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Nikon 7234 Action 10-22 X 50mm Binoculars

by Nikon
55 customer reviews
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Technical Details

Product Description

22 x 50mm - Prism Binoculars

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 8.5 x 4.3 inches ; 2.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0002INMK0
  • Item model number: 7234
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,135 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at October 24, 2006

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

52 of 53 people found the following review helpful By AKT on February 25, 2007
As a backyard astronomer and novice outdoorsman, I know that serious users of binoculars will tell you that zoom binocs are almost never recommended. Zoom binocs tend to have a lot of problems with being usable at higher magnification. Even with another $80 pair of zooms, I end up seeing a crossing of views (or blackout) through the left and right eyepieces with even moderate increase in magnification. That being said, this pair of Nikon Action zoom binocs is probably the best pair of zooms you can get. I find them to actually be usable throughout most of range, though stability (shaky hands) are an issue once you reach high magnification (unless you are using a tripod). The fact that they work this well, though, is pretty much a miracle. Nikon quality really proves itself here. If you are dead set on one pair of binocs, and those being zooms, then I recommend these as your only real choice.
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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Clifford R. Felice on October 22, 2009
This is a good entry level binocular for the price. I would recommend the fixed power Nikon above this however. The zoom feature requires additional adjustment to the diopter setting, and is not acceptable for extended glassing at higher powers. The 10x setting is very good. The diopter adjustment is too loose and can easily be moved out of focus unintentionally. I would not recomment the zoom feature on any binocular I have used in this price range. For a quick look at a higher power these are OK, but you are better off paying extra for better fixed power optics. If your use of binoculars require extended hiking or activity, I would recommend upgrading to the Nikon Monarch series which use the lighter and more sturdy roof prism design than the porro prims models and are significantly better quality optics.
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Gyaani on June 16, 2006
These are no ordinary binoculars. They are a miracle. They exceeded my expectations and I am proud to own them now.

Its usable right out of the box. The controls are very easy to use, even my [...] son knows how to focus the binoculars. You can keep the zoom level at 10X for most viewing. When you really want to zoom in, the binoculars provide upto 22X zoom by just sliding a lever. At 22X zoom, you need steady hands or a tripod to view appropriately. The 10X zoom is more than sufficient for exploring the distant objects around you.

For starters, when you buy a binocular, you need to consider two aspects. The binoculars are usually represented in the format A X B where A is the magnification and B is the diameter of the front lens in millimeters. The more the better for both A and B.

This Nikon binocular is capable of magnifications ranging from 10 to 22. The front lens is 50 mm which is more than sufficient for everyday daylight and night viewing.

The Nikon lens are world-class providing crystal clear view. At night I focussed on the moon and could see the mountains on the moon very clearly.

Overall I would definitely recommend this product for everyone. Even adults who think that binoculars are for children must try this product as it will amaze them. Not to speak of teens who will marvel their "birds" in close-up!!!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By MindCreations on April 24, 2007
I bought these binoculars about a month ago because I wanted something really powerful/top of the line that could be used with basically doing anything. These things are SO powerful that it's scary. We went to a concert last week and were wayyyy far away from the stage. We used the zoom on these to the 22 mark and it was TOO close!

These are very high quality binoculars and are a pretty good weight. They come with a soft case and covers for the lenses and eyepiece, and a tripod mount. There is a small lever on the right eye piece that you can ease left to right in order to take advantage of the 10-22 zoom. Because the diameter of the lenses is 50, these binoculars allow a good deal of light to come in so that you will see a bright, crisp image.

If you are into star-gazing then you are going to need a tripod. Nothing expensive, just something to steady the binoculars so that you won't be struggling to hold them completely still in your hands. When you're that close with the zoom you're going to need it.

Highly recommended!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Confederate on October 1, 2008
These binocs far exceeded my expectations, and my experience, with other zoom optical equipment. From spotting scopes to binoculars, a crisp image is usually always attainable at the lowest setting; however, as one zooms in, I usually found that the image became fuzzy or indistinct.

Having another pair of NIKON binoculars, I decided to just trust the name. I could always send them back if they were crappy. And so I ordered them.

When I first got them, I looked through the lenses and my heart sank. It appeared the two images did not line up, even out of focus as they were. But when I went outside and actually focused on the moon, I learned it was just the way things are.

At 10x, the moon is beautiful, but still awfully far away. By adding the included tripod mount, suddenly I was able to use it at full zoom. Details on the moon fairly popped out in crystal sharpness.

But zooms do exact a price, even with very nice optics. In this case, the field of view was not anything like you'd get from a Nikon 10x50, even though the objective opening is the same. But even with a more narrow view, like you'd get through a quality telescope, the Nikon came through with sharpness, which is my major concern.

At higher magnification, you're going to need a tripod. The attachment that comes with these binocs fits standard tripods, so accept that you need a good, tall, tripod. Second, the moon moves, so your tripod should be able to remain tight, even when the screws are loosened. If you have a cheap, crappy one that wobbles or won't lock, you'll have a more difficult time.

The moon is gorgeous through these lenses. So are terrestrial objects. The zoom is clean and smooth, and, again, the optics are much nicer than you'd have reason to expect.
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