AVP 8x40 Carbon Monocular
The Aviator Pro Carbon Monocular is our flagship American-engineered handheld monocular. This is NOT a generic product that has been rebranded, imported, and resold under an infinite number of brand names. We built this ourselves and there is nothing else like it. It's lightweight, durable, and features an extremely unique set of advantages that you wont find in competing products.
For starters, the AVP's optic is manufactured using pure glass which has been treated with our proprietary coating to increase image quality, reduce color aberrations, and reduce optical distortions. Most of our competitors do not use glass optics. They use a cheaper plastic resin which produces an inferior image.
The AVP also features the largest eyepiece diameter in its class. Measuring in at 26.5mm, the AVP's massive eyepiece offers an incredible field-of-view that you wont find in competing 8x40 monoculars.
Why A 8x40 Monocular Is The Best
Contrary to popular belief, bigger is not better when it comes to designing an optic. This is because higher levels of magnification can not be achieved without sacrificing several other important viewing characteristics. For example, most people have no idea that an optic's field-of-view decreases as its magnification goes up. When using the monocular during near-range applications, this can present a massive problem.
Another consideration is a measurement known as exit pupil size. It may sound counterintuitive, but smaller monoculars actually have larger exit pupil sizes which means they quite literally transmit more light to your pupils. This is critical when using your monocular in conditions with sub-optimal ambient light. There is no point to 12X magnification when the optic can not produce the necessary brightness to illuminate the image.
Last but not least, more powerful lenses are often heavier, thicker, and suffer from reduced light transmission when compared with their smaller counterparts. At the end of the day, we certainly acknowledge the existence of scenarios where more magnification can be useful. However, our primary thesis is that the vast majority of applications are best fulfilled with the AVP's 8x40 optical configuration.
What Is Included With Your Order?
- AVP Carbon Monocular
- Miniature Tripod
- Cell Phone Mount
- Protective Suede Pouch
- Deluxe Lanyard
- 2 Protective Lens Caps
- Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
HOW IS THE AVP CARBON MONOCULAR IS DIFFERENT FROM THE COMPETITION?
This monocular's internal frame is constructed from the same tempered aluminum found in our flashlights. This lightweight metal is not only incredibly strong but also incredibly resistant to virtually all forms of corrosion.
- 15.8cm (L) * 7.6cm (W) * 5.6cm (H)
- Primary lens measures 42mm and eyepiece measures 26.5mm
The underside also features a threaded port which means it can be mounted to a tripod (a miniature tripod is included for free with your purchase but it can also work any regular photography or spotting tripod)
Like any good optic, the AVP is a completely waterproof and fogproof device. This is achieved by pressurizing the internal chamber with nitrogen gas which locks out moisture and prevents fog from forming behind the lens. The exterior is coated in our carbon-based marine vinyl material which makes it easy to grip in all conditions.
Your purchase includes every accessory you need to make full use of your new TakLite Carbon Monocular. We include an ultra-durable carrying pouch, aluminum tripod, phone mounting clip, two protective lens caps, a microfiber cleaning cloth, lanyard, and a lifetime warranty which protects your purchase for life.
NOTE: The AVP Carbon Monocular is a standalone handheld monocular but can be used with your phone if you wish. We include an attachment clip free-of-charge.