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Vixen Optics 8x42 ZWCF Foresta Binocular USA

B&H # VI8X42FZWCF Mfr # 14502
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You Pay: $264.95
Product Highlights
  • Waterproof and Fogproof
  • Porro prism
  • 7.5 Degree Angle of View

The Vixen Optics 8x42 ZWCF Foresta is a unique triplet objective design binocular intended for outdoor enthusiasts. The Foresta series features fully multi-coated optics to obtain sharp and crisp views. It is made of durable die-cast aluminum encased in rubber armored housings. Its Bak4 prisms increase light transmission. The binocular is waterproof and nitrogen filled to prevent fogging during sudden temperature changes. It has pop-up eyecups to accommodate all viewers including eyeglass wearers. Its large center focusing knob enables rapid target focus, even if you are wearing heavy gloves during cold temperatures.

Vixen Optics triplet objective lens for accurate color viewing
Fully Multi-coated optics for crisp views
BaK4 prisms facilitate maximum light transmission
Nitrogen filled to prevent fogging
Hinge-lock to return the inter-pupillary distance to a pre-set position
Die-cast aluminum and rubber armored bodies for durability
Pop-up rubber eyecups favor eyeglass wearers
Prism Type Porro
Magnification 8x
Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
Angle of View 7.4° (actual)
Field-of-View 389' @ 1000 yd / 129.15 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 14.8' / 4.51 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 5.2  mm
Eye Relief 15.3  mm
Interpupillary Adjustment Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dioptric Correction Not Specified By Manufacturer
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount Yes
Dimensions Not Specified By Manufacturer
Weight 1.6 lb / 726 g
Vixen Optics 8x42 ZWCF Foresta Binocular
  • Protective Case
  • Objective lens Corvers
  • Lifetime Transferable Warranty

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    Vixen Optics8x42 ZWCF Foresta Binocular

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    Amazing Bins-all good!

    By bluespiderweb

    from Southeast PA near Philly

    About Me Casual/ Recreational


    • Close Focus
    • Good price
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction
    • Waterproof


    • Not Compact But Deliver

    Best Uses

    • Best All Around View
    • Bird Watching
    • Hunting
    • Sporting Events/Concerts
    • Wildlife Viewing

    Comments about Vixen Optics 8x42 ZWCF Foresta Binocular:

    I first tried the Vixen 8x32 Foresta porros, and found that they were very nice compact bins, but heavy, and had to be focused more often than the Vixen Foresta 8x42's that I replaced them with.

    These are really easy to use-not a lot of focusing for a given distance (good depth of field), excellent sharpness, and contrast, under most all lighting conditions. And the extra few ounces between these and the 8x32'is really not noticeable at all to me. I even liked holding the 8x42's more, since they seemed more ergonomic (longer barrels), and seemed to give a better performance overall-better sweet spot percentage, and better depth in the field of view-which meant in practical terms-less focusing needed and just a great view to be had for the looking.

    The 8x42's also are more eyeglass friendly, or more correctly, have better eye relief, mostly due to the closer distance from the edge of the eyecup to the lens, in the down position. The 8x32's are more recessed, so lessening the usable eye relief.

    B&H also offers these at the best price available, from what I have been able to tell, and they are very reliable to buy from, and have excellent customer service available when needed.

    So, win-win, for all-just a great all around binocular-great sharp, wide view, with or without eyeglasses or sunglasses. The only negative I can find with these is the larger than normal eye cups. But one can adjust their technique of viewing for these (placing them on the forehead instead of in the eye sockets), and all is good from there on.

    So, I say, Great Job, Vixen!, and thank you B&H for the good deal too! Really nice Porro Prism bins for not a lot of money. They seem very well made, and have a great lifetime transferrable warranty besides. A No-Brainer Deal-give them a try if these seem to be what you are looking for in a modern Porro Prism binocular. I am very well pleased with them-they do nothing badly, and seemingly everything well. They also have a really great 3D view compared to roof prism bins-a view I much prefer over roofs, anyday. Highly recommended, but try them for yourself to be sure!

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    Great binoculars

    By Michael

    from Michigan

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Vixen Optics 8x42 ZWCF Foresta Binocular:

    Nice binoculars, but didnt' compare with more expensive Swift Audubons opticaly. The eyecups on the Foresta were much much better. The Foresta was similiar to the Nikon Action (non-waterproof), except the Foresta is waterproof and a little lighter. The optics were similiar though.

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    Fabulous quality binoculars

    By Ted Clutter

    from Clarkston, WA

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Reviewer


    • Close Focus
    • Compact
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction
    • Works Well With Glasses


      Best Uses

      • Bird Watching
      • Hunting
      • Sporting Events/Concerts
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Comments about Vixen Optics 8x42 ZWCF Foresta Binocular:

      Used for general observation, nature, birds and the stars, these binoculars deliver crisp, contrasty images, in a well designed, balanced and nicely built package. Images are sharp, sharp, sharp... Much better than Pentax and Nikon consumer binoculars, "snapping" into and out of focus as they should. Coatings are excellent, and lens correction is semi-apo in quality, with no noticeable color fringing (CAs), even on subjects that should show it. When viewing the moon, a slight yellow fringe can be seen on the limb, only if you look hard to see it. The construction and ergonomics are great, with more than ample eye relief, and twist up eyecups are some of the best I have seen. I have owned and used a number of different binoculars over the years, including Leicas. These little jewels rival that quality at a fraction of the price.

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