Whilst slightly larger and heavier than the 8x42 version, the distinguishing feature on this instrument are these two large objective lenses. With a diameter of 56mm they are able to gather more light, which in combination with their fully multi-coated optical system ensures you are presented with the brightest views, even in low light situations.
Further boosting light transmission and something that sets them apart from much of the competition are the very special Dielectric Coatings on the prisms that have a reflectivity of more than 99%.
As well as this, Bresser also uses high-performance ED glass elements in the lenses which reduce colour fringing and thus produces higher-quality views than many non-ED glass versions.
The open bridge body design on these Bresser Pirsch ED binoculars opens the barrels giving you a greater surface area to hold onto whilst for a more secure grip without any sacrifice to the overall strength of the chassis. Adding to this is the rubberized armour, which not only improves grip further but adds another layer of protection to the optics contained within.
Fully sealed, the interior of this instrument is filled with argon gas making them not only waterproof but also prevents fogging of the internal lens surfaces which often affects non protected binoculars when you get a rapid temperature change, like stepping out of the house on a cold winters day.
The twist-up eyecups have two intermediate click stops and thus offer an excellent level of customisation to ensure you achieve the full image without black rings on the edges of the view. Adding to this is more than 19mm of eye-relief which makes this binocular an excellent choice if you wear glasses.
The and indeed all Bresser Pirsch ED binoculars come with an excellent quality, well-padded, carry case. Adding to this you also get a broad, well-padded neck strap for maximum comfort when carrying out in the field, which for this larger 56mm model is an important feature. As well as this, Bresser also includes a Rain-Guard and objective lens covers and you also find a good quality microfiber cleaning cloth.
Lastly, these Pirsch ED binoculars are backed up by Bresser’s premium level guarantee, that covers them for 30 years and which can easily be extended to life after online registration.
So to sum up, these large lenses, combined with high-end glass and coatings make sure these binoculars deliver a bright, high-quality view and thus this particular model will suit the birder wildlife observer or general outdoor enthusiast who requires a high level of performance even in very low light conditions. Note, these features also make this a good option as a binocular for wide-angle astronomy.
|Objective diameter||56 mm|
|Type of coating||Fully multi-coated|
|Colour of coating||green|
|Eyepieces for eyeglass wearers||✓|
|Field of view at 1000m||114 m|
|Field of view||6.51 degrees|
|Near focus from||3.5 m|
|GENERAL TECHNICAL DATA|
|Pressure waterproof up to||1 m|
|Bag/Pouch||nylon carrying case with carrying strap|
|Inert gas purged||✓|
|Tripod adapter thread||✓|
|Focusing system||Central focus wheel|
|Turns of focus drive over entire focal range||2|
|Interpupilar distance min.||60 mm|
|Interpupilar distance max.||72 mm|
|Eye relief||19.67 mm|
|Dust protection caps||for objective and eyepiece, individually removable|
|Product series||Pirsch ED|
|DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS|
|Total length||166 mm|
|Total width||147 mm|
|Total height||66 mm|
|Net weight (without access.)||981 g|
I received the binoculars today, I have a small field excursion with them, I found them comfortable to hold, and I found they have good light transmission and a nice focus adjustment. I found fault with the case, it can’t hold the carry strap and the binoculars at the same time unless you are good at origami.You also have to be careful with the binoculars in the case when carrying if it’s not next to your body, because the rings that the neck strap attaches to on the case are mounted to low, which means when the binoculars are in the case, there is this tendency to for them to tip, which makes the binoculars vulnerable to falling out. Added to that, the lens caps are not fit for purpose as they just fall off. Shopping for super glue to resolve this problem. I sound negative, but these are supposed to be the cream of the crop, it felt cheapened, which raises the question how will the binoculars perform over time.
Bought these for myself , been using binoculars for 40 plus years and my old optolyth alpins were fried, these are excellent with first class clarity.
2 small complaints: The lens guards for the object lenses, attached by rubber rings, fell off the first time I took the binoculars out and were lost. The outer part of the focus wheel had become detached from the barrel operating the focus - this I fixed with super glue and is now fine.
Otherwise the binoculars are optically excellent, as good as my 8.5 x 42 Swarovskis with slightly better performance than them in dim light. They are about the same length and weight as the Swarovskis. For the price they are very good value.
First class service, quick delivery great price and a wonderful instrument. couldn't be more pleased
These binocs live up to the claims made by the makers, The image is bright & crisp, they snap into focus quickly, and apart from the focusing wheel, which I will adapt to, evrything feels in the right place. I delight In the close focusing . i had the best sight ever at a robin yesterday. No regrets.