Barr And Stroud Series-5 8X42ED FMC Waterproof Binocular

The new Series-5 ED range from Barr and Stroud are designed for the most demanding observer. Adding to all the advantages of the standard Series-5, the use of Extra Low Dispersion (ED) glass provides unparalled images that are high definition, contrast rich with superb colour fidelity. The magnesium body offers excellent robustness whilst retaining an overall light weight for comfortable handling. The refinement and quality are apparent the moment you adjust the rubber clad metal twist-up eyecups, for your first glimpse through the superior phase coated optics, and the wide field of view ensures you capture even more of the action. The eyepieces provide generously long eye relief making them highly suitable for spectacle wearers. They are waterproof to a depth of 1.5m of water for three minutes, plenty of time to retrieve them if you have dropped them into a stream or puddle. The water-repellant lens coating ensures any water coming into contact with the objective lens surface will simply run off. All Series-5 models come supplied with tethered lens caps, rainguard, strap and protective carrying case.

“The Barr & Stroud Series 5 8 x 42 ED proved to be an improvement over the Series 5 non-ED. It does have better colour correction, slightly better contrast and slightly crisper images….it does offer up very satisfying optics and ergonomics punching well above its modest price tag. I would unhesitatingly recommend this binocular as a very capable general use binocular that will sate the demands of the majority of birders, nature watchers and stargazers alike. It just does many things well and has a very wide and well corrected field. ”

Neil English


Brand:  Series 5
Model:  8x42ED
Magnification:  8x
Objective Lens Diameter:  42mm
Field of View at 1000m:  142m
Angular Field of View:  8.1
Close Focus:  1.9m
Eye Relief:  17.2mm
Exit Pupil Diameter:  5.25mm
Waterproof:  Yes
Nitrogen Filled:  Yes
Prism Design:  Roof
Prism Glass Type:  Bak-4
Phase Coated Prisms:  Yes
ED Optics:  Yes
Fully Multi-Coated Optics:  Yes
Water Repellent Lens Coating:  Yes
Body Material:  Magnesium Alloy
Open-bridge Design:  No
Adjustable Eyecups:  Twist-up
Focusing System:  Centre
Interpupillary Distance:  58 - 73mm
Dioptric Compensation Range:  +4~-4
Tripod Adaptor Bush:  Yes
Dimensions:  154x126x52mm
Weight:  716g

Barr And Stroud Series-5 8X42ED FMC Waterproof Binocular

Model:  70524
Our Price:  £299.95
(Inc. 20% VAT)