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Nikon - ACULON A211 8x42 Binoculars - Black-Angle_Standard

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A very good binocular at a reasonable price!

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    Telescopeguy
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    I know a little about optics and I found this binocular, the Nikon - Aculon A211 8x42, to have some very nice characteristics for a product in its price class. First, the color fidelity of the view is extraordinary. The view is bright and colors are very natural. It's difficult to explain but easy to see. Also, I see little if any chromatic aberration (the purple glow of a bright object in a high contrast view). For optics not using expensive Extra-low Dispersion glass elements, this is extraordinary. I believe the special aspheric lens element in the eyepieces corrects this problem. Views are very sharp and the 8x magnification is easier to keep steady than higher values. On the downside, the very edge of the field is slightly defocused from the center, but unless you look for it, it isn't troublesome. Also, looking at a very bright object such as the moon against a very dark background, the image is clean and sharp, but there are some internal reflections apparent. I feel the pluses far outweigh the minuses and I have to give this bino a 5-star. To get a perfect glass you can spend $500, $1,000 and much more. For much, much less, the Nikon A211 is a very pleasing visual experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent binocular for the price

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    joe1950
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    I feel the Nikon Aculon A211 8x42 binocular gives outstanding views for an instrument in its price class. The field of view is wide, the images are bright and sharp with excellent contrast and the color fidelity is surprisingly good. It gives the viewer that 'immersive' experience that is usually found in more expensive models. I believe the aspheric lens elements and fully multi-coated optics are responsible for the A211's performance. Not being an expensive ED glass model I expected a level of chromatic aberration - the purple or yellow glow seen on highly contrasting objects. In the A211 this aberration is very well controlled and virtually non-existent. It isn't a ultra elite high priced binocular. There are imperfections in the image if you know what to look for and are specifically looking for them. But they are insignificant to the overall experience and do not detract from the excellence of the binocular. Viewing with the A211s is very enjoyable and satisfying and even more amazing considering such a reasonable price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great deal for intermediate binoculars

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    Chewbecks
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    When the luna eclipse in September was upon us, my husband and I decided we wanted to take our godchildren to go see it away from the city lights. We researched telescopes as well as binoculars but it was a review that made us decide to try this little gem out. When we arrived to the store, we got the very last pair! When we arrived to our location and set up the binoculars, the images were amazing! Clear, focused and detailed. We all had an amazing time seeing the stages of the eclipse. I would recommend these to anyone who wants a step above a basic pair of binoculars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Crystal Clear

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    TheOverGifter
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    I had gifted to me a pair of internet brand binoculars that had a good rating of 60x60. Great reviews online. I honestly thought they were great. My kid dropped them and they broke and I had wanted a nicer pair. I use nikon cameras and so this was the natural choice for me. Man, was I wrong about the no name brand ones. These are awesome. Completely change what my expectation was in binoculars. These are great. If you are on the edge don't save the 30 bucks with the online ones. Just buy these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lovely product

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    LisaT
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    First off, there is nothing negative about the clarity or quality of these binoculars. They are AWESOME and worthy of every star and "top binoculars under $100" nomination. My sole reason for only 4 stars is they were a bit cumbersome for me. I took them to Alaska and, although they dangled from my neck without bother, they were just a bit too big to lug around. My husband bought a comparable pair of Bushnells (8x42's) that were 2/3 the size. I also bought a pair of these for my Father in Law who came on the trip with us.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Premium quality without a premium price tag

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    TracyK
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    I purchased the ACULON A211 8x42 binoculars for my husband as a Christmas gift. We frequently have wildlife in the field behind our house and beyond our pond and wanted a low priced product that gave a clear view. I read many reviews before deciding on this brand. These binoculars didn't disappoint. The view is crystal clear and they are easy to adjust. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a lightweight pair of binoculars that provide a concise view but don't cost a fortune.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good binoculars

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    bigblue
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    I choose these binoculars because of the name and the fact that they weren't that expensive. I tried them in the store and the were easy to adjust and handle, and since no salesperson helped me, I had plenty of time to try them out without any pressure to buy them. That allowed me to look around the store at all the different displays and merchandise and try out different distances. I also tried other pairs but they were either too big and bulky, or just too small for my large hands.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing for the price

