We purchased our first set of Photonis PD-Pro binoculars to be able to discuss and educate our followers about the system. Little did we know, we would fall in love with the PD Pro and it would become one of our favorite units available on the market.
What makes the PD PRO a good contender:
The PD PRO is an extremely compact, extremely lightweight set of binoculars. Its size is comparable to PVS31’s and the weight is nearly identical. The PD PRO’s are machined from 7075 Aluminum whereas the PVS31’s are not. This is a huge strength increase over many of the plastic/polymer/injection molded/3D Printed housings on the market.
Unique Traits of the PD PRO:
The PD PRO binoculars feature 16mm 4G Tubes manufactured by Photonis Defense. These 16mm tubes are a large reason for the weight savings in this little Bino. Field of view of the PD PRO remains at 40 degrees. No sacrifice in field of view is made by the smaller tubes. This unit can be purchased with either White Phosphor or Green tubes. Minimum spec of the 4G tubes is 2000 FOM. Two lanyard mount locations are also built into the aluminum housing.