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Carson Bandit 8x25 Quick-Focus Monocular (BA-825)

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  • World's first "lever-focus" monocular, with "one-hand" design allowing you to focus quickly and not lose sight of your subject
  • BK-7 prisms and crystal clear optics provide sharp, high-contrast images; compact, lightweight device is ideal accessory for wide variety of outdoor activities
  • 8X magnification, 25-millimeter objective lens, 11-millimeter eye relief, 13-foot minimum focusing distance, and 393 foot field of view at 1,000 yards
  • Measures 1.6 by 2.6 by four inches (W x H x D), with 3.2-ounce weight; comes complete with soft storage pouch, carrying strap, and lens cloth
  • Includes Manufacturer's Warranty; details included with purchase

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Carson Bandit 8x25 Quick-Focus Monocular (BA-825) + HDE® 15x - 55x Zoom 21mm Compact Monocular + Carson CloseUp 7x18mm Close-Focus Monocular (CF-718)
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Product Description

Product Description

Carson’s Bandit is the world's first "lever-focus" monocular, with a "one-hand" design which allows you to focus quickly and not lose sight of your subject. BK-7 prisms and crystal clear optics provide sharp, high-contrast images and this compact, lightweight device is an ideal accessory for a wide variety of outdoor activities. The Bandit comes complete with soft storage pouch, carrying strap, and lens cloth. Warranty At Carson, we manufacture only the highest quality binoculars. We're so confident in our products that we back them with a No Fault, No Hassle Warranty! In the event that your binoculars get damaged, regardless of cause, Carson will repair or replace them for a total cost of $15.00, which includes all return shipping and handling fees. NO HIDDEN CHARGES! If your binoculars are found to have manufacturing defects in materials or workmanship, Carson will repair or replace your binoculars and return them FREE OF CHARGE.

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Carson’s Bandit is the world's first "lever-focus" monocular, with a "one-hand" design which allows you to focus quickly and not lose sight of your subject. BK-7 prisms and crystal clear optics provide sharp, high-contrast images and this compact, lightweight device is an ideal accessory for a wide variety of outdoor activities. The Bandit comes complete with soft storage pouch, carrying strap, and lens cloth.

Features

  • 8X magnification
  • Fully coated BK-7 porro prism
  • 25-millimeter objective lens
  • 11-millimeter eye relief
  • 13-foot minimum focusing distance
  • 393 foot field of view at 1,000 yards
  • Measures 1.6 by 2.6 by four inches (W x H x D)
  • 3.2-ounce weight

Warranty
At Carson, we manufacture only the highest quality binoculars. We're so confident in our products that we back them with a No Fault, No Hassle Warranty! In the even that your binoculars get damaged, regardless of cause, Carson will repair or replace them for a total cost of $15.00, which includes all return shipping and handling fees. NO HIDDEN CHARGES! If your binoculars are found to have manufacturing defects in materials or workmanship, Carson will repair or replace your binoculars and return them FREE OF CHARGE.

Product Details

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  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 3.5 x 2 inches ; 5.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B0000XOB7U
  • Item model number: BA-825
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68,940 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

This is great, crisp and clear. very easy to focus.
Cherish M. Bickel
I have to give this one a 1 star and will update if the next arrives with a better lens as this one is unusable.
Dragonwort Castle
I really like how easy it is to focus with one hand.
Fishing "Harv"

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

42 of 42 people found the following review helpful By David M. Swagler on March 24, 2007
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My two sons are archers in the Junior Olympic Archery Development program. I purchased this monocular to allow me to see the target grouping of the arrows down range. Typically, the distance is about 80 feet. This monocular gives me a clear view from that distance and enables me to score each end.

The focuser is operated with two fingers and is very accurate. It makes it easy to share with others and quicky refocus.

