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Nikon 8251 ACULON A211 8-18 x 42 Zoom Binocular (Black)
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- ACULON A211 8-18x42 Zoom binoculars are designed to be as light as possible along with excellent ergonomics.
- Easy-to-reach Fingertip Zoom Control Knob allows for quick and easy adjustment of the binoculars' magnification from 8 up to 18-power.
- Turn-and-Slide Rubber Eyecups allow for comfortable viewing during extended periods of use.
- Multicoated Eco-Glass Lenses deliver a bright and clear image in most lighting conditions.
- A durable rubber-armored coating ensures a non-slip grip, even in wet conditions.
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|Item Dimensions||4.13 x 4.13 x 8.07 inches|
|Item Display Weight||2.45 pounds|
|Item Weight||2.55 pounds|
|Objective Lens Diameter||42|
|Shipping Weight||2.5 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
Based purely on advice, I settled on Nikon as the manufacturer for their supposed excellent optics at comparatively excellent prices. Once I had decided on that, it was a matter of choosing the right glasses. My initial inclination was to go with a pair of zoom binos. But I noticed that out of a large range of binoculars, Nikon only makes like 3. Why so many fixed binoculars and only 3 zoom types? Research led me to think that the "Inerrant issues with zoom type binoculars" made them inferior. So I set about finding the right pair of fixed magnification binos for my application, but there were so many choices. I try when possible to buy "Middle of the road" items. Not the very best, but not crappy either. I’m a middle of the road kind of guy. So I settled on a set of Monarch 5 8x42’s for a decent $279 price. I tired these out for a bit at Gander Mountain and liked them quite a lot. Then I talked to my buddy at work that has a set of zoom binos and he sang me their praises.Read more ›
I hate big binoculars that offer little magnification. This is a big pair of binoculars.... With their 18x ability, these binoculars offer you a fantastic zoom to let you get in close or birds, bullet holes in a target or just see something really far away, but you can also dial back to 8x to scan an area quickly. And with the 42mm objective lenses, you get a great field of view.
The good binocular from Amazon and the third from New York were superb and I am thinking of getting one for myself. However, if you get one, check the optics critically as soon as it is received. I used a bar code label on a bucket outside at a range of about 30 yards. There was printing just above the bars with the first word being "RED". with the good unit at full mag and supporting the glass stably I could just read the word. The bars were clearly visible. With the defective unit I could not read the word and the entire label gave a double image in the left lens. With my old Nikon binoculars - same class - that only go to 15X I could only tell that there was text on the label. All clearly resolved the bars of the bar code, except for the defective unit.
In this specific binocular case I did not even realize what new features there are since I bought last pair 20...30 years ago.....ZOOM...that is really good and work really well
On the near side, this one can focus at 7.6 m - about 25 ft. to read the smallest print on a case of wine (letters about 1/10th of an inch tall). The main problem to reading it is keeping the binoculars stable - this is true for practically all the use at high magnification. Can focus using magnif. 18 - resting them on a balcony railing for stability - on buildings that are 11 Km - 34000 ft away (according to Google Earth), and see the shape of their roofs, balconies, exterior colors (brick and concrete), and maybe other things like antennas on the roofs. Can focus (magnif. 15) on a large decorative chimney that is some 470 m - 1500 ft away (Google Earth, again), and see the bricks that cover it and the white lines that separate them. Also (again magnif. 15), on another building that is some 800 m - 2600 ft away (Google Earth), and see that its walls are lined in brick and the white water stains on them, as well as the flowers on the balconies (not in detail, of course). Focusing on these distances at magnification 18 is more difficult.
For large magnification levels a tripod could make their use much more productive. For this model a tripod adapter is needed and has to be purchased separately.
We used it to watch the lunar eclipse, on the night of september 27-28, and could clearly see its seas and craters, again not in detail.
When using the zoom, focusing must be made at the highest magnification and seemed to need little correction as it is decreased. The other way aroung - focusing at lowest mag. - causes significant variation in the focus (this is mentioned in the instruction booklet).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Exactly what I was after, lightweight and clear images. I'd opt for 50 for a wider view maybe. Love the zoom. I use these at football games.Published 3 months ago by Cacher
These have sharp lenses and excellent depth of field so less fiddling with the focus....best binoculars ever. Read morePublished 3 months ago by ColdShot
For the price you can beat these. The zoom feature is great. 18x is a little overkill and hard to keep stable but since you can unzoom at anytime it's not a big deal. Read morePublished 3 months ago by EGF
Nikon binoculars are top quality product. It gets you closer to nature.Published 5 months ago by Jorge G. Hidalgo Gonzalez
These binoculars are very clear, work well and feel great in the hands. Great buy!Published 5 months ago by Joyce Klein