Nikon 8X20 and 10X25 Premier LX Compacts
September 23, 2010
The 8X20 and 10X25 Premier LX compacts are the newest binoculars in Nikon's Premier Optics line. The pocket binoculars feature Nikon's exclusive Eco-GlassTM, which is made without lead or arsenic. Lenses are carefully ground and polished then coated with multiple layers of proprietary antireflective compounds to promote bright images. High-grade prisms used in the LX binoculars received two types of coating: a silver coating to boost light transmission and a special phase correction coating for sharpness and clarity. Field of view at 1000 yards with the 8X is 356 feet; at 1000 yards with the 10X, it's 282 feet. Close focus distance for the 8X20 is7.9 feet; for the 10X25 it's 10.5 feet. Eye relief for both binoculars is 15mm. The bodies are lightweight magnesium alloy, rubber-coated to be shockproof. The 8X20 measures 3.8x4.3 inches; the 10X25 measures 4.4x4.3 inches. Each has a weight of about 10 ounces. Other features include central focusing, a central diopter control and slide, and lock eyecups that retract for use with eyeglasses. The suggested retail price of the 8X20 is $349.99; the 10X25 is $379.99.
For more information, contact Nikon Sport Optics, Dept. ST, 1300 Walt Whitman Rd., Melville, NY 11747; (800) 2467-3464; www.nikonusa.com.