The Alpen Rainier 8x42mm Waterproof BAK4 Roof Prism Binocular features a high quality HD (High definition) ED (Extra low dispersion) optical system which maximizes light transmission to bring every last ray of light to your eyes, even in the worst flat-light, dawn or dusk conditions. This Alpen Binoculars push the limits of optical perfection by including UBX multi layer coatings for maximum light transmission and extra large BAK-4 prisms that are coated with over 60 years of Alpen's own SHR metallic and PXA phase coatings to deliver unmatched brightness clarity and color fidelity. It also features large diameter lens elements throughout the optical system which provide and enhanced field of view and long eye relief for easy viewing when wearing eyeglasses.
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I read about these in Outdoor World magazine as being a great buy and BOY ARE THEY! They enhanced my vacations in the South West and Canada and Scotland and were very affordable through Adorama. I had a little problem with them after 5 years and Alpen Optics sent me a brand NEW pair of Shasta Ridge 10 x 42 in the return mail. If this is your budget (< $200) get these guys with confidence. You won't be sorry! [I'm not trying to sound liker an add for Alpen - I have no connection to them except as a VERY happy customer]. They are not perfect - they're not as good optically as my Nikon 8 x 32 SE CF glasses (but not many binoculars are).