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Nikon 12 x 50 Superior E, Weather Resistant Porro Prism Binocular with 5.0 Degree Angle of View, U.S.A.
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4.5 stars
(based on 2 reviews)

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
They're not called Superior for nothing.
By spyglassVerified Reviewer from OKC on 9/9/2009
Pros:
Close Focus, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Works Well With Glasses
Cons:
Rolldown eyecups
Best Uses:
Bird Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Describe Yourself:
Casual/ Recreational
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 12 x 50 Superior E, Weather Resistant Porro Prism Binocular with 5.0 Degree Angle of View, U.S.A.:

I've yet to see a 12x glass, at any price, in any configuration, that will outperform the big SE...in brightness, resolution, ease of view, and general feel in the hands. It may not be waterproof, but I don't drop it in the lake, nor do I fall out of the canoe when going down the river, and my mama taught me to come in out of the rain, so....You could spend more than double the price, and not get a better view. I'm not saying it's "the best"...I'm just saying it's every bit as good as anything else out there, and I have had the good fortune to try them all. I have all 3 SE models, and consider them nonpariel.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
A+ Edge to Edge Sharpness
By TomVerified Reviewer from Tasmania Australia on 3/21/2007
Pros:
Close Focus, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Works Well With Glasses
Cons:
Not fully sealed
Best Uses:
Astronomy, General use
Describe Yourself:
Astronomer, Casual/ Recreational
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 12 x 50 Superior E, Weather Resistant Porro Prism Binocular with 5.0 Degree Angle of View, U.S.A.:

A wonderfully crisp full field of view during daylight and at night Sirius showed as a pin point right to the edge of the FOV with just a little extra chromatic aberration (purple fringing) right at the edge. Overall chromatic aberration is quite low.

The eye cups sit perfectly on my face and (when folded down) on my glasses.

Relatively easy to hold for extended periods, though the 12x magnification does call for steady hands. Reclining in a deck chair proved the ideal method for astronomical use.

Focusing and diopter adjustment are firm and smooth with undetectable backlash.

I would have given these binoculars 5/5 if they were fully sealed. Also the requirement for a non standard tripod adapter is a bit annoying.

Yes they are expensive, but worth every cent in my opinion.

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