Reviewed: Maven C2 Binoculars – A Great Compact Bino?

Another product from Maven Optics is a compact C2 binocular with ED lenses not quite common in compact binoculars in any class. The optics are fully multi-coated with corrected prisms, which utilizes dielectric coating to maximize reflectivity giving the best possible performance in its class. The Compact C2 is available in 7×28 and 10×28 magnifications with a mix of features and functionalities that put them up with some of the best binoculars in the compact category.

Design

The Maven C2 Binoculars have an extra-low dispersion (ED) lenses as its primary feature. The ED glass lenses are quite common in full-size binoculars, but not in the case of compact binoculars. The manufacturers approach to use ED glasses on compact binoculars could be a testament to their desire to offer premium quality products to their clients. This could be without doubt affordable, compact binoculars that offer the best of what high-end full-size binoculars offer.

The dielectric coated Schmidt-Pechan prism technology used on this binocular promises quality that can be attributed to other full-size binoculars by Maven. The coating improves the field of view by increasing light transmission; therefore, offer a true color experience with minimal distortion.

Another feature of the compact design is the full multi-coating, which adds an extra layer, making the exterior layers of the lenses scratch and dust resistant.

The C2 binoculars are both waterproof and fog proof. They are made up of polycarbonate plastic material, adding to its lightweight feature. Polycarbonate may not as durable when used in harsh conditions.

The eyecups are flexible; this is in contrast to the rubber folding used in full-size binoculars. Both the C2 7×28 and the C2 10×28 binocular models give its users a good eye relief of about 16 and 15 mm for the 7X and the 10X respectively.

The two Maven C2 binoculars configurations have a great field of view with a large exit view, good for low light performance (the C2 7×28)  and the increased magnification for adventurers who seek to be closer to the action (the C2 10×28).

Pros

  • Have an extra-low dispersion ED glasses for an enhanced view
  • Compact in size
  • Use of dielectric and multicoating enhances quality and lens durability
  • The twisted eyecups make it easy to use at any angle
  • A lightweight polycarbonate shell protects the waterproofing layer

Cons

  • The Maven C2 has a low focusing range of about 3m, which may limit its use outdoors

The high-quality specifications on these relatively valued binoculars could be an excellent value for money, especially if you are looking for features only found on high-end binoculars. The powerful features prove to be dependable when looking for binoculars that will get the work done.