It’s that time of year again, hunting season and bird migration is upon us. As fall progresses, there are more and more opportunities to get involved with outdoor activities and introduce children and young adults to the outdoors. Why am I opening up this review like this? I am doing this because the Opticron Savanna WP 8×30 is a extremely affordable, quality binocular that can be used by anyone looking to connect with nature.
I’ve been using the Opticron Savanna WP 8×30 for about six months now. Ever since last fall, I have had the “smaller and lighter the better” thought when it came to binoculars, so when I was given the opportunity to check these out, I was beyond stoked. I would pick them up from time to time at various trade shows and was awed at the optic quality, especially for the price. I’ll get to that in a bit.
As I mentioned earlier, these binoculars are great for kids and young adults. I have small hands and they fit them perfectly. My friend and colleague, Frank Dickman, has much bigger hands than me, but still enjoys using these binoculars. Honestly, with the optic quality of the Savanna WP, you cannot go wrong with the Savanna WP no matter the size of your hands!
The Savanna WP comes in two sizes, 6×30 and 8×30. I’ve only personally used the 8×30 in the field, but the 6×30 may be a even better option for kids! Both models weigh in at just over a pound and have a close focus of 10 ft, making them a terrific all-around binocular. Give kids a pair of binoculars and let them see the world! My nieces tried out the 8×30 and thoroughly enjoyed looking through them. Neither one of them had a hard time holding the binoculars!
Do you know the best part? The 6×30 retails for about $99 and the 8×30 at $109! I always say you get what you pay for with optics, but this is a great binocular, so don’t let the price fool you!
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