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Hello everyone,
here are some screenshots from the James Bond movie "A View to a Kill" (1985). The images show several characters with binoculars (all being Nikons, as they are mentioned in the credits). 
I would like to know the model names, maybe someone here can help me with it.
Thanks for your attention, here are the screenshots:
Q (Desmond Llewelyn)


James Bond (Roger Moore)
M (Robert Brown)
May Day (Grace Jones)
Sir Godfrey Tibbett (Patrick Macnee)
Max Zorin (Christopher Walken)
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Sorry, I just noticed that the pictures are way too small...







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The smaller porros are very likely Nikon series E glass, forerunners of the Superior E series.  They could also be the Nikon Sentinel too.

The larger ones are likely either Nikon Tropicals or Nikon Prostar. 

Not sure about the image stabilized ones, or the blockish small set.

Unfortunately the critical identification information is found on the metal prism plates under the eye piece assembly.  None of those pictures show that information, nor will any movie or pictures showing people looking through binoculars be likely to show that information either.

There is a member here, Simon Spiers, who posts rather infrequently but who has a tremendous binocular collection.  There are a couple of others, but I'll have to look for their links.  Simon's collection can be found by going to Google and searching for "Simon's binoculars".  Look his pictures over.  He almost certainly has those binoculars in his collection.  There is likely a way to contact him through his Flicker Photostream.
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Originally posted by Klamath Klamath wrote:

There is a member here, Simon Spiers, who posts rather infrequently but who has a tremendous binocular collection.  There are a couple of others, but I'll have to look for their links.  Simon's collection can be found by going to Google and searching for "Simon's binoculars".  Look his pictures over.  He almost certainly has those binoculars in his collection.  There is likely a way to contact him through his Flicker Photostream.



The smallest Nikon compact, held by Grace Jones, could be a vintage 7x20 Reverse Porro prism binocular.

The other small vintage Nikon Porro could be either an 8x30 or 9x35 NIPPON KOGAKU TOKYO.

The BIG HONKER that the old man (Desmond Llewlyn) is using looks like a vintage Nikon 10x70 6.5* Porro.

Patrick Macnee looks to be holding a 7x50 Tropical or Prostar, as Steve mentioned.

You can always go to eBay, or other internet search engines, to check for matching photographs.



Edited by Bird Watcher - January/22/2015 at 16:14
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