Opticron Adventurer II WP 8×32 Binoculars: Our Evaluation

These binoculars have a gorgeous value level, although the picture and construct are not so good as different Opticron choices. We rated these within the Center Floor.

At A Look

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


  • Straightforward to focus
  • Snug for bigger arms


  • Slender area of view
  • Picture is a bit dim and comfortable on the edges
  • Feeling of tunnel imaginative and prescient


  • Value: $129 MSRP at press time. Costs typically fluctuate, so test with retailers
  • Shut focus: Listed as 16.4 ft (500 cm). In assessments, we might focus these binoculars right down to about 8.0 ft (244 cm)
  • Area of view: 6.2° (326 ft at 1,000 yards). Extra about area of view 
  • Weight: 20.1 oz (571 g)—that’s about 2.4 oz (69 g) heavier than the common for compact binoculars in our assessment. Examine binocular sizes and weights
  • Eye reduction: 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 step with the worth level. The view is appropriate within the heart of the sphere of view, however dim total and particularly across the edges. The sphere of view is among the smallest within the examine, 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 beneath common for the compact group. The main focus wheel was clean and straightforward to regulate. Watching Chimney Swifts in a vivid sky at greater than 300 ft away, it was simple to maintain them in focus as they wheeled and turned, and the bins had been sharp sufficient to check 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 comfortable edges made it troublesome to tell apart distant geese.

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

Feedback From Testers:

  • Might see particulars on backlit chicken higher than I anticipated
  • View appeared cramped
  • Picture was uninteresting

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

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