Field Issue 8x32

31 reviews


Featuring excellent optics in a refined, compact form factor built to get you seeing more outdoors. The optics trickle down from our Pro Issue, with an oversize focus wheel and objectives, in a lightweight, durable compact housing built to go places.

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No-Matter-What Lifetime Warranty

Best in Class Optics

Designed for Max Grip And Protection

Waterproof + fog proof

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Best overall binoculars for bird watching: Field Issue

Why we like it: Nocs' Field Issue binoculars are affordable, compact, and waterproof to a depth of about three feet, according to the company. This model combines the same high-quality optics as the Nocs Pro Issue binoculars with the compact size and durability of the company's Standard Issue binoculars. It comes in two sizes (8x32 and 10×32), with a comfortable rubberized exterior in multiple colors, a cleaning cloth, and a strap.

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Oversized Focus Wheel

We designed the Field Issue from the ground up for ultra smooth, ultra precise focusing. By fine tuning the wheel resistance and leverage ratio of the central focusing mechanism, the Field Issue allows for exacting visual adjustments from 9.3ft to infinity.

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Rich Color Representation

Fully Multi Coated Optics

With a unique lens coating formula designed for an exceptional light transmittance rate for its compact size, the Field Issue provides a rich color reproduction for bright, sharp views from edge to edge of the wide field of view.

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Goes The Distance

Lightweight Frame

Weighing in at only 16.7 oz or 473g, the Field Issue uses a medical grade, ultra rugged thermoplastic frame to house the optical system. We designed this for all-day glassing missions and foot powered travel to remote locations, where every ounce makes a difference.

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Lab Tested and Rated

Waterproof + Fogproof

Like the rest of our binocular line, the Field Issue is lab rated IPX7, meaning it can take a smattering of dust, water, and humidity and continue to perform. Submersible in up to three feet of water and nitrogen sealed to prevent internal condensation, these can be brought along for any adventure.

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Refined Feel and Drop Tested

Rugged Wave Grip

No slip in the palm, engineered to protect the optics, this evolved design provides a comfortable feel in hand and a build that dissipates impact forces on the optical system.

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See It All

Multi Stop Twist Up Eyecups

The eyecup assembly of the Field Issue allows for a perfect fit on every face. With or without glasses, the multi stop twist up eyecup mechanism provides three distinct positions to optimize viewing for all.

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Snap a Photo

The Field Issue was designed to accommodate for smartphone photography and videography. Just line up your smartphone to capture the moment and share with your citizen scientist peers.

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Power: 8x 10x
Obj. Lens Diameter: 32mm 32mm
Prism Glass / Type: BaK4 / Roof BaK4 / Roof
Number Of Lens: 6 pieces, 4 groups (per side) 6 pieces, 4 groups (per side)
Lens Coating: HiFi Fully Multi Coated HiFi Fully Multi Coated
Focus System: Central Central
Focusing Lens: Internal Sealed Internal Sealed
Exit Pupil Diameter: 4mm 3.2mm
Field of View Angle: 7.38º
Field Of View: 387ft @ 1000yd (130M) 315ft @ 1000yd (130M)
Close Focus: 2.8m / 9.3ft 2.8m / 9.3ft
Relative Brightness: 16 16
Resolution: 172mm / 6.8 in 172mm / 6.8 in
Diopter System: Right Eyepiece Right Eyepiece
Diopter Comp: ±3º ±3º
Interpupillary Distance: 53mm - 72mm 53mm - 72mm
Eye Relief: 16.8mm 16.8mm
Waterproof: IPx7 (1M/30min) IPx7 (1M/30min)
Nitrogen Filled: Yes Yes
Eyecup System: Twist-Up Twist-Up
Dimensions: 124mm x 112mm, 4.9" x 4.4" 124mm x 112mm, 4.9" x 4.4"
Weight: 473g, 16.7 oz 473g, 16.7 oz
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Thru The Looking Good Glass

Have owned several binocs over the years and this one excels. Construction is very good and the image quality is excellent. Intend to use them for birding. Handheld nocs and phone camera for photo and was amazed at the outcome. Definitely recommend.

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Perfect binoculars for me

I am a senior with strength issues. I found this binocs to be lightweight and easy to use. Love the ocean vibe in the design. They stay in my car and of course transfer to my carry on luggage. Need a second set to keep at home to watch the wildlife out our back door.

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Compact and powerful!!

I got the 8x32 in coral red and I am OBSESSED. I have been searching for a higher quality binocular for bird watching that doesn’t break your neck. These are light, small, and super easy to focus. And they’re cute as heck. The strap allows me to carry them cross body as well!! Thinking about buying a zoom tube for my wife so I don’t have to share.

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Crisp and colorful

I bought the 8x32s for my wife's birthday. "Oh, wow!" -- those were her first words when she took a look at the backyard birds. Mine too, when I tried them a minute later. Colors and details are crisp; the field of view just right for following birds and critters as they move. The rubberized surface gives a sure grip and the adjustable eye relief makes the 'nocs easy to share between people with and without glasses. Smooth and easy focus, too. Great gift!

Ellen M.
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non-slip and light weight

I purchased these and a slate gray pair for my husband. We like the large focusing wheel which adjusts rapidly. These are light weight, perfect for our vacation to the Grand Canyon early next month.