We here at Optics Den are big fans of Upland Optics products, so we are excited to try the new high-end binaries offered by the brand.
The recently released Venator 10 × 42 binoculars are significantly more expensive than the best-selling Perception HD, but the increase is worth it overall.
First, here are the specs:
- 10x optical zoom, 42mm objective
- Field of view from 114m to 1000m
- 15mm eye relief
- Waterproof and fogproof
- Includes case, lens cloth, neck strap, and lens caps
- Dimensions: 5.5 ″ x 5 ″ x 2 ″
- Weight: 1.5 lbs
The Venator offers the highest quality of optical clarity through high quality extra low dispersion glass. This means exceptional clarity no matter the situation, and it means you can expect an amazing visual experience at every hunt, birdwatching excursion, or other event.
In addition to the ED glass upgrade, the Venator stands out for its high-quality construction. Holding them in your hands you can feel the attention to detail and the solid durability of the body. We like the thumb grips and the rubber texture on the body – this doesn’t feel like a pair of binos that slide out of your hands in inclement weather. Plus, they feel strong, so if they fall out of their hands or pack, they feel like they’re holding on. The design is open-bridge, helping to reduce overall weight and allowing for a more elegant design than less expensive single-hinge binoculars.
Technically speaking, the Venator offers a higher percentage of light transmission, which means that more light is allowed in the binaries. This feature means that you will find that they are excellent in low light conditions.
Enhanced glass is a higher technology than most, with advanced, patented lens coatings for supreme anti-glare, anti-fog, and other technologies that make it high-quality glass for real purposes that go beyond clarity and precision. .
Between high-quality glass and solid, functional design, Venators are built for extreme weather conditions. These are the type of binoculars you want on a long hunt in extreme and inconsistent weather conditions.
There’s a lot to love about the Venator, but here are some key things to keep in mind:
- Lifetime warranty : This is huge. Few companies back their binaries for life, but Upland offers this on all their products.
- Incredible Optics : The Venators bring all the competition out of the water with their top-of-the-line optical technology
- Superior construction : You can take them on any excursion without worrying if they can withstand heat, wind, fog, cold, rain… whatever.
The price is worth mentioning here, as the price is both a plus and a minus. It’s hard to talk about the Venator in terms of competition, as there aren’t many binoculars at this price, period.
It’s hard to know what the price would be if Upland were sold in stores (they keep their prices low by offering their products online only), but it’s not too out of the question to say that this pair could save you several hundred dollars against its tagged competitors. priced over $ 1,000. In summary? Venators offer you an option for a high-end feel at a lower price.
Of course, there are also some drawbacks to discuss.
- Price : Although I mentioned this as a bonus, these binoculars are still going to be out of budget for many buyers.
- Weight : Although they are quite light, these still feel a little heavy.
- Tightening the focus wheel : If I’m being picky, I’ll say the focus wheel feels a little tight when I adjust it.
The Upland Optics Venator 10 × 42 should definitely be on your radar if you are looking for a high-end pair of binoculars. For a high-end pair, the price is quite stellar, and the construction and optical technology make these a pair to beat.