Meopta 8x42 Optika HD Binoculars

BH #ME8X42OHDB • MFR #653500
Meopta 8x42 Optika HD Binoculars
Key Features
  • Extra-Low Dispersion Fluoride Glass
  • Compact BAK4 Roof Prisms
  • Dielectric Coated and Phase Corrected
  • Anti-Reflection Fully Multi-Coated
Designed for versatility and to deliver sharp, accurate, and true views, the Meopta 8x42 Optika HD Binoculars are built with an array of features, materials, and optical technologies that will make them your constant companion when you're out birding, hunting, hiking, and camping.
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Meopta Optika HD Overview

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

Designed for versatility and to deliver sharp, accurate, and true views, the Meopta 8x42 Optika HD Binoculars are built with an array of features, materials, and optical technologies that will make them your constant companion when you're out birding, hunting, hiking, and camping.

Engineered to deliver peak performance in all light conditions, the Optika is outfitted with extra-low dispersion (ED) fluoride glass, anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics, and dielectric-coated and phase-corrected BAK4 roof prisms that work together to maximize light transmission through the entire light path without distortion or color fringing. The results are bright, sharp, and clear high-contrast views with accurate color fidelity and crisp resolution across the entire wide field of view—even in challenging conditions like at dawn and dusk or when peering into dense underbrush or thick canopies. To further improve the observational experience, the Optika binoculars are designed with a long eye relief, a comfortable exit pupil, and a wide field of view that present a more enjoyable and near-panoramic observational experience.

Meopta constructed the Optika to make the binoculars easy and comfortable to hold and allow them to withstand the elements. The optical tubes are nitrogen filled and O-ring sealed to be waterproof and resistant to internal fogging if the weather turns or they take an accidental spill in a stream or puddle. Protecting the optical components is a lightweight and durable magnesium alloy chassis. This gives them the strength they need for constant use outdoors while reducing the overall weight for easier handling and carrying. Ergonomic and slip-resistant exterior armor provides a sure grip. Meopta includes objective lens caps and a one-piece ocular rainguard to protect the exterior lens surfaces. To keep the caps and rainguard safe during use, they are tethered to the body and strap, respectively. For those who experience fatigue when holding large optics for long periods, the Optika binoculars can be tripod mounted using an optional adapter for easy and hands-free use.

Optical Performance

  • Moderate 8x power magnifies views without sacrificing exit pupil, eye relief, or field of view
  • 42mm objective lenses improve light-gathering ability for enhanced low-light performance such as at dawn and dusk or when peering into dense brush
  • Compact roof prism light path ensures the optical tubes remain slim for easier handling without affecting performance
  • Extra-low dispersion (ED) fluoride glass lens elements reduce chromatic and spherical aberrations for increased contrast and improved color rendition and sharpness without distortion across the entire field of view
  • BAK4 prism glass delivers a round exit pupil and a crisp and clear image with limited edge distortion
  • Phase-correcting prism coatings eliminate internal interference to improve color and contrast
  • Dielectric prism coatings boost surface reflectivity to greater than 99% for maximum light transmission through the prism with minimal loss and diffraction
  • Anti-reflection MeoBright fully multi-coated optics boost light transmission to 99.8% to improve resolution, contrast, and color fidelity
  • MeoShield and hydrophobic exterior lens coatings resist scratches and abrasions while allowing water to bead off without leaving smudges or residue
  • Wide 60° apparent angle of view presents an immersive and panoramic observational experience
  • 393-foot field of view at 1000 yards

Use and Handling

  • Closed-bridge configuration provides a stable and strong platform for the internal focusing mechanism
  • Large slip-resistant center focusing wheel is easy to manipulate in cold and wet weather, even while wearing gloves
  • ±4 right-eye dioptric correction allows user to compensate for optical prescription to produce sharper views
  • 56-74mm interpupillary distance adjustment range enables easy use by a wide variety of users
  • Twist-up soft rubber-covered aluminum eyecups for durable and easy use with or without eyewear
  • Integrated tripod adapter mount on front of bridge hinge allow binoculars to be attached to a tripod to reduce arm fatigue and vibrations
  • Long 17mm eye relief makes viewing easier with reduced eyestrain, especially during long-duration glassing sessions
  • Wide 5.25mm exit pupil will completely cover pupils as they open and fully dilate in low light to keep the whole scene in view without vignetting

Construction Details

  • Lightweight and durable magnesium alloy chassis material
  • Ergonomic body design positions the hand over the binoculars' center of balance for additional comfort and reduced strain and fatigue
  • Protective rubber armor with textured palm pads provide a solid and secure slip-resistant grip
  • Nitrogen filled and O-ring sealed to be waterproof and resistant to internal fogging when moving through extreme changes in temperature and environmental conditions
  • Tethered objective lens caps and one-piece ocular rainguard protect the lens surface without the fear of losing them when not in use
UPC: 836538005725

Meopta Optika HD Specs

Prism TypeRoof (BAK4)
Performance
Magnification8x
Objective Lens Diameter42 mm
Angle of View7.5° (Actual)
Field of View393' @ 1000 yd / 130.48 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance8.2' / 2.5 m
Exit Pupil Diameter5.25 mm
Eye Relief17 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment56 to 74 mm / 2.2 to 2.9"
Diopter Adjustment-4 to +4
Focus TypeCenter
Features
FogproofYes, Nitrogen Filled
Water ResistanceWaterproof
General
Dimensions5.43 x 5 x 1.93" / 13.8 x 12.7 x 4.9 cm
Weight22.93 oz / 650 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.325 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.8 x 8.2 x 4.7"
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