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Maven has launched a pair of new C-series binoculars aimed at mountain hunts in big country that demand high-powered optics.
The new Maven C.4 binos come in 15×56 and 18×56. They are the kind of binocular you use for picking apart far-off terrain — and identifying the maturity of the animal you’re going after . . . before you commit to a multi-mile move.
Maven already offers 15x and 18×56 binoculars in its high-end B.5 series, but the Wyoming-based company saw a spot for a more affordable option for the niche-focused size.
“With the C.4 we wanted to expand the C Series with a larger, more powerful optic that provides stronger performance at long distances,” says Brendon Weaver, Maven Co-founder and Head of Design and Marketing. “We’re confident the final design accomplished that and we’re excited to offer it at the great value Maven is known for.”
At 45.1 ounces, they’re light enough to use for quick scans, but many hunters will likely pair them with a tripod or pickup window mount to help keep them steady for long glassing sessions.
Maven reports that its new C.4 binoculars use a Schmidt-Pechan prism with dielectric coatings for optimal light transmission, extra-low dispersion glass to minimize chromatic aberration, and scratch and oil resistant lenses.
The polymer frame is lightweight and waterproof/fog proof. As noted above, the C.4 series is tripod mountable.
In the 15×56, the glass and coatings deliver an impressive 92.07% light transmission — which is just barely under the B.5’s 92.90%.
In the 15×56, the field of view at 1,000 yards is 215′ — which isn’t quite as nice as the B.5’s 236′ — but that’s hardly a deal-breaker for the price point.