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Wide Field Binoculars

79172 SG 2.1x42

SG 2.1x42These quirky new binoculars from Vixen have been developed for widefield observation of, for example, the Milky Way. They use a Galilean optic with 2.1x magnification which promises a more "walk in" view than 6x or 8x binoculars.

Supplied in a soft carry case, these binoculars have been jointly developed with Miyauchi and are made in Saitama, Japan.

Note: due to the type of optic employed, these may not provide a full field of view for glasses wearers.


Magnification 2.1x
Diameter 42mm
Coatings Fully multi-coated
Eyerelief 8.4mm*
Approx real FOV 12.2°*
Approx apparent FOV 25.2°*
Close focus 2m
IPD 55~74mm
Size 46 x 128 x 54mm
Weight 410g

*As these are a Galilean optic, there is not a fixed exit pupil, apparent field of view or real field of view. The eye relief figure quoted is to give glasses wearers an idea of whether these will suit their visual set up.



79173 SG 6.5x32

SG 6.5x32Building on the success of the Vixen SG 2.1x42 widefield binoculars, the new SG 6.5x32 WP ED binoculars are high quality in both their build and optical performance.

Variable speed focusing allows the user to precisely focus on stars and other objects in the night sky. The ergonomically designed body allows comfort and ease of use, even with gloves.

Thanks to the use of ED glass in the objective lens, very sharp images of stars can be obtained, with faint colour differences shown.


Magnification 6.5x
Effective aperture 32mm
Objective lens type ED glass (extra low dispersion)
Prism BK7 roof prism
Coatings Fully multi-coated, phase coated
Angular FOV 9.0°
Apparent FOV 54.2°
Exit pupil 4.9mm
Eye relief 20mm
Near focus 6m
Interpupillary distance 56-76mm
Dimensions 140x132x48mm
Waterproof Yes
Tripod adaptable Yes
Standard accessories Soft case and strap
Weight 608g