Barr and Stroud Sahara 8x32 FMC Waterproof Binocular
Sahara 8x32 Binocular Nitrogen Filled
Eye Cup & Dioptre Adjustment
Sahara Captive Lens Caps
Carrying Case

SRP - £94.95
Product Code - 70102


The Barr & Stroud ‘Sahara’ 8x32 is a rugged go anywhere binocular. Equally at home on the majestic plains of the Masai Mara, the beach at Brighton or a day at the races.

This is a compact design that makes an ideal travel companion for those who are looking for a better low light performance than the smaller compact models but who don''t to be burdened with a full size binocular. The binocular focuses down to a staggering 1.01m making it ideal for naturalists and birdwatchers. The binocular delivers a powerful 8x 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.

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.
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 8x32 are supplied with carrying case, rain guards, tethered lens caps, straps and lens cleaning cloth.

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Reproduced from the August 2010 issue of Birdwatch magazine

Specification
Magnification
8x
Maximum magnification
Objective
32mm
Size of objective lens.
Close Focus
1.01m
Minimum distance that the binoculars will focus on
View 1000m
129m
Apparent view at 1000m
Weight
596g
Weight in grams
Glass
BAK-4
Type of glass used in construction
Exit pupil
4mm
Exit pupil in mm
Twilight rate
15.95
Light gathering ability
Waterproof
Yes
Immersion tested 1m for 60sec
Lens Coating FMC
Yes
Fully multicoated optics
Tripod Bush
Yes
Tripod bush for tripod/adapter
Dimensions
128x133x49mm
Binocular size in mm
Roof Prism Construction
Yes
Optical Type
Eye Relief
17.5mm
Eye relief in mm
Adjustable Eyecups
Yes
Twist up eyecups
Guarantee
10 Years
Length of manufactures guarantee