Barr & Stroud Optics Binoculars

Barr & Stroud Optics Binoculars

Barr & Stroud Optics is a British company founded in 1891 by Archibald Barr and William Stroud. The two opticians were approached by the Royal Navy Admiralty during the World War I to design the best short-base rangefinder.

This was to counter the production of Zeiss Binoculars in German that the British Forces saw as an advantage. In 1919 Barr & Stroud produced their first binoculars and supplied them to the British Navy,

The brand was a hit and soon stretched over to the World War II. Since then, Barr & Stroud Optics binoculars have played a major role in the improvement and development of the modern optics. Today, they also double to design some of the best Monoculars, Microscopes, and Spotting Scopes.

However, worth mentioning is that some of the Barr & Stroud optics are still not available to the US markets.

Barr & Stroud Optics Binoculars Range

Barr & Stroud Binoculars models come in about five designs. They range from the highly affordable Sahara 10×25 to other efficient 8×25 compact designs. Here is an easy breakdown of the Barr & Stroud binoculars.

  • Barr & Stroud Series 4 ED Binoculars
  • Barr & Stroud Series 5 ED Binoculars
  • Barr & Stroud Sierra Binoculars
  • Barr & Stroud Series 4 Binoculars
  • Barr & Stroud Savannah Binoculars
  • Barr & Stroud Sahara Binoculars
  • Barr & Stroud Skyline Binoculars

NOTE: There is no order that we followed when listing the Barr & Stroud Binoculars models above.

The Barr & Stroud Series 4 ED Binoculars

The Barr & Stroud Series 4 ED models are the newest designs from Barr & Stroud. They are also their top of the range design. The binoculars come in the 8×42 and 10×42 configurations and feature the finest extra low-dispersion ED glass.

Premium ED Glass

This top of the range ED glass technology reduces any form of color dispersion and in turn offers a sharpness and clarity boost like no other.

It also plays a key role in giving your optics an exceptional light transmittance and above all that a highly remarkable contrast and color resolution.

Barr & Stroud describes this model as a wonder. They say it is the high-quality and high-precision optics for an observation experience like no other. Why so?

FMC Lenses

The model uses the high-grade optical glass. The glass is designed with the fully multi-coated coating for better image quality.

BaK-4 Prisms

The model also uses the phase-coated roof BaK-4 prisms. The prism design combines with the FMC lenses to provide you with an exceptionally bright, high contrast, and crisp images/ viewing.

Phase Coatings

Barr & Stroud Optics BinocularsThe premium phase coatings also boost the prism reflectivity by about 8%. When this happens you will get better visibility when dawn or dusk sets in.

Twist-up Eyecups

There are the twist-up eyecups too. These are easy to use. They are also very durable and comfortable when twisting.

Rugged Armor

Like many top models that you have met before, this one is also fogproof and waterproof. In addition to that they enjoy the durable rugged armor which protects them against any form of damage.

Open Bridge Design

The body enjoys an ‘Open Bridge’ design which makes it very easy and comfortable to handle or use. This is even true for the guys that prefer gloves.

Available Sizes:

  • Series 4 ED 10×42 Binoculars
  • Series 4 ED 8×42 Binoculars

Price

The RRP ranges from £150 to £225.

Model
  • 10x42
  • 8×42
FOV
  • 94m
  • 114m
Eye Relief
  • 15.2mm
  • 18.8mm
Min Focus
  • 4.5m
  • 4.5m
Weight
  • 726g
  • 726g
Dim
  • 154x126x52mm
  • 154x126x52mm

 

Barr & Stroud Binocular Series 5 ED

The Barr & Stroud Binocular Series 5 is also another high-end binocular from this brand. It has better technology and highly efficient features.

Apart from what the Series 4 has, the Series 5 will offer, Extra Low Dispersion (ED) glass for unparalled images and contrast rich color touch.

It also has magnesium body armor, which gives excellent robustness and a super lightweight touch for comfortable handling.

They have twist-up eyecups with rubber clad metal touch, which leaves them with super refinement when you look through this superior phase coated optics.

You will get a wide field of view for more action and a longer eye relief for an even better experience if you are a spectacle wearer.

They Series 5 also have a waterproof ability of up to 1.5m in depth for three minutes. Thanks to the use of Fully Multicoated Lenses, you will always be guaranteed the best images under this binocular.

