Bresser Binoculars Review

June 11, 2019 4 Comments

bresser binoculars review

 

Bresser is a german manufacturer of premium quality optics that was founded in 1957 by Josef Bresser.

In fact, Bresser is one of the leading manufacturers of high quality optics not only in Germany but in the world as well.

The best manufacturers of high quality optics in Germany are Bresser, Zeiss, Braun, Leica, Steiner, Minox.

Of course, Leica, Zeiss or Minox are high class binoculars and very expensive optical instruments.

Bresser is a medium class brand that can be bought at a reasonable price and still delivers high quality optics.

Bresser offers both cheap optics with BK-7 prism and high quality optics with BAK-4 prism.

In short, German optics has made a name in the world and if you hold binoculars in your hands from any manufacturer mentioned above rest assured you hold optics of premium quality.

While material binoculars are made of may differ a lot from brand to brand you can hardly see such a difference when it comes to image quality produced by German binoculars.

I have bresser binoculars at my home and know what Bresser quality means.

Though some people sometimes complain about Bresser binoculars, even expensive ones, such as Bresser National Geographic.

In my opinion, there is no way that Bresser binoculars produce low quality binoculars.

I’m sure those people simply don’t know how to adjust the focus and diopter mechanism to get clear image when looking through binoculars.

 

 

The positive side of Bresser optics is that the company manufactures both high class binoculars that are expensive and medium class binoculars that you can buy for under $100.

Bresser expanded its activity especially in 1979 when Rolf Bresser, Josef’s son took leadership of the company and since then Bresser has become one of the established and leading manufacturers of high quality optics in the industry.

Thanks to close relations between Bresser and Explore Scientific LLC they started to expand their brands to reach new markets worldwide.

This collaboration made their positions even stronger in the industry.

At the time Bresser offered a wide range of binoculars worldwide, such as Bresser Montana binoculars, Bresser National Geographic, Bresser Luchs Binoculars, Bresser Pirsch Binoculars, Bresser Condor Binoculars, Bresser Cobra Binoculars, Bresser Nautic Binoculars (Marine Binoculars), Bresser Binocom Binoculars (Marine Binoculars), Bresser Hunter Binoculars, Bresser Junior Binoculars, Bresser Alpen binoculars, Bresser Everest Series, Bresser C-Series. Bresser also offers a wide range of other optical products, such as rangefinders, game cameras, riflescopes, red dots, spotting scopes, Bargain Bunkers.

 

bresser binoculars

 

Bresser discontinued production of old models and now offers only the following models:

 

  • Bresser Alpen Binoculars
  • Bresser C-Series
  • Bresser Condor Series
  • Bresser Everest Series
  • Bresser Montana Series
  • Bresser Hunter Specialties Series
  • Bresser Pirsch Binoculars
  • Bresser Corvette Binoculars
  • Bresser Topas
  • Bresser Nautic
  • Bresser geographic for children

 

The first group of binoculars is Bresser Alpen which has a number of models, such as:

 

  • Bresser Alpen MagnaView ($59.95 – $99.95)
  • Bresser Alpen Pro ($92.95 – $124.95)
  • Bresser Alpen Shasta Ridge ($179.95 -$199.95)
  • Bresser Alpen Apex XP ($334.95 – $394.95)
  • Bresser Alpen Teton ($479 -$499)
  • Bresser Alpen Rainier ($1,299 – $1,349)

 

Bresser Alpen binoculars start from $59.95 which is Alpen Magnaview series and end with Alpen Rainier series which is around $1349.

 

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Bresser Alpen MagnaView Binoculars – $99- Cheap Class

For example, Bresser Alpen MagnaView for $59, $62, $65 and $72 have BAK-7 prism which is not so good in terms of image quality due to a low light transmission.

 

Bresser Alpen MagnaView models:

 

  • Alpen Magna view 10×52
  • Alpen Magna view 12×52
  • Alpen Magna view 16×52
  • Alpen Magna view 10×42
  • Alpen Magna view 8×42

 

These binoculars are the cheapest optical instruments and recommended only for those that are on a tight budget.

The best buy would be MagnaView 10×42 for $99 which has BAK-4 prism.

