Reviews and Problems with Nikon Action VII 8X40 CF
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great for bird watching
Mrs Mandy Rothwell-Billings, Amazon
2 October 2013
Summary: 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.
Summary: If you are an amateur astronomer like me, you know you have to have binoculars in your toolbox, especially if you're just starting out. I was able to observe my first deep sky object (DSO) with this: the Andromeda galaxy, even with a 90% full moon. It was amazing. I have 3 telescopes now since then, and have observed more DSO's with my other telescopes but this is great for grab and go purposes. There are many DSO's you can observe with these binoculars.
Summary: 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.
Summary: 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.
Summary: 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.
Summary: 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.
Nicely made binoculars suitable for garden bird watching
Martin Turner "Martin Turner", Amazon
5 December 2010
Summary: 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.
Summary: 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.