  • Barr & Stroud ED series-5 10×42
  • Barr & Stroud ED series-5 8×42

Price

The price of the Barr and Stroud FMC SERIES-5 ranges between £199 and £299 depending on the model.

NOTE: We also have the Barr & Stroud Series 6 which offers the same optical features as the Series 5.

Model
  • 10x42
  • 8×42
FOV
  • 114m
  • 142m
Eye Relief
  • 15.2mm
  • 17.2mm
Min Focus
  • 2.0m
  • 2.0m
Weight
  • 716g
  • 716g
Dim
  • 154x126x52mm
  • 154x126x52mm

 

Barr & Stroud Savannah Binoculars

This roof prism range of binoculars is one of the best from Barr and Stroud. The full size Stroud Savannah Binoculars blends the superb optical quality with an advanced mechanical design. It also has a rugged that maximizes the performance of the Savannah Binoculars.

Like the 4 ED Series, Savannah will leave you with crystal clear images. It will offer better viewing and an easy use. The Savannah ED 8×42 and the Savannah ED 8×46 both use the premium ED glass that gives them the high-end touch.

Available Sizes:

  • Savannah ED 8×42
  • Savannah 10×42
  • Savannah ED 8×56
  • Savannah 10×56
  • Savannah 12×56

Price Range

Price Range of the Savannah models from Barr & Stroud ranges from £130 – £200 if you buy online.

Model
  • 8x42
  • 10x42
  • 8x56
  • 10x56
  • 12x56
FOV
  • 143m
  • 114m
  • 107m
  • 105m
  • 96m
Eye Relief
  • 18.0mm
  • 15.5mm
  • 17.2mm
  • 18.2mm
  • 16.0mm
Min Focus
  • 2.0m
  • 2.0m
  • 3.0m
  • 3.0m
  • 3.0m
Weight
  • 819g
  • 774g
  • 1056g
  • 1066g
  • 1064g
Dim
  • 152x130x57mm
  • 150x130x57mm
  • 167x148x66mm
  • 165x148x66mm
  • 163x148x66mm

 

Barr & Stroud Series 4 Binoculars

The Barr & Stroud Series 4 is the best sports binoculars that you will find here. It is designed with a blend of high-end optical quality and an advanced mechanical design.

The model also enjoys a contemporary styling. Unlike the other models, one thing that’s worth mentioning is this. Barr & Stroud Series 4 the only model today that quite resembles the famous Barr & Stroud models that were designed in the past.

This is because of their ‘Open Bridge’ design technology. The ‘Open Bridge’ technology offers numerous advantages. Some we saw with The Barr & Stroud Series 4 ED Binoculars including:

  • Ease of handling
  • Perfect ergonomically touch
  • Comfortable use even with gloves

Available Sizes:

  • Series 4 10×42
  • Series 4 8×42

Price Range

Barr & Stroud Series 4 Binoculars ranges between £120 and £150 in price. However, the price is greatly impacted with where and how you buy the binoculars. Online buyers tend to get better deals.

Model
  • 10x42
  • 8x42
FOV
  • 94m
  • 114m
Eye Relief
  • 15.2mm
  • 18.8mm
Min Focus
  • 4.5m
  • 4.5m
Weight
  • 726g
  • 726g
Dim
  • 150x126x52mm
  • 154x126x52mm

 

Barr & Stroud Sahara Binoculars

The Barr & Stroud Sahara Binoculars is a less sophisticated model from Barr & Stroud Binoculars. Nonetheless, it still combines some of the best quality optics technologies.

It features a rugged construction and enjoys a waterproofing touch of up to 1.5m in depth. However, its waterproof ability is limited to three minutes.

Even so, this type of functionality still needs higher degree of mechanical quality and construction of a binocular.

The design features a central focus knob and a right eye piece diopter. The combination of these two top rated technologies also gives it a remarkable performance.

The Sahara 8×25 for instance enjoys Fully Multicoated Lens technology. The use of FMC in this level of compact binoculars is a clear evidence of better construction.

However, they don’t use the Premium ED glass, which explains why they cost so much less than the previous models.

