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Nikon - PROSTAFF 3S 8 x 42 Binoculars - Black-Angle_Standard

Nikon - PROSTAFF 3S 8 x 42 Binoculars - Black

Model: PROSTAFF 3S 8X42SKU: 5278800

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 61 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Binoculars a "must" on safari

    Posted
    Jannybananny
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    While in Kruger National Park in South Africa, I had the most remarkable experience of being able to look directly into the eyes of a young leopard who was perched very high up in a tall tree. That moment alone made the purchase of these binoculars worth every penny that I spent on them. Even though many of the amazing birds and wildlife that we had the privilege of seeing on safari were, relatively speaking, close to our vehicle, having these binoculars made the up-close experienc all the more intimate. Nikon's 8 x 42 binocular was perfect for our purposes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good optics. Not wide field of view.

    Posted
    ivan
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    The overhead prism correction for the fact that straight through refractor telescopes turn the image upside down is optically successful and a much better, if more costly, solution than other optical arts and tricks. However, this sort of prism produces a not very generous 'wide' field of view. That is why, to get the wide field of view a bulkier and heavier optical system is needed and is typical. For those of us who enjoy compact and light weight binoculars these are the best solution possible.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect blend of price and features

    Posted
    Jerry
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    This is my second pair of Nikons I have one that are 10x for concerts, golf and other outdoor activities and I have one pair recently purchased with 8x magnification which are great for football games. Also can attest to the lifetime warranty as I had to send in my 10x for repair to one of the eye pieces and they were returned repaired and in like new condition with no charge to me. Nikon stands behind their products.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Value

    Posted
    TJSR
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    For many years, I use Bushnell's to watch birds. But this Nikon ProStuff 3S has much better Len and Build quality with reasonable price. I wear glasses so it takes sometimes for me to get used to it. One reason is the user guide for glasses wearer does not work for me, kind misleading. That makes me deduct one star from it. Once I self-learned how to adjust, it has no problem at all. I like this binoculars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent binoculars for birding

    Posted
    Montegut
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    This is my second pair of these. My first were stolen from my trunk, and I considered going to another brand. At the Best Buy store, I was able to try out both the Monarch and the Prostaff, and I loved the weight, the clarity of the object, and so I purchased the same kind of binoculars to replace my stolen ones. I can't recommend these enough. I love them!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value

    Posted
    John8228
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    Bought these for our upcoming Alaska trip. So far they seem to be an outstanding value. Very clear and even while wearing progressive glasses. Not issues focusing for me and my wife, been checking out the Cardinals in my yard and the wildlife in the wetlands. Light weight compare to my old pair.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good all around binocs

    Posted
    BAM57
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    Bought these before a cruise to Alaska and very happy. Good sharp detail in 50-100 yards and enough detail for general viewing at 400 yards. Light weight for size. Lens cap setup is awkward but minor problem. Found easier to use with glasses off

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price

    Posted
    Dale
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    Have a really old stadium pair. Optics were losing their sharpness. These Nikons are so crisp and clear. If I had the funds I probably would have gone up in price. But these are great for checking out my hummingbirds.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great binoculars

    Posted
    PA03
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    The Nixon Prostaff binoculars are a great buy. They are great for using for traveling , thanks to their compact size. We took them to Alaska and were able to see more sea life than most of the other travelers because if the viewing distance. A worthwhile purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    My son is happy with the Christmas gift

    Posted
    Jeanie
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    This was a Christmas gift for my son and family who are moving into a new house with big yard and lots of wildlife. They are reportedly happy with these binoculars for viewing wildlife.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for our trip

    Posted
    Novice
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    Needed binoculars for our recent Alaskan cruise and these fit the bill! I wanted a pair for each family member so Whether we were just whale watching from our balcony or on land excursions, we didn’t miss seeing anything.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great for Alaska bird watching

    Posted
    Jp7504
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    I purchased these for a recent cruise to Alaska. They performed well for the eco tours to look for birds and bears off in the distance. They are a bit larger than I had hoped but still a good set to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good binoculars

    Posted
    Douglas
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    These are Very good binoculars for a very low price. A wide field of view with quick focus. They are also smaller and lighter than many I looked at which means less weight and space in my backpack.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for use with glasses

    Posted
    PointSeeker
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    The reviews said these binoculars worked well when wearing glasses, and they were absolutely correct. Do not have to remove sunglasses or prescription lenses to enjoy these while hiking or bird watching.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good all purpose binoculars

    Posted
    Suki
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    I had a Very old pair of binoculars. Getting ready for a trip to South America, so thought it was time. I am very pleased with the sharpness and stability they provide.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great first pair of binoculars

    Posted
    Bfitz88
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    I love these binoculars, though they are my first pair and I’ve never really owned a quality pair of binoculars,I would say these are definitely great first pair.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Binoculars

    Posted
    binoc
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    The view through these binoculars is crisp and clear. I'm glad we took the chance and bought these. I mainly use them for bird watching and sightseeing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    For football season right around the corner

    Posted
    GoHawks3
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    Wanted something relatively compact to take to games that could endure the occasional rain shower in the fall. So far works fine but the real test will take place next month!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Poor Eye Relief

    Posted
    NotNecessary
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    I did like the clarity with these binoculars but did not find them easy to use with glasses. With contacts, they were great.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great all around Binoculars

    Posted
    Cher
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    Reasonably priced, light weight, love the feature for glass wearers and non-glass wearers (eye pieces move in and out), easy to pack, and great all around glasses.

    I would recommend this to a friend