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CVLIFE 16x40 Black Compact Sports Monocular Pocket Mono Spotting Scope with Pouch

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  • Magnification:16x
  • N.W:7.05oz £¨200g£©, Length: 5.7" £¨14.5cm£©
  • Objective diameter£º1.57" £¨40mm£©
  • Field of view:72.18yd/1093.61yd£¨ 66m/1000m£©
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Product Description

Features:

Mini shape
Fully multi-coated blue lens
Provides image, and works very well even at low lighting level
Large eyepiece provides a very comfortable view when looking through the eye lens
Adjustable focus
Fold down rubber eyecups, convenient for use whether or you wear eyeglasses or not
Simple operation
Ergonomic design,easy to hold
Ideal for outdoor sport events

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00834YARY
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (233 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,933 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)

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By J. Pappan TOP 500 REVIEWER on August 16, 2013
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Let's talk about what the numbers mean on optics.

The first number is the magnification. Since this number is 16 in this case, this monocular will cause objects to appear 16x closer.

The second number describes the size, in mm, of the objective lens. The larger the objective lens, the more light will be gathered by the optic. The more light, the brighter the image.

The field of view on this optic is 66m @ 1000m. That means if you glance at an area 1000m away, you will see an area 66m in width through the lens.

So in some reviews here, I don't understand why customers complain about the magnification or size. You already know the magnification, it's 16x. If the magnification isn't right, that mistake is on you. The size is largely determined by the objective lens. You already know this mono will be 40mm wide at one end, so you know how large it will be, for the most part.

Some other major considerations that affect picture: (nothing to do with the numbers)
- Quality of glass
- Quality of construction

This is nearly impossible to determine in this price range. In high-end camera lenses, you have a really good idea of the quality of the glass, but here you don't.

Now, for the comparison. I already own a Barska Blueline 10x40 monocular. Right off the bat, the magnifications are different, so I can't compare those. However, the objective lenses are the same size, so we can compare the quality of the image. I have never been able to get a good image from the Barska, and for the money, I felt like it should have been better. I took a huge chance with the 16x40, because it's generic and the reviews are mixed. But for $10-15, it was worth it.
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This an easy to use, light weight scope that I use at the range and for back yard birding. Clear optics and love the 40mm objective lens size. Works for me and I do wear glasses...roll the rubber back at the eye piece and eye relief is fine.
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This is a pretty nice monocular, for the price. I use it at the range and while camping and haven't had any issues with it. The thing to keep in mind is that we're talking about a sub-$20 optic device here...so nobody with a realistic brain can expect high end construction. The little carrying case is worthless, but I didn't buy it for the case. I didn't even realize it would come with one, so no loss in my book.

If you're looking for a monocular that does the basic job, won't break the bank, won't fall apart next month...but is no big loss if you break it or lose it, this fits the bill perfectly.

Cheap, functional, expendable. Check.
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This monocular is a pretty good piece of equipment. It's certainly powerful enough: it won't focus on anything across the apartment, but I can see several blocks away or across the city without a problem. For some reason it never focuses absolutely crystal-clear, but clear enough to recognize most writing or which bus is coming up the street.

It showed up fresh from the Chinese factory, and I had to set it outside for a few days to let it finish off-gassing. The odor it put out was quite strong and filled up the apartment with the smell of gasoline. When that was done, I could store it in my coat pocket and bring it around anywhere. Sometimes I hold it up to my smartphone to take extremely long-distance photos with reasonable resolution. I don't need the thin, gratuitous carrying sleeve it came with.

This would be a great monocular for anyone who regularly needed to study images up to a quarter mile away. Like I said, I use it to watch for buses and it does a great job for that. It's large and chunky, so there's no subtlety in pulling this thing out and using it, and the rubber will need a few days to finish off-gassing, but otherwise it's quite serviceable.
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By J. C. on January 6, 2013
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I use this when walking my dogs in the river wash, so I can see what's approaching at a distance. It works well. The image is clear, very focusable, pretty steady. Decent field of view, decent brightness. Didn't find the size problematic. It's exactly as big as it looks in the pictures. I use while wearing glasses, and folding down the rubber lip of the eyepiece made that work well. No one could reasonably expect more from this product at this price point. Very satisfied. What would make it 5 stars for me would be a lens cover.
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I wanted something cheap in case my kayak tipped over. It seems to be strong enough for birdwatching. I am using it more than my binoculars, even at home, because it's so easy to carry. The case is fine for the purpose, could run it through a belt to carry it hiking.
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As an astronomer, I am familiar with fine optics, and optics of all kinds. For 16 bucks, I took a chance on this monocular and really didn't expect much for the price. Well, the monocular is worse than I had thought possible! The optics are hideous. Distortion everywhere but in the very center of the field of view. The optical quality is truly on a par with plastic kiddie binoculars you'd buy at a toy store for $3, or perhaps a cardboard kaleidoscope. Junk. Don't buy them. It's too late for me, but save yourself!
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