This model is designed for general purposes and has the following features:

 

Alpen Magna view 10×42

  • · Waterproof
  • · Long-eye relief
  • · Fully coated
  • · Magnification 10X
  • · Bak-4 prism
  • · Price: $99,95

Bresser Alpen MagnaView 10x42

 

4,6 score

 

 

 

 

Bresser Alpen Pro Binoculars – $92 – Cheap Class

Bresser Alpen Pro starts from $92.95 and ends with $124.95.

All binoculars in this series (4 models available) have BAK-4 prism which ensures high quality image.

These binoculars are also designed for general use purposes.

 

Bresser Alpen Pro models:

  • Alpen Pro 8×42 Porro
  • Alpen Pro 8×42 Roof
  • Alpen Pro 10×42 Roof
  • Alpen Pro 10×50 Porro

 

 

Alpen Pro 10×50 Porro prism binocular is an excellent choice at a reasonable price 

  • Wide Angle (6.4 degrees field of view)
  • BAK-4 Optics
  • Long Eye Relief
  • Fully Multi-Coated
  • Price: $92,95

Alpen Pro 10x50 Porro

 

4,6 score

 

 

 

 

Alpen Pro 8×42 roof prism binoculars price is $119.95

  • Waterproof
  • Fog-proof
  • BAK-4 Optics
  • Long Eye Relief
  • Multi coated
  • Wide angle of view (6.4 degrees field of view)
  • Price: $119,95

Alpen Pro 8x42

 

4,7 score

 

 

 

Bresser Alpen Shasta Ridge Binoculars – $179 – $199 – Medium Class

Bresser Alpen Shasta Ridge has 3 models ($179.95 -$199.95).

All Shasta Ridge models have BAK-4 prism.

 

Alpen Shasta Ridge models:

  • Alpen Shasta Ridge 8×42
  • Alpen Shasta Ridge 10×42

 

This series is designed for hunting, bird watching, travelers and general use. Main features:

  • Waterproof
  • BAK4 Optics
  • Long Eye Relief
  • Fully Multi-Coated
  • Metallic Coated
  • PXA Phase Coating

 

All these binoculars have metallic coating which makes them highly durable and can be used in various conditions.

 

Alpen Shasta Ridge 8×42

  • · Waterproof
  • · BAK4 Optics
  • · Long Eye Relief
  • · Fully Multi-Coated
  • · Metallic Coated
  • · PXA Phase Coating
  • · Price $179,95

Alpen Shasta Ridge 8x42

4,7 score

 

 

 

 

Alpen Shasta Ridge 10×42

  • · Waterproof
  • · BAK4 Optics
  • · Long Eye Relief
  • · Fully Multi-Coated
  • · Metallic Coated
  • · PXA Phase Coating
  • · Price $199,95

Alpen Shasta Ridge 10x42

 

4,7 score

 

 

 

Bresser Alpen Apex XP Binoculars – $334 – $394 – High Class

Bresser Alpen Apex XP ($334.95 – $394.95). This series is designed for hunting, bird watching, travelers and general use.

XP series is also designed for various conditions due to metallic coating. It’s highly durable series.

 

Main features:

  • Waterproof
  • BAK4 Optics
  • Long Eye Relief
  • Fully Multi-Coated
  • HR Metallic Coated
  • PXA Phase Coating

 

Bresser Alpen Apex XP models:

  • Alpen Apex XP 8×42
  • Alpen Apex XP 10×42
  • Alpen Apex XP 10×50
  • Alpen Apex XP 12×50

 

 

Alpen Apex XP 8×42

  • – Waterproof
  • – Magnification power 8x
  • – High quality optics BAK-4
  • – PXA Phase Coating
  • – Customer satisfaction: Yes
  • – Price: $334,95

Alpen Apex XP 8x42

 

4.6

 

 

 

 

Alpen Apex XP 10×50

  • – Waterproof
  • – Magnification power 10x
  • – High quality optics BAK-4
  • – PXA Phase Coating
  • – Customer satisfaction: Yes
  • – Price: $384,95

Alpen Apex XP 10x50

 

4.6

 

 

 

 

Bresser Alpen Teton Binoculars – $479 -$499 – High Class

Bresser Alpen Teton ($479 -$499) has two models:

  • Alpen Teton ED HD 10×42
  • Alpen Teton ED HD 10×50

 

This series has ED glass which has the highest light transmission and minimum chromatic aberration.

