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Snypex improved on the design of their top-tier line to produce this 8x42 Knight D-ED Binocular. They upgraded their eyepiece lens configuration to 7-elements in five groups, and the objective to 5-elements in four groups to improve the optical quality and overall image brightness. Complementing this improvement is the use of fully multi-coated extra low-dispersion glass, and dielectric-coated phase-correcting BAK4 prisms. These technologies work together to produce bright and clear images with accurate color rendition across the entire field of view without distortion. This iteration is made with a versatile 8x magnification which provides a wide 60° apparent angle of view, with reduced visible hand-shake versus its higher-power version, while preserving the short 5.6' close focus distance.
The Knight's open-bridge design helps to reduce weight without sacrificing strength, and provides a large surface area to hold, even with the compact housing. Rubber armoring gives protection from drops and impacts while helping to provide a non-slip grip. Designed for durability, the lightweight magnesium alloy housing is nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed for fogproof performance and makes it submersible. Twist-up eyecups provide a custom-fit eye relief for use with or without eye-wear.
42mm objective lenses
Compact BAK4 roof prisms
Extra low-dispersion glass corrects chromatic and spherical aberrations for color-accurate images without distortion across the field of view
Fully multi-coated optics increase light transmission, image brightness, and contrast
Dielectric, phase-corrected prism coatings reduce internal light diffraction while improving contrast and color rendition
Water-resistant exterior lens coatings helps to keep lenses clear in inclement weather
Eyepiece optical configuration: 7 elements, 5 groups
Objective lens configuration: 5 elements, 4 groups
393' field of view at 1000 yards
Wide 60° apparent angle of view
Long 18.4mm eye relief
Wide 5.25mm exit pupil
Use and Handling
Open-bridge/dual hinge configuration reduces weight without sacrificing strength
Large knurled center focus wheel
Short 5.6' close focus distance
Right-eye dioptric correction
Twist-up eyecups for comfortable use with or without eyewear
Tripod mountable with optional adapter
Bridge design adds more surface area for a secure grip
Lightweight and durable magnesium alloy chassis
Slip-resistant and protective rubber armoring
Nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed to be water and fogproof