• Athlon Optics , Midas, Binocular, 8 x 42 ED Roof,
  • Athlon Optics , Midas, Binocular, 8 x 42 ED Roof,
  • Athlon Optics , Midas, Binocular, 8 x 42 ED Roof,
  • Athlon Optics , Midas, Binocular, 8 x 42 ED Roof,
  • Athlon Optics , Midas, Binocular, 8 x 42 ED Roof,
  • Athlon Optics , Midas, Binocular, 8 x 42 ED Roof,
  • Athlon Optics , Midas, Binocular, 8 x 42 ED Roof,
Athlon Optics , Midas, Binocular, 8 x 42 ED Roof,
Athlon Optics , Midas, Binocular, 8 x 42 ED Roof,
Athlon Optics , Midas, Binocular, 8 x 42 ED Roof,
Athlon Optics , Midas, Binocular, 8 x 42 ED Roof,
Athlon Optics , Midas, Binocular, 8 x 42 ED Roof,
Athlon Optics , Midas, Binocular, 8 x 42 ED Roof,
Athlon Optics , Midas, Binocular, 8 x 42 ED Roof,

Athlon Optics , Midas, Binocular, 8 x 42 ED Roof,

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  • ED Glass - ED glass gives you an image with little or no chromatic fringe so the final result brings a clearer and sharper image to your eyes
  • ESP Dielectric Coating is a multi layer prism coating that reflects over 99% of the light to your eyes bringing you a clear, bright image that displays accurate color reproduction.
  • Advanced FMC - Advanced Fully Multi-Coated lenses gives you better light transmission to bring optimum brightness and true color across the entire light spectrum.
  • Argon Purged - Argon purging gives you better waterproofing and thermal stability and Field of view Angular -8.1 degree
  • Long eye relief can be particularly important for eyeglass wearers because longer eye relief allows them to still see the entire field of view.Field Of View M @1000 METERS:144 m

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Nice, but a couple of small caveats Pros: Wide field of view; good eye relief; better than average edge-to-edge sharpness; relatively close focusing; claimed to be waterproof; tripod mount (sneakily hidden beneath the screw-off Athlon logo on the front of the hinge); good resolving power -- not any better, frankly, than a 40-year-old pair of compact 8x Nikons against which I compared them... but those Nikons were known for being very sharp and the Athlons blow the Nikons away on field of view, low-light performance, and eye relief, so they're not really comparable in most regards. But just saying, these are sharp but not otherworldly sharp.Cons: To adjust eye relief, you twist the eyecup housings. The eyepiece lens covers are rubber and they slip somewhat snugly over the eyecup housings. On my first or second use, upon removing the eyepiece lens covers, the outer layer of the eyecup housings (which seem to have been glued in place) came off with the lens covers. The objective lens covers are also a bit clumsy. They hang from the front of the lens barrels from rubber bands and fit inside the barrels. But in the field, they tend to fall out a lot and the bands sometimes come off completely, so it's easy to lose them. Finally, my binoculars came with a few visible imperfections/dust specks on the internal elements. In practice, doesn't impact use, but I'd have preferred not to see any... 4Great Binoculars! I bought these binoculars for an upcoming trip to Alaska. I was a little nervous about getting binoculars from a company I had never heard of, but, as another reviewer mentioned, the Wirecutter review caught my attention. All the other binoculars in this price range would have involved some kind of compromise, either a narrow field of view or a of lack of ED glass or a long minimum focusing distance. These binoculars ticked all the boxes for me, and I stayed within my budget (although it was the high end of my budget).Even though I am no expert, I am impressed. These binoculars are very comfortable in my small hands. They are solid without being unwieldy. The focusing is smooth and easy. Also, I am impressed with how bright they are in low light. The binoculars arrived late in the day, and I gave them their first test drive in the dark. To give you an example, I was able to focus easily and pick out tiny details in an area that my camera metered as f/2.8 and 1.3 seconds at ISO 200. That's EV2, which is really dark.One more small detail. These binocular do have a tripod mount, which was not mentioned in the reviews or the product specs on the company's website.No regrets here. I would highly recommend these binoculars. 5Incredible image that makes your eyes seem inadequate by comparison I had no idea binoculars could be this good. I followed the advice of Wirecutter to purchase this pair and I'm so glad I did.I've never actually used GOOD binoculars, you know? Everything I know about using this tool is blurry and distorted. But with these, you get a crystal clear image that's somehow even sharper than your everyday reality, if that makes any sense. I went up on my roof to try them up. Across the street is a mural I'd never really appreciated, but through the binoculars it came to life in rich detail. I had a look at the horizon, where the skyscrapers of Manhattan have always been doing their thing. Through the binoculars, I could see detailed features of their architecture as though I was suspended in the air right beside them.I'm stunned. These are great and I have a mild pang of regret I didn't buy them years ago, to take on hiking trips and vacations in other countries. They're a huge upgrade to your bare eyes. 5Athlon Optics , Midas , Binocular , 8 x 42 ED Roof Excellent binoculars, very sharp, well built, they look quite solid and obviously of excellent quality. I did not need the higher power of 10x but I wanted excellent optics AND light weight, I now have it. They are optimized for many applications but not when you need high magnification and short field of view. To carry and for bird watching they are hard to beat, especially at their price.I highly recommend these binoculars. 