The Nikon Sport Optics brand − a subsidiary of Nikon Vision Co., Ltd., a global leader in optical technologies and sport optics − recently announced that the popular line of Prostaff outdoor binoculars is expanding with the launch of two new models, dubbed the Prostaff 3S.
Available in an 8x42 and a 10x42 versions, the Nikon Prostaff 3S binoculars were conceived to meet the tastes and needs of many civilian users: hunters and long-range sport shooters; outdoorsmen, bird watchers and boating enthusiasts; professionals in many technical fields; wildlife and environment surveillance personnel; and much more.
The Nikon Prostaff 3S binoculars are manufactured around an aluminum body, which in turn sports a rubberized slip-proof and shock-resistant armor that provides resistance to the harshest treatment and to the possible mistakes of sport optics beginners.
Lightweight construction also keeps the overall weight under acceptable levels − 19.9 oz., that's just over 560 grams: a highly desirable features for all those users who may need to carry their binoculars around for the entire day.
The Nikon Prostaff 3S binoculars are fog-proof, waterproof, and can resist water infiltration if submerged for up to one meter in depth and up to ten minutes.
The main technical feature of the Nikon Prostaff 3S binoculars is the use of the company's own, lead- and arsenic-free ECO-GLASS for the manufacture of lenses and roof prisms. Other features include high-reflective silver-alloy mirror coatings and multilayer-coated lenses that provide bright and clear viewing; and turn-and-slide rubber eyecups with multi-click adjustments allowing easy eye positioning at the correct eye point, even for eyeglass wearers.
With a large field-of-view, Nikon’s legendary optical system, and a well-engineered housing that comfortably conforms to user’s eyes and hands, Nikon’s Prostaff 3S binocular is ideal for hunting, hiking, birdwatching, observing sporting events, and other outdoor activities.
In the United States, the manufacturer's suggested retail price for the Nikon Prostaff 3S binoculars has been set at $119.95 for the 8x42 variant and at $129.95 for the 10x42 variant. In Europe, the street price varies anywhere between 150 and 200 Euros depending from the Country and the variant.