Nikon 7266 Action 10 X 40mm Binoculars
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- Aspherical lenses eliminate virtually all distortion
- Quick, smooth central focusing
- Diopter control to regulate visual imbalance
- BAK4 high index prisms
- Precision-aligned sharp multi-coated optics for bright, clear images
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|Exit Pupil Diameter||4 mm|
|Item Dimensions||3.5 x 8.2 x 8.3 inches|
|Item Display Weight||2.35 pounds|
|Item Weight||2.35 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||2.87 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
Such is the case with binoculars. There is no free lunch. You give up something in order to get something. In the case of these Nikon Action 10x40 binoculars, however, what you get is a lot for what you give up.
What you GET:
1. Aspherical lens. This is a good thing. Most inexpensive binoculars come with spherical lens shapes because they are easier to make. Essentially, the curve of the lens is rounded in a constant curve, like that of a ball or sphere. This is easy to make because the manufacturer only has to use one shape of grinder in order to shape the lens and one shape of polisher to polish it. The problem occurs when you look through it. Objects seen through the middle of the lens are more or less in proportion. However, as you get near the edge of the lens, the image becomes distorted relative to the center because the light has much less glass to pass through near the thin edge than in the thicker part near the center of the lens. You notice this as distortion when looking at vertical or horizontal lines near the edge of your field of view. Aspherical lens correct for this distortion but require the manufacturer to use a more complicated, and expensive, set of grinders to make the lens elements. If you're bird watching or using these for football games, a little bit of edge distortion might not bother you. However, if you are looking at buildings or bridges, you'll definitely notice the distortion.
2. Ergonomics.Read more ›
The rear lens caps slip onto the neck strap where they are reasonably secure. Unfortunately Nikon couldn't come up with as good an answer for the front lens caps. They have small loop with an opening so you can clip them onto the neck strap. Not very secure. More likely they will go in my pocket. Good luck finding a replacement, Google couldn't.
The nicely padded soft case does not come with a strap. It hangs from the binocular strap when they are in the case. I still haven't come up with a good solution on what to do with it in the field. However the strap on the binoculars is nice and wide 1 1/4"
I've always been a Nikon camera fan, and these are outstanding binoculars, with the same look, feel and optics you find in their highest quality cameras.
If you spend a few moments learning about how to buy binculars, you'll be able to choose, as I did, a product that is well built and designed for what you are doing (hummingbird watching here). Learn what Magnification Power, Objective Lens Diameter and Exit Pupil mean.
The case is clean in design, very nice and functional.
This is a simple but useful site I found on how to pick binoculars. Many thanks to the author for posting this.
Good luck and enjoy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These Nikon binoculars have poor quality control. My brand new binoculars came with a severe optical defect in the right barrel. Read morePublished 10 months ago by PETE
Crisp, clear, and large, image through these. I get compliments from whomever uses them.Published 19 months ago by Eric T Larsen
These binoculars are not water resistant, but you absolutely cannot beat them for the price. They are bright and focus very smoothly.Published on March 8, 2014 by yabo
I love them, awesome for looking at trees and birds, if you love nature and landscapes its a must havePublished on February 15, 2014 by alejandra
These binoculars are a tremendous deal. We have had them for 4 years and they are going strong. 10 x 40 was all I needed, and I can see very clearly. Read morePublished on January 5, 2014 by Dr. Oceanfront
Awesome binocs for the money! Crystal clear, great for birdwatching too. Good quality and I also bought a 2nd pair for a friend.Published on November 28, 2013 by Mark
Very bright and clear. Use them for nature viewing at a summer lake. Not too small, so easy to handle and focus. Very happy with them.Published on November 3, 2013 by Paul G.
I use these mostly for bird and wildlife watching with my daughter. They are a bit on the heavy side, but the image is very bright and crisp. Read morePublished on September 12, 2013 by Steve Brammer