Available Sizes:

  • Sahara 12×50
  • Sahara 10×50
  • Sahara 10×42
  • Sahara 8×42
  • Sahara 8×32
  • Sahara 10×25

Price Range

Sahara models from Barr & Stroud Optics is priced between £60 and £120. The price you’ll get however depends on where and which type of model you buy.

Model
  • 12x50
  • 10x50
  • 10x42
  • 10x25
  • 8x42
  • 8x32
FOV
  • 82m
  • 101m
  • 101m
  • 105m
  • 129m
  • 129m
Eye Relief
  • 14.0mm
  • 17.5mm
  • 14.0mm
  • 14.0mm
  • 17.5mm
  • 17.5mm
Min Focus
  • 2.5m
  • 2.5m
  • 2.0m
  • 2.0m
  • 1.98m
  • 1.01m
Weight
  • 859g
  • 876g
  • 673g
  • 370g
  • 670g
  • 596g
Dim
  • 163x133x58mm
  • 163x133x58mm
  • 136x133x52mm
  • 116x111x42mm
  • 136x133x52mm
  • 128x133x49mm

 

Barr & Stroud Sierra Binoculars

The Barr & Stroud Sierra Series are the other set of low priced binoculars from Barr & Stroud. They are also the best bargain binoculars from Barr & Stroud Sierra Series when you are on a budget.

They are blend very good optical quality with a premium rugged refinement like the model above. But that’s not all.

Surprisingly, some of the Barr & Stroud Sierra Series enjoy the use of Fully Multi Coated optics. They are also designed using the high quality BaK-4 phase coated prisms, which makes they super reliable.

The seamless combination of FMC and the BaK-4 phase coated prisms ensures that you get superior light transmittance. When this happens, you will get super bright contrast and images that are rich in color,

Another likable feature that you will find in this low cost binocular is the water and fogproof touch. The Sierra binoculars enjoy the use of nitrogen gas purging, which keeps water out. It also prevents the optics from any internal fogging under adverse conditions.

The binoculars also have twist up eyecups. The eyecups are rubber coated to make them easy to handle and to last longer.

Barr & Stroud Sierra Series have large focusing wheel. This allows them to enjoy rapid focus mechanism with an incredible view.

Available Sizes:

  • Sierra 12×50
  • Sierra 10×50
  • Sierra 8×42
  • Sierra 10×42

Price Range

The Barr & Stroud Sierra Binoculars come in various prices depending on the model that you choose and where you buy. However, the prices range between £100 and £120.

Model
  • 12x50
  • 10x50
  • 10x42
  • 8x42
FOV
  • 82m
  • 101m
  • 101m
  • 129m
Eye Relief
  • 14.2mm
  • 17.8mm
  • 14.2mm
  • 17.8mm
Min Focus
  • 2.5m
  • 2.5m
  • 2.0m
  • 2.0m
Weight
  • 780g
  • 780g
  • 673g
  • 650g
Dim
  • 214x176x88mm
  • 162x131x57mm
  • 135x125x52mm
  • 135x125x52mm

 

Barr & Stroud Skyline Binoculars

This is the last of the Barr & Stroud models. It is the cheapest Barr & Stroud binocular that you can find.

Even so, these models also have high quality waterproof touch with nitrogen-filled technology. They future rubber coatings and are designed for better fog-free viewing when in wet locations.

They feature the Multi-Coated optics and also the BaK-4 Prisms. Remember they are not Fully Multicoated but rather partially coated. This is still an awesome addition for the low price that this class of Barr & Stroud optics.

Nonetheless, they also use the fold-down rubber eyecups and come with a neck strap and case for easy carrying.

Available Sizes:

  • Barr & Stroud Skyline Marine 7X50
  • Barr & Stroud Skyline 8×42 Binocular

Price

The price ranges from £85 to £100.

Model
  • 7X50
  • 8x42
FOV
  • 112mm
  • 119m
Eye Relief
  • 15.2mm
  • 17.8mm
Min Focus
  • 6m
  • 4m
Weight
  • 890g
  • 670g
Dim
  • 190x126x53
  • 146x126x53

 

Barr & Stroud comes with very reliable designs. The designs have good optical technology that you can use to get the best viewing experience. Even so, the top rated designs are far much better than the low cost counter parts. They use ED glasses, FMC technology, and highly durable binocular casing.