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    LunaticFringe
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    We finally got to put our new binoculars to use last weekend for the supermoon. The difference between these and our generic pair was amazing. The A211 provided us with breathtaking views of the moon we had never experienced before. Can't wait to have the opportunity to use them with wildlife. I was concerned as they seemed a little bulky for my wife but she had no problems and used them with ease. Overall, a great product for a mid class binocular.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Binoculars at a Reasonable Price

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    JTinNH
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    When the name NIKON is on the barrel, you can count on quality, and these binocs live up to their name. I bought the 8X40s. The image is bright, clear and sharp. I use these for birding and stargazing. They provide good magnification, are easy to hold steady, and show details in my subject very well. They also include a wide neck strap, which is very comfortable, and lens caps that you can clip onto the strap when using the glasses. A total recommendation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good binoculars, poor accessories

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    library2read
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    I purchased this because I wanted a pair to use at concerts without having to take off my glasses. Although it was a bit heavier than I wanted, I was able to keep my glasses on. However, the covers for both ends are very cheaply made and don't fit well. The one for the front fell off several times. The 2 individual ones fell off the neck cord and fell on the ground. Because of this I returned this item.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    More than I imagined

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    Genedwg
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    I have been looking for quality field glasses and never found a pair in my usual shopping spots. I had some bonus and store credit dollars available and started looking. Grabbed the Nikon glasses and flipped my eyeglasses up. I was pleasantly surprised the Nikon’s were auto focusing and compensated for my bad eyes. Best field glasses I’ve ever had.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sharp, clear, bright wide angle. All around great.

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    1davey
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    Great view for most things including MLB game from medium distance, even nosebleed seats bring players closer but 10x50 might be a bit better from extreme distance of stadium but would add shake. But these 8x42 are very good at bringing a Bright clear image up close. Very enjoyable. Perfect for indoor arenas or tennis also. Hiking or camping. All around great value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Binocular for beginners

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    TechGeek
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    I do not have much of an idea about binoculars; however based on my experience of using Nikon Aculon A211 I am satisfied with this binocular. It is a good binocular for beginners, robust, ligh weight, is steady when viewing objects/ visuals and easy to use. I recommend this one for beginners.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Piece for the price

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    Livin
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    This is my first buying experience of binocular and i must say this is the worth for the money and carrying everywhere. this compact design makes the user to carry and handle easily. the clarity is 9 out 10 a true view that makes cool. overall i must say you should buy this one with low budget but great to experience. A worth purchase

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Value

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    Shabooboo
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    I use these things for spying on people, reading license plates from a distance, etc.. I'm a P.I. They work very well in low light conditions and the optic quality is great for the money. I bought them to replace an older pair of Minolta binoculars which were much more expensive many years ago.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent low cost binoculars

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    KennyG
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    I did an extensive survey of binoculars prior to making this purchase. These binoculars have all the attributes I was looking for (including low cost). The other consideration was roof prism styles since I like the smaller size and weight but the cost for comparable features was significantly higher.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    These Binoculars were just what we hoped for.

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    Carol
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    Went whale watching and volcano watching in Hawaii. These binoculars were just perfect. A great price, easy to use and to adjust handing them back and forth between the two of us. Very happy with this purchase. Easy to carry and we could see very well through them. Great choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product

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    Dewie222
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    I have little experience with binoculars, but this set seems to be a pretty good buy. The only issue I had was how rigid and inflexible these were. They were also heavier than I expected them to be, not easily hung around ones neck. Big plus was easy to use, and the zooming was efficient and looked amazing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding quality for an excellent price

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    Traveler
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    These binoculars are a pleasure to use. They focus easily and offer a bright, crystal clear image with no obvious artifacts. They have a heft and precision about them that indicates quality and attention to detail. I believe you could spend hundreds more and be hard pressed to see a difference in performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High Definition View

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    mindwizard
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    I bought this product primarily when I would go to train with my reserve unit. It is amazing at how sharp the view is compared to less expensive binoculars. I also take it with me to Central Park to go bird watching. So far it has been the best investment of binoculars I have ever invested in!

    I would recommend this to a friend