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Overview: The Nikon EDG 8 x 42 waterproof binocular
provides superb optical performance in the field under virtually any conditions.
The sturdy, magnesium-alloy body makes it lightweight without sacrificing
durability. It features high-quality optics and prisms to give you bright, clear
images. The EDG 8 x 42 comes with a neck strap and a soft, leather storage
Waterproof: The EDG 8 x 42 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 5 meters (16.4') for up to 10 minutes. The EDG binoculars can be used in areas of high
humidity or rain without worry.
ED Glass Lenses: The EDG 8 x 42 binoculars feature Nikon's
legendary ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass for remarkably sharp resolution and
high-contrast images. ED Glass minimizes color fringing caused by chromatic
aberration. The Field-Flattener lens design produces flat images that are sharp
throughout the view.
Multi-layer Coatings: Nikon applies an advanced multi-layer
coating to all lens and prism surfaces for superior light transmission and
bright, clear views, even in difficult conditions. These coatings minimize light
reflections to reduce ghosting. The interior of the lens barrel and other
internal parts are painted matte black to prevent flare and ghosting.
Focus Knob/Diopter: The EDG 8 x 42 has a smooth, central
quick focus knob for bringing your subject into focus. The knob is paired with
pop-up diopter adjustments to help you quickly set the binoculars for your
personal eyesight. The diopter control locks to prevent misalignment.
Horn-shaped Rubber Eyecups: The ergonomically shaped eyecups
help block out external light to give you a clearer view of your subject. The
eyecups provide long eye relief, while the ratcheting turn-and-slide eyecup
adjustments let you use the binoculars with or without eyeglasses.
Rubber Coating: The body of the
EDG 8 x 42 has a durable
rubber-armored coating to give you a non-slip grip, and to protect the
binoculars in virtually any weather.
- Model: EDG 8 x 42
- Prism Type: Roof prism
- Magnification: 8x
- Objective Diameter: 42mm
- Close Focusing Distance: 9.8' (3 meters)
- Angular Field of View: 7.7° Real, 56.6° Apparent
- Field of View at 1000 yards: 403 feet (135 meters)
- Exit Pupil: 5.3mm
- Relative Brightness: 28.1
- Eye Relief: 19.3mm
- Interpupillary Distance Adjustment: 56-72mm
- Dimensions: Length=5.8", Width=5.6"
- Weight: 27.7 ounces