Olympus Details 8 x 42 PRO & 10 x 42 PRO High Performance Binoculars


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Olympus has announced two new high performance binocular models. The 8 x 42 PRO & 10 x 42 PRO are both geared toward wildlife, nature, and sports viewing, and are designed to complement Olympus OM-D cameras and M.Zuiko PRO lenses, allowing users to search for subjects before taking a shot.

Both binoculars incorporate the same advanced ZERO (Zuiko Extra-Low Reflection Optical) anti-reflection coating used in the company's M.Zuiko Premium and PRO lenses, offering increased light transmission and contrast, improved color details, and abrasion resistance, along with reduced glare, reflections, and ghosting to ensure a clear view. 

In addition, the units feature an ultra-close minimum focusing distance of 1.5 meters, making it easy to see close-up details of a desired subject. Meanwhile, the binoculars' waterproof and fog-resistant design ensures reliability in harsher environments, with support for keeping water out when submerged at a depth of three feet for up to five minutes. Likewise, the lenses and eyepieces also feature an oil-repellent coating. This makes it easier to wipe off water drops or dirt. And for further protection, the binoculars use a shock-absorbent armored finish as well.

Here's a full rundown of specs per Olympus:

8×42 PRO
  • Type: Roof Prism
  • Magnification: 8
  • Objective lens diameter: 42mm
  • Exit pupil diameter: 5.25mm
  • Real field of view: 7.5º
  • Apparent field of view: 55.3º
  • Field of view at 1,000 m: 131m
  • Relative brightness: 27.6
  • Eye relief: 18mm
  • Diopter adjustment range: -2-+2
  • Eye interval adjustment range: 56-70mm
  • Close focusing distance: 1.5m
  • Weight: 670g
  • Size: W x H x D: 131 x 140 x 53mm

10×42 PRO
  • Type: Roof Prism
  • Magnification: 10
  • Objective lens diameter: 42mm
  • Exit pupil diameter: 4.2mm
  • Real field of view: 6.2º
  • Apparent field of view: 56.9º
  • Field of view at 1,000 m: 108m
  • Relative brightness: 17.6
  • Eye relief: 16mm
  • Diopter adjustment range: -2-+2
  • Eye interval adjustment range: 56-70mm
  • Close focusing distance: 1.5m
  • Weight: 665g
  • Size: W x H x D: 131 x 140 x 53mm

The Olympus 8 x 42 PRO retails for an MSRP of $469.99, and the Olympus 10 x 42 PRO retails for an MSRP of $579.99. Both models include a high-quality padded case, front lens and eyepiece caps, and a contoured padded strap.

Source: Olympus