Barr and Stroud Sierra 12x50 binocular
Sierra 12x50 Phase Coated

SRP - £134.95
Product Code - 70178


The new Barr & Stroud Sierra range of binoculars are a blend of superb optical quality and rugged refinement that has produced an elegant range of binoculars that take the Barr & Stroud brand to new level of performance and sophistication.

The 12x50 Sierra is the most powerful binocular in the range, if power is what you want or need this is as good as a hand held binocular at this price gets! The trade off is that it will not be the best performer in low light and it will be harder to hold steady than a binocular with 10x magnification but with an apparent view at a 1000m of only 82m this is a stunningly powerful binocular.

The Sierra 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 ‘Sierra’ 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, this binocular is truly weatherproof.

Fully Multi Coated optics are standard features of the Barr & Stroud ‘Sierra’ range as are BaK-4 phase coated prisms. This degree of sophistication ensures that as much light as possible is transmitted through the optics which results in a super bright contrast rich images of high colour fidelity 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 metal twist up eyecups that are rubber coated 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 Sierra 12x50 are supplied with carrying case, rain guards, tethered lens caps, straps and lens cleaning cloth.

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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
780gr
Weight in grams
Glass
BaK-4
Type of glass used in construction
Exit pupil
4.1mm
Exit pupil in mm
Twilight rate
24.49
Light gathering ability
Brightness
16.81
Light transmission factor
Prism Coating PHC
Yes
Phase coated prisms
Lens Coating FMC
Yes
Fully multicoated optics
Tripod Bush
Yes
Tripod bush for tripod/adapter
Dimensions
214x176x88
Binocular size in mm
Roof Prism Construction
Yes
Optical Type
Eye Relief
14.2mm
Eye relief in mm
Adjustable Eyecups
Yes
Twist up eyecups
Guarantee
10 Years
Length of manufactures guarantee
Diopter Compensation
+4/-4
Range of diopter compensation
Focusing System
Center
Type of focusing control
Interpupillary Distance
56mm~74mm
Range of eye adjustment in mm.
Waterproof
Yes
Immersion tested 1.5m for 3mins