The 8x42 Premier Binocular from Nikon is a general purpose set of glasses featuring a weather-sealed magnesium-alloy housing and an Eco-Glass optical path that contains neither lead nor arsenic. Nikon's Premier series optics combines a fully multicoated lens system and field flattener eyepieces to transmit a contrast-rich image that reveals impressive detail across the entire field of view. Phase-corrected roof prisms finished with a highly reflective silver coating allow the Premier binocular to preserve sharpness and color fidelity without sacrificing brightness.
Complementing its image quality, the 8x42 Premier displays a 52° apparent viewing angle and is capable of focusing as close as 10 ft, making this binocular suitable for almost any viewing task. Turn-and-Slide eyecups with multiple click-stop positions and a 20mm eye relief can provide a comfortable viewing distance for almost any viewer—with or without eyeglasses.
The magnesium-alloy housing is nitrogen-filled for fogproof performance and wrapped in a slip-resistant rubber armoring that makes this Premier series optic easy to use even when conditions turn wet or cold. A sculpted body with ergonomically located gripping surfaces, in addition to a fast focus adjustment wheel, equips this binocular for user-friendly handling.