The Premier LX series is Nikon's ultimate roof prism binocular series, and they've redesigned the housings of the entire lineup to shave substantial amounts of weight from the previous generation. The optics of the Premier LX have been so universally applauded that Nikon did not feel that they needed to be improved upon, and beyond the limitations of a budget the only complaint by users of these fabulous binoculars had been their relatively high weight. Weight was genuinely reduced an impressive 17.4%, and B&H endeavors to individually weigh each binocular we carry for the most level playing field possible.
With every facet of manufacturing done with the sole criteria being optical quality rather than a pricepoint mindset, the Premier LX binoculars are as bright as roof prism binoculars could possibly be. Comparing them to less strenuously coated models with identical magnification and objective specifications is simply stunning. As the flagship of the series, the 42mm models were revered for their optics, durability and handling but marginally criticized for their weight-which was always amongst the highest in their class. But improvements via magnesium housings and Nikon's lighter "Eco-Glass" roundly eliminate these concerns.
Nikon's binocular line is backed up by the "No-Fault" lifetime warranty. Regardless of what happens to your binoculars-even of your own negligence-Nikon will repair or replace (at their option) your binocular for just $10 plus the return shipping costs.
Multicoatings upon every air-to-glass surface
Magnesium alloy construction for lightweight rigidity
High-index phase coated BaK-4 roof prisms with silver mirror coatings
Redesigned twist-lock eyecups with detented stops
An impressive combination of eye relief and field of view
Lead/arsenic free Eco-Glass employed in manufacturing
Improved rubber armoring provides a more tactile feel