Athlon Optics 8x42 Midas Waterproof Binocular

The rugged benchmark for all-weather brightness and clarity, Midas roof-prism binoculars are light and slim thanks to a magnesium chassis. With their HD Glass lenses, Advanced Fully multi-coated optics, high-quality BaK-4 prisms with our ESP Dielectric coating plus phase coating, the Midas binos gather maximum light and produce brilliant color fidelity. The waterproof, shockproof design and rubber armor are ready for anything you are. No matter the conditions, with Midas, the outlook is clear. Other design enhancements include our XPL Lenses coating that protects the exterior lenses from scratches, dust and anything else mother nature throws at you. The also feature improved twist-up eyecups and argon purging.

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Specifications for 8x42 Midas Waterproof Roof Prism Binocular:

EYE RELIEF: 17.2 mm
FIELD OF VIEW FEET @1000 Yards: 426 ft
CLOSE FOCUS: 2 m /6.5 ft
WEIGHT: 25 oz

Features of 8x42 Midas Waterproof Roof Prism Binocular:

  • ED Glass- High definition glass:ED glass gives you an image with little or no chromatic fringe so the final result brings a clearer and sharper image to your eyes
  • ESP Dielectric Coating- Enhanced Spectral Prism Dielectric Coating: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.
  • Lightweight Magnesium Chassis:Magnesium chassis give you the strength of a metal chassis while reducing the weight as much as 35%
  • XPL Coating- Xtra Protective Layer coating:XPL Coating gives you an extra protection on the exterior lenses from dirt, oil and scratches
  • Phase Corrected prisms:Phase corrected prisms produce images that have better contrast, a higher resolution and better color reproduction
  • BaK4 prisms:Bak-4 glass prisms reflect more light to your eyes which will give you brighter and sharper image.
  • Advanced FMC:Advanced Fully Multi-Coated lenses gives you better light transmission to bring optimum brightness and true color across the entire light spectrum.
  • Long Eye Relief:Long eye relief can be particularly important for eyeglass wearers because longer eye relief allows them to still see the entire field of view.
  • Close Focus:Close focus is important for those who are nature observers and especially important if you are going to watch butterflies or insects
  • Twist Up Eyecups:Twist up eyecups with intermediate stops allow you to set the eyecups to the ideal eye relief for you eyes
  • Waterproof:Waterproof to protect the binocular in the harshest weather conditions or if accidentally submerged underwater

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  • PROS
  • all the qualities- crisp to the edge, color, low-low eye strain, ergonomics, case, warranted for life, no receipt or questions asked.
  • Easy to hold
  • amazing clarity
  • Excellent FOV
  • clairity and low light ability
  • CONS
  • perhaps the 10X 42 but for long viewing I prefer this 8X42
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Edd - Add Reply

Every sport enthusiast I show this Athlon Midas 8X42 is wowed - all the qualities- crisp to the edge, color, low-low eye strain, ergonomics, case, warranted for life, no receipt or questions asked. Equal to a Steiner I bought 12 yrs. ago for $789. That was a very good glass and this is equal. Recommended? Yes, above and beyond. If I needed another glass, I'd get another Athlon Midas.

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Jaron - Add Reply

Am extremely impressed with these binoculars. Was using a pair of 10 year old Bushnell's which I thought were okay, until I bough the Athlon's. The field of view is so much larger and the details sharper. I have mostly used the Athlon's for birdwatching, and to view the the many boats that pass by a couple of hundred yards from my house. Can't wait to take these on my next trip to the coast of Maine and use them to view lighthouses and shore birds!

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Tre - Add Reply

I bought these just before this deer season and used them through deer and elk season. These are much lighter than my 10x42 Vortex binos, and the clarity is SO much better. Low-light performance is excellent for those early-morning or late-evening glassing sessions. With the clarity of the glass, these 8x are just as good, if not better, than the 10x42s that will probably stay in the truck from now on. Build quality is excellent, the binos feel "right" in the hand, and the twist-up eyecups are smooth as butter and lock in place perfectly. "Ounces are pounds and pounds are pain" goes the familiar lightweight/backpacker mantra. These cut the pain, and the lighter weight makes unsupported glassing a lot more comfortable if you want to forego the weight of a tripod. 5 Stars all around and absolutely recommended.

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