Today’s short review is dedicated to another optical device from SVBONY. But it was this model that I liked the most. The SV49 monocular has a compact size, is waterproof and provides a clear picture. And the optical parameters of 13x magnification and 50 mm lens diameter are optimal for observations in the city and in nature.
- Packaging and equipment
- Model: SV49 13×50 (F9342A)
- Magnification: 13x
- Lens Diameter: 50mm
- Eyepiece diameter: 20mm
- Prism type: Porro, BK7
- Prism Coating: MC
- Focus system: single
- Eye relief: 18.5mm
- Exit pupil diameter: 4mm
- Minimum focusing distance: 4.5m
- Field of view at 1000 m: 114 m (6.5 degrees)
- Water protection: IP65
- Hood: no
- Tripod: yes, 1/4″ thread
- Dimensions: 183x89x92 mm
- Weight: 425 g.
Packaging and equipment
The monocular was delivered a couple of days after the order to the Pyaterochka Postomat closest to the house. The packaging is reliable — a cardboard box wrapped in a film, and in it a monocular in a nylon bag-case. Bag dimensions: 210x120x85 mm.
The device is made in China.
The nylon package bag is well suited for carrying the monocular — it has thick walls for shock protection and it has an adjustable shoulder strap.
Svbony SV49 delivery set:
- Monocular 13×50 with protective caps
- Shoulder bag
- Multilingual user manual (without Russian language)
- cloth napkin
- Silica Gel Moisture Resistant
In this line of models there is another option with an adjustable magnification of 10–30x50. Let’s move on to the external inspection of the optical device Svbony SV49.
The case is barrel-shaped and covered with non-slip rubber-like plastic and additional protrusions. On the bottom of the case, on the ledge, there is a 1/4″ threaded sleeve for mounting on a tripod. A small tripod is handy when viewed from a window.
I was surprised by the large range of focus adjustment of the monocular. Eyepiece with soft rubber eyecup. Rotates smoothly, without jamming.
The diameter of the effective part of the lens is 51 mm, the pupil of the eyepiece is exactly 4 mm. The lens coating gives off a green color. The eyepiece and lens are closed with plastic caps. Lens hood is not provided.
The mass of the optical device is within reasonable limits, it is quite possible to observe from the hands, on and on the shoulder it is not as noticeable as large spotting scopes (for example, Svbony SV28 25–75x70).
The first and most important reason I liked this model is that the field of vision is full: without black fields on the sides and with good sharpness in the center. Yes, there is some distortion and loss of sharpness at the edges, but there is no obvious color distortion. The picture is very nice, I did not expect this from a budget device. Perhaps there are not so many lenses (fixed magnification) along the light path and the picture is not “blurred”.
To get sharp photos through the eyepiece, a tripod and a smartphone holder are desirable. The multiplicity is still more than ten, and the picture is sensitive to any touch.
Now, a few examples of photos through the eyepiece at different distances and lighting.
I note the minimum focusing distance — about 4 m:
Svbony SV49 13×50 — despite the low price, I was pleased with a good picture and a well-made case with water protection. For domestic observations (for the same birds) it is enough. The device is easy to use and comes with a handy carrying bag.
For this lot, there is a fast courier delivery from a warehouse in the Russian Federation. And the JANSHOP code works (until 01/28/2022) for a small discount.
Thank you for your attention. Enjoy the shopping!