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Vortex Optics

Vortex Optics Solo Monocular 8x36

4.4
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Description

  • 8x magnification and 36mm objectives lens, the Solo Monocular is a small, lightweight optic with fully multi-coated lenses, increasing the light transmission and resolution giving you the clear, crisp images you want.
  • The monocular is fully rubber armored providing a non-slip grip to the user and making it extremely durable.
  • Nitrogen purged and o-ring sealed, the Solo delivers waterproof and fogproof performance in any environment.
  • The adjustable eyecup allows for comfortable viewing with or without glasses.
  • The 36mm Solo comes with a versatile, multi-position utility clip for quick attachment to your equipment or clothing. Field of View: 393 feet/1000 yards|7.5 degrees
  • Close Focus: 16.4 feet

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Customer Reviews

Immensely sharp and bright, won't focus closeSent it back. Amazingly sharp and bright, but I hadn't noticed the 16-foot minimum focus when I bought it, a limitation that renders it much less useful to me for stuff like gawking at nearby bugs and lizards, etc. If you don't mind the distance issue, this is as sharp as a monocular gets, I think, probably rivaling Zeiss -- if they even have anything that gathers this much light. Sadly, I went for the Kenko version, same specs, not as sharp or bright but gets me closer and has already proven its value in that regard.4Impressive MonocularA little larger than most monocular but so bright, sharp, clear, great quality image color, well made, a joy to use. Like a high quality camera lens!Very pleased with it. Came with a tight fitting stretch type case or sleeve for carry, more of a holster. I carry it in a small zip pouch for a small camera while it's in it's factory holster for traveling in my truck. Remove from my camera case and leave camera case in my truck, and carry on my belt with the factory holster. No lens caps! Decided not to buy the add on caps offered by Amazon. Since their caps are not specifically for this model although they would probably work, I doubt they would stay on and I would probably lose them. Still, very impressed with this particular model. A real joy to use!5Excellent for the money In optics, like everything else, you get what you pay for. For $110, I rate this as excellent. The Vortex does not have the super resolution of a Zeiss or Leica, but you aren't paying $300+ for it either.Don't get me wrong, the optics are clean and clear and I would buy another one of these if I ever lost this one. Construction is excellent. It's heavier than it looks in the pictures (hint: read the specs before you buy) it comes in at under a pound, but not by much.The only negative is that the included carry case has open sides and there are no lens caps. Not really a big deal considering that when using a mono in the field you're going to wear it around your neck or clip it to your belt for quick access - which means that lens caps would just get in the way during real-life use.Yeah, I'm happy with the performance - for $110, I'm really happy with the performance.Bottom line: Solid build, clear optics, easy to use, excellent design. If you have $100 to spend on a monocular, take a serious look at the Vortex 10x32. 4I m surprised amazon sells this at all!My review is short.Vortex has never made anything that wasn t cheap and full of cut corners to max their bottom line.Not even their high-end products when you compare it to American or European glass costing around the same.But this piece is surprising even for Vortex. My word what junk!Rear eye piece cracks and grits to a laughable degree.Piece is cheap in appearance and feels like a cheap dollar store product.My 40 year old Hong Kong Jason s smoke it in every respect.Just unbelievable!I never should have suckered for another piece made by Chinese Vortex.I was stupid again, I hope this helps you not to be.1Very satisfied!I've only just received this monocular, both so far I'm very pleased. The product arrived on time and is new-in-box. It focuses easily, with a bright, clear image. I am glad I went with the 8x36, as opposed to a 10 or 12 power. At 8x the image shake is not too bad, but I can imagine how much harder it would be to handle anything more without a stable platform.I've read several reviews that mention a poorly made case, but my case is fine. It's a bit snug but seems well-made. Maybe it's a later model? I will probably just use the case for storage anyway, as the belt clip or lanyard will be more convenient. Perfect for archery.5Good product but corners cut on supporting partsWith only one functioning eye, I was looking for a monocular as lighter and easier to carry than a standard binocular, but still with reasonable magnification. This seemed to fill the bill. It just arrived. It has an impressively clear image and feels almost frighteningly sturdy. A couple of disappointments result in loss of a couple of stars: 1. The instruction manual begins by saying how to attach the lanyard. There is no lanyard. 