Oculus 5.0 Binoculars
Bought a pair of 10x42 Oculus binoculars in September 14, and I have to say these are the best I have had. I admit I have never had any Leica, Swarovski, Zeiss or any of the other ridiculously priced noks, BUT,,, these ones I have bought are brilliant, very crisp and clear, I have tried Bushnell and other similar priced makes but they just don't compare. Being British, I would normally get robbed buying new binoculars of this quality, but a recent trip to Orlando provided me with the perfect opportunity to spend way too long in the Bass Pro store, you guys Stateside are very lucky to bet the quality gear for better than reasonable prices, anyway back to the binoculars, best yet, I mean good, really good, well done Oculus.
February 3, 2015
very good purchase
pleased with the purchase. optics very clear and work well in low light, the lens covers do not stay in place very well and the binoculars are heavy and for long range spotting i would recommend a tripod but for short range not really needed. For the money this is a good buy. The only reason i did not give 5 stars is the lens covers and weight
January 8, 2015
Good So Far
I purchased Oculus™ 5.0 Binoculars after sorting through the following brands that offered similar bells and whistles: Bushnell® Excursion® EX Binoculars, Nikon® PROSTAFF® 7 ATB Binoculars, Redfield® Rebel™ 10x42 Binoculars. I was going to purchase the Redfields based on the reviews that where posted but I had trouble with focusing them and my eyes seemed to fatigue quick with them . The Oculus Binoculars directions where simple to read and simple to use. My wife had no trouble using them and that was a huge factor in my purchase. The salesman at the Bass Pro in East Peoria, Illinois really took the time to explain the differences in each of the binoculars and for the money these were perfect. I have not field-tested them so more to come, but when I have used them, I have had nothing but good luck. My eyes and my wife’s eyes were not fatigued after using them.
April 15, 2013
Excellent quality for price
I purchased Oculus 5.0 15x56
1. Excellent Clarity
4. Price is extremely affordable compared to other brands
5. Lifetime warranty
6. Tripod adapter
1. The dangling objective lens covers get in the field of view alot of the time. But they can be removed from the binos which solves the problem.
I'm extemely impressed with these Binos. I've always wanted a pair of good quality 15x binos. But never could justify dropping over 700 dollars on a good pair. Bass pro binos in the past have been junk. But now that Vortex is making this Oculus line of binos for Bass Pro, that is a thing of the past. I have used these binos on 2 different hunts. First on my coues deer hunt and second on my wifes elk hunt. On the deer hunt i was able to pick out coues deer over 1200 yards away. Which is very hard to do with the small framed coues deer. On my wifes elk hunt i was able to easily see a herd of elk a mile away on a pine tree covered mountain side. It was a late December hunt, so it was 15 to 20 degrees most of the time. They didn't fog up once during the hunt. Another reviewer commented on how they are heavy and hard to hold still. They come with a tripod adapter for a reason, 15x56 binos need to be used on a tripod. Once they are used in this manner, you will be amazed at the amount of game you can find. Make sure when you purchase the 15x56 binos that the box contains the tripod adapter. A hunting associate informed me that the first binos off the line, didn't contain the tripod adapter. So if you didn't recieve your adapter either contact Bass Pro or Oculus and they will correct the error (I recieved mine).
December 17, 2013