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Nikon SE 8x32 CF

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Manufacturer:
Nikon
web site
Distribution / Sales:
Nikon Polska
web site
e-mail
ul. Łopuszańska 38B
02-232 Warszawa
 

Specifications

Lens diameter [mm] 32
Magnification [x] 8
Angular field of view [deg] 7.5
Linear field of view [m/m] 131/1000
Exit pupil [mm] 4
Eye relief [mm] 17.4
Min. focusing dist. [m] 3
Twilight factor 16
Brightness 16
Prisms BaK-4/porro
Dimensions [mm] 116 x 183
Weight [g] 630
Waterproof No
Nitogen filling No
Argon filling No
Image stabilization No
Tripod exit No
Focusing central
Warranty [years] 10
Accesories
Price 2999
Additional information

Average rating (9 owners reviews).

Build quality 4.67
Optical quality 5.00
Accesories and usage 4.56
Value for money 5.00
Overall 4.81
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User: BH
IP 72.208.x.x
Date: 2013-11-10 07:45:00
Owner since: 6 months
Price: $550
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: Slightly touchy on eye placement compared to the Nikon EDG and rubber eye cups.

Pros: Superb view out to the edge and realistic presentation due to the 3D ability of a porro.

Summary: This is a relatively light weight and comfortable to hold binocular that provides a view at least equal to best out there. Sharpness, contrast, and the ever so slightly warm color balance, along with the precise focusing, are all excellent. The deeper 3D effect of the porro gives a different presentation than an equivalent roof.

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User: Blaine Holzer
IP 99.156.x.x
Date: 2013-10-24 01:29:13
Owner since: 1 year
Price: $350.00 (s
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: Theoretically not water "proof"

Pros: Incredible view. Almost "magic" 3D image with colors and details as clear as it's possible to get. Very comfortable. Obviously high quality build.

Summary: Brilliant! I really "lucked out" with this purchase (half price sale on world class binoculars.

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User: KA
IP 85.237.x.x
Date: 2013-06-01 08:15:48
Owner since: 6 months
Price: 400€
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: Not waterproof

Pros: Excellent sharpness, even on the edge, lightweight, ergonomic, good CA correction, neutral colors - no color bias, pinpoint resolution, Magnesium chassis, large corrected field of view - sweetspot

Summary: Usefull tool for observation nature, long trips where the weight has important role, and in its category also very good for astronomy. One of best price performance ratio in binoculars. The flaw is that it is not waterproof, but I think that it could resist smaller rain.

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User: woodfluter
IP 209.179.x.x
Date: 2012-12-27 10:46:18
Owner since: 9 years
Price: $640
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: Not "waterproof" but very well sealed. Never had any issues and don't have worries. Only significant usage negative is slightly slow focusing, due to the good, tight sealing - but this is really minor.

Pros: Alpha level optics at beta level price. So unfortunate that Nikon discontinued this superb optical instrument. Handling, feel and operation are excellent, unless you have problems with porros in general (I don't). Contrast, brightness, flat field, sharpness to the edge are outstanding.

Summary: While not "waterproof", I've been using both porros and fully WP roof prisms for ~45-50 years in all sorts of conditions, and only had a cheap pair of Bushnells from the 1970s ever fog. Would have been nice but unlike others, don't think it's a real issue. I don't hose down binoculars or fall into streams with optics hanging from my neck; too experienced or not stupid enough maybe! Shock resistance is for me a bigger plus of roofs, but that too has only been an issue with the ancient Bushnells. These are top notch.

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User: Simon Spiers
IP 94.192.x.x
Date: 2012-12-11 20:00:39
Owner since: 1 year
Price: £500
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: Crap bag Not Waterproof

Pros: Superb resolution Amazingly bright image Feels great in the hands. Good eye relief

Summary: Simply the best Porro out there. Super sharp images matching roofs costing over twice as much. Such a shame they are not waterproof. http://www.flickr.com/photos/binoculars/

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User: jsm
IP 96.40.x.x
Date: 2011-09-26 02:37:49
Owner since: 5 years
Price:
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: Not waterproof

Pros: The view

Summary: Best glass i have used, ever.I could never afford this optical quality in a roof, assuming it is available in a roof somewhere north of $2000 USD

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User: CSG
IP 75.220.x.x
Date: 2011-05-18 17:32:22
Owner since: 4 years
Price: $550
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: Not weatherproof. Rainguard is a bit of a nuisance and doesn't fit well. No status points with the Big 3 roofer crowd (although the SE's preform as well or better than most of their competition).

Pros: Spectacular optics, as good as anything I've seen for almost four times the price.

Summary: Still one of the finest small binoculars made.

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User: RS
IP 24.130.x.x
Date: 2011-04-12 09:49:06
Owner since: 1 year
Price: $400 used
User profile: Amateur
 

Cons: They don't have the newest pull-out eye cups, and with my eyeglasses they have to be centered properly or black out. I'm being very picky.

Pros: Incredible clarity, beautiful 3-D view, flat field, extremely bright for an 8x32, feel very familiar holding them, nice weight.

Summary: I've not looked through many other binos, although had a new Swaro 8x42 SLC-HD for a month. Optically I could see little difference, although the Swarovskis were more eyeglass friendly and sl. wider field. The Swaros were only slightly brighter at dusk and did not have the 3-D view of the Nikon porro. I've also used an Leica 8x32 Trinovid which frankly didn't come close to the Nikon SE 8x32. The Nikon SE's (I've also had a 10x42) are optically superb and feel great. The price is right also.

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User: Birder
IP 24.115.x.x
Date: 2011-01-15 23:07:24
Owner since: 7 years
Price: 550
User profile: Semipro
 

Cons: Not waterproof

Pros: Perfect resolution and color fidelity. "WOW" factor off the charts.

Summary: Best of the Best

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