Top 10 Best Birding Binoculars 8x42s
for May 2022

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Nikon 8245 ACULON A211 8x42 Binocular (Black)

Nikon 8245 ACULON A211 8x42 Binocular (Black)

by Nikon
What We like

Turn-and-Slide Rubber Eyecups allow for comfortable viewing during extended periods of use

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Product Features

  • The smooth central focus knob makes these binoculars simple to operate and easy to focus
  • ACULON A211 8x42 binoculars are designed to be as light as possible along with excellent ergonomics
  • A durable rubber-armored coating ensures a non-slip grip, even in wet conditions
  • Made with Aspherical Multicoated Eco-Glass Lenses bright and clear images in most lighting conditions

A durable rubber-armored coating ensures a non-slip grip, even in wet conditions The smooth central focus knob makes these binoculars simple to operate and easy to focus Made with aspherical multicoated eco-glass lenses bright and clear images in most lighting conditions Aculon a211 8x42 binoculars are designed to be as light as possible along with excellent ergonomics

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Athlon Optics Midas G2 10x42 UHD Binocular for Adults and Kids, Waterproof, high Power Durable Binoculars for Bird Watching, Hunting, Concert, Sports

Athlon Optics Midas G2 10x42 UHD Binocular for Adults and Kids

Waterproof, high Power Durable Binoculars for Bird Watching, Hunting, Concert, Sports

by Athlon Optics
What We like

Included components: Cleaning cloth

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Product Features

  • Sport type: Hunting
  • Advanced Fully Multi-Coated lenses gives you better light transmission to bring optimum brightness and true color across the entire light spectrum.
  • Magnesium chassis give you the strength of a metal chassis while reducing the weight as much as 35%
  • XPL Coating gives you an extra protection on the exterior lenses from dirt, oil and scratches
  • UHD Glass - Extra-Low Dispersion glass gives you an image with little or no chromatic fringe so the final result brings a clearer and sharper image to your eyes

Magnesium chassis give you the strength of a metal chassis while reducing the weight as much as 35% Esp dielectric coating is a multi layer prism coating that reflects over 99% of the light to your eyes bringing you a clear, bright image that displays accurate color reproduction. Uhd glass - extra-low dispersion glass gives you an image with little or no chromatic fringe so the final result brings a clearer and sharper image to your eyes Xpl coating gives you an extra protection on the exterior lenses from dirt, oil and scratches Advanced fully multi-coated lenses gives you better light transmission to bring optimum brightness and true color across the entire light spectrum. Sport type: hunting

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ZEISS Terra ED Compact Binoculars, 8x32, Black

ZEISS Terra ED Compact Binoculars

8x32, Black

by ZEISS
What We like

Effective lens diameter - 32 mm; Exit Pupil Diameter - 4 mm

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Product Features

  • With its compact size and weighing just 510 g, this binocular 8x32 is the perfect all-round solution for every use
  • Weatherproof: the operating temperature range of -5 to 140F and the waterproof body, these outdoor binoculars are a reliable companion even under extreme conditions; water resistance - 100 mbar
  • The ZEISS Terra ED 8x32 binocular s razor-sharp images thanks to its precise focus mechanism and 8x magnification, even when the image is only fleeting
  • 8x magnification for delivering breathtaking enlarged images; field of view at 1000M - 135 m; apparent field of view - 61

Weatherproof: the operating temperature range of -5 to 140f and the waterproof body, these outdoor binoculars are a reliable companion even under extreme conditions; water resistance - 100 mbar 8x magnification for delivering breathtaking enlarged images; field of view at 1000m - 135 m; apparent field of view - 61 With its compact size and weighing just 510 g, this binocular 8x32 is the perfect all-round solution for every use The ZEISS terra ed 8x32 binocular s razor-sharp images thanks to its precise focus mechanism and 8x magnification, even when the image is only fleeting

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Maven B2 45 mm ED Binocular (9X45, Gray/Orange)

Maven B2 45 mm ED Binocular (9X45

Gray/Orange)

by Maven
What We like

The B2 features 45mm objective lenses, for extra light Compatible with 49mm screw in filters, for protection or image adjustment. Height: 7.1 in. Weight# 33.3 oz.

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Product Features

  • The glass on the B.2 is exceptional. I used these while shed hunting, spot-and-stalk bear hunting, and bird watching. The image coming through the optics is as clear as anything I own. ~ Josh Boyd ROKSLIDE
  • Field and Stream Best of the Best ~ "Maven Outdoor Equipment Co., headquartered in Lander, Wyo., makes an ideal binocular for wide open Western spaces. The B.2 is built with armored magnesium frames, ED glass, and ultrabright Abbe-Koenig prisms to deliver superb light transmission and close focus
  • The product of our collaboration designer, engineer and user is finished stateside and delivered directly to you, bypassing the middleman and his hefty mark-up. The result is an heirloom quality binocular and a whole new way of seeing the world.

Field and stream best of the best ~ "Maven outdoor equipment co., headquartered in lander, wyo., makes an ideal binocular for wide open western spaces. the b.2 is built with armored magnesium frames, ed glass, and ultrabright abbe-koenig prisms to deliver superb light transmission and close focus The glass on the b.2 is exceptional. i used these while shed hunting, spot-and-stalk bear hunting, and bird watching. the image coming through the optics is as clear as anything i own. ~ josh boyd rokslide The product of our collaboration designer, engineer and user is finished stateside and delivered directly to you, bypassing the middleman and his hefty mark-up. the result is an heirloom quality binocular and a whole new way of seeing the world.

