"The overall image quality was one area where I was very impressed with the Helios Mistral WP6 8x42 binoculars. I will go as far as to say I may have (only very rarely) used binos in this class that are as good as these, but never any better. Indeed in my experience the image quality on this bin is every bit as good the better mid-range instruments out there….I thought that the overall look and build quality of the exterior is excellent. Indeed it is as good as many far more expensive optics and for me is about as good as it gets within this price range….I really like the etched metal focus wheel that turns nice and smoothly and has a great feel and action. Similarly the twist-up eyecups are also very good, which combined with their 17.5mm of eye-relief makes them an ideal choice for most eyeglass wearers." Mistral WP6 8x42 (non-ED) reviewed by Best Binocular Reviews
The new, highly specified Helios MISTRAL WP6 roof prism range comprises ten models over 32mm, 42mm and 50mm objective lens apertures. They are extremely competent instruments for both birdwatching & general observing, and represent truly amazing value. They feature a very stylish, ergonomic, modern top hinge design covered in sleek green rubber armouring. The body is constructed from lightweight but robust polycarbonate. All models feature high-index, silver-coated BaK-4 prisms and fully multi-coated optics which provide excellent optical performance. Images delivered are crisp and sharp, with very good resolution, brightness and depth of field, whilst maintaining colours to a natural level. Near focus capability of all models is 2.5m or less. Waterproof (30 minutes at 1M depth) and nitrogen filled for clear, fog-free operation. Twist-up, 3–position eyecups with metal sub-structure. Suitable for spectacle wearers. Knurled metal, easy-grip 2-turn focusing knob. Integral tripod bush. Supplied with neck strap, eyepiece rainguard, objective lens caps and soft case.
NOTE: The premium 8x42ED, 10x42ED & 10x50ED models incorporate exotic Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass in their construction for enhanced colour fidelity and also have the additional benefit of phase-coated prisms for enhanced light transmission and image contrast.
The Helios Mistral-WP6 range is covered by a 5-Year Limited Warranty.
A review of the Mistral WP6 8x42 model can be read here: http://www.bestbinocularsreviews.com/Helios8x42MistralWP6-162.htm
|Model ||MISTRAL WP6 |
|Specification ||8x42 ||8x42ED ||10x42 ||10x42ED ||12x42 |
|Magnification ||8x ||8x ||10x ||10x ||12x |
|Object Lens Diameter ||42mm ||42mm ||42mm ||42mm ||42mm |
|Field of view ||7.4 degrees ||7.5 degrees ||5.8 degrees ||5.9 degrees ||4.4 degrees |
|Actual Field of View ||129m @ 1000m ||129m @ 1000m ||101m @ 1000m ||101m @ 1000m ||77m @ 1000m |
|Nearest Focus Distance ||2m ||2m ||2m ||2m ||2m |
|Eye Relief ||17.5mm ||17.8mm ||14mm ||14.3mm ||17.8mm |
|Weight ||682g ||684g ||685g ||687g ||726g |
|Product Code ||30953 ||30954 ||30955 ||30956 ||30957 |
|Price ||£129 ||£179 ||£135 ||£185 ||£139 |