Nikon EDG 8×32

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Objective diameter:  32 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 4 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 18.5 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 14 mm
IPD: 54  –  76 mm
RFOV:  7.8  degrees = 136 m
AFOV: 57.2 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 2.05 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3m to infinity (measured): 200 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (estimate): +/- 5 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 6 dpt*
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 748 g
Made in: Japan
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel



The EDG used to be Nikon’s top line of binoculars, and this is the smallest model in the line. It is, however, somewhat larger and also slightly heavier than many other 8×32 instruments, but excels in almost every respect, both optically and mechanically, and is overall probably one of the best 8×32 binocular currently available.**

see also remarks in separate posts
“Nikon EDG 7×42”,×42/
“Nikon EDG 8×42”,×42-dcf/
“Nikon EDG 10×42”,×42/

**edit Oct.2020: will the title “best 8×32” in the future perhaps have to be shared with the new Zeiss Victory SF 8×32?
see separate post “Zeiss Victory SF 8×32”,×32/

** edit May 2021: the title “best 8×32” would perhaps now go to the new Swarovski NL Pure 8×32, see separate post,×32/



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