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Designed for performance, with elegance in mind, the 8x42 Sapphire ED Binocular from Hawke is right along with the forerunners in the field. The optics feature exemplary high-performance Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass to deliver crisp, true-color images of breathtaking landscapes, vistas, or cityscapes. With the fully multi-coated optics and high-resolution (Hi-Res) Silver phase-corrected BAK4 roof prisms, you will get excellent visual transparency of the optical glass and superior clarity, resolution, and contrast of images. The 42mm objectives perform well in most lighting conditions, from an early morning until night. And whether you focus on a close-up or faraway scenery, you can count on the wide 65° apparent angle of view to deliver a sizeable edge-to-edge field. Beyond optical highlights, the binocular provides a convenient center focusing and a diopter ring on the right tube, generous interpupillary range, and a short 6.6' minimum focus distance.
With its ultra-lightweight and durable magnesium housing, you do not have to worry about accidentally exposing the binocular to moisture or even dropping it into a water reservoir because it is nitrogen-filled to be water and fogproof. Its aesthetically-appealing and ergonomic rubber armoring offers a secure hold and a pleasant handling experience. To help you with focusing and correcting for dioptric differences, the oversized focus knob and the diopter ring are knurled and can be easily adjustable even when wearing gloves. To accommodate anyone with a comfortable viewing position, the rubber eyecups feature a twist-out click-stop type. Also included are a strap, lens cloth, carry case, and protective lens caps.
Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass offers true color and improved clarity and detail
BAK4 Roof Prisms with silver mirrors and dielectric phase-correction coatings provide
Water-repellent coating protects objective lenses and helps to keep them clean
Fully multi-coated optics enhance transmission, image brightness, and clarity
Wide apparent angle of view: 65°
Close focus: 6.6'
Use and Handling
Smooth center focusing adjustment
Diopter adjustment on the right ocular
Interpupillary range: 57-76mm
Eye relief: 18mm
Ergonomic body design
Ultra-light and durable magnesium alloy
Smooth rubber armoring provides a pleasant secure grip
Closed-hinge configuration offers more compact construction
Oversized knurled center focus knob and diopter ring
Twist-up rubber eyecups with click-stops
Objectives caps with a detachable tether
Built-in 1/4"-20 tripod socket
Nitrogen-filled, water and fogproof
In the Box
Hawke Sport Optics 8x42 Sapphire ED Binocular (Black)