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Barska 12-36x70mm Gladiator Zoom Binoculars

Item# BRK051
 
4.0

(28 Ratings)

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What's Included?

Binoculars, Carrying case, Neck strap

Description

The Barska 12-36x70 Gladiator Zoom with Tripod Adapter comes complete with tripod-adaptable fittings to ensure a clear and steady view. They boast a wide magnification range that allows the viewer to target an object at a distance and then zoom in for a more detailed view. Features include 70mm objective lens diameter, 12x to 36x magnification power, porro prism with BK-7 glass, 5.8mm exit pupil, fully coated optics, center focus, and 18mm eye relief. They weigh 50.1 ounces. These binoculars are part of Barska's powerful Gladiator Zoom series, offering a powerful zoom feature with different magnifications. The large objective lens allows for increased light transmission, and quality coated optics result in sharp, crisp images. Shock-absorbing rubber armor makes for a comfortable grip during lengthy viewing sessions. These binoculars come with a convenient carrying case and neck strap, and are ideal for all outdoor activities and sporting events.


Barska is a worldwide sports optics company offering an extensive line of precision products. Known for combining innovation, advanced technology, and cutting-edge design, Barska provides customers with high-quality products at exceptional value. Each is backed by a limited lifetime warranty.


Supplier Sku:
AB10170

Dimensions & Specifications

Weight

50.09 oz.

Size

Giant Binoculars

Eye Relief

18mm

Waterproof

No

Features

Zoom Lens

Magnification

12-36x

Brand

Barska

Objective Lens Diameter

70mm

Field of View at 1000 Yards

156/52@12x

Exit Pupil

5.8mm

Focus Type

Center Focus

Close Focusing Distance

52

Binoculars Series

Barska Gladiator Zoom Binoculars

Prism Type

Porro Prism Binoculars

Prism Glass

BK-7

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Barska 12-36x70mm Gladiator Zoom Binoculars
 
4.2

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (19)
  • Quality lenses (18)
  • Close focus (15)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Compact (4)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (8)
  • Heavy (6)

Best Uses

  • Bird watching (14)
  • Wildlife viewing (12)
  • Hunting (10)
  • Sporting events/concerts (9)
  • Astronomy (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (16), Avid adventurer (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I like em'

For the price I got them, I think these are quite good. I looked at Jupiter today, and the image was nice...could resolve the planet's disc...though not much more...Read complete review

For the price I got them, I think these are quite good. I looked at Jupiter today, and the image was nice...could resolve the planet's disc...though not much more given these are binoculars. Have peered at terrestial objects, and they focus quite well. Certainly, one can get better optics at much higher prices, but for the price point these things are, to me, the proverbial "steal." I was afraid to get a zoom because of quality control issues...and have been pleasantly surprised with the ones I got. Not a razor perfect focus at zoom, but, again, reasonable clarity for the price (I also just like the zoom's versatility). I am happy and appreciative. That said, others may have different standards, and/or receive less, or better quality versions. Re: weight...they can be held by me (normal size guy) for a fair amount of time...but one can get tired. A tripod would be nice for higher poer viewing. Happy Hunting.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Idea, but...

When not using the Zoom, these have a great view. When trying to zoom the image starts to seperate and my brain can't make them combine.

They are very heavy...Read complete review

When not using the Zoom, these have a great view. When trying to zoom the image starts to seperate and my brain can't make them combine.

They are very heavy to hold and if you try to zoom forget it, you can't hold them steady enough. (I knew they were heavy going into it.) Tripod time. As others have said, the mount is junk. Hayneedle has these as astronomical binoculars, so it should have a sturdy mount.) When looking at the moon, I could not get both eyes to focus crisp. For me, when the left eye is in focus, I would have to turn the right eye adjuster another 1/2 turn to focus. I bought these for astronomical use, so that's no good for me. If your eyes are better than mine, this may not be an issue at all!!

Another issue is when adjusting the right eye focus, you always throw off the left eye focus. There is play in the rig so when you are adjusting the right focus, you're moving the left eyepiece in and out. (The focus wheel is not moving during this.)

I might have given two stars if these hadn't been sold as astronomical binoculars.

Anyways, I will be returning these pretty soon and trying another brand.

