Monday, February 26, 2024

Binoculars: Compare

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Product Grade
Product Grade
25-year no-fault warranty; powerful optics deliver crisp, clear images even in lower light; waterproof and fog proof; detachable and adjustable eyecups are shaped to block light and enhance comfort; features ED glass; fully multi-coated lenses; open bridge design makes them comfortable to hold
Inexpensive with 25-year no-fault warranty; great quality optics for the price; compact and exceptionally lightweight
Expensive; relatively heavy; some complaints about adjustable rain guard being more difficult to use than a one-size-fits-all model
Not waterproof or fog proof; very short eye relief
25-Year Full Warranty
25-Year Full Warranty
Best Use
They are well suited for general outdoor activities including wildlife viewing, hunting, bird watching, etc.
They are great binoculars for activities like watching a sporting event, concert or play.
Binocular Type
Binocular Size
The binoculars are 5.9" x 5.6" (L x W) and weigh 27.9 oz.
The binoculars are 4.3" x 4.6" (L x W) and weigh 8.8 oz.
Objective Lens Diameter
42 mm
25 mm
Exit Pupil
4.2 mm
2.5 mm
Twilight Factor
Field of View at 1,000 yds
341 ft
262 ft
Angular Field of View (Real)
Angular Field of View (Apparent)
Close Focusing Distance (ft)
9.8 ft
9.8 ft
Focus System
They have a central focusing knob that is integrated with the diopter adjustment.
They have a central focusing knob.
Eye Relief
18.0 mm
11.1 mm
Diopter Adjustment
± 4 dpt (locking)
± 4 dpt (locking)
Interpupillary Distance
56 - 72 mm
56 - 72 mm
Prism Type
They have a roof prism system with BaK-4 glass.
They have a porro prism system with BaK-4 glass.
Lens / Coating
They feature fully multi-coated ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass lenses designed with Nikon's field-flattener lens system.
They feature multi-coated aspherical lenses.
Water / Fog Proof
Yes, they are nitrogen-filled and are fog proof and waterproof down to 9.8 ft for 10 minutes (confirmed with customer service).
They are not waterproof or fog proof.
They have a magnesium-alloy, rubber-armored body that is lightweight, durable, shock-resistant and comfortable to hold. They are only available in a matte black finish.
They have a carbon fiber body and a rubber armor, which enhances their durability and provides a comfortable, secure grip. They are only available in a matte black finish.
They have horn-shaped adjustable and detachable eyecups with detents.
They have adjustable and detachable eyecups with detents.
Tripod Adaptable
Yes, they are tripod adaptable.
No they are not tripod adaptable.
They come with a travel case, an adjustable soft touch neck strap and rubberized objective frames.
They come with a Nikon travel case, a neck strap and lens covers.
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