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Olympus 9x21PC III Binoculars
Ultra-lightweight, Ultracompact Body

MELVILLE N.Y. (February 18, 1999) —Olympus America, Inc. introduces the 9x21 PC III binoculars, the newest binoculars in the premier Olympus line. These compact binoculars combine power with portability, and are an excellent choice for hikers, travelers and sports fans who want maximum performance with minimum weight. These lightweight, ultracompact binoculars deliver precision optics at a surprisingly affordable price.

The 9x21 PC III has been added to compliment the 7x21 PC III binoculars, that were introduced last year. With a 9x zoom and unsurpassed quality at an extemely affordable price point, the 9x21 PC III will appeal to brand conscious consumers.

The 9x21 PC III features high quality prisms for superior edge-to-edge image quality and razor sharp viewing. The anti-reflective lens coatings provide maximum brightness and eliminate glare. The easy-to-use center-focusing dial allows the user to zero in on a subject quickly and conveniently. With dioptric correction and foldable rubber eyecups, the entire family can enjoy clear, comfortable viewing.

These ergonomically designed binoculars have rugged, durable non-slip rubber grips that afford long hours of comfort, whether backpacking, bird watching or catching your favorite sports team. Sleekly designed for simplicity and convenience, the 9x21 PC III is small enough to have on hand for any viewing opportunity.

The 9x21 PC III compliments a very solid line of Olympus binoculars. Combined with superior image quality and a suggested retail price of $79.95, the 9x21 PC III is the perfect binocular choice for all-round outdoor use: hiking, bird watching and travelling use. Olympus stands by the quality of all their binoculars and offers a U.S. Limited Lifetime Warranty with the new 9x21 PC III binoculars.

Designed for high performance and versatility, the Olympus line of binocular includes a broad selection of models to meet every need. The 7x21 PC II are affordable and deliver precision optics. They feature high-quality prisms for superior edge-to-edge image quality. The PathFinder standard binocular series features fully multi-coated lenses and BaK 4 prisms, providing outstanding light-gathering power for bright, clear images and viewing at any time. The Trooper standard binoculars are affordably priced and offer a wide field of view for tracking moving subjects with foldable rubber eyecups and long eye relief for eyeglass wearers. For the adventurer on the go, Olympus has the Sahara compact binoculars with superior image quality in a convenient lightweight yet rugged design. The Outback compact roof prism binoculars combine premium image quality and a distinct foldable design with a durable all-weather seal that shuts out moisture, dust and rain. The Stylus Vision ultracompact flat binoculars are uniquely designed with a lightweight aluminum construction and precision optics ideal for indoor use.

Olympus America 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, printers, medical and industrial endoscopes, biological and metallurgical microscopes and measuring instruments, clinical analyzers, and other high technology products. Olympus America is responsible for marketing Olympus products in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Olympus America's corporate theme, "Focus on Life," reflects a company whose products are about just that—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. Olympus—quality products with a focus on life.

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Olympus 9x21 PC III Binoculars Specifications

Prism Type: 9x21 PC III
Magnification: 9 X
Objective Lens Diameter: 21mm
Exit Pupil: 2.3mm
Brightness Index: 5.3
Field of View at 1000 Yards: 400 feet
Actual Angle of View: 7
Apparent Angle of View: 63
Eye Relief: 8.0mm
Exterior Finish: Plastic/Rubber
Dimensions: 3.5x3.6x2.0 inches
Weight: 6.5 oz.