5Incredible clarity, brightness, and depth of field. I too came here from the Wirecutter recommendation. This also came after a couple of weeks of research including going to REI and West Marine to look at their offerings. I was unimpressed even with the higher end Nikon Monarchs and I liked the West Marine optics but they are incredibly bulky. I decided to give these a try and I really really impressed with the optics. These are the best I ve seen sub $1000. These are fantastic and surprisingly compact. They feel rugged and well built. My only dislike, which is incredibly minor, is that I wish they weren t green. I don t particularly like the shade but more importantly, I ve found this shade of green allows the product to be easily misplaced. Small concern.Anyway, I see Audobon recommending a variety of other binoculars for beginners. These should absolutely be at the top of their list. A solid buy. 5Already ordered a second pair!! I ordered these binoculars for my husband for his birthday. He hunts and manages wildlife for a living and is VERY particular when it comes to anything hunting related. He had mentioned that he needed new, compact binoculars for an upcoming hunt. I saw he had looked at a few different models of the Athlon brand, so decided to take a chance and order him a pair. I don t know the first thing about binoculars, but the guys at 2AOS were super helpful when I told them what I was looking for and explained the features in a way I could understand. He s had them now for a few weeks and takes them with him everywhere! He s so impressed by them that he just ordered a second pair in a different size, I guess he liked them!! He texted me the picture the other day from work while using them. 5Unbelievably good I have spent a considerable amount of time looking for superior optics in the sub-insane price range. I am a keen birder, and have relied on traditional recommendations such as the Nikon Monarchs and several Vortex and Bushnell offerings on the market. I came to this product from a wirecutter review. Putting my stock in their verdict, I chose the Athlon Midas 8x42, and I could not be more pleased with this purchase. The ergonomics on this product are fantastic, and that is its least impressive virtue. The clarity and brightness of image is unbelievable, birds literally pop into view with ease.The ED glass really helps with minimizing glare and ghost images (I believe these are among the least pricey bins with ED glass on the market). The close focus and low light performance is just brilliant, and are the icing on the cake. In my opinion, this blows the similarly-priced competitors out of the field. 599.9% as good as $1,800 Swarovskis Phenomenal. 99.9% as good as two different pairs of approximately eighteen hundred dollar ($1,800) 8x42 Swarovskis I compared them with. I went to my local sporting goods superstore and compared them. Sorry, I don't know which model of Swarovskis these were as I didn't check the model names. These Midas 8x42s punch way above their weight, so to speak. I'm stunned by the value these provide. I found out about these binoculars via a review at The Wirecutter.The only difference I could detect between these and the Swarovskis is the Swarovskis were very slightly brighter. Even this difference was almost negligible.All I would change about these is that I prefer an "open bridge" design so I can get my hand fully around the tube as I feel more comfortable with such a grip. But these are still very comfortable. 5EXCELLENT optics but questionable quality control Markedly superior (brighter, warmer, sharper) views relative to my trusty 10-year-old Nikon Monarch ATB 8x42. However, check your binocular as soon as you receive it to confirm the close focus limit, because the first Midas 8x42 that arrived had a >3m close focus point, so we returned it. The replacement focuses as closely as 2m (which meets the specs), which is great, but the eyepieces had water stains on them (how did those get there, if this is a new product?!), 99% of which were easily removed with my old LensPen.Update: each of the four pairs we've tried has had different build issues: two had focus knobs with noticeable play, two had close focus points that were longer than the specs, one folds down on itself when held up with one hand, one is too stiff and doesn't bend easily, one had water spots on the eyepieces upon arrival, and one had a scratch on an objective lens and dust on the inside of the lens upon arrival. We eventually gave up and kept two of them. We're going to give Athlon the benefit of the doubt, because we love the two pairs we have. If they have significant issues in the short-term, we'll adjust this review. 5This glass also handles severely back lit scenes and details like no other If I was Oprah, I would add the Athlon Midas Binocular to my Favrotie Things List for 2018. I came to purchase the Athlon Midas Binocular after reading the wirecutter dot com review on the same. WOW, wow, wow. You'll see birds with this Binocular before anyone else and in stunning HD. This glass also handles severely back lit scenes and details like no other. Look into any sunlit landscape with little to no penalty.When I recevied this Binocular from Amaon.com, these allegedy factory new Binoculars themselves came with streaks and stains all over front and rear glass. Not spots or anytjhing like waterspots, but something like drops of some substance was dripped across the lens glass. I used a lens pen, Giottos blower and pre-moistened Zeiss lens cloth to clean off all the muck. After 2x, 3x cleaning process described, these Binoculars are now clear and clean and deliver an HD image I've never seen before. Highly recommended. 5
