Alpen pro 8x25, the mini solution
Do you ever wish that your binoculars where just a bit smaller so that you could carry them around easier? Well, Alpen has already created an extended mini - binocular series that will serve your purposes extremely well; in this article Iíll tell you a few things about the 8x25 model, one of the smallest models of the series.
First of all, you should know that alike with the majority of other compact solutions, those binoculars are designed using a reverse porro - prism. When such an approach is followed, they are usually neither sealed nor nitrogen Ė purged. What does this mean? Well, this automatically means that you shouldnít expect your binoculars to be fog proof or waterproof. Leaving that aside, the Pro 8x25 models are constructed from BAK4 quality glass and they are also multi-coated; this manufacturing method delivers better resolution and a more effective light transmission.
The Pro 8x25 binoculars have a 314 feet field of view at the standard distance of 1000 yards; thatís pretty good considering we are talking about mini binoculars. Additionally, those binoculars have a 16 mm eye relief; thatís a lot better than the typical 11/12mm you will meet on other rivals of its category.
You can easily adjust the focus with the knob; the knob is smooth and easy to rotate, your hands will grip pretty well on it because it is coated with rubber. The eyecups are made of stiff, green rubber; you can adjust them in a fully-in or fully-out position but there is no intermediate setting available. When you put your binoculars for storage, the black, rubber caps that fit in perfectly over the eyecups will protect them from dust or any potential scratches.
Regarding some more important aspects now, the Pro 8x25 binoculars are great when the lighting is above average. When the lighting drops, you feel that the image quality is not as good as you would expect; but then again, thatís expected for binoculars of this type. The image quality can be considered very satisfying; there is no notable distortion and virtually no color aberration.
Finally, you can comfortably hang your binoculars around your neck using the 1-inch-wide nylon strap that comes with them; considering the fact that they are also lightweight, it shouldnít be any problem at all to carry them for a whole day!
Whatís more, Iíve held the best part for the end; you can get the Alpen Pro 8x25 binoculars for as low as 120$! Amazing, isnít it?
About the Author: John Gibb is the owner of binocular sources
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