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Best Rated Waterproof Binoculars – Comparison and Reviews 2015-2016

July 25, 2016 by  
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Best Rated Waterproof Binoculars Comparison 2015-2016 – This page contains a roundup and comparison of all of the best top-rated Waterproof binoculars currently available (in 2015-2016) that are on the market. Waterproof binoculars allow you to use them in bad weather, and risk damage or moisture getting into the optics of the binoculars. They are best suited for boating and marine, birding, astronomy, and other uses. Waterproof binoculars are fully weather sealed with o-rings and/or gaskets. They are filled with Nitrogen or Argon gas to help prevent fogging. Below are the top rated binoculars to compare by features, price and reviews.

Best Rated Waterproof Binoculars – Comparison (2015-2016)
(best rated binoculars by consumer reviews)

Nikon Monarch 7577 10×42 Waterproof Binoculars Nikon Monarch 7576 8×42 Waterproof Binoculars Nikon 7573 PROSTAFF 5 12X50 Waterproof Binoculars Vortex Optics Diamondback 10×42 Waterproof Binoculars
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10×42
Waterproof
O-ring Sealed
Non-Slip Rubber
Apparent field of view 51.3°
Roof Prism System
Closest focus: 7.8 ft
Eye Relief: 18.4mm
Weight 21.6 oz
25 yr. Warranty
Fog Proof
ED Glass Elements
8×42
Waterproof
O-ring Sealed
Non-Slip Rubber
Apparent field of view 47.5°
Roof Prism System
Closest focus: 8.2 ft
Eye Relief: 19.5mm
Weight 20.8 oz
25 yr. Warranty
Fog Proof
ED Glass Elements
12×50
Waterproof
O-ring Sealed
Non-Slip Rubber
Apparent field of view 52°
Roof Prism System
Closest focus: 16 ft
Eye Relief: 15.5mm
Weight 28 oz
25 yr. Warranty
Fog Proof
10×42
Waterproof
O-ring Sealed
Non-Slip Rubber
Apparent field of view 51.3°
Roof Prism System
Closest focus: 5 ft
Eye Relief: 16mm
Weight 24.5 oz
Lifetime Warranty
Fog Proof


Best Rated Waterproof Binoculars – Comparison (2015-2016)
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Bushnell 10×42 H2O Waterproof Fogproof Binoculars Bushnell 8×42 H2O Waterproof Fogproof Binocular Canon 10×42 L Waterproof Image Stabilized Binoculars Steiner 7×50 Waterproof Marine Binocular
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10×42
Waterproof
O-ring Sealed
Non-Slip Rubber
Apparent field of view 58°
Roof Prism System
Closest focus: 18 ft
Eye Relief: 17mm
Weight 25 oz
Lifetime Warranty
Fog Proof
8×42
Waterproof
O-ring Sealed
Non-Slip Rubber
Apparent field of view 62.5°
Porro Prism System
Closest focus: 18 ft
Eye Relief: 17mm
Weight 27.2 oz
Lifetime Warranty
Fog Proof
10×42 L
Waterproof
Image Stabilized
Uses 2xAA batteries
Apparent field of view 65°
Vari-Angle Prism Stabilizer
Closest focus: 8.2 ft
Eye Relief: 16mm
Weight 36.8 oz
Fog Proof
Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) lens elements
7×50
Waterproof
O-ring Sealed
Non-Slip Rubber
Apparent field of view 49.7°
Porro Prism System
Closest focus: 15 ft
Eye Relief: 20mm
Weight 37 oz
10 Year Warranty
Fog Proof



Binoculars Glossary of Terms
Closest Focus Distance = This is the nearest object that you can focus on. Lower power binoculars can focus on closer objects than high power binoculars.
Apparent field of view = Apparent field of view is the angular diameter, expressed in degrees (°), of the circle of light that the eye sees through your binoculars. A large field of view is good for a seeing a large amount of area (usually with lower power binoculars). Higher power binoculars zoom in on a smaller area.
Eye Relief = Eye relief is the distance (in millimeters) that a binocular can be held from your eye and the full field of view can still be observed. More Eye relief distance is important for those that wear eyeglasses.
Apparent Field of View = This refers to how much of the overall scene you can view. The higher the magnification, the smaller field of view. Just like a wide angle lens will show more of the view, a lower magnification binoculars will show more of the overall scene. A higher magnification will show a closeup view, but with a much narrower field of view. The field of view is measured in degrees. A 180 degree field of view is being able to view everything in front of you.
Ultra Low Dispersion (UD) Lens = Some of Canon’s high end Waterproof Binoculars have a superior UD Lens. These type of lenses will reduce chromatic aberration, or color fringing, which can affect the image by reducing contrast, and image sharpness.
Nitrogen or Argon Filled = Filling binoculars with Nitrogen or Argon helps to prevent fogging.
ED Glass Elements = Nikon’s Monarch Series binoculars have ED Glass (Extra-low Dispersion) glass lenses, which correct chromatic aberrations across the furthest limits of the visible light range and effectively compensate for color fringing. The improved resolution also provides brighter, more natural looking images.
Roof Prism System = Roof prism binoculars have a straight profile, with the eyepiece situated directly behind the front lens. This allows for a more compact design.


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