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Nice, but a couple of small caveats Pros: Wide field of view; good eye relief; better than average edge-to-edge sharpness; relatively close focusing; claimed to be waterproof; tripod mount (sneakily hidden beneath the screw-off Athlon logo on the front of the hinge); good resolving power -- not any better, frankly, than a 40-year-old pair of compact 8x Nikons against which I compared them... but those Nikons were known for being very sharp and the Athlons blow the Nikons away on field of view, low-light performance, and eye relief, so they're not really comparable in most regards. But just saying, these are sharp but not otherworldly sharp.Cons: To adjust eye relief, you twist the eyecup housings. The eyepiece lens covers are rubber and they slip somewhat snugly over the eyecup housings. On my first or second use, upon removing the eyepiece lens covers, the outer layer of the eyecup housings (which seem to have been glued in place) came off with the lens covers. The objective lens covers are also a bit clumsy. They hang from the front of the lens barrels from rubber bands and fit inside the barrels. But in the field, they tend to fall out a lot and the bands sometimes come off completely, so it's easy to lose them. Finally, my binoculars came with a few visible imperfections/dust specks on the internal elements. In practice, doesn't impact use, but I'd have preferred not to see any... 4Great Binoculars! I bought these binoculars for an upcoming trip to Alaska. I was a little nervous about getting binoculars from a company I had never heard of, but, as another reviewer mentioned, the Wirecutter review caught my attention. All the other binoculars in this price range would have involved some kind of compromise, either a narrow field of view or a of lack of ED glass or a long minimum focusing distance. These binoculars ticked all the boxes for me, and I stayed within my budget (although it was the high end of my budget).Even though I am no expert, I am impressed. These binoculars are very comfortable in my small hands. They are solid without being unwieldy. The focusing is smooth and easy. Also, I am impressed with how bright they are in low light. The binoculars arrived late in the day, and I gave them their first test drive in the dark. To give you an example, I was able to focus easily and pick out tiny details in an area that my camera metered as f/2.8 and 1.3 seconds at ISO 200. That's EV2, which is really dark.One more small detail. These binocular do have a tripod mount, which was not mentioned in the reviews or the product specs on the company's website.No regrets here. I would highly recommend these binoculars. 5Incredible image that makes your eyes seem inadequate by comparison I had no idea binoculars could be this good. I followed the advice of Wirecutter to purchase this pair and I'm so glad I did.I've never actually used GOOD binoculars, you know? Everything I know about using this tool is blurry and distorted. But with these, you get a crystal clear image that's somehow even sharper than your everyday reality, if that makes any sense. I went up on my roof to try them up. Across the street is a mural I'd never really appreciated, but through the binoculars it came to life in rich detail. I had a look at the horizon, where the skyscrapers of Manhattan have always been doing their thing. Through the binoculars, I could see detailed features of their architecture as though I was suspended in the air right beside them.I'm stunned. These are great and I have a mild pang of regret I didn't buy them years ago, to take on hiking trips and vacations in other countries. They're a huge upgrade to your bare eyes. 5Athlon Optics , Midas , Binocular , 8 x 42 ED Roof Excellent binoculars, very sharp, well built, they look quite solid and obviously of excellent quality. I did not need the higher power of 10x but I wanted excellent optics AND light weight, I now have it. They are optimized for many applications but not when you need high magnification and short field of view. To carry and for bird watching they are hard to beat, especially at their price.I highly recommend these binoculars. 