Nikon 8x42 ProStaff 3S Binoculars (Black)

BH #NI8X42PS3S • MFR #16030
Nikon 8x42 ProStaff 3S Binoculars (Black)
Key Features
  • Lead- and Arsenic-Free Eco-Glass
  • Silver-Coated Roof Prisms
  • Multi-Coated Optics
  • Nitrogen Filled, Water and Fogproof
Nikon's black 8x42 ProStaff 3S Binoculars feature silver-alloy-coated roof prisms and anti-reflection multi-coated optics that produce bright and clear high-contrast images with true color rendition across the entire field of view. Their 8x magnification brings subjects up close, but without the noticeable hand shake often associated with higher power optics, while the 42mm objectives boost their light-gathering ability to improve views in challenging light such as at dawn and dusk or in foggy and cloudy weather. With the combination of prisms, optical coatings, a respectable angle of view, and an exceptionally long eye relief, users can enjoy a comfortable and immersive observational experience in most lighting conditions.
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Nikon 16030 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Performance
  • 3Use and Handling
  • 4Construction Details

Nikon's black 8x42 ProStaff 3S Binoculars feature silver-alloy-coated roof prisms and anti-reflection multi-coated optics that produce bright and clear high-contrast images with true color rendition across the entire field of view. Their 8x magnification brings subjects up close, but without the noticeable hand shake often associated with higher power optics, while the 42mm objectives boost their light-gathering ability to improve views in challenging light such as at dawn and dusk or in foggy and cloudy weather. With the combination of prisms, optical coatings, a respectable angle of view, and an exceptionally long eye relief, users can enjoy a comfortable and immersive observational experience in most lighting conditions.

Complementing the optical performance are construction details that make these binoculars durable and comfortable to use. They have a lightweight and durable reinforced polycarbonate resin chassis, and are protected by black rubberized armor that is accented with textured palm pads to give them a secure non-slip grip. The optical tubes are nitrogen filled and O-ring sealed to be waterproof and submersible, as well as resistant to internal fogging when moving through extreme temperature variations and environmental conditions. A tethered one-piece ocular rainguard covers the eyecups as the binoculars hang around the neck and prevent rain and spraying water from filling them, and the objective lens caps can clip onto the neck strap to keep them safe from blowing overboard or being lost on the forest floor.

Whether you're hunting or birding, boating or watching your favorite team, this ProStaff will quickly become indispensable for all your outdoor activities.

Optical Performance

  • 8x power magnifies objects without sacrificing field of view or exit pupil
  • 42mm objective lenses improve light-gathering ability without adding excessive bulk or weight
  • Roof prism light path ensures optical tubes remain thin for a compact form factor
  • Anti-reflection multi-coated optics maximize light transmission across the entire visible spectrum for accurate color rendition and improved contrast and clarity
  • High-reflectivity silver-alloy prism coatings reduce internal diffraction to further improve light transmission and contrast
  • 377' field of view at 1000 yards

Use and Handling

  • Closed-bridge configuration provides a solid and stable platform for the internal focusing mechanism
  • Large slip center focus wheel allows for precise focus control, even while wearing gloves
  • Right eye dioptric adjustment collar helps to compensate for individual eye prescription
  • Twist-up/click-stop rubber eyecups for use with or without eyewear
  • Exceptionally long 20.2mm eye relief helps to reduce eyestrain and improves viewing comfort
  • Wide 5.3mm exit pupil will completely cover most pupils as they open and dilate in low light to keep the full scene in view

Construction Details

  • Environmentally friendly Eco-Glass is made without lead and arsenic
  • Lightweight and durable fiberglass-reinforced polycarbonate chassis
  • Chassis material is temperature resistant, preventing the expansion and contraction that is common with metal, which can cause the optical components to move out of alignment over time and prevent sharp focus
  • Textured protective rubber armoring provides a slip-resistant grip, especially in cold and wet weather
  • Textured, ergonomically placed palm pads improve grip stability and comfort
  • Nitrogen filled and O-ring sealed to be waterproof and submersible to a depth of 3.3' (1m) for up to 10 minutes and resistant to internal fogging when moving through extreme temperature changes and environmental conditions
  • One-piece tethered ocular rainguard protects eyecups from water pooling in them from rain or spraying water when hanging from the neck
  • Objective lens caps can be clipped to neck strap to avoid losing them during observation sessions
  • Weight: 20 ounces
UPC: 018208160303

Nikon 16030 Specs

Prism TypeRoof
Performance
Magnification8x
Objective Lens Diameter42 mm
Angle of View7.2° (Actual)
Field of View377' @ 1000 yd / 125.2 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance9.8' / 3 m
Exit Pupil Diameter5.3 mm
Eye Relief20.2 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment56 to 72 mm / 2.2 to 2.8"
Diopter AdjustmentYes
Focus TypeCenter
Features
FogproofYes, Nitrogen Filled
Water ResistanceWaterproof
General
Dimensions6 x 5.1 x 2" / 15.2 x 12.9 x 5.1 cm
Weight19.93 oz / 565 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.635 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.3 x 6.25 x 3.25"
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what is the return policy if I'm unhappy with my ...

what is the return policy if I'm unhappy with my purchase?
Asked by: Glenda
You have 30 days from date of purchase to return the item. Keep all the packaging and product must be as new. You may reach CS at 800.221.5743 or 212.239.7765. As an alternative, you can send them an e-mail to [email protected]
Answered by: John
Date published: 2020-12-01

Does this have a bak4 prism?

Does this have a bak4 prism?
Asked by: Jeannie
It has silver-alloy-coated roof prisms. Not BAK4
Answered by: John
Date published: 2021-11-30

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I am considering buying the Nikon ProStaff 3S, 8x42 binoculars. Is there a separate adapter available for purchase that allows for the binoculars to be mounted onto a tripod?
Asked by: Joy D.
You would need a universal tripod adapter such as this: https://bhpho.to/2mR2LJ7
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2020-12-01

Where is this made?

Where is this made?
Asked by: Gerard
Mine say China, but I have been very happy with them.
Answered by: Philippe
Date published: 2021-04-15

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How does this model compare to ProStaff 5 in terms of picture quality?
Asked by: Anonymous
Prostaff 5s at least seem the same as the 3s, yet there must be a difference. I own this 8x42 P3 and a 12x50 P5. Apart from the magnification, I can discern no difference.
Answered by: Stanley P.
Date published: 2018-08-26

what accessories come with these binoculars?

what accessories come with these binoculars?
Asked by: Elaine
In the box with the Nikon 8x42 ProStaff 3S Binocular (Black) is the following list: Neck Strap Carrying Case One-Piece Ocular Rainguard 2 x Objective Lens Covers Limited Lifetime Warranty on the Optical System Limited 7-Year Warranty on Non-Optical Components. Limited 1-Year Warranty on Electrical Components, when Applicable on the Optical System Limited 7-Year Warranty on Non-Optical Components. Limited 1-Year Warranty on Electrical Components, when Applicable
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-06-16

your 2nd question asks what accessories come with ...

your 2nd question asks what accessories come with the binoculars. Your reply is ambiguous as " Neck Strap Carrying Case". Is this just an empty case or is it really a neck strap?
Asked by: Dale
It comes with a Neck Strap to attach to the Binocular's to wear around your neck. It also comes with a Carrying Case to put the Binoculars into.
Answered by: Alex S
Date published: 2021-06-16
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