These are expensive models and produce excellent image quality.

Good for hunting purposes, bird watching, general use purposes.

 

Main features:

  • Waterproof
  • BAK4 Optics
  • Long Eye Relief
  • UBX Fully Multi-Coated
  • SHR Metallic Coated
  • PXA Phase Coating

 

 

Alpen Teton ED HD 10×42

  • – Waterproof
  • – Magnification power 10x
  • – High quality optics BAK-4 (ED Glass)
  • – PXA Phase Coating
  • – Customer satisfaction: Yes
  • – Price: $479

Alpen Teton 10x42 ED HD

 

4.6

 

 

 

 

Alpen Teton ED HD 10×50

  • – Waterproof
  • – Magnification power 10x
  • – High quality optics BAK-4 (ED Glass)
  • – PXA Phase Coating
  • – Customer satisfaction: Yes
  • – Price: $499,95

Alpen Teton 10x50 ED HD

 

4.6

 

 

 

 

Bresser Alpen Rainier Binoculars – $1,299 – $1,349 – Premium Class

Bresser Alpen Rainier (). This series is very expensive and mainly designed for hunting purposes, travelers and general use. They are lightweight thanks to open bridge design.

ED glass makes them very comfortable for viewing objects due to high light transmission and minimum chromatic aberration.

 

There are two models:

  • Bresser Alpen Rainier 8×42 ED HD
  • Bresser Alpen Rainier 10×42 ED HD

 

 

Bresser Alpen Rainier 8×42 ED HD

  • – Waterproof
  • – Magnification power 8x
  • – High quality optics BAK-4 (ED Glass)
  • – Customer satisfaction: Yes
  • – Price: $1,299

Bresser Alpen Rainier 8x42 ED HD

4,6 score

 

 

 

 

Bresser Alpen Rainier 10×42 ED HD

  • – Waterproof
  • – Magnification power 10x
  • – High quality optics BAK-4 (ED Glass)
  • – Customer satisfaction: Yes
  • – Price: $1,349

Bresser Alpen Rainier 10x42 ED HD

4,6 score

 

 

 

 

Bresser C-Series Binoculars – $67 – $112 – Cheap Class 

Bresser C-Series is designed for general use purposes, sporting events, stadiums, and even for hunting.

These binoculars are excellent choice due to low price tag and combination of versatile features, such as BAK-4 prism, waterproof, fog proof, lightweight and different size models.

 

Main features:

Waterproof Fogproof Bak-4 prism Lightweight Fully multi-coated

 

Bresser C-Series models:

  • C-Series 8×25
  • C-Series 10×25
  • C-Series 8×42
  • C-Series 10×42
  • C-Series 10×50

 

 

 

Bresser C-Series 8×25

  • – Waterproof
  • – Magnification power 8x
  • – High quality optics BAK-4
  • – Customer satisfaction: Yes
  • – Price: $67.49

C-Series 8x25 Binocular

4,7 score

 

 

 

 

Bresser C-Series 10×42

  • – Waterproof
  • – Magnification power 10x
  • – High quality optics BAK-4
  • – Customer satisfaction: Yes
  • – Price: $112.49

C-Series 10x42 Binocular

 

4,7 score

 

 

 

 

Bresser Condor Series Binoculars – $99 – $119 – Cheap Class

Bresser Condor Series consists of 6 models, such as:

 

  • Bresser Condor 8×42
  • Bresser Condor 10×42
  • Bresser Condor 8×32
  • Bresser Condor 10×32
  • Bresser Condor 10×40

 

These binoculars are designed for travelers, hikers, fishermen and even general use purposes.

This was achieved thanks to different sizes of this model and binoculars being lightweight, waterproof, fogproof and Hard Rubber (Aluminum Body).

I recommend all binoculars of this series other than Bresser Condor 10×40 which has BK-7 prism.

I always recommend to avoid BK-7 prism binoculars due to a medium quality image produced by such binoculars.

All other models have BAK-4 prism and deliver an excellent image when looking through them.

