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Olympus Introduces First Zoom Binoculars

MELVILLE, N.Y. (May 18, 1999) —Olympus America, Inc., a world leader in optics for decades, is proud to announce its first zoom binocular, the 7-15 x 35 Trooper Zoom DPS R. So now, not only does Olympus produce optically superior zoom cameras, but Olympus also produces exceptional zoom binoculars. The Trooper Zoom binocular provides superior optical performance, as well as the convenience to zoom in and out on your subject. Zooming in is as easy as sliding the zoom lever. Whether you want to zoom in on a bird on a tree branch, or zoom out to the whole forest, the Trooper Zoom offers you the flexibility and power to focus in on both worlds, crisp and clear. So, zoom in and focus on life.

Weighing a mere 24 ounces and sporting a modern, rugged look, the 7-15 x 35 Trooper Zoom possesses superb optical quality, making it the ideal binocular to take with you wherever you go. This standard porro prism zoom offers a generous 12mm of eye relief, has a field of view of 183-300 feet at 1,000 yards and a close focus distance of 32.8 feet. And the ergonomic rubber handgrips provide a non-slip surface allowing the binoculars to fit comfortably in your hands while hiking or trekking anywhere.

The added UV protection is critical to bird watching and outdoor viewing, shielding the eyes from harmful rays. And a built-in dioptric correction automatically adjusts the lens to an individual's eyesight, allowing one pair of binoculars to be shared amongst friends.

Boasting a 7-15 power zoom range, UV and anti-reflective lens coating, and center focus knob, the Trooper Zoom provides the ultimate viewing experience.

The 7-15 x 35 Trooper Zoom DPS R binocular is now available at Olympus retailers with an affordable suggested list price of only $179.00.

Olympus America, Inc. distributes a wide range of products for consumer, scientific, health care, commercial and industrial markets. These include 35mm, Advanced Photo System and digital cameras; binoculars; microcassette and digital voice recorders; optical storage products; printers; medical and industrial endoscopes; biological and metallurgical microscopes and measuring instruments; clinical analyzers and other high technological products. Olympus America, Inc. is also responsible for sales in Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Olympus is about life. About photographic innovations that capture precious moments of life. About advanced medical technology that saves lives. About information—and industry-related products that make possible a better living. About adding to the richness and the quality of life for everyone.

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Specifications: 7-15x35 Trooper Zoom DPS R

Prism Type Porro
Magnification 7x-15x
Objective Lens Diameter (mm) 35mm
Exit Pupil (mm) 2.3-5mm
Brightness Index 5.3-25
Field of View at 1000 Yards (ft.) 183-300ft.
Actual Angle of View 3.6-5.7
Apparent Angle of View 39.9-54
Eye Relief (mm) 12.0
Exterior Finish Soft Plastic
Dimension (W x H x D in inches) 6.7x5.3x2.5
Weight (oz.) 24.7