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Vixen Apex Pro 8x42 DCF

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Vixen
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Specifications
Manufacturer Vixen
Model Apex Pro 8x42 DCF
Lens diameter [mm] 42
Magnification [x] 8
Angular field of view [deg] 6.5
Linear field of view [m/m] 113/1000
Exit pupil [mm] 5.25
Eye relief [mm] 19.57
Min. focusing dist. [m] 3
Twilight factor 18.33
Brightness 27.56
Prisms BaK-4/roof
Dimensions [mm] 145x125
Weight [g] 715
Waterproof Yes
Nitogen filling No
Argon filling No
Image stabilization No
Tripod exit Yes
Focusing central
Warranty [years] 5
Accesories
Price 1590
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Average rating (1 owners reviews)
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Overall

5.00 Excellent
Owners reviews (1)
  1. Mark9473
    Mark9473 28 September 2017, 09:46
    Build quality
    Optical quality
    Accesories and usage
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    Overall

    IP 81.247.x.x
    Owner since: more than 10 years
    Price: ca. €
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Relatively small FOV, just 6.5°. In adverse lighting conditions, can show a bit of glare. Not the most luxurious neck strap. Compared to top bins at the time of purches (Swarovski and Zeiss) they are a bit less bright (but far from dull).

    Pros: Excellent image quality almost to the edge; very good sharpness and contrast. Excellent handling, smooth focusing, good stiffness of the diopter setting. Works well for eyeglass wearers. Robust build quality yet very compact for their objective size. 11 years of reliable service without issues.

    Summary: An excellent reliable instrument, very compact therefore easy to always take along on trips or excursions. I cannot fault the image it provides, though it would be nice to have a bit larger FOV and a few % more transmission. In use, they still wow me.