 

Bresser Condor 8×32

  • – Wide field of view (7.3 degrees)
  • – Waterproof
  • – Magnification power 8x
  • – High quality optics BAK-4
  • – Customer satisfaction: Yes
  • – Price: $99.99

Condor 8x32 Binocular

 

4,7 score

 

 

 

 

 

Bresser Condor 8×42

  • – Wide field of view (7.3 degrees)
  • – Waterproof
  • – Magnification power 8x
  • – High quality optics BAK-4
  • – Fully multi-coated
  • – Customer satisfaction: Yes
  • – Price: $119.99

Condor 8x42 Binocular

 

4,7 score

 

 

 

 

Bresser Everest Series Binoculars – $379 – $399 – High Class

There are only models in this series, such as:

  • Everest 8×42 ED glass
  • Everest 10×42 ED glass

These are lightweight binoculars with ED glass which ensures high quality image with almost 0% of chromatic aberration.

This set of binoculars are your best companion when hunting, traveling or bird watching.

Colors are very bright thanks to multiple layers if coatings.

Barium crown glass is used in this binocular which ensures highest contrast and bright and vivid image.

Rubber armor protects these binoculars from damages in various nature conditions.

They are lightweight thanks to open bridge construction of the body.

These binoculars are both waterproof and fog proof.

 

Bresser Everest 8×42 ED Glass

  • – Wide field of view (8.1 degrees)
  • – Waterproof
  • – Magnification power 8x
  • – High quality optics BAK-4
  • – Customer satisfaction: Yes
  • – Price: $379.99

bresser everest 8x42 ed

 

4,6 scored

 

 

 

 

Bresser Everest 10×42 ED Glass

  • – Wide field of view (6.5 degrees)
  • – Waterproof
  • – Magnification power 10x
  • – High quality optics BAK-4
  • – Fully multi-coated
  • – Customer satisfaction: Yes
  • – Price: $399.99

bresser everest 10x42 ed

 

4,6 scored

 

 

 

 

Bresser Montana Series Binoculars – $299 – $899 – Premium Class

This set of binoculars is the most recent one. There are 4 models in this series:

  • Bresser Montana 8×25
  • Bresser Montana 10×25
  • Bresser Montana 8.5×45 ED Glass
  • Bresser Montana 10.5×45 ED Glass

First two models are super lightweight and powerful which makes them a great buy for general use, hunting, sporting events. They are waterproof and fog-proof.

Extra-low dispersion glass ensures bright and vivid colors with no chromatic aberration.

Looking through such lightweight, durable and powerful binoculars is a great feeling.

ED glass is available in two models only. Thanks to SHR coatings in Montana binoculars this series delivers a high-end image quality.

Thanks to using magnesium these binoculars are super light.

This series is the best companion in hunting conditions.

Even if you drop your Montana binocular it will be safe from a damage thanks to a rubber coating.

 

Bresser Montana 8×25

  • – Wide field of view
  • – Waterproof, fog proof
  • – Magnification power 8x
  • – High quality optics BAK-4
  • – Fully multi-coated
  • – Customer satisfaction: Yes
  • – Price: $299.99

Montana 8x25 Binocular

 

4,6 scored

 

 

 

 

Bresser Montana 8.5×45 ED Glass

  • – Wide field of view
  • – Waterproof, fog proof
  • – Magnification power 8.5x
  • – High quality optics BAK-4
  • – Fully multi-coated
  • – Customer satisfaction: Yes
  • – Price: $899.99

Montana 8.5x45 ED Binocular

 

4,6 score

 

 

 

Bresser Hunter Specialties Series Binoculars – $129 – $268 – Medium Class

Bresser Hunter Series though is designed mainly for hunting purposes can also be used for traveling, day-to-day use, sporting events, bird watching. There are 6 models in this series:

 

  • Hunters specialties 8×32
  • Hunters specialties 10×32
  • Hunters specialties 8×42
  • Hunters specialties 10×42
  • Hunters specialties 8×42 ED Glass
  • Hunters specialties 10×42 ED Glass

 

Main features of these binoculars is that they are lightweight, waterproof, fog proof, have open bridge design for steady gripping and produce bright, vivid and crystal clear image.

Two models have ED glass and is the ideal choice for hunters, bird watchers, nature watchers, travelers.

