Objective diameter:  42 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 5.25 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 20 mm
IPD:  56 – 72 mm
RFOV:  7.0  degrees = 122 m
AFOV:  52.1  degrees
Focus type:  CF
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 848 g
Made in: Japan



You would have a hard time finding things to criticize about the Nikon HG-L. Beside its relatively narrow field of view and its  high weight, there is not much wrong with this fine classic roof prism binocular from Nikon, the predecessor of the current Nikon Monarch HG (see separate posts about Nikon Monarch HG 10×42, 8×42 and 8×30). Superb finish, excellent build quality and very nice optical performance are its key characteristics.

see also remarks under separate post “Nikon HG-L 8×32 DCF”



A 2104 comparative review (in German) can be found here:


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