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Your breath fogs the air on a crisp fall morning but your Nikon LX L 8 x 20 binoculars stay clear as a bell thanks to their O-ring sealed, nitrogen-filled construction. Despite fitting in your camouflage jacket vest pocket, these binoculars feature a wide field of view and a close focusing distance. Those are two things for which compact binoculars aren't famous. Fine optics make for fine images, and fine images make for success in pursuing your quarry, whether you're adding a new species to your watch list or tracking an eight-point buck.

All elements feature multilayer coatings for enhanced brightness and crisp resolution. And the prism elements feature phase correction and special silver coatings for even better performance in changing light.

Product Highlights:

    • compact and lightweight 8X binoculars with premium optical build quality
    • focus knob is centrally located
    • long eye-relief makes these ideal for glasses wearers
    • prisms are phase-corrected and silver coated to provide a high-contrast, color-accurate image
    • bright, multi-coated optics give better low-light performance
    Specifications and Dimensions:
    • magnification: 8X
    • objective diameter: 20mm
    • angular field-of-view: 6.8 degrees (real), 50.8 degrees (apparent)
    • field of view at 1000 yards: 356 feet
    • close focus distance: 7.8 feet
    • exit pupil: 2.5mm
    • eye relief: 15.0mm
    • length: 3-3/4"
    • width: 4-5/16"
    • weight: 9.5 ounces
    • warranty: 25-year limited "no-fault" warranty
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    Supplied Accessories:
    • travel case
    • adjustable strap
    • lens covers

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    • Premier LX 8x20 waterproof binoculars
    • 2 Eyepiece caps (installed)
    • Neck strap
    • Product Guide (Eng/Fren)
    • General Binoculars Instruction Manual
    • Warranty Form
    • Registration card

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    Overview: The Nikon Premier LX 8 x 20 HG L DCF is a compact waterproof binocular with superb optical performance in the field under virtually any conditions. It features high-quality optics and prisms to give you bright, clear images. When storing, you can fold both eyepiece tubes inward to an easy-to-carry 2-5/8" width and slip it into the soft, leather case.

    Waterproof: The Premier LX 8 x 20 is nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed to prevent fogging, and to protect the internal optics from condensation and mold. The binoculars should suffer no damage to the optical system if submerged or dropped in water to a maximum depth of 3 meters for up to 5 minutes. The Premier LX can be used in areas of high humidity or rain without worry.

    Multi-coated Optics: The Premier LX binoculars feature Nikon's most advanced Eco-Glass lenses, with proprietary lens and prism coatings. The lenses feature multiple layers of anti-reflective compounds for excellent brightness and resolution. The eyepieces have aspherical lenses to give you a flat field of view without aberration. The Premier LX delivers extra-high resolution images, due to the Phase correction coated prisms.

    Focus Knob: The Premier LX has a smooth, central quick focus knob for bringing your subject into focus.

    Diopter Control: The binocular has a rotary diopter control positioned at the center of the main body on the eyepiece side for adjusting the binoculars to your eyesight. A diopter index indicates the "0" position, as well as eight "+" and "-" positions.

    Turn-and-Slide Rubber Eyecups: The turn-and-slide rubber eyecups make it easy to position your eyes at the correct eye-point for the greatest comfort during extended use. The Premier LXs offer a long, 15mm eye relief, allowing you to get a full field-of-view through the binoculars, even while wearing eyeglasses.

    Rubber Coating: The body of the Premier LX has a durable rubber-armored coating to give you a non-slip grip, and to protect the binoculars in virtually any weather.


    • Model: Premier LX 8 x 20 HG L DCF
    • Prism Type: Roof prism
    • Magnification: 8x
    • Objective Diameter: 20mm
    • Close Focusing Distance: 7.8' (2.4 meters)
    • Angular Field of View: 6.8° Real, 50.8° Apparent
    • Field of View at 1000 yards: 356 feet (119 meters)
    • Exit Pupil: 2.5mm
    • Relative Brightness: 6.3
    • Eye Relief: 15mm
    • Interpupillary Distance Adjustment: 56-72mm
    • Weight: 9.5 ounces

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