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Orion Telescopes
Orion 8x30 ED Waterproof Binoculars
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  • Beautifully crafted retro design porro prism binocular with state of the art 8.1-deg field of view ED optics for a tact sharp, true to life color image with virtually no distortion.
  • Compact design fits perfectly in the hand, and the textured surface allows for a solid grip
  • BAK-4 prisms and fully multi-coated lenses provide vivid daytime views of birds, wildlife, and scenery
  • Features 18.2mm eye-relief, a smooth-adjusting center focus wheel, and captive lens caps that won't get lost
  • Magnesium alloy body with a fully waterproof and nitrogen purged interior, which resists moisture

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Item #  51859b

Roof prism binoculars are quite popular in today's market, but a compact and high quality porro prism binocular with ED lenses can be a bit harder to find. Old school porro prism binoculars were very solidly built and tended to last forever, but usually suffered from being quite heavy. Well not anymore! Introducing the Orion 8x30 ED Waterproof Binocular, a modern compact porro with an elegant retro look, utilizing cutting edge optical and mechanical designs. Use the 8x30 ED for a wide variety of applications including birding, wildlife viewing, hiking, and since they are so compact, even taking to the theater!

First and most importantly, the 8x30 ED utilizes Extra-Low Dispersion lenses (the "ED" in 8x30 ED) to eliminate chromatic aberration — the false color that is seen through some lower quality binoculars when light passes through the lenses. That false color present in non-ED lenses is actually some of the red and/or blue end of the visible spectrum slightly out of focus. By contrast, the 8x30 ED provides a tact sharp, crisp, vibrant, true-to-life color image of your subject.

The 8x30 ED provides an impressively wide 8.1 field of view, coupled with a long 18.2mm eye relief, which means that even if you wear glasses you will be able to see the entire field of view all at once. Baffled interiors minimize glare and light bounce, further improving the optics and boosting the contrast of your image. The binoculars are fully waterproof and we've purged the insides with nitrogen gas to remove any moisture, ensuring the innards resist fogging or fungal growth in damp conditions.

The body of the 8x30 ED is a very compact BAK-4 porro prism design, with a textured finish that ensures a solid grip when in use. The magnesium alloy body is strong yet very lightweight, making these binoculars resistant to shock while still only weighing 1.25 lbs. Includes a soft carry case, straps, and captive lens covers.


Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact us at 800-447-1001.

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  • Best for viewing
    Nature & scenic
  • User level
  • Magnification
  • Optical diameter
  • Field of view - angular
  • Field of view - linear
    425.0 ft./1000 yd
  • Apparent field of view
  • Eye relief
  • Exit pupil
  • Near focus
    13 ft.
  • Coatings
    Fully multi-coated
  • Prism
    BAK-4 Porro
  • Interpupillary distance range
    56mm - 74mm
  • Focus style
    Center focus
  • Waterproof
  • Tripod adaptable
  • Diopter adjustment
  • Weight
    1.4 lbs.
  • Height
    4.3 in.
  • Additional included accessories
    Carrying case, Neck strap, Lens caps
  • Other features
    Nitrogen purged, ED objective lenses
  • Warranty
    One year

Carrying case
Lens covers

Orders received by 1pm Eastern Standard Time for in-stock items ship the same business day. Order received after noon will ship the next business day. When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available. You have the option in check out to request that your order ship complete, if you'd prefer.

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