Specifications:

Objective diameter:  32 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 4 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 17 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 14 mm
IPD:  56 – 72 mm
RFOV:  7.8 degrees = 136 m
AFOV:  57.2  degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 1.95 m
Focus type:  CF
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 745 g
Made in: Japan

  

Remarks:

In contrast to more modern roof prism binoculars, the HG-L (which is the updated and lighter version of the previous HG) appears with a heavily “sculpted” body; sculpted not like the Nikon EDG line of binoculars (see separate posts) which could almost be described as a bit “baroque”, rather – using analogies from the motor car world – with a “muscular” type of shape. Some like it, some don’t. The same is true for it’s weight, modern competitors are almost universally lighter. But when it comes to build quality and optical performance, the HG-L belongs to the finest.  Newer “ED” competitors offer better CA correction. But otherwise, the HG-L impresses with superior mechanics and a bright, sharp, flat-field image. – In 2016, Nikon introduced the successor to the HG-L with the Nikon Monarch HG line of binoculars (see separate posts).

see also remarks under separate posts
“Nikon HG-L 10×42 DCF”, https://binocular.ch/nikon-hg-l-10×42/
“Nikon HG-L 8×42 DCF”, https://binocular.ch/nikon-hg-l-8×42-dcf/

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