Orion Vista 7x50

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Brand and Model:Orion Vista 7x50
Price ($USD):$199.00
Attributes:un-checked Waterproof checked Armored
Objective Lens Size:50 mm
Magnification:7 x
Prism Type:BAK4 Porro
Coatings:Fully Multi-Coated
Field of View:6.0 degrees
Eye Relief:16 mm
Near Focus:0 ft
Weight (lbs):28 oz.
Dimensions (w/h/d):h= 6¼
Description:Orion Vista™ Series Binoculars
A Vista binocular is like a good book: once you pick it up, you won't want to put it down. And you won't have to. That's because they are unusually compact and lightweight for full-size binoculars, and their soft leatherette covering makes them a true pleasure to hold.

Still, Vistas are remarkably rugged, thanks to high-quality, cast-aluminum alloy construction, meticulous workmanship, and strict mechanical tolerances. They're made exclusively for Orion by Japan's largest manufacturer of high-quality binoculars, and are among the few that meet Japan's "Exceptional Inspection" industry standard. Serious binocular users, especially those who spend a lot of time in the field, demand no less.

Fully Multi-Coated Optics
Optically, Vista binoculars really shine. They feature the finest BAK-4 glass porro prisms, and lenses finely ground and polished by expert optical craftsmen. Most importantly, the Vista's optics are vacuum-layered on every air-to-glass surface with Ultra Multi-Coatings™—the highest level of antireflection coating available. They provide a pronounced increase in the transmission of light through the optical system. The result is livelier images free of ghosting, deeper image contrast, and highly accurate color balance. The view through a Vista binocular is always crystal clear and sharp right out to the edges.

Ample eye relief and roll-back rubber eyecups insure comfortable viewing, even with eyeglasses or sunglasses on.

All models include a deluxe hard carrying case, wide woven neck strap, and lens caps. And all are threaded for a tripod adapter. Twenty-year limited warranty.

8x42 Vista
The perfect choice for the demanding requirements of advanced birding and nature observation. Remarkably small and lightweight (just 22 oz.), with a delightful featherweight feel treasured by those who spend hours in the field.

Large 42mm achromatic objective lenses gather 44% more light than 35mm binoculars. Long 18mm eye relief and roll-back rubber eyecups allow comfortable viewing even with eyeglasses or sunglasses. The 8x magnification is preferred by birders who want good magnification but also a steady image. Near focus of just 12'. Field of view is 6.5°.

7x50 Vista
Big 50mm objective lenses and moderate 7x magnification make this model great for low-light conditions and particularly strong for wide-field stargazing under dark skies.

Large 7mm exit pupil is ideal for dark-adapted eyes with fully dilated pupils. Long 22mm eye relief allows eyeglass wearers to take in whole 6.0° field of view. Large, knurled focus wheel adds to the fine performance features. Weighs 28 oz.

10x50 Vista
For nighttime observing where light pollution is a factor, the 10x50, with its 5mm exit pupil, and slightly narrower field of view is a smart choice.

Its sizzling optical performance and lightweight feel make it one of the most popular astronomy binoculars in use today. And when the Sun comes up, the 10x50 brings distant mountains, ships, and wildlife seemingly within arm’s reach! 5.3° field of view, 16mm eye relief. Weighs 28 oz.

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Orion Vista 7x50
These are amazing binoculars for the price. I would rate the value a 10+++ The BEST binocular of any kind that you can get for $200US. Wormanship is really good. Feels like they cost $1000. Pinpoint sharp, except fuzzy at extreme edge, which is only noticable during stargazing, and even then is very minimal. Multi-coatings on every optical surface, and they are a very deep green, and purple at an angle. The binoculars are very lightweight and a pleasure to hold. The focuser is very smooth. I wear glasses and the eye relief is twice as good as I need. Field of view is 6 degrees, which is more then acceptable. Things appear almost as bright as they do in my 4.5" reflector. The customer service is great, and they have a 20 year warrenty. I very highly recommend these, you won't be disappointed if you get them.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:9 Value:10
Weight: 3 (Unreliable Vote)
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Orion Vista 7x50
I have being using these binos for about a month now. Simply said, they are excellent. They are affordable and perform extremely well. These binos are contructed very well and feel more expensive than what they are. There is some blurring for objects on the peripheral FOV, but it's relatively minor. I would suggest these binos for any beginner and advanced amateur astronomer.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:9 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
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Orion Vista 7x50
GREAT binocs for the price. An excellent "first scope" for any beginner.

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
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