Opticron 8x42 Explorer WA ED Binocular

Opticron 8x42 Explorer WA ED Binocular

Opticron 8x42 Explorer WA ED Binocular

B&H # OP8X42EWAED MFR # 30660
No Longer Available

Product Highlights

  • Extra Low-Dispersion Lenses
  • Phase-Corrected BAK4 Roof Prisms
  • Oasis-C High-Transmission Prism Coating
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optical System
  • Wide Angle Viewing: 65°
  • Nitrogen-Filled, Waterproof/Fogproof
  • Closed-Bridge Configuration
  • Magnesium Alloy Chassis
  • Tripod Mountable
  • Twist-Up Click-Stop Eyecups
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With its 42mm objective lens gathering lots of light and premium components guiding the light to your eyes, Opticron's 8x42 Explorer WA ED Binocular offers a quality viewing experience in a versatile optic. Extra low-dispersion glass lenses, anti-reflection fully multi-coated optical elements, and phase-corrected BAK4 roof prisms with Oasis-C high-transmission coatings work together to virtually eliminate chromatic aberration, producing high-contrast images with true color fidelity.

The Explorer WA ED's 8x magnification provides details of distant scenes without the shaky image often experienced with more powerful optics. Complementing the optical performance is an expansive 393' field of view with a 60° apparent viewing angle that produces an immersive viewing experience. The long 17mm eye relief and twist-up eyecups make viewing for long periods comfortable with or without eyewear.

Opticron employs a magnesium alloy chassis to reduce weight without sacrificing strength and overall durability. The body is wrapped with soft-touch rubber armoring to give protection from drops and impacts while helping to provide a non-slip grip — especially in cold and wet weather. Designed for durability, the housing is nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed for water and fog-proof performance in all types of conditions. Included with the binocular are two tethered objective lens covers and a one-piece ocular rainguard that attaches to the neck strap so your caps and covers are always within easy reach.

Optical Performance
  • 8x magnification
  • 42mm objective lenses
  • Extra low-dispersion lenses
  • Fully multi-coated optical elements
  • BAK4 roof prisms with Oasis-C high light transmission coatings
  • Phase-corrected prisms increase image contrast and correct for chromatic aberration for true color rendition
  • Wide 60° apparent angle of view
  • 393' field of view at 1000 yards
Use and Handling
  • Closed-bridge configuration
  • Three-stage twist-up rubber eyecups
  • Long 17mm eye relief
  • 5.25mm exit pupil
Construction Details
  • Lightweight and strong magnesium alloy body
  • Nitrogen-filled for waterproof and fogproof performance
  • Soft-touch rubber armoring protects while providing a slip-resistant grip
  • Tripod mountable with optional adapter
  • Tethered objective lens covers
  • Weight: 23.6 oz
Prism Type Roof
Magnification 8x
Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
Angle of View 7.5° (actual)
60° (apparent)
Field of View 393.7' @ 1000 yd / 131.2 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 6.6' / 2 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 5.25 mm
Eye Relief 17 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment 55.0 - 73.0 mm / 2.2 - 2.9"
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount Yes
Dimensions 5.5 x 5.0" / 14.0 x 12.7 cm
Weight 23.63 oz / 670.0 g
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