Leupold 8x42 BX-1 McKenzie Binocular (Shadow Gray)

Leupold 8x42 BX-1 McKenzie Binocular (Shadow Gray)

Leupold 8x42 BX-1 McKenzie Binocular (Shadow Gray)

B&H # LE8X42BX1MG MFR # 172701
Leupold 8x42 BX-1 McKenzie Binocular (Shadow Gray)

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Product Highlights

  • Phase-Corrected BAK4 Roof Prisms
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • Nitrogen-Filled, Water and Fogproof
  • Closed Bridge Configuration
  • Large Center Focusing Wheel
  • Tripod Mountable with Optional Adapter
  • Twist-Up Eyecups
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Leupold 172701 overview

  • 1Description

The 8x42 BX-1 McKenzie Binocular from Leupold, in gray, features phase-corrected BAK4 roof prisms and anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics to produce a versatile and capable optic with accurate high-contrast color rendition, and bright and clear images. Coupled with the optical features are 42mm diameter objectives that give the binocular very competent low-light performance. This combination of optics and objectives make the McKenzie ideally suited for most outdoor activities from hunting, to birding, to sporting events.

Complementing the optical performance are construction details that make the binocular durable and comfortable to use. The housing is protected by a gray rubberized armor that is textured for a non-slip grip. The optical tubes are nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed to be water and fogproof. A right-eye diopter adjustment and twist-up eyecups allow the binocular to be customized to most people's needs and can be comfortably used with or without eye wear. For long-term glassing, the McKenzie is tripod mountable with an optional adapter.

Optical Performance
  • 8 magnification
  • 42mm objective lens
  • BAK4 roof prism optical design
  • Phase-corrected prism coatings reduce internal light diffraction to improve contrast, clarity, and color rendition
  • Anti-reflection fully multicoated lenses maximize light transmission for bright and clear images
  • 49° apparent field of view
  • 320' field of view at 1000 yards
  • Long 17.7mm eye relief
  • Wide 5.25mm exit putpil
Use and Handling
  • Closed bridge configuration
  • 56-74mm interpupillary adjustment range
  • Large center focus wheel is easy to manipulate in cold or wet conditions, or when wearing gloves
  • Twist-up eyecups for comfortable use with or without eye wear
  • Right-eye diopter adjustment
  • Tripod mountable with optional adapter
Construction Details
  • Nitrogen-filled fogproof and waterproof housing
  • Shadow Gray rubberized armoring exterior protects against bumps and impacts
  • Textured surface provides a non-slip grip
  • Ergonomically-placed thumb indents on bottom of optical tubes provides extra grip stability and comfort
  • Weight: 22-ounces
In the Box
Leupold 8x42 BX-1 McKenzie Binocular (Shadow Gray)
  • Lens Cloth
  • Carrying Case
  • Shoulder Strap
  • 2 x Objective Lens Covers
  • Golden Ring Full Lifetime Transferrable Warranty
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    Leupold 172701 specs

    Prism Type Roof
    Magnification 8  x
    Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
    Angle of View 6.1° (Actual)
    Field of View 320.2' @ 1000 yd / 106.7 m @ 1000 m
    Minimum Focus Distance 9.8' / 3 m
    Exit Pupil Diameter 5.25 mm
    Eye Relief 17.7 mm
    Interpupillary Adjustment 56.0 to 74.0 mm / 2.2 to 2.9"
    Focus Type Center
    Tripod Mount Yes (Adapter Optional)
    Dimensions Length: 5.8" / 14.7 cm
    Weight 22.1 oz / 626.5 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.3 x 6.2 x 3.2"

