Nocs Provisions, San Francisco-based maker of durable binoculars and accessories, has launched the Zoom Tube Monocular Telescope—the newest addition to the brand’s range of outdoor optics.
We like the Zoom Tube because it’s small enough to pack for any excursion, while the optics pack a serious punch. Rugged and water-resistant, the Zoom Tube is built to get out deep into the field. This ain’t your dad’s heavy binoculars, gathering dust in his study for the last 30 years. The Zoom Tube is a true field glass–it will readily travel wherever you go.
You’ll never again regret not having optics at hand. The Zoom Tube is so light and compact, you’ll always bring it. Since it tucks away in your pocket or small pack, there’s no reason not to.
The Zoom Tube is 8×32 (8x magnification / 32mm lens aperture), the equivalent of a 400mm zoom lens. Featuring Swiss-designed Bak4 prisms, each piece of glass on the Zoom Tube is coated multiple times to reduce chromatic aberration and provide more brightness. With a wide field of view, the it allows you to see an extremely wide range while maintaining a close focus of 2 metres for viewing nature’s smaller details. The oversize eyepiece lens is excellent for spotting moving objects like birds or your friend climbing a big wall.
Nocs also offers the Inspector Microscope, an add-on attachment that multiplies the power of the Zoom Tube by 4x and converts it into a 32x power microscope, allowing you to see beyond what meets the eye, such as tiny details like a butterfly’s wings or snow crystals.
Additionally, the Zoom Tube is tripod compatible, which pairs perfectly with the Peak Design Capture Clip for mounting on a backpack strap or bag, making it ready at hand whenever you need it.
Also: Check out the Photo Rig adapter for shooting video and dialing in your photos.
Features in a Nutshell
- Water Resistant (IPX4) + Fogproof (Nitrogen sealed O-rings)
- Wide Field of View (384ft @ 1000yds)
- Fully Multi Coated Lens + BaK4 Roof Prism
- Rugged Impact Absorbing Housing + Scratch Resistant Lenses
- Twist Up Eyecup, compatibile with glasses.