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Nikon EDG32 and EDG 42 Series Binoculars

Nikon have added five new bincoular models to the highly popular EDG series.

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Nikon UK have announced five binoculars from the all-new EDG series (pronounced edge) extending its range of high performance binoculars which currently includes the HGL series. With two models from the EDGx32 series, and three from the EDGx42 series, these are the first binoculars ever to use Nikon’s legendary, performance-proven ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) glass – cutting edge technology that offers significant advantages.

ED glass came to the forefront of optical technology when it was first used in Nikkor lenses, making them the most sought after optics in photography. By eliminating the chromatic aberration that occurs when varying wavelengths of light pass through optical glass, the Nikon EDG binoculars can offer unparalleled performance; delivering high contrast, high resolution images.

Nikon’s EDG optical system also incorporates phase-correction coated roof prisms to enhance resolution, as well as dielectric coated sub-prisms to maximise light transmission. Together with fully multicoated lenses and the specially engineered ED glass, the high-grade prisms deliver bright, clear and vivid images right across the viewing field.

The Nikon EDG binoculars were specifically designed for ergonomic functionality, durability and precise balance in the hand. The magnesium alloy body is sculpted into an open bridge quadrangle, offering a tough, lightweight design that will mean you can take these binoculars anywhere.

Specially engineered thumb-indexing contours on the underside of the 42mm body ensures comfortable hand positioning, whilst its waterproof and fog-proof qualities, with O-ring sealing and dry nitrogen-filling, means it can handle the toughest conditions.

To further enhance viewing quality, the EDG binoculars also have a convenient dual-phase central focusing mechanism that provides both precise focusing and diopter adjustments.  This single, discreetly integrated multifunction control locks the focus when diopter correction is necessary for unparalleled speed and convenience.

With the 42mm EDG series, Nikon is introducing a 7x, 8x and 10x model, whilst the 32mm series will be available in 8x and 10x model.  In all models the Nikon EDG features twist-out, click-stop eyepieces for an optimum view with or without eyewear.

As some users prefer ergonomically contoured horn-shaped eyecups to block out peripheral light, Nikon has included easily detachable cups with each EDG binocular model to accommodate all user preferences.

 

EDG 42

 


 


EDG 32

 


Magnification (X)

7x

8x

10x

10×

Effective Objective Diameter (mm)

42

42

42

32

32

Angular Field of View (real)( °)

8.0

7.7

6.5

7.8

6.5

Angular Field of View (apparent) (°)* 

52.2

56.6

59.2

57.2

59.2

Field of View at 1,000 (m)

140

135

114

136

114

Exit Pupil (mm)

6

5.3

4.2

4

3.2

Relative Brightness  

36

28.1

17.6

16

10.2

Eye Relief  (mm)

22.1

19.3

18.0

18.5

17.3

Close Focusing Distance  (m)

3

3

3

2.5

2.5

Interpupillary Distance Adjustment (mm)

55-76

55-76

55-76

55-76

55-76

Length (mm)

149

148

151

142

142

Width (mm)

137

137

137

134

134

Weight (g)

810

810

820

700

700

Waterproof  (m)

5

5

5

5

5

 

The new range of Nikon binoculars will be available from Summer 2008 at the following RRPs:
  • 7x42 EDG: £1199.99
  • 8x42 EDG: £1249.99
  • 10x42 EDG: £1299.99
  • 8x32 EDG: £1149.99
  • 10x32 EDG: £1199.99



For more information please visit the Nikon website.

 

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