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Zen-Ray ZRS HD-M 8x42 Waterproof Monocular with Dielectric Prism Coating

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Regular Price: $185.00

Special Price: $135.00

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The newest ZRS HD Monocular features feather-light weight metal alloy body design and HD resolution and clarity with enhanced brightness using state of the art dielectric prism coating. It's fully immersible waterproof and fogproof.

Zen-Ray ZRS HD-M  8x42 Waterproof Monocular with Dielectric Prism Coating

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  • New All Metal-Alloy chassis with light weight design -new

  • VividBriteTM Dielectric Prism Coating for maximal brightness and neutral color-new

  • High Defintion (HD) image resolution

  • Phase coated for correction with BAK-4 roof prisms

  • Heavy-duty, 100% waterproof/fogproof construction: Argon charged

  • Metal alloy enforced multi-positioned twist-up eyecups

  • Large smooth center focus knob Ergonomic shape for stress free use

  • Fully multi-coated optics allows 99.97% light transmission at each glass/air interface

Dimension (HxW) 5.5x2
Weatherproofing Waterproof/Fogproof
Magnification 8x
Field of View 393ft/1000yards
Eye Relief 17.3mm
Close Focus 6 ft
Weight 10 oz
Interpupilary distance (IPD in mm) NA
Carrying case Soft Carrying Case
Neckstrap NA
Ocular Lens Cover Yes
Objective Lens Covers Yes
  1. Good compact optic Review by Chuck
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    I hunt a lot with hounds and occasionally the action occurs a distance away and I can't quite make out whats going on. I bought the Zenray monocular because it was compact and reviews were favourable. I have found it perfect for my needs. Sure the edges aren't that clear but the centre is more than adequate. With the 8x42 I can clearly see the people and the dogs and it only takes a second to whip out of the pocket. The smaller binos take up too much room. The zenray monocular is the perfect balance between optics, weight and size for my style of hunting. Great product and thoroughly recommend it. Only thing that lets me down is the flimsy optic covers. They keep coming off in my pocket but I make sure there is nothing in there that could scratch them so its okay. (Posted on 1/4/14)

  2. Love It Review by Tom
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    The colors are really vivid and the detail is amazing. And while it does get a little blurry toward the edge, it's not noticeable unless you look quite a bit off center which is unnatural since I'd be moving the monocular toward that subject anyway.

    It does have a shallow depth of field, so I find myself using the focus ring quite a bit. Interestingly that also assists with depth perception in a mono view, like a gentle bokeh effect that separates subject from surroundings.

    I tried it for astronomy. 8x magnification is great for wide views. Stars can be focused to razor sharp pinpoints. It's good for viewing stars too dim to normally see. The Pleiades take up about 1/3 the field of view. I can see all three stars of orion's belt and the sword in one view. Orion nebula is a small fuzzy spot. You can just barely make out a moon of Jupiter. Sunspots are visible on paper held a foot away from the eyepiece. Quick to get up to the eye.

    Overall I really love this monocular. The build quality is great, views are bright and sharp. Initially I thought I would want higher magnification but hand movement would ruin the experience. 8x is good for my needs. (Posted on 10/23/13)

  3. good product Review by jc
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    Good quality, easy to use,nice images. A good product overall that provides high quality at a reasonable price. The lens covers could be better. (Posted on 8/1/13)

  4. Not edge to edge sharp Review by Roy
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    Have seen much good review on this Monocular and happily purchase it and expect the optical to be very good. The center sharpness of the monocular is excellent, very high contrast, clear and I could see more details than my other monocular however the corner of the view is blurry. Around 80% from the center is sharp. It is few times more expensive than my other monocular but corner sharpness doesn't match up to them. Still happy with it but a bit disappointed with the edge performance. Maybe I would save more to get a better one next time.

    Zen-Ray Staff: Thank you very much for your feedback. We want to clarify that ZRS HD monocular does not provide edge-to-edge sharpness as PRIME HD binoculars does. But as the reviewer accurately pointed out, it is sharp all the way to 80% FOV, which is excellent result for optics between $150 and $600. (Posted on 6/26/13)

  5. very good product Review by butcher
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    this is a glass to be proud off ,clear and great in the field. (Posted on 6/19/13)

  6. Overall nice item with high quality Review by Jim
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    Compares favorably to any mid to high range product. Easy to operate due to larger size and weight. The wrist strap that came with it is a joke-won't fit this monocular and I can't come up with anything it will fit! This is not a huge problem as I will probably make up a neck strap for it. Only time will tell for sure but it seems to be a lot better than most of the products out there. (Posted on 6/5/13)

  7. Good eye relief for glasses Review by woodgnome
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    If you have astigmatism you can't just remove your spectacles - so suitable eye relief is essential, and this has it. The image is sharp and bright almost to the edge of the field. No noticeable chromatic aberration, except when used to project an image of the sun onto white paper to check for sunspots. Some blue and orange fringing can be seen at the edge of the sun's projected image, but this is irrelevant for normal use.

    Never look at the sun directly!

    As noted by others the focusing is quite hard to turn. This is the only problem - it can be hard to hold the monocular still while focusing.

    Good field of view and eye-relief, light and easy to hold. Recommended.