2. It also touts the excellent belt loop on its case, but the case shipped with it is not the one in the manual, and has no belt loop. Indeed the fragile padded rayon case it way too snug to be of much use except in shipping. (And it can't possibly accommodate the monocular once one attaches the separately sold lens caps.) 3. Amazon says that people who bought this also bought Vortex lens caps ("flip cap covers") in sizes 6 and 4, although nothing is said about whether they will actually fit.. Six works fine for the big end. Four is too small for the small end unless one removes the (glued on) rubber eyepiece, and doing that moves the lens too far from the eye for people wearing glasses. I will order size 5 and see if that helps, then return 4 (or both if that doesn't solve the problem). Both lens covers add length, but in the absence of a functioning case, lens caps are of course essential. If Vortex had added $20 to the price and shipped a fully functional product rather than cutting corners on relatively cheap stuff like the case and the lens caps, this might be a five-star review. Are you listening, Vortex?3Fell Apart on Day 1 I really wanted to like this. I spent hours researching all possibilities before going with the Vortex Solo Monocular. Received the product only today and enjoyed it from our balcony at the beach. Then the cons came to light.Cons:1. The rubber eye piece came off in the first day of gentle (house and porch) use.2. The case is a poorly made Chinese koozie rather than the any kind of durable one (contrary to the instruction manual even, which showed a nice carrying case).The cons are enough for me to wish to return this item and avoid further purchases from Vortex.Things that are almost cons: a) no eye piece cover (which became a bigger deal because of the poor case) and b) no long distance focusing.Pro:Great quality of view. I mean great.Again I really wanted to like this but when it is falls apart in your house, with gentle use, then enough said.UPDATE: Day two, the focusing wheel stopped working. It now requires excessive force to turn.UPDATE: Fixed the above issues with a little know how. High quality viewer but problems as well. 3Excellent build quality and superior warranty I recently purchased Vortex Solo 10x36. I am pleased with the functionality and build quality of the mono and would recommend it to friends. I especially appreciate the Vortex unconditional guarantee.I have a wide range of optical products including binoculars (several), monoculars, various scopes (many), and ranging devices. I have had no problems and have been quite pleased with previous Vortex products (spotting scope and high-end binoculars). I typically use my Solo out on hikes and bird watching when I don t want to lug the much heavier binocs. The Solo is replacing an older pair of Nikon binocs (8x25) that has a hinge wearing out. The mag difference between the 8x binocs and the 10x Solo is quite noticeable. The Solo also has noticeably better brightness and image crispness than the small binocs. Of course the field of view (FOV) of the Solo is significantly smaller. Size wise the Solo is 5 in tall and 2 inches in diameter fitting nicely in a one-hand hold.The focusing ring inboard of the eyepiece is rather stiff. I typically use my off hand to focus. The lanyard loop is large and designed to be worn around the neck. A belt clip is attached. However, a screw hole for tripod mounting is lacking as are lens covers. 5Great glass for a one-eyed banditNice clarity and eye piece adjustment Movement is a bit much with one eye so leaning against a post or tree helps steady the view. 8 power is better for brightness and movement. The 10 was too active and slightly dimmer. Solid construction, good focus capability, and adjustment for glasses. It fits nicely in the water bottle pouch on my hunting pack. Green and black covering blends nicely into trees. Great option to binoculars if you want to reduce bulk and still get a good look at something in the distance.4Great optics, REALLY bad carrying caseThe optics of this Vortex monocular are very good. There is good eye relief and edge-to-edge sharpness rivals my Nikon professional camera lenses.The case is quite poor, hence the 4 stars. I mention this because for $100 Vortex would be better served doing one of the following: Not include ANY case or charge $5 more and include something useful. The snap on my "case" fell apart on the 2nd day while at the dining room table. The design of the carrying case itself is comical in that there is a fold over snap strap for either a belt or a backpack. The snap is a silly idea for this point of contact and why Velcro wasn't chosen at this high stress point is beyond me. I ended up finding an after-market case at a local Army/Navy for $9.4Outstanding.....love this monocular. Outstanding monocular. Vortex is amazing for the money. So far, I have used this mainly for spotting backyard pests before putting the cross hairs on them and it is fabulous. The 10x36 is great for my needs. 