Leupold 8x32 BX-4 Pro Guide HD Binocular (Shadow Gray)

Leupold 8x32 BX-4 Pro Guide HD Binocular (Shadow Gray)

Leupold 8x32 BX-4 Pro Guide HD Binocular (Shadow Gray)

B&H # LE8X32BX4SG MFR # 172658
Leupold 8x32 BX-4 Pro Guide HD Binocular (Shadow Gray)

Leupold 8x32 BX-4 Pro Guide HD Binocular (Shadow Gray)

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Product Highlights

  • BAK4 Roof Prisms
  • Calcium-Fluoride Glass Lens Elements
  • Twilight Max HD Lens Coating System
  • Wide 60° Apparent Angle of View
  • Nitrogen-Filled, Water and Fogproof
  • Closed Bridge Configuration
  • Lightweight Aluminum Alloy Chassis
  • Large Center Focusing Wheel
  • Tripod Mountable with Optional Adapter
  • Twist-Up Rubber Eyecups
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Color: Shadow Gray

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Leupold 172658 overview

  • 1Description

Bridging the gap between compact and full-sized, the ergonomic form-factor and complementary optical technologies of Leupold's gray colored 8x32 BX-4 Pro Guide HD Binocular makes it an ideal addition to your outdoor or hunting kit. The Pro Guide are engineered with lead-free high-transmittance calcium-fluoride glass elements, BAK-4 roof prisms, and the proprietary Twilight Max HD lens coating system to deliver crisp and clear high-contrast images with accurate color rendition and virtually zero distortion across the entire wide field of view. The Twilight Max system ensures maximum light transmission across the entire visual spectrum, especially in the upper blue/violet wavelength range to enhance low-light vision. Keeping the magnification to a relatively low 8x helps to limit the appearance of visible hand-shake that is common with higher power optics, while producing a wider exit pupil than a similar 10x for comfortable viewing — especially in low or challenging light.

To withstand the rigors of the outdoors, the chassis is made of a lightweight and durable aluminum alloy wrapped in a protective gray colored rubberized armor. Textured palm-pads improve grip security for sure-handling even in cold and wet weather, and a large textured focus wheel ensures precision adjustments even when wearing gloves. The optical tubes are nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed to be waterproof and resistant to internal fogging when moving through extreme temperature and environmental conditions. A slim and ergonomic design is comfortable in the hand, and at just over a pound they won't weigh you down when you're on the move.

Optical Performance
  • 8x magnification
  • 32mm objective lenses
  • Compact roof prism optical path
  • BAK-4 prisms deliver a round exit pupil, and a crisp and clear image with limited edge distortion
  • Lead-free broad-band high-transmittance calcium-fluoride glass lens elements produce bright and clear images with accurate color rendition and improved contrast
  • Twilight Max HD lens coating system employs index-matched multi-coatings that complement the optical glass to ensure maximum light transmission across the entire visual spectrum - especially the upper blue/violet range to enhance low-light vision
  • Wide 60° apparent angle of view
  • 394-foot field of view at 1000 yards
Use and Handling
  • Closed-bridge configuration
  • Large, tactile focus dial is easy to find and use, even while wearing gloves
  • 58-74mm interpupillary adjustment range
  • Twist-up rubber eyecups for comfortable use with or without eyewear
  • Tripod mountable with optional adapter
  • 16mm eye relief
  • 4mm exit pupil
Construction Details
  • Lightweight and durable aluminum chassis
  • Nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed to be waterproof and resistant to internal fogging
  • Slip-resistant gray colored rubberized armoring protects against light impacts and bumps
  • Textured palm-pads improves grip security
  • Slim and lightweight ergonomic design provides a comfortable feel in the hand
  • Weight: 17 ounces
UPC: 030317015183
In the Box
Leupold 8x32 BX-4 Pro Guide HD Binocular (Shadow Gray)
  • Carrying Case
  • Shoulder Strap
  • 2 x Objective Lens Caps
  • Golden Ring Full Lifetime Warranty (Transferable)
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    Leupold 172658 specs

