MODEL ZD 8X43 ED
At 8-power they offer higher magnification than the rest of our test field. The roofprism construction allows for lighter, more compact frames, making them easier to backpack or wear on the neck. Fully coated optics with hybrid aspherical lens elements transmit optimum light in spite of their smaller objective lens and exit pupil. Magnesium-alloy frames are light but durable.
IN THE BOX: Comes with neck strap and nylon padded carrying case with strap. CONCLUSIONS: The higher magnification of the 8-power optics were still easy to use thanks to their compact construction. Glass optics transmitted light nearly as well as some 50mm objective binos and better than others. Testers could read most but not all of the very bottom line of the chart. The ZD binos at 8-power gave a clear view of line 7. The internal focus and right-eye ocular focus ring made adjustments easy. Instead of roll-down rubber eyecups, these eyecups ratcheted up or down for optimum eye relief with glasses.
AVAILABLE: us.ricoh-imaging.com WARRANTY: 25-year limited warranty POWER: 8
EXIT PUPIL: 5.4 mm
EYE RELIEF: 22 mm
FIELD OF VIEW: 330 ft. or 6.3 degrees FOCUS STYLE: Internal
PRISM STYLE: Roof prism with BAK4 RUBBER ARMORED: Yes
LENGTH: 5.75 in.
WIDTH: 4.875 in.
HEIGHT: 2.125 in.
WEIGHT: 25.2 oz.
COATINGS: Fully multicoated optics WATERPROOF: JIS 6 to 3.3 ft.
NITROGEN FILLED: Yes
O-RING SEALED: Yes