Fujinon 8x42 CD

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Brand and Model:Fujinon 8x42 CD
Price ($USD):$536.95
Attributes:checked Waterproof checked Armored
Objective Lens Size:42 mm
Magnification:8 x
Prism Type:Roof
Field of View:7.0 degrees
Eye Relief:15 mm
Near Focus:12 ft
Weight (lbs):28 oz.
Dimensions (w/h/d):5.5x4.3
Description:80% light transmission, dual center focus controls, 100% waterproof rubber armored, silver mirrored Bak-4 prisms, lifetime warranty.

Good all-around performer. These new compact, ergonomically designed binoculars are fully waterproof and fogproof. The housings are of high strength, light alloy for maximum durability with minimum weight. The binocular bodies are rubber coated for a better grip, especially when they're wet, and for added impact protection. Eye relief 15mm; field of view 367'/1000 yards; close focus 12'; weighs 30 ounces.

Fujinon's new CD binoculars offer an extraordinary value in premium roof prism binoculars. Computer designed optics, 100% multi-coated optical surfaces plus silver mirrored BaK-4 prisms deliver outstanding light transmission and exceptional optical performance. An advanced eyepiece lens design produces clearer, sharper, color-corrected images, virtually free from distortion and astigmatism.

The CD binoculars feature a dual focusing system: center focusing and center diopter adjustment focusing. Traditional center-focus design involves using the center focus for the left eye and twisting the right eyepiece to make the necessary diopter compensation. With the CD Series, you use the center focus first, to focus for to left eye. Then, the right eye is adjusted with the center diopter control. Your hands never change position and the process is quick and easy.

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Fujinon 8x42 CD
Bought a pair of the Phase Coated version
for myself and a pair of the similar Pentax
for my wife. Spent a weekend critically
comparing the two, side by side, until
my eyes were exhausted. Found the Pentax
were optically a little better but the
Fujinon were heavier and mechanically
superior. I sent the Fujinon back for a
refund and bought the Swarovski 8.5x42EL,
which truly is a "10" for roof prism
binoculars. Still like porro prism binoc's
better, with my Nikon 7x50 Prostar and
Fujinon 8x30 Marine Tested being my favorites.

Overall Rating: 7
Optics:8 Value:6
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.39.8)
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Fujinon 8x42 CD
I had just purchased the updated phased coated Fujinon 8x42 CD on 9/20/01. They bright, sharp from edge to edge and easy to to focus. I owned a pair each of 8x20 pocket Leica and Zeiss binoculars. I was planning to purchase a larger pair of their bretheren. Not now. The CD's are a best kept secret! Check them out for your self!

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.192.153)
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Fujinon 8x42 CD
Clear and sharp to the edge, easily better than 7x and 10x brethren. Cosidered the much brighter phase coated Pentax version but was turned off by the narrow FOV and vastly inferior construction. That said, the Pentax is a better buy at $400 as opposed to Fuji at $550.00. These rather expensive and heavy Fuji binoculars are overbuilt to a fault. Wish they were phase coated.

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.227.9)
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