GMC Admiral Compact 5×25 SWW

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Objective diameter (acc. to spec.):  25 mm
Magnification (acc. to spec.):  5 x
Exit pupil (acc. to spec.): 5 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 15 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 10.5 mm
IPD (measured): 55 – 73 mm
RFOV (according to spec.):  15  degrees = 262 m
AFOV (measured, rounded): 71 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 4.7 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 4.7 m to infinity (measured): 120 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (estimate): +/- 4 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 7.5 dpt*
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 587 g
Made in: China



This is a clone of the Visionking 5×25 (see separate post,×25/), although some of the measured specs are just slightly different, probably due to sample variation. The remarks made regarding the Visionking apply here as well; the only distinct difference between the two binoculars: the Admiral does not feature screw-out eyecups like the Visionking. On the other hand, the Admiral has a tiny bit more usable eye relief and, due to the flat and wide eyecup design, is usable with spectacles despite the relatively tight eye relief. The Admiral is marked “Field 15 degrees”, while the spec of the the Visionking mention 15.8 degrees, but as our measurement had found (see post about the Visionking mentioned above), that later number is on the optimistic side, and 15 degrees is more realistic (and still a superb FOV number).

Regarding GMC Trading AG, the company marketing this bino, see remarks under separate post “GMC Admiral Bernina 8×42,×42/ .



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