 

Bresser Hunters specialties 8×32

  • – Wide field of view
  • – Waterproof, fog proof
  • – Magnification power 8x
  • – High quality optics BAK-4
  • – Fully multi-coated
  • – Customer satisfaction: Yes
  • – Price: $129.99

Hunters specialties 8x32

 

4,7 score

 

 

 

 

Bresser Hunters specialties 10×32

  • – Wide field of view
  • – Waterproof, fog proof
  • – Magnification power 10x
  • – High quality optics BAK-4
  • – Fully multi-coated
  • – Customer satisfaction: Yes
  • – Price: $139.99

Hunters specialties 10x32

 

4,7 score

 

 

 

 

Bresser Hunters specialties 8×42 ED Glass

  • – Wide field of view
  • – Waterproof, fog proof
  • – Magnification power 8x
  • – High quality optics BAK-4
  • – Fully multi-coated
  • – Customer satisfaction: Yes
  • – Price: $268

Hunters specialties 8x42 ED Glass

 

4,6 scored

 

 

 

 

Bresser Hunters specialties 10×42 Primal Series

  • – Wide field of view
  • – Waterproof, fog proof
  • – Magnification power 10x
  • – High quality optics BAK-4
  • – Fully multi-coated
  • – Customer satisfaction: Yes
  • – Price: $249

Hunters specialties 8x42

 

4,6 scored

 

 

 

 

Bresser Pirsch Binoculars – $142 – $508 – High Class

Bresser Pirsch binoculars are not cheap and designed mainly for hiking, traveling, hunting, nature observation, sporting events. There are 11 models in this series:

 

  • Bresser Pirsch 8×26
  • Bresser Pirsch 10×26
  • Bresser Pirsch 8×34
  • Bresser Pirsch 10×34
  • Bresser Pirsch 8×42
  • Bresser Pirsch 10×42
  • Bresser Pirsch ED 8×56
  • Bresser Pirsch ED 10×42
  • Bresser Pirsch ED 8×42
  • Bresser Pirsch ED 10×34
  • Bresser Pirsch ED 8×34

 

These binoculars are waterproof, very compact and fully multi-coated with ultimate reflection coating. Bresser Pirsch binoculars have premium guarantee against all risks, including any damage.

 

Bresser Pirsch 8×26

  • – Wide field of view
  • – Waterproof, fog proof
  • – Magnification power 8x
  • – High quality optics BAK-4
  • – Fully multi-coated
  • – Customer satisfaction: Yes
  • – Price: $142

Bresser Pirsch 8x26

4,7 score

 

 

 

 

Bresser Pirsch 10×34

  • – Wide field of view
  • – Waterproof, fog proof
  • – Magnification power 10x
  • – High quality optics BAK-4
  • – Fully multi-coated
  • – Customer satisfaction: Yes
  • – Price: $259

Bresser Pirsch 10x34

4,6 scored

 

 

 

 

Bresser Pirsch ED Glass 8×56

  • – Wide field of view
  • – Waterproof, fog proof
  • – Magnification power 8x
  • – High quality optics BAK-4
  • – Fully multi-coated
  • – Customer satisfaction: Yes
  • – Price: $508

Bresser Pirsch ED Glass 8x56

 

4,6 score

 

 

 

 

Bresser Pirsch ED Glass 8×42

  • – Wide field of view
  • – Waterproof, fog proof
  • – Magnification power 8x
  • – High quality optics BAK-4
  • – Fully multi-coated
  • – Customer satisfaction: Yes
  • – Price: $413

Bresser Pirsch ED Glass 8x42

4,6 score

 

 

 

 

Bresser Corvette Binoculars – $111 – $134 – Cheap Class

There are 5 models in this series, 3 Porro prism and two roof prism binoculars.

Thanks to the special high-grade porro prism construction Corvette binoculars produce an excellent three-dimensional image.

This effect always makes porro binoculars superior to roof prism binoculars.

This series is good for bird watching, nature observation, traveling, sporting events, hiking.

