Opticron Adventurer II WP 8×32 Binoculars: Our Evaluation

These binoculars have a sexy value level, although the picture and construct are inferior to different Opticron choices. We rated these within the Center Floor.

At A Look

Black binoculars
Opticron Adventurer II WP 8×32 binoculars. Picture by Hugh Powell.


  • Simple to focus
  • Snug for bigger fingers


  • Slim subject of view
  • Picture is a bit dim and delicate on the edges
  • Feeling of tunnel imaginative and prescient


  • Worth: $129 MSRP at press time. Costs usually fluctuate, so verify with retailers
  • Shut focus: Listed as 16.4 toes (500 cm). In checks, we may focus these binoculars all the way down to about 8.0 toes (244 cm)
  • Area of view: 6.2° (326 toes at 1,000 yards). Extra about subject of view 
  • Weight: 20.1 oz (571 g)—that’s about 2.4 oz (69 g) heavier than the typical for compact binoculars in our evaluation. Evaluate binocular sizes and weights
  • Eye aid: 20 mm

Viewing Expertise: The Opticron Adventurer II binoculars are one of many lowest-priced choices in our testing, and the general viewing expertise appears in line with the worth level. The view is appropriate within the middle of the sphere of view, however dim general and particularly across the edges. The sector of view is likely one of the smallest within the research, which contributes a way of tunnel imaginative and prescient that a number of testers famous. Shut focus was higher than the producer specs, however nonetheless a bit under common for the compact group. The main focus wheel was easy and straightforward to regulate. Watching Chimney Swifts in a shiny sky at greater than 300 toes away, it was simple to maintain them in focus as they wheeled and turned, and the bins had been sharp sufficient to review the form of the wing. The bincoculars had been much less helpful when scanning the far shore of a pond simply earlier than nightfall, when the dimness and delicate edges made it troublesome to tell apart distant geese.

Really feel and Construct: These binoculars really feel weighty and enormous in comparison with many of the different compacts—virtually like an 8×42. The eyecups are comfortably rounded, however certainly one of them stopped clicking into place someday throughout testing. The neckstrap was fundamental and unpadded. The diopter adjuster was very stiff and troublesome to maneuver. Housing is apparent black exhausting rubber with minimal texture.

Feedback From Testers:

  • Might see particulars on backlit hen higher than I anticipated
  • View appeared cramped
  • Picture was boring

This text is one in a sequence of mini-reviews. To see how these binoculars evaluate to others we’ve examined, see our full evaluation of reasonably priced compact binoculars.

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