With the Ferrari Speed View 8 x 21 binoculars, Olympus extends its successful partnership with the prestige Italian marque. As one of the major sponsors of Scuderia Ferrari since 2003, Olympus has already released two very sought-after digital camera models bearing the revered Cavallino Rampante emblem. Now, right in time for the start of the new F1 season, these binoculars with 8x magnification power are set to get the hearts of sports lovers racing again. Developed in collaboration with Ferrari, the binoculars are a statement of style and feature specially prepared carbon fibre design accents. Naturally, the Ferrari Speed View 8 x 21 binoculars are finished in the instantly recognisable Ferrari Red.
As can be expected from a product bearing the Ferrari badge and powered by Olympus, the Ferrari Speed View 8 x 21 binoculars are constructed to the highest design and quality standards. To enable the lightweight and ultra-compact dimensions that ensure complete portability and easy handling, this roof-prism model with 8x magnification incorporates a double-axis folding mechanism. This means, when folded together, the binoculars’ height and width is barely larger than a credit card.
For bright, clear images without distortion across the entire viewing field, it is equipped with high-index BaK4 prisms and multicoated lenses. UV ray protection also significantly helps reduce the possible harmful effects that extended exposure to ultra-violet light can have on the eyes – which is particularly appealing for outdoor sports enthusiasts such as those at an F1 race. Furthermore, to guarantee complete viewing comfort for wearers of spectacles, there are twist-up eyecups enabling dioptric correction of ±2m-1.
The Ferrari Speed View 8 x 21 binoculars come complete with a special Ferrari case and neckstrap and are delivered in an attractive gift box. Sales of this exciting new model will commence in spring 2005 from Ferrari stores, speciality boutiques and photo dealers.