Ostara Elinor 2
The Ostara Elinor 2 is the updated version of the original Elinor which was the group winner in the 2010 BBC’s Sky at Night Magazine’s 10×50 category. The Elinor features BAK4 fully multicoated, high definition optics which give a clear, bright image. They are waterproof and fog proof (being nitrogen filled). Each pair comes with a carry case, wide comfort strap, tethered lens caps and a 30 year guarantee.
Some reviews of The original Ostara Elinor Range
Galaxies such as M51 and M101 were well seen, M51 even having a slight bulge that hinted at its smaller companion. M8 and M17 were a delight to view, as were star clusters such as M39 and M11. The Andromeda Galaxy was also a great sight, with its disc stretching across at least half the view.
The views through this binocular are simply superb. Very sharp and very bright. Yesterday was quite overcast but I got great views of Canada geese, lapwing and a drake smew. Fantastic.
From my point of view the Elinor 8×45 are a great all round choice for general use, bird watching and astronomy. The 45mm lens matches many 50mm porro prism optics from other brands in a more compact body. Extremely well built, yet easy to handle.