These beautiful, compact Opera Glasses use a Galilean optical system to keep the focal distance down, thereby making them suitable for close-up viewing in small and mid-sized event venues such as theatres, concert halls and opera houses. Their 25mm optical-grade glass lenses offer 3x magnification, while a central focusing ring allows for some adjustment for those with weaker eyesight. Made from light but strong aluminium alloy in elegant Black & Gold finish to harmonise with the smartest evening wear. Soft case supplied for extra protection. Please note the neck cord is not included.
PRODUCT BLOG – Phantom' Opera Glasses 3x25
What are the differences between opera glasses and binoculars?
Opera glasses are a specialised type of binocular primarily designed for indoor theatrical performances like musicals, concerts, ballet and (of course) opera. Regular binoculars can be used for any of these too but are more frequently used in outdoor environments - camping, exploring, horse racing, bird watching and hunting.
What about lens size?
Opera glasses have much smaller lenses and prisms than binoculars so they tend to be smaller, lighter and more compact - just the right size to fit into a handbag on a special night out. They normally only have a single focus wheel controlling magnification for both eyes simultaneously. Mostly the magnification is quite low: 3x (three times) is the optimum size for bringing the stage closer whilst still allowing a fairly wide all round view.
How far can I see?
As magnification increases the field of view decreases. For example at 1000 yards opera glasses with 3x magnification would give a field of view of 385 feet, 4x opera glasses would give 228 feet and 8x show only 126 ft.
Which gives the brighter image?
Opera glasses generally give a brighter image then regular binoculars and that is because the size of the objective lens (i.e. the lens pointed away) is much greater than the eyepiece lens. This brighter image is perfect for viewing a performance in a darkened theatre or other low-light auditorium.
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