    Prism Type Roof
    Magnification 8x
    Objective Lens Diameter 32 mm
    Angle of View 7.5° (Actual)
    Field of View 393.7' @ 1000 yd / 131.2 m @ 1000 m
    Minimum Focus Distance 7' / 2.1 m
    Exit Pupil Diameter 4.0 mm
    Eye Relief 16.0 mm
    Interpupillary Adjustment 58.0 to 74.0 mm / 2.3 to 2.9"
    Focus Type Center
    Tripod Mount Yes (Adapter Optional)
    Dimensions Length: 4.8" / 12.1 cm
    Weight 17.0 oz / 482 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.4 x 5.9 x 3.0"

    Leupold 172658 reviews

    8x32 BX-4 Pro Guide HD Binocular (Shadow Gray) is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Compact Size...Big Performance These new calcium-fluoride HD Pro Guide 8X32's (MIJ) offer some great optical performances, with possibly a few caveats. Pros: Sharpness, clarity and resolution appear very close to my Austrian Alpha glass binoculars. They are very solidly built, with a nice ergonomic layout and armor that is comfortable and secure to hold. Hinge IPD tension is tight and the 3-step eye cups have a very comfortable fit to my eye sockets. Focus speed is the fastest I've ever used, going from close focus (2 yds) to 100 yds in just 1\2 a turn, great for birding and quick in-close nature observations. These also offer another 3\4 turn to get you way out beyond infinity, very useful if you do not want to wear glasses while making observations. Focus tension is smooth and even, with enough resistance to easily maintain settings without any stray wandering. Diopter adjustment, located in the focus knob, has quite a bit of accommodation range (not specked out), is very easy to set and re-locks securely in place. Color presentation has very natural fidelity and realism. DOF has a nice stereopsis effect with a deep in-focus range of view. At dusk low light conditions, I was able to still make out dark shadowy objects at infinity. Cons: I felt their 396ft rated FOV was somewhat restrictive (use to 8X32's being 420ft). I'd rate their in-focus "Sweet Spot" at about 50%, with a gradual roll off to the edges that had more pincushion distortion than I'd like. These effects reduced my overall comfort of viewing (aka: picture-window-viewing ease). But to be fair, I've not had the opportunity yet to spend hours of observation and use behind these 8x32's to decide long term, if these could become my main compact glassing instruments. With their very fast focal speed, I also often found myself easily "overshooting" my main focal points. Again to be fair, I'm use to binoculars that are 3X slower (1.5 turns) to achieve sharp CF and all the way out at 100 yds! The included accessories work well, however the carry case doesn't have any type of case shoulder carry strap (but does have double loop sleeves for wearing on a belt). Overall, the BX-4 Pro Guide HD 8X32's exemplary quality of build, excellent optical presentation (in their usable FOV) and ergonomically compact size\weight allow these binoculars to compete well in their investment range marketplace. IMHO, they clearly out perform any of the Leupold BX-3 Mojave Pro Guide HD's or the BX-4 McKinley HD's that I've owned these past 3 years!
    Date published: 2017-11-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good hunting binoculars This is a continuation of the Mojave series of binoculars. I have three of them all used by my wife and I for hunting. The latest version Pro Guide HD is significantly upgraded from the earlier BX3 version. The good news is they are as durable as any binoculars made. Leupold's customer service is trop notch and optical quality is in the low to mid 90's. Are they alpha binocs? No. Clarity at distance is a little off. Sharpness drops off a little at the edges and there is a little flare looking close to the sun. Maybe it is me, but I found them touchy to focus at just less than infinity. But the price point is half to two thirds off cheaper alpha binoculars and at the price they are a bargain. Unless you are a hard core birder trying to identify a sparrow by a tiny head mark at 40 yards, you should be pleased by these binoculars
    Date published: 2018-09-17
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