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Superb Optics, Comfortable Depth of Field. Excellent for Raptors, Shorebirds,
This review is from: Nikon 7245 Action Ex Extreme 10 X 50 mm All Terrain Binoculars (Electronics)
I took the plunge on 10x50's after reading a compelling article on the Cornell Ornithology website.
These Nikon Action EX 10x50 binocs are unusually well-crafted for a "low end" product. Their optics are sharp and bright, even at dawn or dusk. Their eye fatigue index approaches 18. Their ergonomics and controls are rugged and smooth. Most of all, the wiggle you'd expect from 10-power binocs are rarely a problem here because the frame is lighter than most products in this price-range. Indeed, without a harness or monopod, you can watch a Bald Eagle fish the surface of a river for a quarter-mile and not miss any of the action.
While I use these primarily to view raptors at distances of 500+ feet, they focus very clearly at 27.5 feet, too. Whatever the distance, the view is bright, the colors generally vivid and the detail superb.
That is not to say that Leica wouldn't produce a superior product; but at a fraction of the price, nearly 50% off retail, they are wonderful. Keep a pair of 8x42 binoculars on-hand, especially if songbirds are your passion; but if you expect to do some long-distance viewing, these Nikons are a sensible buy.
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Initial post: Feb 5, 2008 12:24:05 PM PST
M. Bawa says:
did you purchase the 16*50 EX Nikon or 10*50 EX Nikon. The product in review is 16*50 EX Nikon and the comments i suppose are for the same product.. Kindly clarify as the reviews help a lot
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Posted on Dec 2, 2012 12:21:54 PM PST
Thank you for mentioning the artical you read, this really helped. I went to the site, and may have read the same. I am trying to get both worlds, birding, and astronomy. The astronomy site stated that 7-10 power, and any number greater then 40 for field of vision to allow more light. The Bak 4 prisms are just what I need also. So 10x50 sounds like a safe pair for my money. This is a new possible hobby to get me out of the house.
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