Earlier models of the Ostara Elinor binoculars had tough fold down eye cups. This was changed to good quality twist eye cups in later versions (as shown in the image right).
Despite this change, there was no change in price. The Ostara Elinor range come in a number of variations, 8×45, 7×50, 10×50 and 12×50. The 10×50 are still one of the best binoculars under £200 for astronomy use. They won best in class in the BBC Sky at Night magazine with an overall score of 91%
All models come with BaK-4 prisms, fully multi-coated optics and are nitrogen gas filled. Warranty is 30 years !!. (10 years parts and labour. Next 20 years parts only)