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Alpen Shasta Ridge 8x42 Binoculars

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alpen shasta ridge 8x42 binoculars

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The 8x42 full-sized Alpen Shasta Ridge binocular features BaK-4 glass prisms and fully multi-coated optics for the best image quality possible in a low-cost binocular. The resolution and brightness of the 8x42 Alpen Shasta Ridge roof prism binocular is a revelation for first-time users. Alpen Shasta Ridge 8x42 binoculars will often outshine more expensive optics from other companies. Alpen Shasta Ridge 8x42 binoculars can close focus to a mere 7 feet and have a huge 393-foot field of view at 1000 yards. With 17 mm of eye relief, adjustable, twist-up eyecups and a generous interpupillary distance range, the 8x42 Shasta Ridge binoculars should be comfortable for anyone to use. At just 26 oz., the Shasta Ridge binoculars won't be breaking anyone's back either. Alpen Shasta Ridge binoculars are O-ring sealed to be fully waterproof as well as internally fog- and dust-proof too. The 8x42 Shasta Ridge binocular is backed by Alpen’s lifetime warranty.
Power X Obj. Dia.: 8x42
Magnification: 8
Field of View: 393 ft. at 1000 yds.
Exit Pupil: 5.25 mm
Eye Relief: 17 mm
Dimensions: 5.75 in.
Close Focus: 6 ft.
Product Weight (oz): 26 oz.
Waterproofing Waterproof/Nitrogen Purged
Prism Material Phase-coated BaK-4
Lens Coatings Fully Multi-coated
Armoring Rubber
Eye Cups Twist-up with Detents
Design Type Roof Prism

Included In The Box

  • Case
  • Strap
  • Rainguard
  • Objective Lens Covers
No Fault, No Problem Warranty; Alpen offers over 100 products and accessories. All Alpen brand products are backed up by a No Questions Asked, No Fault, and No Problem Lifetime Warranty. No store receipt required. Simply contact Alpen to receive a Return Number, then send the product in to them and they will repair or replace it and return it free of charge. This represents their solid commitment to providing the best product support in the industry. Alpen guarantees your full satisfaction.

This warranty is valid in any of the 50 United States.

Call Alpen Optics via 877-987-8370

The Beginners Best Buy

Outstanding Optical Performance
Redesigned Ergonomics
  • Phase-Corrective and Multi-Layer prism coatings on a BaK-4 prism increases light transmission, brightness, contrast, and color fidelity

  • Amazing Field of View ranging 393ft. @ 1000 yds

  • Great Close-Focus at 7ft.

  • Lifetime, No-Fault Warranty*
  • Good Eye-Relief at 17mm for eyeglass wearers so you never have to struggle to see your target through the lenses.

  • A reliable rubber armored housing with a nicely textured grip helping to prevent damage from minor impacts.

  • Nitrogen filled to prevent fogging.

  • 100% Waterproof

In Depth Features:


Multi-Layer Lens Coatings: This basically means that the lenses have received multiple layers of anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces which increase light transmission to produce a brighter image and therefore better low light performance. Anti-reflective coatings can make a really big difference on the brightness of the image produced. It is not unusual to look through binoculars with smaller objective lenses, but with higher quality anti-reflection coatings and seen them outperform binoculars with much larger objective lenses, but with fewer or no coatings. The diagram above shows how these coatings improve the transmission of light.


Phase Correction: Phase correction is a set of coatings on the prism glass of roof prism binoculars that keeps light in correct color phases. These coatings are only needed on roof prism binoculars to enhance resolution, contrast, and color fidelity. The top half of this image shows the benefits of phase correction.


BaK4 Prism’s: First - Prisms are what let you see a correctly oriented image when you look through a pair of binoculars. There are two types of prisms in common use, Porro prisms and Roof prisms. Roof Prisms as with the Alpen Shasta Ridge binoculars use BaK-4 prisms are the best in less expensive binoculars; they are made of superior optical glass that produces clearer images. These are what you want in your binoculars. BK-7 prisms are also used, usually in lower priced binoculars. These are satisfactory, but they are inferior to the BaK-4 prisms. Some manufacturers will not tell you what kind of prisms they use, usually because they are of inferior quality.

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