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December  8, 1998
New PCII-R Series Binoculars
Stylish and compact designs
Ultraviolet light-filtering lenses
8x24 PCII-R 10x24 PCII-R
8x24 PCII-R 10x24 PCII-R
12x24 PCII-R
12x24 PCII-R
Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. is pleased to introduce the most recent lineup from the PCII-R Series of binoculars. The latest release includes the 8 x 24 PCII-R, 10 x 24 PCII-R and 12 x 24 PCII-R models, a new line of compact, porro-prism binoculars.
The new PCII-R Series offers a range of compact, affordably priced porro-prism binoculars. The new models are each equipped with UV light-filtering lenses that not only protect eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays, but minimize eye strain from extended use, making them ideally suited for trips, camping and other outdoor activities. They also feature a long eye relief, which ensures a broad field of view even when the user is wearing glasses or sunglasses.

The compact and lightweight body make the binoculars easy to take along for a variety of occasions, from travel and sports events to bird-watching. For excellent handling, the new binoculars feature a rubber-coated, slip-resistant grip. The stylish body is finished in a metallic black color.

Main Features
UV light-filtering lens
The ocular lens is made of a material that helps block ultraviolet rays. This special lens minimizes the eye fatigue associated with extended periods of outdoor use, making the binoculars ideal for activities such as traveling and camping.

Long eye relief
The long eye relief delivers a broad field of view even when the user is wearing glasses or sunglasses.

"Twist-up" eyepiece
The eyepiece can be extended or retracted for comfortable viewing according to the user's needs, even when glasses or eyeglasses are worn.

Compact and easy-to-operate design
All the new models have a compact body that offers superb portability, making them easy to take along on various occasions, from travel and sports to bird-watching. The body is coated with rubber for easy, slip-resistant handling.
Specifications of
8x 24 PCII-R / 10x 24 PCII-R / 12x 24 PCII-R
  8x 24 PCII-R 10x 24 PCII-R 12x 24 PCII-R
Type Porro prism type binoculars
Magnification 8x 10x 12x
Effective Diameter of
Objective Lens
24 mm (in dia.)
Diameter of Exit Pupil 3.0 mm (in dia.) 2.4 mm (in dia.) 2 mm (in dia.)
Actual Field of View 6.0° 5.2° 4.5°
Field at 1000 m 105 m 91 m 79 m
Brightness 9 5.8 4
Eye Relief 16.5 mm 15 mm 16 mm
Diopter Adjustment Range Over ±2 m-1
Eye Interval Adjustment
58-70 mm
Near Focus Distance 2.5 m 2.5 m 3.5 m
Weight 280 g 280 g 280 g
(at maximum eye interval)
86 mm 86 mm 86 mm
Length 98 mm 98 mm 98 mm
(at maximum eye interval)
56 mm 56 mm 56 mm
Lens Composition 7 elements in 5 groups 8 elements
in 6 groups
Coating Multicoated
Features Adjustable Eyepiece (Twist up/down)
High-index Bak4 Prisms
UV Protection
*Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. was changed to OLYMPUS CORPORATION as of October 1, 2003.
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