 

Bresser Corvette Binoculars:

  • Bresser Corvette 10×50
  • porro Bresser Corvette 7×50 porro
  • Bresser Corvette 10×50 porro waterproof
  • Bresser Corvette 10×42 Bresser Corvette 8×42

 

 

Bresser Corvette 10×50 porro waterproof

  • – Wide field of view (6 degrees)
  • – Waterproof – Magnification power 10x
  • – High quality optics BAK-4
  • – Fully multi-coated
  • – Customer satisfaction: Yes
  • – Price: $134

Bresser Corvette 10x50 porro waterproof

4,7 score

 

 

 

 

Bresser Corvette 10×42

  • – Wide field of view (5.77 degrees)
  • – Fog proof, waterproof
  • – Magnification power 10x
  • – High quality optics BAK-4
  • – Fully multi-coated
  • – Customer satisfaction: Yes
  • – Price: $111

Bresser Corvette 10x42

4,6 score

 

 

 

 

Bresser Topas and Bresser Nautic Binoculars – $134 – $225 – Medium Class

These are two marine binoculars designed for sea travelers.

They can be used in various conditions which is why they are waterproof, fog-proof, shockproof and have rubber armored body, illuminated digital compass for navigation and reticle for measuring distances.

These binoculars have no central focus mechanism and instead have focusing diopter for each eye separately.

They can also be used at night and suitable for spectacle wearers as well.

  • Bresser Nautic 7×50 WD compass binoculars
  • Bresser Topas 7×50 WP compass binoculars

 

Bresser Nautic 7×50 WD compass binoculars

  • BAK-4 prism Waterproof
  • Fog-proof
  • Illuminated digital compass
  • Rubber armouring
  • Tripod mountable
  • Price: $225

Bresser Nautic 7x50 WD compass binoculars

 

4,6 scored

 

 

 

 

Bresser Topas 7×50 WP compass binoculars

  • BAK-4 prism Waterproof Fog-proof
  • Shockproof Illuminated digital compass
  • Rubber armouring
  • Tripod mountable
  • Price: $134

Bresser Topas 7x50 WP compass binoculars

 

4,6 score

 

 

 

 

Bresser National Geographic Binoculars for Children – $11 – $36 – Cheap Class

Since Bresser is an old manufacturer of high quality optical instruments they decided to manufacture new licensed series of binoculars under the name of National Geographic.

There are different models in this series:

 

  • Bresser Junior 4×30
  • National Geographic 4×30
  • Bresser Junior 6×21 for kids
  • Bresser Junior 4×30 outdoor set

 

These binoculars are made of light materials and simple optical system to avoid too much presser on kid’s eyes.

Magnification is up to 6x which is for a reason.

Binoculars with magnification up to 6x allow to keep field of view super wide which is critical for children.

Because due to a wide field of view they can easily find objects when looking through binoculars.

Image quality in these Bresser binoculars is way better than in other non branded binoculars for children.

 

Bresser Junior 4×30

  • – Wide field of view
  • – Magnification power 4x
  • – Fully coated optics
  • – Customer satisfaction: Yes
  • – Price: $11

Bresser Junior 4x30

 

4,7 rating

 

 

 

 

National Geographic 4×30

  • – Wide field of view
  • – Magnification power 4x
  • – Fully coated optics (Galilean) BK-7
  • – Customer satisfaction: Yes
  • – Price: $17

National Geographic 4x30

4,7 rating

 

 

 

 

Bresser Junior 6×21 for kids

  • – Wide field of view
  • – Magnification power 6x
  • – Fully coated optics (BK-7)
  • – Customer satisfaction: Yes
  • – Price: $28

Bresser Junior 6x21 for kids

4,7 rating

 

 

 

 

Bresser Junior 4×30 outdoor set

  • – Wide field of view
  • – Magnification power 4x
  • – Fully coated optics
  • – Customer satisfaction: Yes
  • – Price: $36

 

Bresser Junior 4x30 outdoor set

 

4,7 rating

 

 

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  1. paul hewes says:

    no regrets with bresser,i have a pair of bresser 8×25 swing compacts. ten out of ten.

    • Adam says:

      Hi Paul,

      I’m glad you are happy with your purchase. Bresser is an excellent brand. I have one at home and very happy with the quality. It’s not perfect but very good quality.

  2. Anthony J. Cannamela says:

    I want to purchase a pair of Bresser 8×56 Pirsh Binoculars and cannot find a place or places to shop. Please could you let me know. Thank You, Anthony.

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