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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the Best, 29 May 2012
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J Kirby (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Nikon Action VII 8 x 40 CF Binocular (Electronics)
These Nikon Action VII 8 x 40 CF Binoculars are simply the best I have ever looked through in 70 years!!!
The x40, coupled with the conventional prismatic design, delivers a very bright image whilst the 8x ensures that they are a fair magnification but still usable, handheld without resorting to a tripod.
Once focused, the total field of view is sharply in focus, to a high level, without twiddling the focus adjustment.
The pair I have just purchased are absolutely clear of visible chromatic aberration (purple colour fringing). I am amazed at the quality of the image.
A good quality carrying strap is provided (37.5mm {1.5inches} wide for carrying, narrowing to 10mm at the binoculars). This strap is well designed and reinforced to sit comfortably either round the neck with the binoculars hanging at waist level (adjustable) or hanging over the shoulder. A non slip rubber sewn on panel is incorporated and works brilliantly.
The weight including lens caps and strap is 805 Grams (1 Lb 12ozs).
A soft oblong carrying case is also included that can be fitted so that the strap is still usable to carry the binoculars over the shoulder or round the neck.
The lens caps for the eyepieces are coupled together and can be attached to the carrying strap permanently on one side whilst the other side has a split slot which can be clipped over the strap if you would rather put the lens caps in your pocket. The objective lens caps are 2 single units with split slots so that they can be clipped onto the carrying strap, after taking them off the lenses, to prevent losing them, or again put in your pocket if you prefer - a nice design touch.
The housings are rigid hard plastic mouldings with a soft finish and have indents which fit comfortably into the hands.
The focusing adjustment is a 34mm (1.33 Inch) ribbed cylinder, which makes focusing very easy and precise.
The rubber eyepiece cups extend some 7.5mm (0.3 inches) and are comfortable when not wearing spectacles. The cups roll back for spectacle wearers, leaving a 0.5mm roll of rubber that sits nicely on the spectacle lenses without the risk of scratching them.
I have a large pupil separation (7.25 inch hat size) and the width adjustment is very adequate for my requirements! A scale is provided on the width adjustment so that you can reset the width quickly and accurately for a fast deployment. The setting has just the right amount of stiffness to ensure the width stays where you set it to.
The dioptre setting on the right eyepiece is conventionally marked with a "0" and dots plus and minus. "0" on my pair lines up accurately in focus when I am wearing my spectacles - reassuring and very convenient!
All in all I am very impressed with both the optic quality and also the thought that has gone into the overall design, delivering a product that is easy and satisfying to use.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nicely made binoculars suitable for garden bird watching, 5 Dec. 2010
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Martin Turner "Martin Turner" (Marlcliff, Warwickshire, England) - See all my reviews
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This is a nice, bright pair of binoculars which are about the right magnification for watching garden birds. This particular type, with the prisms rather than the compact 'straight through' is bulkier but brighter than the straight-through type for a similar price.

These have nice, deep fold back eye-pieces, which means they are ideal for people who wear spectacles. Naturally, you can adjust the diopter if you prefer to take your spectacles off. They come complete with a pair of lens caps and a non-rigid bag. Optical quality is good, as you would expect from Nikon, similar to that of their consumer-targeted camera lenses, though not up to the quality of their premium pro lenses: for that, you would need to go up the Nikon range.

They balance nicely in the hand, and are recommended for casual bird-watching or other day-to-day walking around and looking purposes. Specialist types do exist if your needs are more specific.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars nikon action 8x40, 7 Dec. 2009
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Thomas Johansen (denmark) - See all my reviews
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Good for every-day use and to bring on holidays. Not bulky. If you need binocular for wildlife close up, choose a stronger one than 8 X 40. Nikon is a trustable brand.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good optically, 2 April 2011
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Very good optically and good to hold although a little larger than I was expecting. Only the case was a little disappointing ( no straps with the case ). If you don't mind the case it is an excellent buy.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice bins, 10 Aug. 2010
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Bought as a present for my Mother. Wanted some entry level, user friendly binoculars for her to use for birdwatching - these came recommended on a number of birdwatching/optics websites. Easy to focus and have a stable, clear image. Fairly compact, but perhaps a bit weighty to carry around on a walk. Excellent value.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Value for Money, 12 April 2011
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T. Qurashi (Pakistan) - See all my reviews
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These binoculars have a very bright and clear immage, and seem to be well made. The only downside is that they aren't waterproof or fogproof, even though they are rubber clad. Otherwise an excellent buy. They fit in your hands nicely, and are great for looking at the mountains, or the birds in my garden.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The odd reservation, but pretty darn good!, 19 April 2013
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These are 8x40's, so weigh what you'd expect of mid-sized binoculars- if you want lightness, buy a compact size like a 10x25. With these binoculars, you've got a reasonable degree of magnification, plus the benefit of a 40mm lens which gives a lovely, bright image. In the centre, the image is sharp, with crisp colours and good contrast. Sharpness does deteriorate quite quickly toward the edges, and when you pan, the 'rolling ball' or 'globe' effect is very noticeable. They perform well in low light, but do seem susceptible to flare, for example when viewing darker foreground subjects with a bright background sky. I suspect that these are features that you'll find in any binoculars in this price range though. The finish feels good, and they're comfortable to use. So, not perfect, but for the price paid I'm very pleased.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great for bird watching, 2 Oct. 2013
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Very pleased with the product, my sister and brother in law had the same "Bins" for a few years so I sort of knew what a great product I was getting. Just wish they were a bit lighter in weight.
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12 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for wildlife, 1 Oct. 2009
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Easy to use work well and not too bulky or heavy. Good value from Amazon.
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6 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nikon Binoculars, 22 Dec. 2009
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John A. Day "Daisy" (UK) - See all my reviews
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Excellent product and very quick delivery. Will do business again and recommend the company to others
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