m

Minimum distance that the binoculars will focus on

View 1000m

82m

Apparent view at 1000m

Weight

859g

Weight in grams

Glass

BAK-4

Type of glass used in construction

Exit pupil

4.1mm

Exit pupil in mm

Waterproof

Yes

Immersion tested 1m for 60sec

Lens Coating FMC

Yes

Fully multicoated optics

Tripod Bush

Yes

Tripod bush for tripod/adapter

Dimensions

163x133x58mm

Binocular size in mm

Roof Prism Construction

Yes

Optical Type

Eye Relief

14mm

Eye relief in mm

Adjustable Eyecups

Yes

Twist up eyecups

Guarantee

10 Years

Length of manufactures guarantee

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