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Nikon 7218 Action 10x50 Binocular (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Multicoated aspherical lens for clear viewing
- BaK4 high-index prisms
- Ample exit pupils for superior light gathering
- Magnification: 10x
- Objective lens: 50mm
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|Exit Pupil Diameter||5 mm|
|Item Dimensions||4.2 x 8.4 x 9.6 inches|
|Item Display Weight||1.179 Kilograms|
|Item Weight||0.5 pounds|
|Objective Lens Diameter||50 mm|
|Shipping Weight||2.82 pounds|
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Top Customer Reviews
After reading hundreds of reviews here at Amazon, and googling and reading binocular reviews at other sites, I bought these Nikons. They are much better than the old Bushnells I have! I would imagine that a new pair of Bushnells would also be better than my old ones, due to technological progress, so I realize it's not exactly an apples to apples comparison.
After reading reviews and giving thought to how I use binoculars, I decided to go with the Nikons. My only dilemma was whether to get the 10x or the 12x. The hesitation came from other reviewers stating that with anything over 10x, you wouldn't be able to hold it steady enough and may need a tripod. I have not had that problem, and am extremely glad that I went with the 12x. I notice no difference in being able to steady them from the old 10x.
Image quality for most average uses is excellent (you would invest in something much more expensive if you were a serious hobbyist). The advantage of this pair is that it is well made, and serves the purpose over a range of multiple uses (backyard birding, airplane spotting, landscapes, etc). And at the price point, if the kids drop it into the water, not a huge loss.
The unit is made well with excellent fit and finish, worthy of the Nikon name. I would recommend unhesitatingly for family use.
Update to my review 7-22-08. After using these binoculars for another year and some others, I can make additional recommendations for astronomical viewing. These ones still perform reasonably well for hunting down objects in dark sky (M, etc.) and are OK in bad conditions for getting oriented. However, for less money (about $50.00) I got a much better pair of Barska 15x70 at Big5 Sporting Goods. The Barskas are a better celestial scope, pariticularly in dark skies. I sometimes still start with the Nikon to get oriented, but once I am set to look in detail at things, the Barska gives a much better view, higher magnification, clearer field, less distortion. Therefore, I revise this review to indicate that the Nikons are perhaps not a great value. Also, the Barskas come with a really lame case, but who cares, cheap binoculars are meant to be out of the case and heavily used - don't baby them.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great picture but HEAVY. Definitely not for long hikes. Loved the field of vision.Published 7 months ago by n S
Bright and clear image quality. Easy to adjust for stereo viewing. Not cumbersome.Published 19 months ago by Commander
These are some fine lenses. Super clear and very solid construction. I found this to be an excellent value product and if this is the magnification you want you will be very happy... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Niko
Bought them as a gift and work marvelously! Easy to use and not too heavy to hold or carry. Very nice, thinking of picking up a set for myself!Published 20 months ago by dlsmith7