Specifications:

Objective diameter:  30 mm
Magnification:  6 x
Exit pupil: 5 mm
Eye relief (according to spec:): 21 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of folded eyecups): 15.5 mm
IPD (acc. to spec.): 50 – 70 mm
RFOV(acc. to spec.):  8  degrees = 140 m
AFOV (measured, rounded): 50 degrees
Minimum focus distance (according to spec.): 3 m
Minimum focus distance (measured): 3 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: < anticlockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3 m to infinity (measured): 180 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (estimate): +/- 2.5 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 3.5 dpt*
Prism system:  Porro I
Waterproof: yes
Weight (acc. to spec, without accessories): 485 g
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 523 g
Made in: China
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel

 

Remarks:

Pleasant entry-level binocular which is, due to its minimum IPD of 50mm, also suitable for children. Lightweight, compact, with overall good optical performance, the Savanna satisfies in many disciplines. Of course, the 8 degree FOV is not superb, and the precision of the focus mechanism could be better. But otherwise, the Savanna offers a lot for a binocular in the price range around $ 100-150. Its slightly larger sibling, the 6.5 x 32 “Adventurer” (see separate post, https://binocular.ch/opticron-adventurer-t-wp-6-5×32/), has a clearly wider FOV and even better build quality and ergonomics, but a small sweet spot, and the Adventurer’s stray-light control isn’t as good as it is in the Savanna.

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