When you want the best binocular for marine or astronomy use, nothing surpasses the Fujinon Polaris FMTR-SX. Fujinon applies special anti-reflection coatings to achieve the outstanding light transmission important for sharp details when viewing at a distance. Protected with waterproofing, fogproofing, and rubber armoring, this binocular is highly valued for use around water. Fujinon covers this binocular with a limited lifetime warranty.
Fully Multi-coated Lenses
Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
Optimize light transmission.
Generally offer a rich depth of field, wide field of view, and three-dimensional image.
Is sturdy and resistant to corrosion.
Provides a secure, non-slip grip.
Roll up and down for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses.
Adjusts each binocular barrel independently.
Can be mounted using standard ¼-inch threading. Adapter sold separately.
Optics are sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside the binocular.
Barrels are filled with nitrogen gas to inhibit internal fogging.
When you are getting older you start buying yourself expensive toys. Unfortunately, I am not an exclusion. I live near Pacific Ocean and use to walk on the beach. We have everything: whales, pelicans, sea lions, otters etc. At some point I realized that it would be nice to carry some optical device with me.
I visited all local stores, tried different binoculars and scopes. I did not feel like I was falling in love with something. (I am pretty picky BTW.) It's worth noting that I had no chance to try those top-notch binoculars models sold by Leica, Swarovski, Zeiss for >$1,000. Finally, based on reviews I ordered a 10x42 monocular from Zen-Ray for $150. I was pretty satisfied when it arrived. Not that it was something outstanding, but picture quality was actually very good comparing to what I was able to test before. And I was very impressed by its build quality. I even visited couple of stores to compare the monocular side-by-side with other brands. After all I seemed like it was a good purchase.
Then I made a huge mistake trying marine Fujinon binoculars at our local sea observation station. Although the binoculars were very old and worn, it was so much better than my monocular, that I immediately started researching on Fujinon brand. I ended up ordering Fujinon FMTR 7x50-SX.
What can I say about this binoculars? This is something really special. Comparing to everything I've seen before it's just another world. It's huge and bulky, but you can't stop looking though it. I don't use my monocular anymore.
Why it was a mistake to try this binocular? Because when you realize how cool this piece of optics is, you want to have it, and it's not cheap. If you can't afford this binocular, don't try it!
To summarize pros and cons:
- Simply amazing 3D picture with unbelievable level of details - Very bright. As far as I understand it's the brightest binoculars you can carry. Note: my pupils dilate to more than 7mm; some people may not be so impressed by the brightness - Flat view - Impressive edge-to-edge sharpness - Outstanding build quality - Weight. You will be surprised, but weight is actually an advantage. Thanks to its weight this binoculars is very stable your hands
- It's bulky. If you have small hands, it may be a problem - Although the level of chromatic aberrations is very small, they are definitely present.You can clearly see a bit of them near the edges
al s. from mass.
one of the best binoculars I have used.although on the expensive side the clarity of focus at any range is excellent.eagle optics was the only distributor that had them in stock and at a great price.shipping was free and very fast. will deal with them again.
Fujinon Polaris 7x50 FXTR-SX
Robert from City of Imperial Beach Lifeguard Service
The Imperial Beach Lifeguard Service has been using Fujinon Polaris 7x50 FXTR-SX binoculars for over 20 years. We have dealt with many vendors in the past and recently tried Eagle Optics. Eagle Optics was the lowest price on the internet and they were able to ship the same day. We received our two pairs of binoculars in two days. Great customer service!
Mark from MO
If you want Clear this is the only way to go the greatest Binoculars i have ever Looked through !!!
NORM from Alberta Canada
these are my second set of these 7x50 and they are very clear and durable.