Vixen Optics 8x50 Foresta DCF Binocular

Vixen Optics 8x50 Foresta DCF Binocular

Vixen Optics 8x50 Foresta DCF Binocular

B&H # VI8X50DCFF MFR # 14517
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Expected availability: 7-14 business days

Product Highlights

  • BAK4 Roof Prisms
  • Fully Multicoated Optics
  • 45° Apparent Viewing Angle
  • Waterproof Construction
  • Open-Bridge Configuration
  • Center Focus Wheel
  • Tripod Mountable
  • Twist-Up Eyecups
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Vixen Optics 14517 overview

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The 8x50 Foresta DCF Binocular from Vixen Optics has an open-bridge design and a fully multicoated optical path with BAK4 prism glass. This combination of features, in addition to a water-sealed housing, delivers the reliability and ergonomic handling that nature enthusiasts need during a long day in the field. Complementing the crisp images transmitted by the Foresta DCF optics, a remarkable 22mm eye relief and large 6.3mm exit pupil make this 8x50 model ready for almost any viewing task. For those long-duration sessions during migration season, a built-in tripod adapter mounting socket gives birders the option of stabilized hands-free glassing with a tripod. The Foresta DCF comes with a carrying case, flip-down objective covers, rainguard, and Vixen's lifetime warranty.

Optical Performance
  • Magnification: 8x
  • Objective lenses: 50mm diameter
  • Compact BAK4 roof prism glass renders enhanced image clarity
  • Anti-reflective fully multicoated optics reduces glare and improves contrast and resoluton
  • Apparent viewing angle: 45°
Use and Handling
  • Center focus wheel
  • Twist-up eye cups and long eye relief are comfortable for eyeglass-wearers
  • Tripod adapter mounting socket
  • 22mm eye relief provides a generous viewing distance
  • 6.3mm exit pupil provides enhanced low-light viewing comfort
Construction Details
  • O-ring sealing for waterproof performance
  • Open-bridge design is easy to grip and well-balanced
  • Flip-down objective covers
  • Weight: 27.2 oz
UPC: 811971016460
In the Box
Vixen Optics 8x50 Foresta DCF Binocular
  • Carrying Case
  • Neck Strap
  • Rainguard
  • Fold-Down Objective Covers
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty (Transferable)
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    Vixen Optics 14517 specs

    Prism Type Roof
    Magnification 8.0x
    Objective Lens Diameter 50 mm
    Angle of View 5.6° (Actual)
    Field of View 294.0' @ 1000 yd / 98.0 m @ 1000 m
    Minimum Focus Distance 89.9' / 27.4 m
    Exit Pupil Diameter 6.3 mm
    Eye Relief 22 mm
    Focus Type Center
    Tripod Mount Yes (Adapter Optional)
    Weight 27.2 oz / 771.1 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.1 x 8.0 x 3.0"

    Vixen Optics 14517 reviews

    8x50 Foresta DCF Binocular is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent view! I wrote an earlier review which I hope they delete. I thought this pair of binoculars did not have the ability to adjust the right eye So I gave it only 4 stars. Yet then I read the instructions, :) and found out it does have the ability to adjust the right eye by pulling out the focus knob. I now give 5 stars. This is a great buy, you usually cannot touch 8x50 for less than 300 plus. These work very well in low light and once you adjust your right eye to sync with your left, a one time thing, these binos give a very sharp image. These are just as good as a pair I bought for just under $300.
    Date published: 2018-07-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid, bright, excellent all-round viewing Very solid, not too heavy, comfortable grip, bright picture, sharp focus! The brightness and clarity is astonishing thanks to a big 50mm objective lens for its size! Diopter adjustment is a little different from other binoculars. When used with a tripod adaptor, can easily see binary stars in the night sky. Comes with caps on both ends and a nice carry pouch. Bhphotovideo shipping was lighting fast! Highly recommended when on sale!
    Date published: 2018-08-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice! These binoculars give a great view. Excellent in every way. The only improvement I would make is allowing a right eye adjuster as most eyes are a bit off. This is a great price for this sharp view.
    Date published: 2018-07-13
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