20 out to 100 yards, no problem. They are great in low light as well. Compact and a dream to loom through.Yes, the focus ring is on the stiff side but it will loosen a little with use and for how clear the glass is, who cares?! Yet another Vortex product I am very, very happy with.I only wish the mounting block for the belt clip was removable. It's a small thing and not a deal breaker. 5Really Nice!Love this monocular. Got it for use on my kayak and when I go hiking. The image quality is really crystal clear, and just a lot of fun to use. I compared it to my Bushnell binoculars (10x42). The solo 8x36 image was very close in clarity, brightness, and sharpness to my Bushnell binoculars. I also compared it to the vortex8x25. The brightness just wasn't there. To small for my hand and no belt clip. I'll just say that I'm glad I picked the 8x36. Well worth the extra $50. Just a solid alternative too heavy binoculars. As far as the focusing wheel, it is a little firm to turn but I've gotten used to it. I've learned different ways to hold the monocular with one hand which allows me to push the ring from the bottom with my thumb or on top with my finger to get just the right focus. Definitely not a deal-breaker. Very Happy.5Nice value and a useful gadget for wildlife viewing!Good optical clarity and nice overall quality for the money. A very useful addition to a hike or other outdoor activity. Not so expensive that I d be afraid to use it. Focus adjustment is stiff but not in a way that I deducted stars.5Large Monocular Im an avid outdoorsman (Search and Rescue) as well as former military sniper so I know my optics pretty well. I was looking for something that I could carry whenever out and about in the woods that was lighter and less bulky than my subcompact binos. Until buying the Vortex Solo I carried a pocket monocular by Brunton Echo Pocket Scope which is very small and light but lacks magnification and the image quality is relatively poor. To fill the gap between my high end binos and the pocket scope I bought the Solo.The Solo is extremely ruggedized (tho lacks an objective lens cover) and has a solid feel (not to mention some weight to it). The optics are not adjustable but provide a very clear viewing field. Carrying case is somewhat open to the elements (as mentioned by other reviewers) but aside from possibly exposing the glass portions to scratches from dirt, etc. its not that big of an issue and has a decent belt loop/snap to carry it by. Additionally the Solo has a heavy duty removable metallic clip (that probably accounts for 30% of the product weight!).Overall this is a quality optic, especially for the price. I would prefer a little smaller and lighter but havent seen anything of similar quality/affordability on the market that would meet this requirement. 4Good complement to birdwatching binoculars We like to hike and birdwatch, and we find this to be a good lighter alternative to packing two full binoculars. I compared the 8x25 and 10x36 and went with the latter because it's much brighter and less tunnel-like with glasses. To me the extra heft of the 10x36 makes it easier to hold stable, and the clip is convenient. The weight is about what you'd expect from half of a decent binocular, and the optical quality is equal to a good starter binocular.On the downside, as others have mentioned, there are no lens caps (why in the world not?), the case is so-so, and the focus ring is too narrow. 4Top quality, Clear View, Compact, Lightweight...BELT CLIPCrystal clear view, compact,lightweight, and has a BELT CLIP! The belt clip is a huge attribute for this monocular, as most do not have one on them. The big lip allows it to easily clip to my front pocket, and it is tight enough to not fall off.I did fall twice at our archery event - landed on the monocular both times...aside from a couple battle scars, it continued to work flawlessly. The rubberized outside seems to protect it as well as make it easy to hold.Has adjustment to work with glasses and without them. I really liked them compared to carrying a full-sized binocular. Field of view is a little smaller than binocular, but that was to be expected. Still, I was able to see exactly what I needed quickly and easily.5
Vortex Optics Solo Monocular 8x36

Vortex Optics Solo Monocular 8x36

4.4
Error You can't add more than 500 quantity.
Regular price
€199,00
Sale price
€199,00
Regular price
€328,00
Sold out
Unit price
per 
Save 39% (€129,00)