The 18x70 WP Encounter Binocular from Barska allows for long-range terrestrial or astronomical observations with a 18x magnification and a 2.8° angle of view. Its 70 mm diameter objective lenses can gather light needed for viewing in low-light conditions like dusk or dawn, or for observing the night sky. Additionally, the binocular has fully multicoated lenses and BAK4 Porro prisms which improve light transmission and image clarity compared to single or multi-coated optics and prisms made of lower grade optical glass.
Beyond optical highlights, the WP Encounter Binocular has a set of convenience features. It is tripod-mountable and ought to be used on a tripod with a standard 1/4"-20 thread. Using a tripod will achieve image stability and eliminate jitter introduced by inherent unsteadiness in hands. The binocular also features angled viewing, with two eyepieces facing upward similar to an angled spotting scope. This allows you to easily align your eyes with the eyepieces and position your head and neck comfortably. The eye relief is 23 mm and can provide enough space to accommodate anyone wearing eyeglasses.
In terms of construction, the binocular features a water and fogproof aluminum magnesium alloy housing and a detachable carrying handle. Also included with the binocular are a hard carrying case and a lens cloth.