Vixen Optics Foresta 8x42 DCF HR Binocular

Vixen Optics Foresta 8x42 DCF HR Binocular

Vixen Optics Foresta 8x42 DCF HR Binocular

B&H # VI8X42DCFHR MFR # 14513
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Product Highlights

  • Prisms with Reflection Enhanced Coating
  • Open Hinge Design
  • Fully Multicoated Optics
  • Waterproof
  • Fogproof
  • Attached Lens Covers
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Vixen Optics 14513 overview

  • 1Description

The Foresta 8x42 DCF HR from Vixen is a roof prism binocular that sports a lightweight, comfortable, and easy to use open-hinge design. The high-resolution optics are fully multicoated for enhanced viewing, while the prisms boast Vixen's reflection enhanced coatings to ensure excellent low-light performance. Additionally, the Foresta 8x42 enhances the observer's viewing experience with its wide angle field of view.

The Foresta 8x42's housing is crafted from a durable die-cast aluminum alloy that's nitrogen filled for water and fogproof performance in dynamic climates.

Nitrogen filled for water and fogproof performance
Lightweight BAK4 roof prisms with reflection enhanced coating offer excellent resolution and bright crisp images
Lightweight open-hinge design is easy to grip, provides excellent portability, simplifies one-handed operation
Durable die-cast aluminum housing encased in protective and tactile rubber armoring

Vixen Optics 14513 specs

Prism Type Roof
Magnification 8  x
Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
Angle of View 7.4° (Actual)
Field of View 388.5' @ 1000 yd / 129.5 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 63.2' / 19.3 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 5.25 mm
Focus Type Center
Weight 23.1 oz / 654.9 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.0 x 7.9 x 2.1"

Vixen Optics 14513 reviews

Foresta 8x42 DCF HR Binocular is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Remarkable optics for an affordable price. When it comes to optics I am fussy about tack sharp vision. I appreciate B&H because I always like to look through the equipment that I am buying. I needed binoculars and was prepared to purchase a name brand set. I saw Vixen Forestas on the shelf and when I was told the price I was going to pass them by as flimsy. I looked through them and was thoroughly impressed. To my eye they were as sharp as the big name brands and allowed in a generous amount of light. The only negative which held me back from the fifth star was the feel. Ergonomically they did not feel as substantial as some of the other binoculars that I looked at but since they were not uncomfortable and came with a lifetime warranty, I purchased them. I am happy with my choice as they are light enough that I want to take them with me. A good binocular for the casual user.
Date published: 2016-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We love the Foresta 8x42 We have bought 2 pairs of these wonderful binoculars, for both of our daughters. They live in Vermont and Florida and have used them for birding. When we first tried them out at B&H they were so fantastic, we were going to try and give them our old Nikon's! Now we will just have to get ourselves a pair. Crystal clear vision - great peripheral view. Easy to adjust.
Date published: 2014-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great binoculars for a great price Fit and finish of these binoculars is excellent. Brightness is so good it almost hurts my eyes. Nice case, convenient lens covers. Has threaded place to use mount on tripod under a nice cap. Can't go wrong. Like the guy said at the counter at B&H, only Mr. Nikon hates them.
Date published: 2014-01-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible I purchased these binocular in October for future camping trips and vacations. I just tried them today and one side is out-of-focus beyond my ability to adjust the diopter of focus. Terrible quality!!!
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good stuff, I recommend them! I bought these to keep in my boat as they're waterproof, at least they claim to be. I'll find out next spring when I hit the water again. I tried them out in the field and I'm very happy with them.
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! At first I didn't trust them, but when I tried other brands like Nikon and bushnell, these binoculars proved to be what I wanted. A great quality and good price for birdwatching.
Date published: 2016-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great value I got this on a sale special. this was a great value.
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really great binocs for this price I bought these to use in a birding class, as I'm just learning to and heading out on my first birding walks. I wanted something on the more affordable end but that would still be good. I went into the store to compare the a few sets of binoculars in the same price range (particularly the Celestron and Zeiss). I decided on these because the color and image were clearer than the Celestron, the field of view was wider than both the other two, and they were lighter weight and more affordable than the Zeiss.I've had them out four or five times now and am really happy with them, sometimes I use them with glass and the rest of the time without and I find they work great either way, and I'm really happy to have the wider field of view, particularly as someone new to birding who needs a little more time to spot and follow the birds.I'm really happy with these. The only reason that I didn't give them a 5 is that I found that the two barrels can't quite get close enough for my eyes, which I'm discovering might be fairly close together, so I often end up looking through one more than looking through them both at once.Also, I did have to return the first pair I took home because one lens was completely fuzzy, so be sure to check before you use them.
Date published: 2014-05-11
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