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Optical Hardware Binoculars

Optical Hardwares Visionary binoculars have an excellent quality,
bright image. The have easy grip rubber armouring and large
eyepieces and eyecups for stress free viewing.

All Visionary classic style binoculars feature :

* Quality body construction with rubber armour
* High quality coated glass lenses and prisms
* Centre focusing, with large easy to use focus wheel
* Dioptre adjustment
* Rubber eyecups, push down for use with spectacles
* Centre tripod fitting
* BaK4 Prisms
* Case and strap
* 10 year guarantee

Stock Availability: Available from stock

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This page updated: 17 February 2021
Optical Hardware Visionary HD
Field of View (°)5.7°
Twilight Factor26.83
Exit Pupil Size5.00mm
Dimensions: HxWxD220x205x85mm
Case / StrapYes
Including VAT @ 20% and UK shipping
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R. A. (Norwich)
08/06/2007 22:32:08
Dear Chris,

Thank you for a very prompt delivery of my new binos. I m very pleased with them, good mag, good light transmission and good contrast.

It was your good advice and time on the phone that persuaded me, you were not wrong!

Again Chris, many thanks for all your help in choosing for me.

Kindest regards,
Robert Archer

David E
12/09/2008 20:17:28

There does not seem to be many questions about these. In view of their spec for the money, I’d have thought there would be a lot of interest.

12x mag, with a good low light performance of 26.8, their only downside seems to be weight, but not excessive. I’ve no problem holding this weight an x12 in a bird hide, so I wonder if others have used bought these for bird use ?


eebc - Chris.
13/09/2008 10:56:13
The main downside for hide use, would be that they do not focus down very close (the manufacturers do not specify a minimum focusing distance, but looking through a pair, it seems to be about 30 feet). Depending upon how close the birds get this may or may not be a problem.

As you mention, the low light performace is very good, due to the 60mm objective lenses, which is also where the weight comes from - glass is heavy.

A few bird watchers have bought the Optical Hardware 12x60 for the higher than average magnification, which are still hand holdable, rather than go to the trouble of carrying a spotting scope and tripod.

David E
13/09/2008 13:54:01
Chris - Thanks. 30ft min would not be a problem, this is for open water use, rather than woodland.

These do claim to have a tripod mount, so they can be mounted for longer periods if arm ache sets in, and if the image is sharp enough for bird spotting (?) I ll see if we have enough brass in the piggy bank for a pair.


eebc - Chris
13/09/2008 14:37:01
The tripod socket is on the front between the two lens barrels.

To fit it onto a tripod an L shpaed bracket is needed like the Opticron L Bracket Large we sell.

21/11/2011 16:19:47
People nomrally pay me for this and you are giving it away!

eebc - Jamie
21/11/2011 16:30:25
Thank you for your comments.

27/12/2011 17:54:43
The Visionary 12 x 60 HD porro prism binocular is not Nitrogen-filled is it? Do they have over-sized prisms?
I don t want to by cheap and nasty bins.

27/12/2011 18:00:36
Hello again,
I am a spectacle wearer, what is the eye-relief of the 12 x 60 Visionary HD binocular?

eebc - Chris
28/12/2011 09:11:55
The Visionary HD series binoculars are not nitrogen filled or waterproof.

We do not know about the size of the prisms, the manufacturers simply state that they are BaK-4 prisms.

eebc - Chris
28/12/2011 09:15:46
The manufacturers so not specify the exact length of the eye relief, they just state "long"

We have had quite a few spectacle wearers try the binoculars and none of them have had a problem. The eyecups are quite high and when pushed down allow the spectacles to get very close to the eyepiece lens.

31/12/2011 15:40:49
Your web page does not mention the eye relief spec for the 12x60 Visionary HD bins, please advise.

eebc - Jamie
31/12/2011 15:48:13
The manufacturers do not specify the exact figure in their documentation, they only refer to it as "long"

28/06/2012 15:09:18
is it made in uk?

i am looking for a good one for long distance and it shoud be made in uk not china.

eebc - Chris
28/06/2012 15:14:01
Thank you for your enquiry.

These binoculars are not made in the United Kingdom, if you find some that are could you contact us with their details, we would be most interested.

03/01/2013 16:38:31
I m considering a new pair of bino s for looking at aircraft - I currently have a pair of 12x50 s and was wondering if 12x60 s would improve the distance viewing? Also, just read your advert in the latest Fly Past AQirshow 2012 booklet - are you likely to be exhibiting at any air show s this year - would love to try a pair in the right environment.

Thank you.


eebc - Chris,
01/03/2013 16:58:36
The 12x60 should have a brighter, clearer image, this may allow seeing the finer details a little better. However, the magnification (12x) is the same as you already have, so the image will appear the same size through both pairs of binoculars.

There are a few binoculars with more magnification, but the more magnification, the harder they are to hand hold. A lot of people get on quite well with the Helios 16x50 or the Visionary 15x70

We well not be doing any Airshows, unfortunately, even the smallest pitch at these shows costs thousands.

03/01/2013 17:12:05
Thanks Chris... The big one s may be too heavy for prolonged handling so I might just go for the smaller pair... Appreciate your advice Chris.
Have a good weekend.
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