Nikon 8x20 Premier LX L Binocular

Nikon 8x20 Premier LX L Binocular

Nikon 8x20 Premier LX L Binocular

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Nikon 8x20 Premier LX L Binocular

Nikon 8x20 Premier LX L Binocular

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  • Lead & Arsenic-Free Eco-Glass
  • Phase-Corrected Roof Prisms
  • Field-Flattener Eyepiece Lens Design
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • Closed-Bridge Configuration
  • Lightweight Aluminum Alloy Chassis
  • Low-Profile Center Focus Wheel
  • Twist-Up Rubber Eyecups
  • Compact and Lightweight Design
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The Nikon 8x20 Premier LX L Binocular is designed for mid-range observations, with optical features that live up to the name. The Premier is outfitted with phase-corrected roof prisms, anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics, and a field-flattener eyepiece lens system that are designed to work together and transmit clear images with enhanced contrast and accurate color representation across the spacious field of view — without the edge distortion that is common on compact optics such as this.

Nikon built the Premier with their ecologically friendly Eco-Glass, which is manufactured without lead or arsenic to be better for the environment. The aluminum chassis helps to keep the weight down without sacrificing strength, while the optical tubes are filled with dry nitrogen and O-ring sealed to be waterproof and resistant to internal fogging. Faux leather palm pads add an element of style to the binocular while improving grip strength and adding slip resistance. Designed with a compact and lightweight form factor for maximum portability, this version of the Premier is ideal for sporting events, general nature observation, and sightseeing around town or around the world.

Optical Performance
  • 8x power magnifies without sacrificing field of view or exit pupil
  • 20mm objectives ensure the optical tubes are thin to maintain a slim form factor
  • Compact roof prism light path keeps the optical tubes thin for easy handling
  • Phase-corrected prism coatings reduce internal interference to improve light transmission, contrast, and resolution
  • Anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics maximize light transmission while improving color rendition, contrast, and clarity
  • Field-flattener lens system corrects lens-edge distortion for clearer views at the edge of the field of view
  • Spacious 356-foot field of view at 1000 yards
Use and Handling
  • Closed-bridge configuration offers a stable platform for the internal focusing mechanism
  • Slip-resistant low-profile center focusing wheel
  • Right-eye dioptric correction dial helps to compensate for individual optical prescription
  • 56-72mm interpupillary distance range
  • Twist-up rubber eyecups for comfortable use with or without eyewear
  • 15mm eye relief helps to reduce eye strain and improves viewing comfort
  • 2.5mm exit pupil
Construction Details
  • Environmentally friendly lead- and arsenic-free Eco-Glass used in all lenses and prisms
  • Lightweight and durable aluminum-alloy chassis
  • Nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed to be waterproof and resistant to internal fogging when moving through extreme changes in temperature and environmental conditions
  • Stylish textured faux leather palm pads offer a comfortable and slip-resistant grip
  • Compact 4.3 x 3.7" design
  • Light 9.5 oz weight
UPC: 018208075065
Prism Type Roof
Magnification 8x
Objective Lens Diameter 20mm
Angle of View 6.8° (actual)
Field of View 356.0' @ 1000 yd / 118.19 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 7.8' / 2.4 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 2.5 mm
Eye Relief 15.0 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment 56.0 - 72.0 mm / 2.2 - 2.8"
Dioptric Correction Not Specified by Manufacturer
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount None
Dimensions 4.3 x 3.7" / 10.9 x 9.4 cm
Weight 9.5 oz / 269.3 g
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Package Weight 1.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.2 x 4.6 x 3.4"
8x20 Premier LX L Binocular is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quality Reasonable Price I purchased these compact binoculars for hiking, rafting, and birding and they have been brilliant for those purposes. Although they are lightweight and fold into a small pouch, the quality of the optics from Nikon clearly makes this a superior product. Illumination and clarity is no different than that of a full sized binocular and they have the advantage of adding very little weight to your hiking pack. I now take them on all my travels. At first, it took a little practice opening them and adjusting them to my eye width, but you quickly get adept at this and the advantages of the compact binoculars far outweigh this initial challenge.
Date published: 2010-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best compacts I've tried These are just fabulous. I have Swarovski 7x40, Zeiss 8x20and Nikon superior E binocs so I know quality. I wearglasses so eye relief is important. I tried these side byside against the new Leica Ultravids, and the Swarovskicompacts and I used my Zeiss classics for 3 years (my wifetook them). No contest. The only thing I could say isthat our Zeissclassic compacts (and Leicas) are smaller andlighter... but significantly less eye relief on the Zeiss. These Nikons are still plenty compact and so comfortable touse. The 10x were also fabulous.These are extremely sharp and not just in the center. Theyare very sharp even at the edges and they have very littlechromatic fringing. It is very subtle. I am extremely happy with these binocs and would buy thesame ones again in an instant. Problems Encountered: No problems. Previous Equivalent Items Owned: Zeiss classic 8x20
Date published: 2007-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great optics,little bulky for a compact. I was comparing these to my older Leica Trinovid 8x20.Optically the Nikon's were a little better(brighter,better contrast),but the Leica's felt like a MUCH higher quality unit in my hands.The difference in ergonomics and quality build were much larger than the gap in optics.The Nikons were bulkier and had a clunky plastic feel to them,where the Leicas were all metal,no plastic,solid and more compact.At the end of the day optics in a binocular are the most important thing,hard to argue that,but overall for me I stuck with the Leica's.All in all still good value for the $$.
Date published: 2011-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Luxurious but not perfect I'm using binoculars mostly while travelling, not for birdwatching or astronomy. Pros: 1. Build quality is impressive, body is made of metal. 2. Perceived detail clarity is generally comparable to my Nikon 8x42 ATB (a much larger binocular). My visual acuity is less than perfect though. 3. Surprisingly, angle of view is also comparable to that of Nikon 8x42 ATB. 4. Chromatic aberrations are very low but not completely absent, so this Nikon is on par with my cheap Minolta 8x25 in that respect. Nikon 8x42 ATB is much worse. 5. Eye relief allows for using at least prescription eyeglasses. Cons: 1. Some grease is sticking out in the folding mechanism, looks untidy. 2. Right telescope exhibits blur in the very top of image while left telescope exhibits blur at the very bottom. What I have thus is a nearly perfect panoramic image and the whole circle is not perfect. Most people should not worry. 3. Metal body makes it heavy - it is heavier than my Minolta 8x25 by 30 g according to my measurements despite smaller objective diameter. Naturally, a contemporary good 8x40 is much brighter than this 8x20. My binocular includes: a case, a strap, objective caps but no eyepiece caps, some literature, a nice box. The included case looks good - black leather and gold. It fits the binocular even with extended eyecups. However, the protection against elements is weak. I could not notice any problems with collimation. NOTE: This 8x20 LX model is obviously the same as 8x20 HG in Europe. The only difference must be the warranty.
Date published: 2010-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommend We used the Premier LX L at a recent golf tournament and were able to clearly watch the players from 400-600 yards. Compact & lightweight and very clear. Excellent.
Date published: 2010-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight, great view, sturdy I use these for nature watching, landscapes, what's over there... Easy to use, easy to focus, great visibility, compact. I really like them. Wish I had something to compare to, but I think these are great.
Date published: 2011-07-04
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