5Incredible clarity, brightness, and depth of field. I too came here from the Wirecutter recommendation. This also came after a couple of weeks of research including going to REI and West Marine to look at their offerings. I was unimpressed even with the higher end Nikon Monarchs and I liked the West Marine optics but they are incredibly bulky. I decided to give these a try and I really really impressed with the optics. These are the best I ve seen sub $1000. These are fantastic and surprisingly compact. They feel rugged and well built. My only dislike, which is incredibly minor, is that I wish they weren t green. I don t particularly like the shade but more importantly, I ve found this shade of green allows the product to be easily misplaced. Small concern.Anyway, I see Audobon recommending a variety of other binoculars for beginners. These should absolutely be at the top of their list. A solid buy. 5Already ordered a second pair!! I ordered these binoculars for my husband for his birthday. He hunts and manages wildlife for a living and is VERY particular when it comes to anything hunting related. He had mentioned that he needed new, compact binoculars for an upcoming hunt. I saw he had looked at a few different models of the Athlon brand, so decided to take a chance and order him a pair. I don t know the first thing about binoculars, but the guys at 2AOS were super helpful when I told them what I was looking for and explained the features in a way I could understand. He s had them now for a few weeks and takes them with him everywhere! He s so impressed by them that he just ordered a second pair in a different size, I guess he liked them!! He texted me the picture the other day from work while using them. 5Unbelievably good I have spent a considerable amount of time looking for superior optics in the sub-insane price range. I am a keen birder, and have relied on traditional recommendations such as the Nikon Monarchs and several Vortex and Bushnell offerings on the market. I came to this product from a wirecutter review. Putting my stock in their verdict, I chose the Athlon Midas 8x42, and I could not be more pleased with this purchase. The ergonomics on this product are fantastic, and that is its least impressive virtue. The clarity and brightness of image is unbelievable, birds literally pop into view with ease.The ED glass really helps with minimizing glare and ghost images (I believe these are among the least pricey bins with ED glass on the market). The close focus and low light performance is just brilliant, and are the icing on the cake. In my opinion, this blows the similarly-priced competitors out of the field. 599.9% as good as $1,800 Swarovskis Phenomenal. 99.9% as good as two different pairs of approximately eighteen hundred dollar ($1,800) 8x42 Swarovskis I compared them with. I went to my local sporting goods superstore and compared them. Sorry, I don't know which model of Swarovskis these were as I didn't check the model names. These Midas 8x42s punch way above their weight, so to speak. I'm stunned by the value these provide. I found out about these binoculars via a review at The Wirecutter.The only difference I could detect between these and the Swarovskis is the Swarovskis were very slightly brighter. Even this difference was almost negligible.All I would change about these is that I prefer an "open bridge" design so I can get my hand fully around the tube as I feel more comfortable with such a grip. But these are still very comfortable. 5EXCELLENT optics but questionable quality control Markedly superior (brighter, warmer, sharper) views relative to my trusty 10-year-old Nikon Monarch ATB 8x42. However, check your binocular as soon as you receive it to confirm the close focus limit, because the first Midas 8x42 that arrived had a >3m close focus point, so we returned it. The replacement focuses as closely as 2m (which meets the specs), which is great, but the eyepieces had water stains on them (how did those get there, if this is a new product?!), 99% of which were easily removed with my old LensPen.Update: each of the four pairs we've tried has had different build issues: two had focus knobs with noticeable play, two had close focus points that were longer than the specs, one folds down on itself when held up with one hand, one is too stiff and doesn't bend easily, one had water spots on the eyepieces upon arrival, and one had a scratch on an objective lens and dust on the inside of the lens upon arrival. We eventually gave up and kept two of them. We're going to give Athlon the benefit of the doubt, because we love the two pairs we have. If they have significant issues in the short-term, we'll adjust this review. 5This glass also handles severely back lit scenes and details like no other If I was Oprah, I would add the Athlon Midas Binocular to my Favrotie Things List for 2018. I came to purchase the Athlon Midas Binocular after reading the wirecutter dot com review on the same. WOW, wow, wow. You'll see birds with this Binocular before anyone else and in stunning HD. This glass also handles severely back lit scenes and details like no other. Look into any sunlit landscape with little to no penalty.When I recevied this Binocular from Amaon.com, these allegedy factory new Binoculars themselves came with streaks and stains all over front and rear glass. Not spots or anytjhing like waterspots, but something like drops of some substance was dripped across the lens glass. I used a lens pen, Giottos blower and pre-moistened Zeiss lens cloth to clean off all the muck. After 2x, 3x cleaning process described, these Binoculars are now clear and clean and deliver an HD image I've never seen before. Highly recommended. 5
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