Carson VP Series Full Sized or Compact Waterproof High Definition Binoculars for Hunting, Bird Watching, Sight-Seeing, Surveillance, Safaris, Camping, Hiking, Concerts, Sporting Events and Other Outdoor Adventures


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  • Field of View: 273 ft. at 1,000 yards | Minimum Focus Distance: 9.8 feet | Eye Relief: 16.5mm
  • 10x Magnification & 25mm Objective Lens Diameter
  • Fully Multi-Coated & Phase Coated
  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 4.25'' x 4.25'' x 1.5'' | BAK-4 Prisms | Weight: 0.85 lbs.
  • Waterproof and Fogproof | Backed by Carson's No Fault, No Hassle Warranty



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The VP Series from Carson are high quality binoculars for a great value! The VP Series binoculars are all phase coated, waterproof and fogproof and come available in compact and full-sized styles to meet whatever your needs may be. These sleek and stylish binoculars all feature BAK-4 prisms and fully multi-coated optics for crisp, sharp and crystal clear viewing. The VP Series Binoculars are the ideal choice for hunting, birding, hiking, camping, sporting events, concerts or any other outdoor adventure. Each of the VP Series binoculars comes included with a pouch, neck strap, lens covers and a lens cloth. At Carson, we manufacture only the highest quality binoculars. We're so confident in our products that we back them with a No Fault, No Hassle Warranty! In the event that your binoculars get damaged, regardless of cause, Carson will repair or replace them for a total cost of $15.00, which includes all return shipping and handling fees. NO HIDDEN CHARGES! If your binoculars are found to have manufacturing defects in materials or workmanship, Carson will repair or replace your binoculars and return them FREE OF CHARGE.

Product details Style: 10x25mm user manual [PDF]| Manual [PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 4.4 x 1.4 inches ; 14.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B007D3NF0E
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  • Item model number: VP-025

I researched binoculars for about a week since I had no clue about them and it was a birthday gift for my boyfriend. Once I learned about magnification, objective, field of view, and roof vs. porro, I started comparing many different brands (Bushnell, Celestron, Vortex, Nikon, Vanguard, Leupold). I finally decided on 8x42 since it's easier to see through (less shaky than a 10x) and has a wider field of view. Additionally, the higher the objective, the better the exit pupil (> 5mm) which allows you to see more around dusk/evening time. I was also looking for waterproof/fogproof since my BF will use it when he goes hiking. Bushnell seems to be very popular and reasonably priced. Nikon is great quality but a little more expensive. Celestron is great too. I probably looked at about 50 different binoculars and got it down to 10. After reading the reviews on Amazon, Carson had a 4.8 out of 5 stars and 84% of the reviews were 5 stars. I also liked the price ($139.95 + tax = $151) as it included all the features I liked, in addition to the multi-coated lenses. The deciding factors was the sleek, all-black look and the lifetime guaranty. It comes with a cleaning cloth, a nice case with some pockets, and a neck strap. There are lens caps at each end which is nice too. The lenses are so clear and you can see quite far. I actually want to get myself a pair but I need to find a reason to justify why! I might go with bird-watching lol. Even though this brand is not as well-known as the others, I like the quality of these and I think they were reasonably-priced for the amount of features. I believe if you have an issue with them, you send in $12 for S&H and get a new pair. Anyway, my other choices before deciding on this one was the Bushnell NatureView 228042 (I couldn't find a new pair for cheap) and the Celestron TrailSeeker 71404. Anyways, hope this was useful, happy binocularing! :)

These are just as good as my Nikon Monarch5 10x42 but cost over $100 less. I notice six differences:
1) The VP feels heavier (4oz according to the specs; it's noticeable but not significant to me).
2) The VP field of view is noticeably wider (330' vs 288'). The narrow fov was my only complaint with the Monarch5 and the most significant non financial advantage of the VP that I've noticed.
3) The focus nob on the VP turns more smoothly but the Monarch5 is just fine.
4) Eye relief on the VP's twistup eye pieces is shorter, but this wasn't an issue for me. Both are comfortable to me (I don't wear glasses).
5) The dioptic correction on the VP has a nice click rather than a smooth continuous turn. Personally, I like the clicking version better.
6) The rubber finish on the VP is smoother and harder feeling with the Monarch5 feeling a bit softer or potentially sticky or tacky. I like the VP finish more. It's a bit more like a vintage binocular.

Carson and Nikon both advertise no hassle warranties. Overall, the tradeoff comes down to weight vs fov with the Carson being less expensive. I cannot tell any difference between the optics even though the Monarch5 advertises more advantages (e.g. ED glass etc). If you're considering the Monarch5, the VP seems just as good.

My use for these binoculars is for Stargazing. I have several but there was a need for a waterproof and lighter 12x50. I have a Celestron 12x60 but it will not handle the cold pacific north west. I tried these out on a 3/4 moon lit night. I was delighted that the stars/milky way were bright. I was able to focus the stars to points of light, so the view looked sharp. Since the moon was up I was able to test on a bright light. A very slight aura around the moon; however the moon was sharp and clear. The moon does not interest me in lest than a 12x mag. They were light enough and the view was wide enough to easily find things in the sky. The binoculars had a solid feel. Since I recline in a chair to look at the stars a 12x is very easy to use without a tripod. I do not like using a tripod unless it is my Celestron 20x80 that gives dynamic views of the Moon. The price was perfect. I did not want to spend over 175 so I was happy at this price. I heard what the experts say is the best stargazing binoculars. I am in love with my 8x42. Very wide angle, sharp and bright. However the moon is unremarkable and on moon lit nights it does not bring out the stars as much as the 12x50. I highly recommend the Carson Binoculars,

Nothing to dislike but a lot to like as they are a very good value for money and work very well. So recommended by me!!

Very good optics for the price with smooth and positive controls. A quality product.

I bought these 12 x 50 for stargazing. They are very easy to focus. The diopter adjustment is very stiff so it stays set with no need for a lock feature. The eye width is also very stiff and stays set. Very clear bright image to the very edge. They are "THE" best binoculars that I have ever owned. Clearer than my 8 x 42 Nikon Monarch 3 that I leave by a window for bird watching. Much easier to focus than my 10 x 42 Redfield Rebels that I use for hunting and they are only slightly bigger/heavier. They are so easy to focus and so bright and so clear they may become my new every thing binoculars. Although the Monarch 3s and the Redfied Rebels are good (both more expensive), it is hard to use either of them after seeing thru these. Very impressed...

Das Fernglas hat ein gewisses eigen Gewicht.
Die Verarbeitung ist sehr gut.
Durch das Zubehör ist das Fernglas gut geschützt.
Die Einstellung für der Sehschärfe lässt sich sehr gut regulären.
Einen Punkt Abzug wegen dem Preis.

Very nice set. The only thing I would like to have seen different is the eyecups. It is a little difficult to position your eyes and there is no protection from light coming in from the sides. A pair of rubber eyecups would be great.

Coming from an old pair of binoculars handed down through the generations (you know the ones in a crusty leather satchel lol) these are a massive step up...The clarity is amazing for the price you cannot go wrong.

Dies war ein Geschenk für meine Tochter. Sie ist mit dem Produkt sehr zufrieden.

È di facile utilizzo e di ottima qualità. È adatto a diverse esigenze, dal birdwatching e (perché no?) al teatro

Great viewing ,light and compact gives a steady clear image.

these are very clear and lightweight 50x42