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Alpen 8X42

Alpen 8X42

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Alpen Apex 8x42

28 February 2015
  • Conclusion: The Alpen Apex 8x42 binoculars are not the best on the market -- or even in their price range -- but users still enjoy them for their balance of low cost and quality optics.
  • Pros: Long eye relief, Ergonomic/comfortable, Good value
  • Cons: No diopter lock
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Overall 7

Alpen Optics Apex 8x42

22 March 2010
  • Conclusion: Undoubtedly the light weight and handiness of the tested binoculars is an asset. Many nature lovers, not burdened by a heavy instrument during long trips, will fully appreciate that fact. Everything comes at a price, though.
  • Pros: small, light and compact barrel,, well-corrected astigmatism,, slight coma,, not very big brightness loss at the edge of the field of view,, good whiteness reproduction,, very short minimum focus distance,, good quality of prisms,, very nice blackening and cleanliness inside the inner tubes,, lif...
  • Cons: slippery rubber on the housing,, clearly visible chromatic aberration at the edge of the field,, truncated exit pupils,, too low transmission in the blue part of the spectrum,, field of vision definitely too small.
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