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Carson 3D Series High Definition Compact & Waterproof Binoculars with ED Glass

Carson 3D Series High Definition Compact & Waterproof Binoculars with ED Glass

by Carson Optical, Inc
What We like

Field of View: 392 feet at 1,000 yards Eye Relief: 195mm BAK-4 Prisms Weight: 119 lbs

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Product Features

  • Included Accessories: Carry Case, Neck Strap, Shoulder Harness, Lens Covers and Lens Cloth
  • Includes Rubberized Armor Textured Coating Color: Black Waterproof and Fog proof Fully Multi Coated Lenses
  • ED Glass for Sharper and Brighter Images Magnification: 8x Power Objective Lens Diameter: 32mm

Included accessories: carry case, neck strap, shoulder harness, lens covers and lens cloth Ed glass for sharper and brighter images magnification: 8x power objective lens diameter: 32mm Includes rubberized armor textured coating color: black waterproof and fog proof fully multi coated lenses

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Celestron 71333 Nature DX 10x42 Binocular (Green)

Celestron 71333 Nature DX 10x42 Binocular (Green)

by Celestron
What We like

Compact and Lightweight. Sturdy, twist-up eyecups with multiple stops. Eyeglass friendly with 17.5 mm of eye relief

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Product Features

  • BaK-4 Prisms w/ Phase Coating: Increases contrast and resolution for sharper more detailed images
  • 6.5 Close Focus: Detailed, up close observation of subjects in close proximity. Ideal for watching birds, insects, plants, etc
  • Wide Field of View
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics: Allows maximum light transmission through the optical path for brighter images

6.5 close focus: detailed, up close observation of subjects in close proximity. ideal for watching birds, insects, plants, etc Bak-4 prisms w/ phase coating: increases contrast and resolution for sharper more detailed images Fully multi-coated optics: allows maximum light transmission through the optical path for brighter images Wide field of view

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Vortex Optics Crossfire Roof Prism Binoculars 10x42

Vortex Optics Crossfire Roof Prism Binoculars 10x42

by Vortex Optics
What We like

Rubber armoring with clean, sleek styling provides a durable non-slip grip.

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Product Features

  • 10x magnification and 42mm objective lenses, this Crossfire is a quality, performance driven binocular perfect for your next hunt. Fully multi-coated lenseses promote excellent light transmission and clarity for impressive views.
  • With nitrogen purging, you will be ready for all weather conditions with fogproof and waterproof barrels. Field of View: 325 feet/1000 yards|6.2 degrees
  • Twist-up eyecups, a smooth center focus wheel, and right eye diopter give you precise functionality.
  • Close Focus: 8 feet
  • A wide field of view and enhanced depth of field help you quickly find what you were looking for when scanning your environment.

10x magnification and 42mm objective lenses, this crossfire is a quality, performance driven binocular perfect for your next hunt. fully multi-coated lenseses promote excellent light transmission and clarity for impressive views. Close focus: 8 feet Twist-up eyecups, a smooth center focus wheel, and right eye diopter give you precise functionality. With nitrogen purging, you will be ready for all weather conditions with fogproof and waterproof barrels. field of view: 325 feet/1000 yards|6.2 degrees A wide field of view and enhanced depth of field help you quickly find what you were looking for when scanning your environment.

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Vortex Optics Glasspak Binocular Harness

Vortex Optics Glasspak Binocular Harness

by Tools Option Inc
What We like

This pack weighs 8 oz and measures 6.75 x 6.25 x 3.75 inches

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Product Features

  • It accommodates a range of full size binoculars, yet keeps them snug and secure the mesh side pockets holds calls, a lens pen, and other small items needing quick-access convenience
  • Housing your binoculars and protecting them from the elements while keeping them close at hand is imperative when in the field. The vortex glass pak binocular harness will do just that
  • Tethers attach to your binocular preventing accidental drops and the rear zippered pocket holds larger items such as a cell phone

Housing your binoculars and protecting them from the elements while keeping them close at hand is imperative when in the field. the vortex glass pak binocular harness will do just that Tethers attach to your binocular preventing accidental drops and the rear zippered pocket holds larger items such as a cell phone It accommodates a range of full size binoculars, yet keeps them snug and secure the mesh side pockets holds calls, a lens pen, and other small items needing quick-access convenience

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Carson RD Series 10x42mm Open-Bridge Waterproof High Definition Full Sized Binoculars (RD-042)

Carson RD Series 10x42mm Open-Bridge Waterproof High Definition Full Sized Binoculars (RD-042)

by Carson Optical, Inc
What We like

Nitrogen Filled and O-Ring Sealed Making Them Both Waterproof and Fogproof Great Lightweight Binoculars for Hunting, Bird Watching, Hiking, Safaris, Sight-Seeing, Travel, Sporting Events, Concerts and Other Outdoor Adventures

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Product Features

  • Lightweight Full Sized Open-Bridge Binoculars Magnification: 10x Power Objective Lens Diameter: 42mm Color: Green
  • BAK-4 Prisms and Fully Multi-Coated Optics Ensure Bright, Sharp and Crystal Clear Images Feature Extra Long Twist Down Eyecups Tripod Mountable
  • Field of View: 320 feet at 1,000 yards Eye Relief: 16mm Close Focus: 9.8 feet Weight: 1.35 lbs. Dimensions (LxWxH): 5.25 inch x 5.5 inch x 2.0 inch

Field of view: 320 feet at 1,000 yards eye relief: 16mm close focus: 9.8 feet weight: 1.35 lbs. dimensions (lxwxh): 5.25 inch x 5.5 inch x 2.0 inch Lightweight full sized open-bridge binoculars magnification: 10x power objective lens diameter: 42mm color: green Bak-4 prisms and fully multi-coated optics ensure bright, sharp and crystal clear images feature extra long twist down eyecups tripod mountable

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