poor valuecame in a rather small carrying case , strap too short , no lens caps, after two uses eye rubbers came loose and one is lost. easy to use lightweight.
RSPB response: Thank you for your review. If you are dissatisfied please contact customer services who will be able to help. We will feedback your comments to our supplier. By mic61617, on 1 Jan 2016
Good quality and easy to useThe Product Information is misleading - there is no tripod fixing point. I didn't notice this until I was back at home! The binoculars are light enough to use without a tripod but there is no way to leave them in a fixed position (e.g to view a nest) from a hide).
The carrying case is quite a cheap construction and there is a slot to thread the binocular straps through so that the latter act as the case carry straps. The binocular straps have clips to enable the neckstrap to be detached - advisable to avoid tangle between binoculars and carrying case. Next purchase will be a dedicated case to avoid this faff.
Lens quality is very good and the extra light entry (compared against an 8 year old pair of non-HD binoculars) is a revelation. Clarity of view is really very good indeed, even in dull conditions. Focusing is very easy and the binoculars feel really solid but not heavy to hold - a good balance.
I think I would have preferred to pay, say £675, and had a tripod mount and a better quality case with its own carrying straps. Theses omissions make the packing/unpacking a bit of a faff and risk missing the bird whilst untangling the carrying case and binoculars - probably looked good on the drawing board but a disappointing outcome in the real world.
RSPB response: Thank you for your review. There is a tripod adaptor socket in these binoculars, it is located on the front of the bridge as is common with binoculars. The cap on the bridge unscrews revealing the socket. Thanks for the feedback on the case, we will bear this in mind for future product development. These binoculars are a real customer favourite and we are pleased that you appreciate their quality. By Marchie, on 6 Sep 2015
Excellent qualty, easy to use, highly recommendedFirst thing's first - many thanks to the gentleman who was on hand at the Pullborough Brooks "optics weekend" and talked us through the options and let us try out various different options. This was an immense help, and gave us the confidence to buy. If you're unsure, I'd definitely recommend an optics weekend visit.
I've never got on with bincoulars until I tried these. But these are light, easy to look through, very sharp focus and incredible quality. Somehow the images seem better than real life, even taking into account the magnification. Perhaps it's the blur effect that brings out the foreground.
We were so impressed with these that we bought 2. Have been using them for a couple of weeks now and remain truly impressed. By Simon, on 2 Nov 2013
RSPB HDX 8 x 42 binoculars
- Product information
Following on from the best selling HD range the HD-X moves the brand to a new level.
Brighter, lighter and with a wider field of view the new HD-X has been designed with ease of use in mind.
The compact optical design housed in an ultra lightweight body helps to make them one of the lightest 42 mm roof prism binoculars on the market.
The smaller bridge allows them to be held in one hand when in use giving the user perfect balance with the binocular.
Class-leading optical performance with the benefit of both phase and SHR (super high reflective) coatings on the prism's leading to high levels of clarity and contrast in a variety of conditions.
Key features: Fully water/fog proof construction dry filled with nitrogen gas, tested to a depth of 1 m for 5 mins; Internal focusing with a close focus of under 2 m; Wide field of view 7.8 deg; Lightweight compact design, finished weight of under 640 g; Integral tripod adaptor socket; High quality 3 position retractable eyecups for spectacle wearers; Fully multicoated optics with ED glass objective lens; Phase coated roof prisms with SHR coating; Ergonomically design body with shock resistant rubber armor; Water and dirt repellent coating; 10 year guarantee.
Supplied with an exclusive pin badge, a leather case and a micro-fibre cloth cleaning bag.
- - Ultra lightweight
- - Close focus under 2 m
- - Ten year warranty
Objective Diameter (mm) 42
Eye Relief (mm) 18
Field of view 7.8 deg
Height (mm) 140
Width (mm) 128
Weight (g) 640
Warranty (years) 10
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