Who are German Precision Optics?

You might not have heard of them yet, but German Precision Optics (GPO) matches the likes of Zeiss, Lecia and Steiner in their optical quality. But do they have the power to beat established brands and make it into your pocket?

Who is GPO


Who are German Precision Optics?

German Precision Optics, also known as GPO, is the newest company turning innovative German design toward sporting optics. Relatively new to the optics world they should by no means be overlooked. Their optical quality matches the likes of Zeiss, Leica and Steiner, while their presentation feels much more along the lines of premium optics companies such as Swarovski. 

A small but dynamic and knowledgable team, with over 100 years of combined outdoor experience, GPO are constantly striving to produce products that match excellent quality with superb value for money. They are quickly becoming known as the company responsible for creating some of the best looking and best-performing optics in their class. 


Engineered in Germany

Conceived, designed and developed in Germany, GPO specialises in producing optical products that you won’t find anywhere else. They have a unique corporate structure that allows them to build higher-quality products with better features at similar prices, or similar-quality products at better prices. 

Their goal is to create premium optics for professional users, at affordable prices. Bringing a new and refreshing perspective to the world of optics that puts quality over profit at the centre of their ethos. 

GPO optical quality forrest scene


The Black Box

Opening a GPO product is nothing less than a delight. They have considered every aspect down to the quality of the tasteful black box that holds the wonders within. Every pair of binoculars comes with all the accessories required to immediately get outdoors and enjoy nature. 

Included with every pair is a top-quality hard carry case for protection, a comfortably padded neoprene neck strap, objective and ocular covers, a cleaning cloth and, of course, an instruction manual. It is the presentation of all this that makes GPO stand out and feel much more premium than their competitors.


Best in Class

GPO optics use world-class components in their Extra-Low Dispersion and High-Definition binoculars. Featuring multiple coated layers such as dielectric mirror coatings that reflect more than 99% of light across the full spectrum, and multi-coats that reduce chromatic aberrations, German Precision Optics displays superb true-to-life visuals

Designed and developed by experts in Germany, GPO binoculars are constructed out of an all-magnesium chassis body. This material delivers strong and durable optics that, starting at just 500g, are also incredibly lightweight. An outer multi-texture body armour offers further protection and grip. 

GPO optical quality owl flying through forrest


PASSION – the Name of the Game

Passion is both the name and the game for GPO. Their Passion ED and premium Passion HD binoculars are outstanding examples of the convergence of talent and drive. Not content to make run-of-the-mill binoculars, these optics feature GPO’s own GPObright multicoating technology and PASSIONdrop hydrophobic coating that cannot be found elsewhere. 


Binocular Overview

German Precision Optics binoculars are available in two different standards; ED and HD. Unlike other optics companies, GPO labels their premium binoculars as HD (High Definition) whilst their ED range (Extra-Low Dispersion) are their more affordable option. 

How does the GPO PASSION ED range compare?

 
8x32
10x32
8x42
10x42
8x56
10x56
FOV@1000m

139

104

143

114

129

114

Exit Pupil diameter (mm)

4

3.28

5.2

4.2

7

5.6

Transmission Daylight

90%

90%

90%

90%

92%

91%

Eye relief (mm)

16

15

18

16

20

20

Close focus (m)

2

2.2

1.8

2

2.3

2.5

Length (mm)

118

118

138

138

192

192

Weight (g)

520

500

740

725

1245

1275

 

How does the GPO PASSION HD range compare?

 
8x42
10x42
8.5x50
10x50
12.5x50
FOV@1000m

125

112

105

103

92

Exit Pupil Diameter (mm)

5.25

4.2

5.88

5

4

Transmission Daylight

91%

91%

91%

91%

91%

Eye relief (mm)

19.5

17

17

17

17

Close focus (m)

2

2

3

2.8

2.5

Length (mm)

156

156

175

175

175

Weight (g)

850

860

950

960

970


Rangefinder Overview

Not just specialists in binoculars GPO have also turned their optical expertise towards laser rangefinders. Covering Rangetrackers, Golf Rangefinders and even Rangeguide Binoculars, these impressive pieces of kit incorporate the latest laser technology. SLOPE adjustment, HyperScan mode, Dual PinSeeker and TargetFinder all to provide accurate distance analysis over your terrain for adding a new level of accuracy to your experience. 

GPO Golf Laster Rangefinder Flagmaster 1800

This high-precision laser finder is packed with the latest technology, from flag detection and Hyperscan mode to the latest SLOPE height correction. Having an 1800 golf laser rangefinder in your pocket is guaranteed to change your game. Learn more about the Flagmaster 1800 here >

GPO Rangetracker 1800 6x20

Animal tracking meets intuitive user-friendliness in the GPO Rangetracker 1800 6x20. With its 6x zoom this is the ideal companion for bird watchers wanting to identify their observations when out in the field. Learn more about the Rangetracker 1800 here >

GPO Rangeguide 2800 Binoculars

Featuring technical abilities that are hard to find in this price-performance class the GPO Rangeguide 2800 is unique. These 2800 laser rangefinder binoculars, available in 8x50 or 10x50, are ready for all eventualities. Use the Rangeguide for birdwatching, out in the wilderness, or even golfing. Learn more about the Rangeguide 2800 here >

How does the Rangeguide 2800 8x50 compare to the 10x50?

 
8x50
10x50
Maximum Range (m)

2800

2800

FOV@1000m

115

110

Exit Pupil Diameter (mm)

6.3

5

Eye Relief (mm)

18

17

Close Focus (m)

3

3

Weight (g)

1050

1008

 

GPO optical quality deer on mountain


Get Outdoors with GPO

GPO might stand for German Precision Optics, but as a company, they stand for the highest quality standards that "Designed and Engineered in Germany" means to the world. Join those embracing nature and enter the world of German Precision Optics, now available from Clifton Cameras. 

Take a closer look at GPO’s binoculars here and their Laser Rangefinders here >


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  • By Beatrice Debney
  • 20 Apr 2022

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