Opticron Gallery Scope 4x12 / 8x20 Monoculars

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✓ 30 year warranty


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About this product

Model:  optcrn_gallery_4x12_mon_30172
Part Number:  30172

Named with the art critic in mind, Opticron Gallery Scopes are an excellent tool for the macro study of wildlife as well as easy to use field monoculars that fit unnoticed into a shirt pocket or backpack.

Boasting a high quality Japanese made roof prism optical system, the models deliver crisp clear images with a useful 12.5° (4x12) and 6.8° (8x20) field of view.

Focusing at 15m and over requires only small adjustments in the focusing, but wind the focusing fully out and you will be rewarded with close focus down to 20cm (4x12) and 30cm (8x20) for detailed inspection of all kinds of flora and fauna.


  • Fully coated optical system
  • Close focus down to 20cm (4x12) and 30cm (8x20)
  • Fold down rubber eyecup
  • Anodised gloss black finish
  • Japanese made
  • 30 year guarantee

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What's in the box

  • Gallery Scope Monocular
  • Lens Caps
  • Strap
  • Soft Carry Case
  • Lens Cloth
  • Instruction Manual


Model 4x12 8x20
Magnification 4x 8x
Object Lens Diameter 12mm 20mm
Field of View 12.2° 6.8°
Min Focus 20cm 30cm
Eye Relief 14mm 11mm
Length 58mm 94mm
Width 32mm 34mm
Weight 49g / 1.73oz 105g / 3.7oz


Customer reviews

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Fantastic !!!!
12 May 2019  | 

This monocular (4x12) is an gem! The optics are great with an cristal view and clarity. I have several monoculars and bino... one of my favorite monocular is the germany made docter 8x21 which is an great value...but this opticron is much better. The field of view is amazing and the quality of the german glass is top. So for the price it's an bargain. Get one if you want an ultra small ... ultra bright ...ultra quality images. There's only one minus. The strap ttaht comes with the monocular is rubish... please opticron use another quality strap in such an wonderfull product!

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Great little looker
13 October 2018  | 

I wanted this to keep in my pocket for a few scenarios
1) Going for a walk when birdwatching is not the primary activity but I might want to take a closer look at something
2) Daytrips / City mini-breaks. Seeing buildings / artwork etc. up closer
3) Going to music concerts and not wanting to lug binoculars or a big monocular around

It's a great product for these activities. The field of view feels good and the image is quite sharp / bright. The focus can be pretty much set-and-forget for anything >10m. If you're used to 8x or 10x magnification this won't seem like it 'zooms' you in very much but you'll soon realise it allows you to still see much better than unaided and 4x keeps the shakes way down (which is important on such a small device). I haven't tried the 6x but I expect the shakes, less bright image and reduced field of view wouldn't make up for the extra magnification.

I've also found it great for spying on insects from ~30cm away - they are much less easily disturbed than trying to get within a few cm for a magnifying glass / loupe.

If you're wondering how it feels to carry, it's probably most similar in size and weight to a D-cell battery.

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23 February 2018  | 

Monocular of remarkable quality built and adjusted perfectlyIf the price of this product stabilizes, I think to buy or buy some to friends who appreciate this kind of optical equipment.


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Q1. How much do these monoculars weigh?

The Opticron Gallery Scope 4x12 monoculars weigh 49g / 1.73oz and the 8x20 monoculars weigh 105g / 3.7oz.