GPO Passion ED 10×32 Details
Very similar and with many of the same characteristics as the 10×42 Passion ED, the smaller 32mm lenses used on this model means that GPO have also been able to reduce the size and weight of the rest of the body to produce a smaller and more lightweight instrument that is easier to carry on long walks and perfect for taking on a wildlife adventure like a safari holiday.
The drawback to this is that theses smaller lenses are a little less effective at capturing the available light. In good light conditions, this is not a factor as there will be more than enough light to create a bright, high-quality image. However, in low light these will be less capable than larger aperture instruments.
At the same time, the 10x magnification offers a good reach and increased image detail, whilst at the expense of a slightly narrower field of view.
Thus taking all these aspects into consideration, the 10×32 Passion ED binoculars are a good choice for users like wildlife observers and hunters who generally operate in open spaces over medium to long ranges and in good light conditions.
The level of eye-relief is more than adequate for most users, but should you wear eyeglasses, the 15mm may be just a little on the short side and thus the 8×32 Passion ED may be a better option.
About GPO Passion ED Binoculars
Whilst the focus of GPO’s flagship Passion HD series is firmly aimed at outright performance, German Precision Optics have created this Passion ED series of binoculars with an eye on achieving an excellent performance to price ratio and thus will appeal to those who need a binocular that can perform an exceptional level, but who also have an eye on the price tag.
So whilst many of the features and components are the same between the Passion HD and the Passion ED series binoculars, there are a few differences that help to keep the price of this series a little lower.
Firstly is the fact that they are actually made in different countries: All GPO binoculars are 100% quality controlled in Germany, however the Passion ED binoculars are manufactured in China, whilst the Passion HD’s are produced in a factory in Japan.
Available in either full-sized 8×42 or 10×42 models or the standard mid-sized options of 8×32 or 10×32 models, there are a few other differences which I will highlight below:
These GPO binoculars have a textured rubber armour exterior which provides a good level of grip as well as protection. Underneath they are supported by a magnesium chassis with a top-hinge body design. This single, very thin bridge is also made from magnesium.
Fully sealed, this chassis is both waterproof and nitrogen purged for fog proofing.
Like the flagship Passion HD series, these also have aluminium eyepiece housings and twist-up eyecups with multi-position click stops. Indeed the only major difference in the body is that rather than having the diopter integrated into the focus wheel, these Passion ED binoculars sport a more conventional right eye diopter adjustment ring.
In terms of their optical components and coatings and as with the rest of the instrument, these compare very well against others in this price range. However there are a couple of optical differences between these and the flagship Passion HD series:
Passion ED binoculars use a single ED element within each objective lens, whilst the HD has two slightly higher grade ED elements. The other main change is that these lack the hydrophobic exterior coating used on the Passion HD.
As you would expect , both models feature a fully multi-coated optical system and they both use very high quality Schmidt Pechan roof prism systems. These prisms are both phase corrected and feature multi-coatings of the very best dielectric mirror coatings that reflect more light across the full spectrum for better quality and brighter views.
German Precision Optics supply the Passion ED series binoculars with a hard carry case for improved protection, a thick neoprene neck strap for added comfort, covers for both the objective lenses and the ocular lenses as well as a cleaning cloth and instruction manual.
Features of GPO Passion ED Binoculars
- Fluorite Containing ED Glass Lens Elements
- Fully Multi-Coated Optical Pathway
- Phase Corrected & Dielectric Coated Schmidt Pechan Roof Prisms
- Magnesium Chassis
- Twist-Up Aluminium Eyecups with intermediate click stops
- Right Eye Diopter
- Waterproof and Fogproof (Nitrogen filling)
Accessories of GPO Passion ED Binoculars
- Hard Carry Case
- Neoprene Neck Strap
- Objective Lens Covers
- Ocular Covers
- Cleaning Cloth
- Instruction Manual
Warranty Terms and Conditions
You also receive a 10-year warranty with all GPO Passion ED binoculars, so should anything go wrong, your binocular will be replaced or repaired at no cost to you.
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