Great piece of equipment. Highly recommended.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Emerald Highlands on October 26, 2009
I've used this monocular increasingly over the last few years as my birdwatching events have increased, but it was invaluable on a recent driving vacation through several northeastern states. Functioning as the navigator, I was generally able to spot street and highway exchange signs and then actually read them much sooner than otherwise and then to advise the driver.
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41 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Worthington on September 21, 2009
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A meter readers dream, I LOVE this scope. I use it to read meters from a distance several hundred times a day, 5 days a week. It fits nicely in my shirt pocket, the focus is ETREAMLY FAST! The fact that the scope rests in the palm of your hands steadies the finger shake picked up from barrel scopes. The offset in the optics allows you to invert the scope to give you an extra inch of height when looking over fences, as well as the fact the scope is operated entirely from one hand, which is priceless when standing on your tippy toes to see over something, or are hanging from a wall you've gotta look over. There is only one draw back I have with this thing. It's only available in 8x, if it were a 10x32 it would be absolutely perfect. Although the optics can be easily changed out from most cheap 10x25 binos, but if you do the swap, the objective must be moved forward about 5mm for proper focus.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Paul M. Wagner on September 17, 2012
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I am a hunter, and this optic is great for spotting and checking targets. Before, the optic on my rifle is what I would have used, but this is much safer as I can find what I'm looking for without having to point my firearm at it. As an added bonus, being a monocular, it allows you to focus on a far away obect with one eye, and yet still have full peripheral vision with the other eye.

The one handed manipulation is great when carrying a firearm, as setting the weapon down to pick up binoc's is noisy and the motion can attract attention. Being able to simply pull this up to my eye is much quicker an quieter than any sighting system I've had before.

This thing is LIGHT. I almost forget I have it on me. Anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors knows that ounces = pounds and pounds = pain, and the less you have to carry the better. This is the best of both worlds.

No complaints from this sportsman.

I would definitely reccomend to anyone who hunts/hikes/birdwatches/camps.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Ye Olde on March 17, 2011
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Being an extensive backpacker, I'm always on the lookout for something that is practical, and yet a good value. This is one such item. It is smaller than I expected---which, if you're an outdoorsman, is a good thing, as accumulated weight is an issue. It fit right into my hand. The rubberized coating is pleasing to the touch, giving sufficient grip. I found that with a minute of practice, the single-handed focusing lever was easy to get used to. This is important to a hiker, where both hands might not be free. The optics are crystal clear, made even more appealing with the quick-focus system. The case is decent, felt lined faux leather, with a somewhat flimsy belt strap.

The downside is that there is no lens cap, and the construction of the unit is lightweight---take it out for a weekend of hiking, but not for prolonged or professional outings, for which you'd need stronger optics anyway. It is light enough to float, but don't count on it. Since it is so lightweight it probably wouldn't take much damage from a hard fall, but it probably wont take much damage to put it out of calibration at any rate.

All in all, an excellent value for the weekend explorer. My suggestion: go to a reputable camera store and buy a lens cap for it, and you'll have a monocular that will serve your needs for many adventures to come!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By RiverShopper on March 18, 2013
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Update: Disappointing after more use. Hard to focus, eye strain. At first I was getting some clear views, but now after a few uses, it's impossible to focus for far away objects. Even when it was working better, the lever is hard to fine tune, just as many people noted. The overall shape is awkward and requires that big case, almost binocular size, and the case belt strap is a joke. It's as thick as a piece of tape and broke immediately. Not great for wearing glasses either. This product may impress at first, but it's flawed and needs improvement. Now I'm back where I started, still looking for a quality monocular. This one doesn't cut it.

Original review: Much nicer than my first pocket monocular. The view is clear and focus is pretty sharp. Also light. I think this is a winner. Only problem is that its unusual shape makes the carrying case larger than it should be. I wish there were a smaller case.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Laurence Smith on April 9, 2009
I found the item to be light and very easy to use. I am legally blind and need to check airline schedules, etc. It works very well and I often do not have 2 hands. I really liked the one hand focus.
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