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Viewers:-  Pentacon Eiger Binoculars Barska Monocular




The Binoculars

The Pentacon Eiger CN 10x26WP binoculars are compact, roof rubber armoured, fully waterproof, nitrogen filled, 10x magnification with wide-angle viewing performance in an ultra-rugged compact body. They are fully waterproof and can stand immersion in 3 metres of water for 2 minutes. The Eiger is nitrogen gas filled to eliminate fogging due to temperature change.



Magnification: 10x

Close focus: 4m

FOV: 114m @ 1000m

Angle of view: 6.5 degrees

Fully rubber armoured: Colour - dark grey

Size: 119mm x 70mm x 51mm

Glass: BaK-4

Weight: 308g  



 Pros and Cons  
 Pros: Cons:

Compact, Light, Robust, Excellent clear view, Price

None as yet



These are excellent for year round use. With focus down to less than 4m then they will suit many varying uses. I particularly like the rubber armour covering which gives maximum protection and grip but just incase you do have a mishap the padded soft carry-case will aid protection and if you drop them in water then the extra wide floatation strap will keep them buoyant ( binoculars will not sink), clever after thought to a superb set of binoculars.

Definitely suited for the Dedicated’ outdoor enthusiast.


The Cost

Around £35 (Inc P&P) – well worth it.


Information and Links

For further information on Pentacon and their products visit  Pentcon 


Reviewed by Camper Pete






The Monocular

The Barska Monocular is a lightweight single lens (half a binocular to the uninitiated)  with 10 x 25 magnification for the Outdoor enthusiast and comes with it’s own carry case (with belt loop attachment)



Magnification: 10x

Object lens diameter: 25

Field of view (ft/m): 288/96

Exit pupil (mm): 2.5

Lens coating: Fully coated

Lens colour: Blue

Weight: 89g

Dimensions (packed) 145 x 53 x 50mm

Prism type: Roof

Prism coating: BK-7

Focus: Eyepiece

Body material: Rubber

Body colour: Black

Eyecups: Rubber fold down

Tripod adaptable: No


 Pros and Cons 




Compact and lightweight


Wobbly view if not well supported



I was initially impressed with this product but after a days use in the Lakeland hills

I found the view to be a tad too 'wobbly' to focus directly on an object/area and it was also affected too much by the damp ie misted up inside lens.

Confusion abounds with the latter statement as Barska’s website (and many USA websites) state that the Monocular is waterproof and has a ‘fold-down’ eyecup.

Well mine wasn’t waterproof and neither did it have a fold-down eyecup?.

It’s possible my Monocular was faulty and someone has mislaid the eyecup or maybe it differs for the UK market, who knows?.

That aside, it’s a handy little product but I feel it’s more for the ‘Casual’ rather ‘Dedicated’ outdoor enthusiast.


The Cost

Around £12


Information and Links

For further information on Barska and their products visit Barska  


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