Vixen Artes J

Vixen Artes J

Vixen Artes J

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The Vixen Artes J 8x42 ED DCF Binoculars are designed to produce the exceptional image quality that one would expect from an optic made in Japan.

Performance begins with the use of extra-low dispersion (ED) glass for the objective lens elements and BAK4 glass for the roof prisms. Next are anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics, and phase-correcting and highly reflective prism coatings which work together to maximize light transmission, eliminate color fringing, and improve clarity and contrast across a field of view that approaches wide angle. All these features present the user with an immersive observational experience with bright and clear views with accurate color representation.



Magnification 8x
Aperture 42mm
Prism BaK4, Roof Prism
Coatings Fully Multi Coated, Phase Coated, High reflectivity coating
Angular FOV
Apparent FOV 52.1°
Field at 1000m 122m
Brightness 28.1
Eye Relief 19mm
Near Focus Approximately 3m
Interpupillary Dist 56mm – 75mm
Dimensions 14.47cm x 13cm x 5cm
Waterproof Yes
Tripod Adaptable Yes (Use Bino Holder type M)
Standard Accessories Soft case and neck strap
  • Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Objectives
  • Phase-Corrected Roof Prisms
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • Nitrogen-Filled, Water and Fogproof
  • Open-Bridge/Dual-Hinge Configuration
  • Lightweight and Strong Magnesium Chassis
  • Large Center Focusing Knob
  • Tripod Mountable with Optional Adapter
  • Twist-Up Rubber Eyecups

Optical Performance

  • Moderate 8x magnification allows for observing distant subjects without sacrificing exit pupil diameter, for easier use in low light
  • Moderate 42mm objective lenses provide improved low-light performance versus smaller-objective models, without adding excessive bulk
  • Compact BAK4 roof prisms deliver a round exit pupil, and a crisp and clear image with limited edge distortion
  • Phase-correcting prism coatings increase contrast and clarity while eliminating halos and off-axis comas
  • Highly-reflective dielectric prism coatings transmit greater than 99% of light entering the prisms to limit internal light loss and maintain image brightness, contrast, and clarity
  • Extra-low dispersion glass corrects chromatic aberrations to produce accurate colors without fringing
  • Anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics produce neutral and accurate color fidelity, and improves contrast and image brightness
  • 56° apparent angle of view approaches wide angle to minimize the appearance of visible hand-shake that can distract from views
  • 367.5-foot field of view at 1000 yards

Use and Handling

  • Open-bridge/dual-hinge configuration
  • Large textured center focusing wheel is easy to manipulate, even when wearing gloves
  • 56-75mm interpupillary adjustment range enables easy use by a wide variety of users
  • Twist-up eyecups for comfortable use with or without eyewear or sunglasses
  • Tripod mountable with optional Vixen Type M adapter for hands-free use to eliminate hand-shake/vibrations and arm fatigue
  • Exceptional 19mm eye relief helps to reduce eye strain and improve viewing comfort
  • Wide 5.25mm exit pupil will completely cover pupils as they open and dilate as light fades

Construction Details

  • Bridge design helps to reduce weight without sacrificing strength or stability, and provides extra surface area for a more secure grip
  • Lightweight magnesium alloy chassis further reduces weight while maintaining the optic's durability
  • Nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed for waterproof performance in the rain, snow, and most other inclement conditions; and resistant to internal fogging when moving through extreme temperature changes and environmental conditions
  • Protective rubber armoring provides a slip-resistant grip, especially in cold and wet weather
  • Includes soft carrying case and neck strap