Olympus EXWP I 8×42

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Objective diameter:  42 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 5.25 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 19 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 13.5 mm
IPD: 58  – 72 mm
RFOV:  6.3  degrees = 110 m
AFOV (according to spec.):  50.4  degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 2.1 m
Focus type:  CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: < anticlockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3m to infinity (measured): 245 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (estimate): +/- 3.5 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 5 dpt*
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 680 g
Made in: China
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel



The EXWP I used to be Olympus’ top binocular for a number of years, before the “Pro” model came out in 2018 (see separate post on “Olympus 8×42 Pro”, https://binocular.ch/olympus-8×42-pro/). Compared to other similarly priced mid-range binoculars, it’s field of view is narrower than most. Otherwise, the image is quite sharp and bright, and the mechanics are solid.




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