Reviews and Problems with Nikon 8x30E II/10x35E II
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Simply stunning, (but handle with care!)
Mr A, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: This is a superb instrument which should be a joy to own, and it provides an amazing view. A simple internet search will turn up fascinating and detailed expert reviews by experienced and knowledgeable authorities like Holger Merlitz and Brin Best. I would not presume to compete with such high-flying luminaries, but here are a few random down-to-earth tips for prospective purchasers: These binoculars are priced at the upper limit of where one gets a proportionate return...
Summary: Can't praise these Nikon binos enough. Great views and super wide. You can feel the quality in the excellent build . I was advised to buy quick before they stop making them , as they are the best porro prism binocular for the price. BUY THEM !!! You won't be disappointed .
Summary: these binoculars are very much under valued by the birding fraternity in the UK. With pin sharp optics and a huge field of view, they are not considered by many because of their 'old fashioned' look. Many are quite willing to spend out three or four times the cost on roof prisms, and only still get a performance that is, only at best, equal to these binoculars. For their cost they are superb!
Summary: I bought the 8x30 e11 as a back up for my Nikon 8x32 SE CF binoculars which are considered the ultimate in porroprism binos, performing at the level of top price roof prisms. Well, I was quite taken aback - the 8x30 e11 has superb optics, right up with the significantly more expensive 8x32 SE CF. The sharp, bright, contrasty images coupled with the wide field of view are an absolute delight.
Summary: Don't let the looks deceive you, these are great binoculars and can hold their own optically with the most expensive available. They are probably the best porro prism binoculars made. There are a couple of minor issues, which is why I nearly deducted a star: The first is that they have "old fashioned" fold down eye cups, this is not a problem if you do not wear glasses.