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Zen-Ray Vista 8x42 Waterproof Binoculars

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Brand Zen-Ray
Part Number BN-10VISTA-842
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Product Info

Manufacturer Description

The latest VISTA Binoculars feature new lens and prism coating techniques that boosts brightness by at least 7% over the previous model. Zen-Ray's entry level binoculars rival many products that are 2x-5x more expensive.

Standard Features

  • Ultra High Reflectivity Silver prism coating
  • Phase-correction with BAK-4 roof prisms
  • Fully multi-coated optics allows almost lossless light transmissio
  • Heavy-duty, 100% waterproof/fogproof construction: Argon charged
  • Metal alloy Twist-up eyecups
  • Large smooth center focus knob
  • Diopter adjustment to fine tuning focus
  • Ergonomic shape for stress free use
  • Rubber armor absorbs shock

DO YOU KNOW? Every ZRS (ZEN-RAY SUMMIT) binocular goes through rigorous waterproof testing before leaving their factory floor by following the most demanding JIS 7 (Japanese Industrial Standard Level 7). What does that mean? They immerse every binocular into a 5 feet deep water tank for 3min. Only the one passes the test can be released. So, let it rain!

Now, each ZRS binocular will ship with FREE Zen-Ray Deluxe Comfort Neckstrap and Carrying case!


Q. What's the major difference between VISTA and ZRS (SUMMIT) binoculars.

A. Both models are featured with fully multi-coated optics, which means every glass/air interface has been coated with multi-layer anti reflection material. As a result, they can achieve over 99% transmission rate for each glass surface. In addition, they both are waterproof/fogproof with inert gas charged/o-ring sealed. VISTA is designed to compete with mid-priced ($200-$350) binoculars on the market, whereas ZRS is designed to exceed optical performance of more expensive binoculars ($500-$700). You will see a lot of premium features included in the ZRS package, such as magnesium chassis, Argon gas filling, locking diopter, phase coating. ZRS is designed to improve the edge to edge sharpness so a true flat viewing field can be obtained.

Reviews

4.0 (Based on 2 Reviews) 100% of reviewers recommended this product.
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      Review by Bilgola Surfer of Sydney Australia.
      1391126400
      Jan 30, 2014

      4.0 Real Value ... better than I expected

      Pros:

      Strong Construction,Close Focus,Works Well With Glasses,Quality Lenses,Lightweight

      Cons:

      Carry Case A Bit Ordinary

      Comments:

      Perhaps they are bit bulkier than I expected however now I have gotten used to them its not a problem.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

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      Review by Hal of Belmont CA.
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      Sep 23, 2012

      4.0 Zen Ray Vista review

      Pros:

      Close Focus,Strong Construction,Waterproof,Compact,Quality Lenses

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      Comments:

      The only reason I did not give them a 5 star is the case which is a simple nylon bag, but for the money these are excellent binocular, just keep an eye out for a better case. They are a bit heavy but very well built and armored. I tested that out when I first opened up the box, sat the binos on top of my printer shelf on the desk and promply knocked them off onto the concrete floor, no damage and optics are fine, wow. They also come with an excellent padded neck strap and lens covers - just push the cover attachment rings further up the body of the bino, they will then stay on and not fall off. They have excellent eye relief and click stop eye shields. All in all, a very nice package at a good price.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

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      Specifications

      Binocular Aperture 42mm
      Binocular Exit Pupil 5.3mm
      Field of View Angular 7.5°
      Binocular Magnification 8x
      Binocular Weight 24 oz
      Manufacturer Zen-Ray
      Prism Type Roof Prism