Olympus 8x40 Explorer S Binoculars (Black)

BH #OL8X40SB • MFR #V501022BU000
Olympus 8x40 Explorer S Binoculars (Black)
Key Features
  • Traditional Porro Prisms
  • Anti-Reflection Coated Optics
  • Wide 60° Apparent View Angle
  • Slip-Resistant Rubber Armor
The Olympus 8x40 Explorer S Binoculars feature a 60° wide-angle of view that offers an immersive viewing experience in the woods, at the stadium, or on your porch. Their traditional Porro prisms and anti-reflection coated optics maximize the light entering the 40mm objectives to produce bright and clear images with a rich depth of field. A knurled center focus wheel and an elastic polymer armored grip assist handling and give the viewer precise control of the optic, while fold-down eyecups provide comfortable use with or without eyewear.
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Olympus Explorer S 8x40 Overview

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

The Olympus 8x40 Explorer S Binoculars feature a 60° wide-angle of view that offers an immersive viewing experience in the woods, at the stadium, or on your porch. Their traditional Porro prisms and anti-reflection coated optics maximize the light entering the 40mm objectives to produce bright and clear images with a rich depth of field. A knurled center focus wheel and an elastic polymer armored grip assist handling and give the viewer precise control of the optic, while fold-down eyecups provide comfortable use with or without eyewear.

Optical Performance
  • Comfortable 8x power magnifies the view while preserving the wide exit pupil and generous field of view
  • 40mm objective lenses boost low-light capability without adding excessive weight and heft
  • Traditional Porro prism optical path produces a rich depth of field with true stereoscopic vision for a more "3D" viewing experience
  • 5-element/3-group lens design helps to reduce fringing and distortion, making views appear sharp and flat with little edge curvature
  • Anti-reflection coated optics improve light transmission, contrast, and color rendition
  • Wide 60° apparent angle of view reduces the need to move your head side-to-side, so you see more of the scene in front of you
  • 431-foot field of view at 1000 yards
Use and Handling
  • Large textured slip-resistant center focusing wheel is easy to manipulate, even when wearing gloves
  • 60-70mm interpupillary distance adjustment range
  • Fold-down rubber eyecups for comfortable use with or without eyewear
  • 12mm eye relief
  • Wide 5mm exit pupil ensures coverage of pupils when dilated in low light
Construction Details
  • Porro prism design produces a naturally ergonomic form factor that is center-weighted for better balance and control with a comfortable feel in the hand
  • Elastic polymer armor provides a slip-resistant grip
  • Caps, case, and strap included
  • Weight 25.2 ounces
UPC: 050332192775

Olympus Explorer S 8x40 Specs

Prism TypePorro
Performance
Magnification8x
Objective Lens Diameter40 mm
Angle of View8.2° (Actual)
Field of View430.7' @ 1000 yd / 143 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance13.1' / 4 m
Exit Pupil Diameter5 mm
Eye Relief12 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment60 to 70 mm / 2.4 to 2.8"
Focus TypeCenter
Features
Water ResistanceNone
General
Dimensions7.2 x 5.6 x 2.4" / 183 x 142 x 60 mm
Weight25.2 oz / 715 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.7 x 6.3 x 3.1"

Olympus Explorer S 8x40 Reviews

Great for birding

By Scott
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-16

Great magnification for birding and a nice wide field of view as expected for an olympus product. Very nicely constructed and feel like much more expensive binoculars.

I consider these a bargain

By Dan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-25

I'm not going to compare these to 4-figure binoculars from Swarovski (which I've tried, as a guide had them) or Zeiss. I will compare them to comparably priced options and a more expensive (and not nearly as good) pair an REI clerk had recommended to my wife a couple of years ago: in that regard, these are great. Olympus simply has superb optics, even in their mid-range and lower-priced lenses, and it shows in these binoculars. You don't have all the features (nitrogen filled, etc.) of much more expensive binoculars, but they are clear and bright, easy to use, offer decent relief, and are not too heavy or bulky. I like them. At 99 bucks they are terrific.

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