The flagship series from Athlon optics is the Cronus and it is one that they can justifiably be very proud of as it boasts an impressive array of top-end features and components that make them one of the very best at this price point and even a match for some that cost far more.
The Athlon Cronus family consists of two 42mm binoculars with a choice of either 10x or 8.5x magnifications, you can opt for a wider view and better low light performance or choose to have slightly more reach with a higher definition image.
The Athlon Cronus has a top specification body. The chassis is constructed out of magnesium that is as strong as metal, but according to the manufacturer is up to 35% lighter. It is also far more resistant to expansion and contraction with temperature changes, something that can cause misalignment of the optics and therefore a reduction in image quality.
Fully sealed, the chassis is also filled with dry Argon gas thus making the instrument fully waterproof and protected against internal lens fogging.
The lockable diopter adjuster is incorporated into the large, easy to reach focus wheel and the twist-up eyecups have multiple intermediate click stops to ensure you get the full view, with or without glasses.
As well as a great body, the optics on Athlon Cronus binoculars are also out of the top-drawer:
Both models feature BaK-4 roof prisms that are Phase corrected as well as Dielectrically Coated. Both of these are important to note, but the Dielectric mirror coatings stand out as they are able to reflect more than 99% of the light across the full spectrum, whereas competitors using silver mirror coated prisms will have a reflectivity of between 95% to 98%.
This, along with a Fully Multi-Coated optical system with ED glass lenses ensure that not only as much light as possible is collected and then transmitted through the pathway and onto your eyes, but it is done so with the minimum amount of distortion as possible.
The result is an image that is both super bright and of a very high definition.
These binoculars come with the usual arrangement of accessories that includes a carry case, neck strap, lens covers, rain-guard and cleaning cloth.
Athlon offers a lifetime warranty on their Cronus binoculars and they will replace or repair them at no cost to you, should they get damaged during normal use.
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