Objective diameter:  42 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 5.25 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 19 mm
IPD:  55 – 76 mm
RFOV:  7.7  degrees = 135 m
AFOV:   56.6 degrees
Focus type:  CF
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 892 g
Made in: Japan



With it’s “EDG” series of binoculars, half a dozen instruments at the time, Nikon established itself as the maker of very fine instruments in the premium segment of compact binoculars. The 8×42 was competing head on with same size top competitors such as the Zeiss Victory SF, Swarovski EL SV or Leica Ultravid HD+. The EDG even outperformed competition when it came to things like compact build, straylight control or eyecups mechanics. Currently, it seems that Nikon no longer sells the EDG line of instruments – a pity really.

see also remarks in separate posts “Nikon EDG 7×42” and “Nikon EDG 10×42”



A 2015 comparative review (in German) can be found here:


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