Nikon Premier 8x42

$1,200.00 Released September, 2009

Product Shot 1The Nikon Premier 8x42 are high-end standard-sized binoculars similar to the Nikon Premier 8x32 and Nikon Premier 10x42 binoculars. Offering a 8x magnification like the Premier 8x32s and a 42mm objective lens diameter like the Premier 10x42s, the Premier 8x42 binoculars are the mid-level offering of the Premier line due to their balanced traits.

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The 8x42s also sport the same high-end construction as the others in the Premier line, namely: phase-corrected prisms, a die-cast magnesium body and 100% resistance to water and fog.

The Premier 8x42s sport a roof prism system design which offers a slimmer body than porro prism binoculars but typically at the cost of image quality. However, the Premier 8x42s' phase-corrected prisms adjust for this, providing enhanced resolution and contrast compared to low-end roof prism binoculars. Their die-cast magnesium body allows the Premier 8x42s to stand up to a lot more damage than lower grade binoculars while minimizing added weight. Additionally, the Premier 8x42s are O-ring sealed and nitrogen purged, making them 100% water and fog-proof, allowing them to withstand even full submersion in water.


  • Phase-correction enhances resolution for excellent detail
  • Silver coated prisms for brighter images
  • Streamlined roof prism design
  • Fully multicoated optics reduce eyestrain and enhance brightness
  • Central focus knob for fast adjusting
  • Durable and protective rubber-armored coating
  • Sturdy, die-cast magnesium alloy body
  • 100% waterproof/fogproof due to being nitrogen filled and O-ring sealed

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