Nikon EDG 10 x 42 Binoculars

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Our take on the Nikon EDG 10 x 42 Binoculars

by Woody Sherman

If, like much of the world, you have less-than-perfect vision, you'll probably remember the first time you were given a professionally prescribed pair of eyeglasses and slipped them on to survey your new world. The breathtaking experience of seeing everything with enhanced clarity and focus has probably stuck with you. So when we tell you that you've never experienced anything like Nikon's EDG series of precision sport optics, keep that first pair of glasses in mind. While there are lots of binoculars in this world, it's doubtful you've used any as spectacularly clear and bright as the EDG series.

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Every aspect of Nikon's EDG 10 x 42 binoculars testify to their pedigree and legendary build quality. From the lightweight yet rugged magnesium-alloy body, to the meticulously crafted extra-low dispersion glass lenses, to the dielectric high-reflective multilayer prism coatings that preserve almost all the brightness you can perceive with your naked eye, the EDG 10 x 42 binoculars reposition your point-of-view in space. At a 10X magnification, you'll feel like you're significantly closer, yet still seeing things as you would naturally. It sounds simple, but only an optical instrument with this kind of craftsmanship can deliver an experience that feels as true and intimate as this. Innovations like Nikon's Field Flattener lens system minimize field curvature, with the end result being images that are sharp and undistorted even at the image periphery.

The body's rubber armor coating ensures that you'll maintain a secure grip in any weather, and the dual-focus knob with locking diopter adjustment will allow you to quickly adjust to changing scenes in a fluid manner. An O-ring sealed and nitrogen-filled design means fogproof and waterproof performance. In fact, EDG binoculars can withstand up to 10 minutes submerged in up to 16.4 feet of water.


    • 10X binoculars with extra-low-dispersion glass elements for extraordinary clarity and brightness
    • field flattener lens system ensures images are clear all the way to the lens periphery
    • dual focus knob with diopter adjustment
    • turn-and-slide, horn-shaped detachable eyecups allow ergonomic eye positioning, even for glasses-wearers
    • dielectric high-reflective multilayer prism coating delivers high-contrast, color-accurate images
    • waterproof up to 10 minutes at a submerged depth of 16.4 feet
    • durable, rugged rubber coating gives a solid grip whether wet or dry
    • long eye relief with ratcheting eyecup adjustment
    Specifications and Dimensions:
    • magnification: 10X
    • objective diameter: 42mm
    • angular field-of-view: 6.5 degrees (real), 59.2 degrees (apparent)
    • field of view at 1000 yards: 341 feet
    • close focus distance: 9.8 feet
    • exit pupil: 4.2mm
    • eye relief: 18mm
    • length: 5-15/16"
    • width: 5-5/8"
    • weight: 27.9 ounces
    • warranty: 25-year limited "no-fault" warranty
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    Supplied Accessories:
    • travel case
    • adjustable "soft-touch" neck strap with quick adjust
    • rubberized objective frames

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    Overview: The Nikon EDG 10 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 10 x 42 comes with a neck strap and a soft, leather storage case.

    Waterproof: The EDG 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 x 42
    • Prism Type: Roof prism
    • Magnification: 10x
    • Objective Diameter: 42mm
    • Close Focusing Distance: 9.8' (3 meters)
    • Angular Field of View: 6.5° Real, 59.2° Apparent
    • Field of View at 1000 yards: 341 feet (114 meters)
    • Exit Pupil: 4.2mm
    • Relative Brightness: 17.6
    • Eye Relief: 18mm
    • Interpupillary Distance Adjustment: 56-72mm
    • Dimensions: Length=5.9", Width=5.6"
    • Weight: 27.9 ounces
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