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5.0

very happy

By Argelio

from KEARNY,NJ

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Barska 12-36x70mm Gladiator Zoom Binoculars:

        i have too congratulate your company for your knowledgeable staff and great customer service

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        It works good for the price

        By Robert

        from Auburn, AL

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Quality Lenses
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Not Waterproof

        Best Uses

        • Bird Watching
        • Hunting
        • Sporting Events/Concerts
        • Wildlife Viewing

        Comments about Barska 12-36x70mm Gladiator Zoom Binoculars:

        It's great

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great Binoculars For Astronomy

        By Enrique

        from SAYREVILLE,NJ

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Close Focus
        • Quality Lenses
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy

          Comments about Barska 12-36x70mm Gladiator Zoom Binoculars:

          I've been into astronomy since I was a kid but unfortunately I have no room to put a telescope in my small condo. Therefore, I read reviews about these binoculars & decided to buy one. I am very satisfied how these binoculars turned out. Using the tripod adaptor, which came with the package, is very useful for a stable viewing of the clear night sky.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          good for the $

          By Solan

          from NLR,AR

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Heavy
          • Unstable

          Best Uses

          • Wildlife Viewing

          Comments about Barska 12-36x70mm Gladiator Zoom Binoculars:

          good binoculars for the price clear image although they are a little heavy and image gets shakey when zoomed too far.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Exactly what I was looking for!

          By Harmony

          from SANTA ANA,CA

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Close Focus
          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Sporting Events/Concerts

          Comments about Barska 12-36x70mm Gladiator Zoom Binoculars:

          Needed these for Bonneville Land Speed Racing to veiw courses from pre stage area. Looking forward to using them and seeing all the action. Woot Woot! BUB or bust! 2012

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Deal!!!

          By George

          from OMAHA,NE

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Bird Watching
          • Hunting
          • Sporting Events/Concerts
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Comments about Barska 12-36x70mm Gladiator Zoom Binoculars:

          I was very impressed with the high quality of the binoculars,
          since the price was so reasonable, I really didn't expect to get binoculars that are so well made, and that perform so well!!!, I'll definitely buy from Binoculars.com again in the future, it felt great to actually get a good deal, that doesn't happen very often these days.
          George Hudson

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          1.0

          Great Idea, but...

          By Bill

          from Riverview, Fl

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Close Focus
          • Perfect view at 12x

          Cons

          • Bulky
          • Difficult To Focus
          • Heavy
          • Unstable

          Best Uses

          • None

          Comments about Barska 12-36x70mm Gladiator Zoom Binoculars:

          When not using the Zoom, these have a great view. When trying to zoom the image starts to seperate and my brain can't make them combine.

          They are very heavy to hold and if you try to zoom forget it, you can't hold them steady enough. (I knew they were heavy going into it.) Tripod time. As others have said, the mount is junk. Hayneedle has these as astronomical binoculars, so it should have a sturdy mount.) When looking at the moon, I could not get both eyes to focus crisp. For me, when the left eye is in focus, I would have to turn the right eye adjuster another 1/2 turn to focus. I bought these for astronomical use, so that's no good for me. If your eyes are better than mine, this may not be an issue at all!!

          Another issue is when adjusting the right eye focus, you always throw off the left eye focus. There is play in the rig so when you are adjusting the right focus, you're moving the left eyepiece in and out. (The focus wheel is not moving during this.)

          I might have given two stars if these hadn't been sold as astronomical binoculars.

          Anyways, I will be returning these pretty soon and trying another brand.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          good purchase

          By Turtle

          from Woodstock, CT

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy

            Comments about Barska 12-36x70mm Gladiator Zoom Binoculars:

            astronomy
            quality optics for price
            want to bu the 20/40 x 100 in the future, quality of these seem good

             
            5.0

            Very good for the price.

            By Adam

            from Southwestern, PA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Close Focus
            • Quality Lenses

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Bird Watching
            • Wildlife Viewing

            Comments about Barska 12-36x70mm Gladiator Zoom Binoculars:

            I am amazed at how clear these are. If scanning over 100 yards away very little focus changes are needed.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            GREAT!!

            By ptr91

            from Putnam County, NY

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Close Focus
            • Quality Lenses
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Bulky
            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Bird Watching
            • Hunting
            • Wildlife Viewing

            Comments about Barska 12-36x70mm Gladiator Zoom Binoculars:

            they're great binoculars i love them...but they're so big to carry around. in the end its worth it though because they focus great and they're just so clear..[...] if you're looking for something small, these binoculars are not for you,but they certainly are GREAT and well worth the lugging it around!! The price is also fantastic..

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            • No

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            Customer Q & A

            Q1: Do the Barska 10-30x60 Gladiator binoculars have a tripod option or window mount option?

            A: The Barska 10-30x60 Gladiator binoculars are fully tripod adaptable to all standard tripods and all of the window mounts we have on our site.

            Q2: Can it be used for viewing the night sky?

            A: The Barska 12-36x70 Gladiator Zoom Binoculars with Tripod Adapter would be ideal for night time use.

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