AllOutdoor Staff 01.26.24
Apex Optics has expanded its Summit ED Series binoculars with the addition of the 8×42 model unveiled at SHOT Show 2024. This latest offering builds on the series, which started with the 10×42 and 12×50 binoculars constructed using Japanese ED glass.
The Summit ED Series is recognized for its exceptional image quality. Users notice the clear, crisp views across the entire field of vision. There is no chromatic aberration, and the lightweight frame makes these binoculars practical for extensive outdoor use.
Further pushing the envelope, Apex Optics also developed the PRO binoculars as part of this series. These remarkable 12x binoculars set themselves apart as the first in the industry to feature a rotating MILLING reticle (20×20 MIL) in the left eye. Designed for fast adjustments, the left-eye control allows for quick leveling of the TR2 reticle, a detail appreciated by professionals and enthusiasts alike.
Apex Optics has also addressed how to transport these precision instruments. Every pair of Summit ED binoculars comes with the company’s Outfitter Pro chest harness. Made with 6000D ballistic nylon on the exterior and soft-touch synthetic suede on the interior, the harness ensures durability and protection. A magnetic latch provides secure yet silent access, and additional storage is thoughtfully included for calls. The harness is equipped with a MOLLE attachment system for easy customization.
Product specs for the Summit ED Series are as follows:
– Objective Lens: Available in 42mm and 50mm
– Magnification: Choices of 10x and 12x
– Field of View at 1000 yards: 326ft (108m) for 10x and 273ft (91m) for 12x
– Eye Relief: 15.1mm
– Exit Pupil Size: 4.3mm
– Nearest Focus: 2m
– Glass Type: ED
– Reticle: TR2 (PRO models only)
– Reticle Type: Glass Etched (PRO models only)
– Lens Coating: 7-Layer Proprietary SMC
– Prism Coating: Phase Coated + Di-electric
– Weatherproof Rating: IP67
– Diopter Adjustment: Right Eye
– Reticle Rotation: Left Eye (PRO models only)
Apex Optics continues to stand by its mission statement, “Precision Comes Standard®,” with its focus on high-quality construction and uncompromising components. The introduction of these binoculars at SHOT Show 2024 demonstrates the company’s commitment to meeting the high standards sought by outdoor enthusiasts and professionals.