CA­BELA’S

FATHOM 7X50

Boating - - BOAT DOCTOR -

MODEL IK-714722

Based on a mag­ne­sium-al­loy chas­sis, they feel sturdy and their heft re­duces wig­gle and shake. At a $400 price point, these glasses as­ton­ished us with their clar­ity, ease of fo­cus and large exit pupil. The com­pass is easy to read. It’s lit by nat­u­ral light, but not elec­tri­cally il­lu­mi­nated.

IN THE BOX: The box is a wa­ter­tight hard case, and in­side is a padded neck strap and lens caps, plus a clean­ing cloth. CON­CLU­SIONS: In bright day­light, these binoc­u­lars pro­vided a clear view and are easy to fo­cus. Once fo­cused, the depth of fo­cus was fairly gen­er­ous, but re­fo­cus­ing from 100 yards to 20 yards had to be done one oc­u­lar at a time. At 25 yards, most testers could nearly read the en­tire bot­tom line on a Snellen eye chart in both bright and dim light. At 100 yards we could clearly read to the third line from the small­est. The binoc­u­lars are the heav­i­est we tested, which ini­tially pro­vided sta­bil­ity, but fa­tigue set in sooner, desta­bi­liz­ing the im­age.

PRICE: $399.99

AVAIL­ABLE: ca­belas.com

WAR­RANTY: Un­avail­able (at press time) POWER: 7

OB­JEC­TIVE: 50mm

EXIT PUPIL: 7.14 mm

EYE RE­LIEF: 23 mm

FIELD OF VIEW: 393 ft.

FO­CUS STYLE: In­di­vid­ual eye­piece PRISM STYLE: Porro with BAK4 mul­ti­coated glass

RUB­BER AR­MORED: Yes

LENGTH: 7.5 in.

WIDTH: 8.75 in.

HEIGHT: 3.5 in.

WEIGHT: 57.14 oz.

COATINGS: Fully mul­ti­coated lenses WA­TER­PROOF: IPX7

NI­TRO­GEN FILLED: Yes

O-RING SEALED: Yes

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