    Leupold 172701 reviews

    8x42 BX-1 McKenzie Binocular (Shadow Gray) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 29.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable Without getting too in depth, these things are incredible for the price. I mainly need binoculars for the archery range and bow hunting. My range binoculars are Zeiss Victories and I wasn't comfortable carrying a $ set of binoculars in the woods to lose so I purchased these Leupolds based on reviews read. In my opinion, the Leupolds are more clear and have better low light transmission than the Victories. I have shown the BX-1's to three friends and two of those ordered a pair for themselves on the spot. For $ you can't beat them.
    Date published: 2015-03-10
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from The lower end of Leupold's line The review is for Leupold Bx-1 McKenzie 8x42. The first pair arrived out of collimation and had to be returned. The second pair was in good shape mechanically. I have owned at least 15 binoculars from the likes of Nikon, Carson, Polaris, Bushnell, and Leupold. Unlike other reviewers, I am frankly not impressed with the optics on these binoculars. If you have nothing to compare them to, they are OK. But once you put them side by side with Bushnell Legacy WP 8x42, the difference is striking. Leupold optics are darker, there is more chromatic aberration, and the field of view is quite a bit narrower. All my family members said that they much preferred Bushnell, it wasn't even close. The only advantage of Leupold is that, being roof prism binoculars (Bushnell is porro), Leupold is lighter and easier to hold steady. I am not a Leupold basher. In fact, I think that Leupold BX-1 Yosemite 6x30 are the best binoculars in the world for under $120, period. You can read my review on those. I also have a Leupold spotting scope, which is excellent. But I do think there are better binoculars in this price range than Leupold BX-1 McKenzie 8x42. Verdict: if you don't mind extra size and weight 26.4 vs 22.1 oz, you will do much better with Bushnell Legacy WP 8x42. You will get brighter optics, wider field of view and sturdier build for less money. Both Bushnell and Leupold binoculars are water and fog proof with a long eye relief. If you do mind extra weight, then I recommend Polaris ProBirder 8x32. For about the same price you get even lighter binoculars at 17.6 oz, with brighter ED glass optics, less chromatic aberration, water and fog proof, wider field of view and long eye relief.
    Date published: 2017-01-08
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Out of collimation Leupold McKenzie BX1 8x42 arrived defective. Images were double straight out of the box. One image on top of the other. This is due to the prisms being out of collimation. Other than that, the binoculars seemed to be very nice, just unusable. I own a pair of Leupold 6x binoculars, and never had any issues with them. B&H promptly accepted the return, covered the return shipping costs, and issued a full refund. So 3 stars to Leupold and 5 stars to B&H.
    Date published: 2016-11-15
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ruined hunting trip I purchased these to take on a hunting trip. After two days usage an internal lense fell apart and I could no longer use them. Certainly not what I expected from Leupold.
    Date published: 2017-01-14
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as advertised Biggest disappointment? The description says the binos have a tri-pod mount. I received my binos yesterday, and the first thing I noticed was there was no tri-pod mount. Did I get what I ordered? I checked the box and the binos themselves, and there is no tri-pod mount that I can find, unless it is located at the end of the center mounting bar. If that is the place, then a special adapter is required to attach it to a tri-pod. I would rather have been sent the adapter than the little flashlight. I spend many hours looking through binos for game, and having them mounted to a tri-pod is a necessity. I also noticed that when I pan across the landscape, there is a slight distortion of the image around the edges. I would give them a 1 for misrepresentation, and a 4 for quality. If they had the mount, I would recommend them for the price. If you don't need the mount, they are still a good price.
    Date published: 2016-06-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent budget glass with leupold lifetime warranty These are my first pair of decent binoculars (my first being Bushnell 10x25) and they are fantastic. They are very bright and the field of view is great for glassing for deer through thick brush. They feel very sturdy and rugged, meaning they seem a bit heavy, but the specs are in line with other binoculars in this class. The lens caps are the only weak spot as they popped off as I was making my way down a thicketed trail. But the glass more than makes up for those and I will just need to remember to keep them in the case until I'm set up.
    Date published: 2017-10-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Binoculars better than expected I have to say that I didn't expect the quality or the performance that these binoculars provide.
    Date published: 2016-06-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best The are the best pair of binoculars I've ever used.
    Date published: 2017-11-08
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