Barr and Stroud Sierra 8x32 binocular
The Sierra 8x32 Phase Coated

SRP - £114.95
Product Code - 70171


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 8x32 Sierra is probably one of the most versatile binoculars that Barr & Stroud have ever sold! This little gem is the baby of the Sierra range but still packed with performance and features that make the Sierra range stand out from the opposition. Designed for portability this lightweight compact binocular is an ideal travelling companion, small enough to carry anywhere, on board an airliner or in a hiker’s back pack, tough enough to take any weather you are likely or unlucky enough to encounter and still stun you with its performance. OK so the 8x42 will work better in low light but if it’s portability coupled with serious performance we think you need to look no further.

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

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Specification
Magnification
8x
Maximum magnification
Objective
32mm
Size of objective lens.
Close Focus
2m
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
16.0
Light gathering ability
Brightness
16.0
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
128x121x47mm
Binocular size in mm
Roof Prism Construction
Yes
Optical Type
Eye Relief
17.8mm
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