    Unanswered question: can the wrist strap mount be removed, and is there a tripod mount underneath?
    (Posted on 3/16/13)

  8. The best monocular I've used Review by Bill
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    Crystal clear, great field of view and great in low light! What's not to like? Just the lens cover that doesn't fit. (Posted on 8/20/12)

  9. Better than expected ! Review by Susie
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    I am very pleased with the clarity of the image seen through this monocular. The second number on the 8 X 42 provides an amazing amount of light which adds to the clarity mentioned above. Obviously, due to the size of a monocular as compared with binoculars, this neat little device is much easier to carry around. I like the nice case that comes with it, too. The bottom line-------it's a good purchase and does a quality job of delivery on the purpose for which it was designed. The folks at Zen-Ray are also very conscientious in pleasing customers. (Posted on 7/26/12)

  10. Great for Astronomy Review by Joel Kilpatrick
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    This little device is a real treasure--a telescope that fits in your pocket! It's extremely small and lightweight. Its craftsmanship is superb: aesthetically pleasing and ergonomic. It also has an excellent carrying case, with a sturdy belt loop. The optical tube itself has a handy and unobtrusive wrist strap, and the lens covers remain attached to the monocular even after they are removed, and yet they do not get in the way--which is perfect for me, since I tend to lose little things like black lens covers in the darkness. i would be annoyed if i had to stow the lens covers away in my pockets or some other place--who knows if i would find them again?

    The monocular's huge field of view, high-quality optics, and generous aperture are great for the brightest and largest deep sky objects (which are among some of the best). On clear, dark nights, I've even been able to spot several galaxies with my little hand-scope (M 51, NGC 253, M 101, M81, M82). When i'm done observing, I can quickly and easily put the lens caps back on (since they remain attached to the optical tube) and slide the monocular back into its case, which can either sit comfortably in my pocket or connect securely to my belt with its reliable loop.

    My favorite part, though: the eye guard *extends*, so that i can easily look through the monocular with my glasses on, eliminating the problem of astigmatism and thus giving me a perfectly clear view of the stars.

    I couldn't ask for anything more from this product. I believe this is the best monocular for astronomy on the market. (Posted on 12/30/11)

  11. High quality view. Lens cap issues Review by sfbaywalk
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    I bought the 8x42 as a tool to carry on daily hikes where something powerful and easy to tote is important.

    Optics and image quality are very, very good. I have concerns about the carry case and objective lens cap. The case seems a bit flimsy and the unit bounces around on my belt while hiking. The objective lens cap, while outfitted with a rubber-band-like tether, simply falls of the monocular. This happen while taking the thing out of the case, while holding the unit, and while putting it back into the case. I'll have to find another solution -- duct tape or superglue or something. I don't know. (Posted on 6/15/11)

  12. High quality Review by Aleksander
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    Very nice monocular: light and fogproof. (Posted on 6/13/11)

  13. High quality monocular Review by Aleksander
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    Very nice monocular: light and fogproof. (Posted on 6/13/11)

  14. monoculaire de qualité Review by Didier
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    Les bons monoculaires a grand diametres sont rares et chers.
    Je trouve celui très bon et lumineux avec un prix intéressant .
    Il est tres compact et facile a emporter raison de mon choix mais j'aurais préféré avoir une enveloppe caoutchouc de protection comme sur vos jumelles.
    J'espère ne pas avoir de problème car il n'y a pas de distributeur en France,et c'est bien dommage car votre optique se vendrais surement . (Posted on 6/4/11)

  15. Worked Fairly Well Review by Mom
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    We got the monocular for my 92-year-old wheelchair-bound Mom, who has vision in only one eye. It's lightweight and easy for her to hold, though way too hard for her to focus. The lens cap is not satisfactory and it would be helpful if the case were longer (stretch?) so we don't have to refocus every time it's put away and got out again. She is able to see distant objects clearly and it has improved her quality of life so this was a great investment. (Posted on 3/17/11)

  16. I like it Review by Stuart
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    I got to take my monocular out hunting finally. Its view is really good and is large enough to hold steadily. the downside is the pouch is filmsy and useless for belt carry also the objective cover's tether is tooo loose and it falls off when open. So I really like this monocular but the accessories are poor at best (Posted on 3/14/11)

  17. Superb Monocular for the money! Review by Dennis
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    OK! I got the Zen Ray 8x42 HD Monocular. Had a chance to compare to my Zeiss 8x20 monocular and my Zeiss 8x20 Victory binoculars. First, I will answer my own question. Yes, the Zen Ray is a keeper.
    After opening the box I started examing the monocular and I would say it is typical Zen Ray quality meaning pretty good. The adjustable eyecups have a little slop in them just like their binoculars ,the case is pretty nice although I don't think it is real leather and there is a short wrist strap attached to the monocular that is removable with a clip. Zen Ray should make the strap longer so you can put it around your neck and put a hole through the case so the strap can slide through it and not get lost. You hear me Charles! They could make a longer strap that clips to the one they have now on the monocular. Why oh why can't Zen Ray make lens cover that FIT! Why are they so sdhjhhvd loose? These are the same way as their binoculars almost falling off when you pull the monocular out of the case. BIG PIA! The focus was smooth and for once not too hard. Now for the good part.
    As is typical of Zen Ray binoculars they have superb optics for the money. This thing is exactly like one-half of a Zen Ray 8x43HD binocular in other words excellent. I compared it the Zeiss monocular and compact binoculars at sunset and the optics are WAY better than the smaller Zeiss monocular and I almost prefer the Zen Ray monocular over the $450.00 Zeiss 8x20 Victory binoculars. It is sharper at the edge and had excellent glare control which was better than either Zeiss and was incredibly sharp on-axis. It has all the optical advantages of a regular 8x42 high quality binocular including great ER and easy eye placement in a compact light(11oz) waterproof and dustproof package for $125.00. If you have never used a monocular they are amazingly quick to get up to your eye because you don't have to worry about IPD or getting the concentric circles just right like you do in a binocular.If you have never tried a monocular give this one a try. It would work quite well for a compact light alternative to compact binoculars and you just might find you like it better. Now if Zen Ray can get a longer strap on it and get some lens caps that fit it would make it that much sweeter. You hear me Charles.
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    Dennis (Posted on 9/17/10)


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