Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Gadget Bag: Compact Binoculars
Get a different look at your surroundings and spot unique photo opportunities with a pair of lightweight, high-quality binoculars
The Olympus Magellan 10x25 WP ($149) is a nitrogen-filled, waterproof, fogproof model with a field of view of 285 feet at 1,000 yards and a minimum focusing distance of 9.9 feet. Dimensions are 4.4x4.5x1.7 inches; weight is 12.2 ounces. www.getolympus.com
The Pentax DCF SW 10x25 ($115) is waterproof to a depth of 3 feet, nitrogen-filled to eliminate fogging and rubber-armored. Field of view at 1,000 yards is 261 feet and minimum focusing distance is 9.8 feet. Dimensions are 4.3x4.1x1.6 inches; weight is 10.6 ounces. www.pentaximaging.com
Swarovski's Pocket Traveler 10x25 ($829) is waterproof and rugged, with a field of view of 285 feet at 1,000 yards, a minimum focusing distance of 16 feet and individually adjustable eyecups. Dimensions are 4.6x2.3x1.5 inches (folds to 2.2 inches wide); weight is 8.1 ounces. www.swarovskioptik.us
The Zeiss Victory Compact 10x25 T* ($629) nitrogen-filled binoculars are fog- and waterproof, have a field of view of 285 feet at 1,000 yards and focus down to 13.1 feet. Dimensions are 4.3x3.8 inches; weight is 8.8 ounces. www.zeiss.com
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