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Has anyone tried Nikon's Sports and Marine 7x50 binoculars?

How doe they stack up?

A friend of mine asked me to recommend a binocular to use off a boat or an airplane, that would be under $300.  Considering that he is not going to be on a particularly steady surface, I think 7x50is a good configuration, but I do not know a whole lot about these Nikons.

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/24/2007 at 08:59
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I gave a pair as a gift some years ago, but my impressions from that time are:    Excellent quality in build and optics.  Very sharp, slightly less bright than a Fujinon FMT-SX.  The FOV is about standard for a marine 7x50; sharp zone was about to 70% from center.  Not as bulky as a Fujinon Polaris and fits my medium-small hands better.  Individual focusing.  I think that the eye relief was not particularly long, but not short either.  Foldable rubber eyecups.  Made in Japan. 


Overall, an excellent example and value of the type. 








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Here are some generic specifications:

Individual Focus w/ Close Focus of 82 ft.

AFOV 'Real' 7.5 & 'Apparent' 52.5

FOV 393 ft.

Eye Relief 18mm

Weight 41.3 0zs.

Nikon's ULTRA ClearCoat for 95% light transmission.

Deluxe Floating Strap

As stated previously, Made in Japan with or w/o compass.
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