Excerpt: Not nearly as heavy as some other reviews suggested, these binoculars felt right from the moment I got them out of the box. Bright, good eye relief, nice optics. The less than perfect: the focusing ring could be a little bigger and smoother, but I have big strong hands, so I got used to it. I wish there was a way to adjust the reticule so that you could still have it be vertical when you spread the binoculars to accommodate wider spaced eyes.
Pros: Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
Summary: The Nikon Oceanpro 8208 Binocular is exactly what we wanted for our volunteer whale watching activity. The binocular works great. The field of view is much better than our other binocular and the Nikon is extremely easy to focus.
Excerpt: I bought a second set of these and now have 2 pair. I wanted a separate pair for each of us (wife) when we travel. Using the compass and reticle I can call out precise coordinates so my wife can quickly view what I am looking at. This works great for wildlife viewing, great scenic wonders like the Panama Canal or Grand Canyon. The optical clarity is excellent, the focus dials are very good. Twilight performance is great.
Pros: Close Focus, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Optically, these are fantastic binoculars. Chrystal clear with no glare, etc. Perfect for out on the water. My only gripes are that they are on the large/heavy side (which explains the excellent optical quality) and that the battery cover is virtually impossible to get screwed in w/o stripping. A great deal of trouble, just so the compass can be illuminated in the dark. Hardly worth it. Nikon should redesign the battery compartment.
Excerpt: I've owned quite a few different binoculars over the years and these are hands down the best I've used. I bought these primarily for the 50mm aperture for stargazing, but on a recent trip to Costa Rica and Panama they were very useful for wildlife and sightseeing, especially because of the waterproofing (they were used in the rainforest and on open water). The compass was also nice to have.
Pros: Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Works Well With Glasses
Summary: These are a great pair of binoculars, offered at a great price due to a model update. They provide a Sharpe clear image and would be ideal for sailors, bird spotters and night gazing. I always associate Nikon with quality and I am not disappointed.
Summary: Ich habe das Glas jetzt seit 6 Monaten im Einsatz und war damit nachts, tagsüber und bei Sonne sowie bei Nacht unterwegs. Auch sehr starke Lichter streuen nachts sehr wenig in diesem Glas und nachts wirkt das Sichtfeld wirklich unglaublich hell. Das fasziniert mich immer wieder. Das Glas hat bereits mehrfach einen Schwall Seewasser abbekommen, was ihm nicht anzumekren ist. Mit Süßwasser abspülen und weiter geht's.
Summary: verglichen mit anderen ferngläsern mit eingebautem kompass, ist dieses - soweit ich das bisher beurteilen kann - gut und ausgesprochen günstig. wer sich von der etwas längeren lieferzeit nicht abschrecken lässt, wird mit dem nikon oceanpro sehr zufrieden sein.