Barr & Stroud Binoculars

Barr & Stroud Savannah 10x42 Binoculars

About Barr & Stroud Optics
A British company, the Barr & Stroud story goes right back to 1891, when Archibald Barr and William Stroud were approached by the Admiralty of the Royal Navy to come up with a design for a short-base rangefinder.

With the outbreak of the First World War, they saw a large increase in demand for their rangefinders, but there was a problem with supplying the British forces with binoculars. At the time Zeiss, a German company were the leading makers of binoculars and obviously the military thought this may cause problems in the future.

By 1919 Barr & Stroud started producing their first binoculars which were supplied to the British Navy and were used almost universally by them during WW2. Over the years they have played a leading role in the development of modern optics and today apart from Binoculars they manufacture Microscopes, Monoculars and Spotting Scopes.

The Barr & Stroud Binocular Range

Barr & Stroud binoculars range from low cost take anywhere Sahara 10x25 and 8x25 compact binoculars to their top of the range Savannah binoculars:

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Barr & Stroud Series 4 ED Binoculars

Barr & Stroud Series 4 ED 8x42 BinocularsThe Barr & Stroud Series 4 ED range of binoculars are their newest and top of the range binoculars that come in 8x42 and 10x42 configurations. They feature premium extra low-dispersion ED glass which reduces color dispersion and is said to offer you sharpness and clarity like never before with exceptional light transmission and remarkable color resolution and contrast.

Described by the manufacturer as high-quality, high-precision optics for the serious observer, the high-grade optical glass with fully multi-coated broad band coating and phase-coated roof BaK-4 prisms combine to give you views that are exceptionally bright, crisp, and high in contrast, The high-tech phase coatings alone increase prism reflectivity by 8% and it give you on average an extra hour of visibility at dawn and dusk compared to standard binoculars.

Twist-up eyecups are durable and comfortable to twist, they are also fogproof ,waterproof, and durable rugged armor.

The ‘Open Bridge’ design of the body has a number of advantages over the more traditional designs currently available. The most obvious is the ease of handling that this design allows; ergonomically it is a perfect fit with the human hand. This makes it easy and comfortable to use in the most grueling circumstances and particularly with gloved hands.

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Barr & Stroud Savannah Binoculars

Barr & Stroud Savannah 10x42 BinocularsThe full size roof prism Savannah range of binoculars from Barr and Stroud are a blend of superb optical quality, advanced mechanical design and rugged refinement that has produced an elegant range of binoculars that take the Barr & Stroud brand to yet another new level of performance and sophistication. 

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Depending on the model, they range in price from about £130 - £200, they are not yet available in the US.

 

Barr & Stroud Series 4 Binoculars

Barr & Stroud Series 4 8x42 BinocularsThe Barr & Stroud Series 4 range of sports binoculars are a blend of superb optical quality, advanced mechanical design and contemporary styling that has produced an exciting range of binoculars that Barr & Stroud are justly proud of. 

Paradoxically this latest model from Barr and Stroud is the model that most resembles the most famous Barr & Stroud models from the past. This is largely a result of the modern ‘Open Bridge’ design. The ‘Open Bridge’ has a number of advantages over the more traditional designs currently available. The most obvious is the ease of handling that this design allows; ergonomically it is a perfect fit with the human hand. This makes it easy and comfortable to use in the most grueling circumstances and particularly with gloved hands.

Sizes Available:

  • Series 4 10x42
  • Series 4 8x42

Price Range
Priced between £120 and £150 depending on where you buy them and the model, they are not yet available in the US.

 

Barr & Stroud Sahara Binoculars

Barr & Stroud Sahara 8x42 BinocularsThe Sahara range from Barr & Stroud feature rugged construction combined with great quality optics. They are waterproof to a depth 1.5m of water for three minutes. This requires a high degree of mechanical quality in the construction of the binocular which is evident as soon as you take a look at them.

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Priced between £60 and £120 depending on where you buy them and the model, the Barr & Stroud Sahara's are not yet available in the US.


 

Barr & Stroud Sierra Binoculars

Barr & Stroud Sierra 10x32 Binoculars The Barr & Stroud Sierra range of binoculars are a blend of good optical quality and rugged refinement at a great price. This has produced an elegant range of binoculars with Fully Multi Coated optics and quality BaK-4 phase coated prisms. This ensures that as much light as possible is transmitted through the optics which results in a super bright contrast rich images of high colour fidelity for the user even in low light conditions.

Water and fogproof, Sierra binoculars are filled with nitrogen gas which keeps water out and also stops the optics suffering from internal fogging in adverse weather conditions. 

Twist up eyecups that are rubber coated make them equally practical for people to use with or without eye-glasses and the large focusing wheel and rapid focus mechanism takes the user from close focus to infinity in less than one turn.

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Barr & Stroud Sierra Binoculars are priced between £100 - £120 depending on the model, they are not yet available in the US:

 

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Featured Barr & Stroud Binoculars

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Barr & Stroud 8x56 Savannah ED Binoculars

The Barr & Stroud Savannah ED 8x56 is as superb low light performance binocular, that features large 56mm objective lenses, ED glass and phase coated Bak-4 roof prisms

Price: (4/6) Mid-High Value Binoculars
BBR Ratings:
Body Quality: 7/10 75%
Excellent
Body Stats: 7/10
Optical Quality: 9/10
Optical Stats: 6/10
Image Quality 8/10
Extras & Details: 8/10


Barr & Stroud 10x50 Sprite Monoculars

Compact dimensions, but with a large objective lens, the Barr & Stroud Sprite Monocular is ideal for anyone who still wants some of the performance of a large binocular, but where space is at a premium.

Price: (2/6) Low Cost Monoculars

Barr & Stroud 8x42 Savannah Binoculars

With an extremely wide field of view, these tough, waterproof Barr & Stroud binoculars also feature quality BaK-4 prisms and fully multi-coated lenses and therefore make ideal bird watching binoculars.

Price: (3/6) Mid Priced Binoculars

Barr & Stroud 10x25 Sahara Binoculars

Top quality Bak-4 Prisms and fully multi-coated lenses. The Barr & Stroud Sahara 10x25 is a tough go anywhere compact binocular. Equally at home on safari, on a camping trip or most sporting events.

Price: (2/6) Low Cost Binoculars

Barr & Stroud 20x50 Sprite Monoculars

With it's compact dimensions (about half the size of a standard full size binocular), powerful 20x magnification and large objective lens, the Barr & Stroud 20x50 Sprite Monocular is ideal for anyone who still wants some of the performance of a large binocular, but where space is at a premium.

Price: (2/6) Low Cost Monoculars

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Barr & Stroud Contact Details & Binocular Repairs

Address:
Optical Vision Ltd.
Unit 3, Woolpit Business Park,
Woolpit
Bury St. Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9UP
United Kingdom

Fax: +44 (0)1359 244 255

Email: info [at] opticalvision.co.uk

 
 
 
 

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