Pro Issue 8x42

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No-Matter-What Lifetime Warranty

Phase Coated Prism

Designed for Max Grip And Protection

Waterproof + Fogproof


Ultra Wide Field of View

A 429 foot field of view (8x @1000yds) that is distortion free across the field. This provides a new level of peripheral vision to a binocular in this class. It’s as if the binocular housing simply disappears from sight while in use.

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Phase Coated BaK4 Prism

Multilayer phase-correction coatings applied to the prism surfaces ensure accurate image contrast and avoid unwanted interference effects. While all our optics have fully multi coated lenses, the Pro Issue extends these coatings to the prisms in order to maximize brightness and clarity from edge to edge.

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Fully Multi Coated Lens Array

Every surface of every piece of glass inside has multiple coatings of broadband anti-reflective coating. This is key to providing a crisp and color correct image, no matter the time of day… or night.

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Waterproof + Fogproof

Submersible in up to three feet of water and nitrogen sealed to prevent internal condensation. There’s no reason to leave them at home - clean them off without worry.

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Easy to Use

A refined feel in hand, with a smooth central focus knob, easy to dial in diopter adjustment, and a single hinge adjustment that fits all faces. Works for glasses wearers and those without using our multi step twist up eyecups.

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Tight Close Focus

With a close focus of less than 2M (6ft.), these binoculars fill the field with the closest details you see, whether a butterfly or a bee in a nearby tree. Not to mention, these are excellent for amateur astronomy, if you were wondering about that.

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Rugged Natural Grip

Designed to fit in your palm and to be held seamlessly without thought or worry. The ergonomic ribbed housing is designed to protect the product. Did we mention our no-fault No Matter What Lifetime Warranty?

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Snap a Photo

The Pro Issue shoots brighter and wider than any other Nocs product. Just line up your smartphone to capture the moment and share with your citizen scientist peers.

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Power: 8x 10x
Objective Lens: 42mm 42mm
Field of View: 429ft @ 1000yds, 143M @ 1000M (8.17º) 342ft @ 1000yds, 113M @ 1000M (6.5º)
Prism Type: Phase Coated Bak4 Roof Prism Phase Coated Bak4 Roof Prism
Lens Coating: Fully Multi-Coated Fully Multi-Coated
Waterproof Rating: IPX7 - 30 min under 1M water IPX7 - 30 min under 1M water
Fogproofing: Nitrogen filled, sealed O-rings Nitrogen filled, sealed O-rings
Diopter System: ±4º, Right Eye ±4º, Right Eye
Eye Cups: Multi Stop Twist Up Multi Stop Twist Up
Number of Lenses: 8 pieces / 6 groups (per side) 8 pieces / 6 groups (per side)
Close Focus: 2M (6ft) 2M (6ft)
Dimensions: 145x129mm, 5.7” x 5.07” 145x129mm, 5.7” x 5.07”
Height: 55mm, 2.16” 55mm, 2.16”
Weight: 680g, 1.5lb 680g, 1.5lb
Eye Relief: 17mm 15mm
Relative Brightness: 27.04 18.23
Exit Pupil Diameter: 5.25mm 4.20mm
Interpupillary Distance: 55mm - 73mm 55mm - 73mm
Tripod Compatibility: Yes Yes
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Upgrade from 10x25 worth it

I bought a Nocs monocular and pair of 10x25 binoculars a couple of years ago on a bit of a whim, and have used them intermittently. Recently, I have been doing more birdwatching and wanted to upgrade my binoculars. I did minimal research but most articles seemed to recommend 8x42 binoculars for birding. I purchased the 8x42 pro issue and they are incredible. Certainly can tell the difference in clarity, particularly in lower light.

Tim T.
United States United States

Just like all of the other reviews

Comfortable, wide view great lighting

Randye SVG verified by SHOP
United States United States

Absolutely love them. No regerts!

Edward R.
United States United States

A trifecta of benefits

I recently treated myself to a pair of Nocs Provisions binoculars (8x42) to replace my 40 year old binoculars (7x35). Wow, what a difference. The visual clarity to the edges of the lenses is spectacular. The extra light from the larger lenses is very pleasing to my eyes. Finally, the nitrogen pressurization will eliminate the problem of rain moisture entering the internals of the binoculars. A trifecta of benefits.

Demitri P.
United States United States

Pro issue 8x42

I have had my Nocs 8x42 pro issue binoculars since around July of last year and these binoculars are absolutely amazing. Upon receiving my binoculars the first thing I noticed was the packaging and how eco friendly it was. The second thing I noticed immediately was the quality of these binoculars. They feel built to last. The design is amazing and the built in grip makes them easy to hold even on those cold mornings while birding. I will definitely be picking up more for my wildlife guide business. Highly recommend.