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Nikon 8x30E II

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Manufacturer:

Nikon
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Nikon Polska
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Specifications
Manufacturer Nikon
Model 8x30E II
Lens diameter [mm] 30
Magnification [x] 8
Angular field of view [deg] 8.8
Linear field of view [m/m] 154/1000
Exit pupil [mm] 3.75
Eye relief [mm] 13.8
Min. focusing dist. [m] 3
Twilight factor 15.49
Brightness 14.06
Prisms BaK-4/Porro
Dimensions [mm] 101x181
Weight [g] 575
Waterproof No
Nitogen filling No
Argon filling No
Image stabilization No
Tripod exit No
Focusing central
Warranty [years] 10
Accesories
Price 1699
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Average rating (11 owners reviews)
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4.91 Good
Owners reviews (11)
  1. Phenix jc
    Phenix jc 15 August 2017, 10:30
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    IP 176.189.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 250
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Not waterproof as you know

    Pros: Porro prism : YES !!! A gem. (birding & photography usage).

    Summary: I\'m not an expert, the optical quality is well known, so I just want to add that this binocular is very, very comfortable for my face and my glasses ! Almost never shadowing, or blackout, or blackspot : Incredible \"panoramic\" comfort with (my) glasses.

  2. Andrew
    Andrew 27 July 2017, 22:19
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    IP 213.205.x.x
    Owner since: 5 years
    Price: £374
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: A 3.88mm exit pupil is not going to be much use in poor light. The thin focusing wheel and the inherent leverage of a wider porro model makes 1 handed use (something that may be useful if you are using a clipboard on a bird-survey) a bit hasslesome. They look a bit ugly being short and wide. They are not reputed to be waterproof although I hope they\'ll do alright in normal amounts of rain.

    Pros: It\'s easier to make wide-field binoculars with smallish exit pupils - these have a mind-blowing 8.8 degrees of field and are damn sharp and well corrected across nearly the full range. In reasonable light they are a viewing spectacle their sharpness and brightness are coupled with a sense of depth that you can only get from porro prisms and which makes you feel closer to your target.

    Summary: These are my fair-weather and photography-day binos, light, wide-field and optically amazing - their short frame also means they don\'t clash with my camera when around my neck!

  3. Piotr Szpakowski
    Piotr Szpakowski 2 July 2017, 18:21
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    IP 77.77.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
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    User profile: Professional

    Cons: Rubber focusing ring

    Pros: Contrast, resolution, field of view

    Summary: One of the best binoculars for birding. I love it!

  4. Kirk
    Kirk 12 June 2017, 11:51
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    IP 60.241.x.x
    Owner since: 4 years
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    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: No real waterproofing

    Pros: EVERYTHING.

    Summary: This binocular is the bees knees of visual pleasure. I always appeal to this unit over my Zeiss and Swarovski counterparts. I think the realism and relaxed view is so good, that it leaves me always wanting more. Compact, bright, and razor sharp.

  5. Optical giant
    Optical giant 30 November 2016, 03:56
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    IP 1.152.x.x
    Owner since: more than 10 years
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    User profile: Professional

    Cons: nil

    Pros: Brand, quality, size, weight

    Summary: I cannot say enough about the Nikon 8x30 EI. I was using a 8x32 SE for many years and a Swarovski 8x32 EL as my two main binoculars. After acquiring the EII, I found myself using it more and more and more. It has a magnetic property to it. You can't put it down. the image quality is on par and slightly better in some areas (especially fov) Great unit, I have now sold my SE and Swaro. This little gem will have to be pried from my cold dead hands one day.

  6. Astroboy
    Astroboy 25 November 2016, 11:55
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    IP 60.241.x.x
    Owner since: 5 years
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    User profile: Professional

    Cons: Not much

    Pros: Size, weight, balance, image quality

    Summary: Brilliant optics from Nikon here. A delight to use and own

  7. valfran
    valfran 5 October 2015, 20:31
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    IP 91.253.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 380 eur
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Not waterproof and eyepieces cover

    Pros: Very best field of view and optical performance excellent.

    Summary: The one only binoculars

  8. Peter
    Peter 11 August 2014, 10:31
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    IP 81.232.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 450 Eur
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Not waterproof, but they are reported to be quite robust.

    Pros: I have bought more than 50 pairs of different binoculars and these are the only ones that I kept.

    Summary: The favorite glass of many professionals and amateurs alike.

  9. Simon Spiers
    Simon Spiers 14 July 2013, 10:38
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    IP 94.194.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: £325
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Not waterproof.

    Pros: First rate optics Very sharp central focus Wide FOV Great light transmission.

    Summary: A wide angle 8x30 with great optics and wider field than the Nikon 8x32SE's but not as sharp to the field stop. This is probably my favorite binocular. http://www.flickr.com/photos/binoculars/8287566511/in/set-72157623273111441

  10. Birdman
    Birdman 7 June 2013, 08:17
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    IP 203.206.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
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    User profile: Professional

    Cons: Not waterproof, not that it matters to me.

    Pros: Everything else.

    Summary: An incredibly bright and sharp porro. Optically right up there with the $2000 big boys, and a much better 3 dimensional feel. Robust and relatively cheap..a no brainer when it comes to quality optics.

  11. Brian
    Brian 23 October 2012, 01:07
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    IP 86.166.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: £360
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Rubbish case.

    Pros: Optically superb.

    Summary: The best all round 8x30 porro ever. Get one before they disappear in the sea of rubbish roofs !