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Silva Pocket 8X Binocular

$69.99 CAD SI-37614

A lightweight, compact pair of binoculars is an underestimated aid. They are not just for watching birds and other animals. From a kayak you have to find the right routes among outcrops and islands so that you don’t head in the wrong direction. Binoculars can help with route choices through valleys or over hills when out walking. Silva’s binoculars are compact and sturdy enough for the great outdoors – natural travel companions that can be packed in your rucksack with the same straightforwardness as your compass. 

The Silva Pocket binocular is a compact, reliable low-weight companion, always there when you need it. We bet there have been times when you wished you had brought your binoculars, on a trek, in the boat, the car or away at the cottage. With the super compact Silva Pocket you will have a friend that you can always bring along. Perfect as extra binoculars in the backpack or trouser pockets.  

  • GREAT OPTICAL PERFORMANCE: Bak-7 optics high quality glass
  • MAGNIFICATION: 8 Power for Steady Viewing
  • LIGHTWEIGHT: No need to carry unnecessary weight
  • FIELD OF VIEW: Easily locate moving objects with 400 feet [122 meters] field of view.
  • Size: One Size
  • Field of View: 400 feet [122m]
  • Magnification: 8X Power
  • Objective Lens Diameter: 21mm lens
  • Size: 3.54" x  2.56" x 1.57" [90x65x40mm]
  • Weight: 5.57oz [158g]
  • Prism Type: BK-7
  • Water Resistance: IPX6 - Splash Proof
  • Nitrogen gas Filled: No
  • Usages: Hiking, Camping, Backpacking, Birdwatching, Outdoor Activities

BAK-4 is a high density glass of better optical quality than BK-7. With BAK-4, if you hold binoculars away from your eyes and up to the light you can see the circular exit pupils in the eyepieces. The less expensive BK-7 prisms have squared-off, non-circular exit pupils.
The prism is alike: Bak4 prism costs more than Bk7 prism - Bk7 prism is fine to most of the users, but, to some "picky" users, Bak4 prism is a must. The difference is the quality of glass and anti-reflective coatings.

The design of the prisms can affect the quality of the exit pupil. The BK7 prism typically found in lower priced binoculars produces an exit pupil with shaded (blurred) edges, whereas the BAK4 prism has a perfectly round exit pupil. Whilst the BK7 prism design would look no different to the BAK4 in daylight, as the light levels drop, and the eye pupil expands you start to observe the effects of the shaded regions as the image quality drops and becomes prone to chromatic aberration around the periphery of the image.
See the illustrations bellow

bak-4 and bak-7 prisms


Exit pupil binoculars
puip diameter during day and night