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Nikon 8x40 Action Extreme ATB Binocular USA

B&H # NI8X40AE Mfr # 7238
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Product Highlights
  • Eco-Glass Optics: Lead and Arsenic-Free
  • BAK4 Porro Prisms
  • Fully Multicoated Optics
  • Wide Angle Viewing
  • Nitrogen-Filled Fogproof / Waterproof
  • Turn-and-Slide Rubber Eyecups
  • 17mm Eye Relief
  • Rubber Armored Housing

The 8x40 Action Extreme ATB Binocular from Nikon is a general purpose optic that offers a weather-sealed housing and slip-resistant handling. Additionally, Action Extreme ATB binoculars are equipped with a fully multicoated optical path that displays a 59.7° apparent viewing angle. Nikon's Eco-Glass optics are made of environmentally-friendly lenses and prisms that don't contain lead or arsenic. Complementing the image quality and nitrogen-filled housing are Turn-and-Slide eyecups and a 17mm eye relief, allowing the viewer to set a comfortable viewing distance even while wearing eyeglasses.

Optical Performance
  • Magnification: 8x
  • Objective lenses: 40mm diameter
  • Apparent viewing angle: 59.7° wide angle
  • Eco-Glass: lenses and prisms don't contain lead or arsenic
  • Fully multicoated optics
  • BAK4 prism glass
  • 17mm eye relief
Use and Handling
  • Turn-and-slide rubber eyecups with multiple click-stop positions
Construction Details
  • Nitrogen-filled for fogproof and waterproof performance
  • Slip-resistant rubber armored housing
  • Weight: 30 oz
Prism Type Porro
Magnification 8.0x
Objective Lens Diameter 40 mm
Angle of View 8.2° (actual)
Field-of-View 431' @ 1000 yd / 143.09 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 16.40' / 5 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 5.0  mm
Eye Relief 17.2  mm
Interpupillary Adjustment 56 - 72 mm / 2.20 - 2.83"
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount None
Dimensions 7.36 x 2.48 x 5.43" / 18.69 x 6.30 x 13.79  cm
Weight 30.16 oz / 855 g
Nikon 8x40 Action Extreme ATB Binocular
  • Carrying Case
  • Neck Strap
  • Rainguard
  • Lens Caps
  • Limited 25-Year Warranty
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    Nikon8x40 Action Extreme ATB Binocular
     
    4.7

    (based on 46 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (34)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quality lenses (39)
    • Strong construction (32)
    • Works well with glasses (27)
    • Close focus (21)
    • Waterproof (20)

    Cons

    • Heavy (13)
    • Heavy / bulky (3)

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife viewing (33)
    • Bird watching (30)
    • Sporting events/concerts (15)
    • Hunting (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (38), Avid adventurer (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (32), Yes (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great binoculars for eye glass wearers!

    I use these for bird watching and have FINALLY found a pair of binoculars that work for me. The collapsible eyepiece adapters allow use with or without eyeglasses. But my eyelashes are always in...Read complete review

    I use these for bird watching and have FINALLY found a pair of binoculars that work for me. The collapsible eyepiece adapters allow use with or without eyeglasses. But my eyelashes are always in the field of view when using binoculars without my eyeglasses. So finding a binocular that works WITH my glasses is an EXTREME PLUS.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    eye cup issues

    These binoculars were rated very highly by Cornells Lab of Ornithology. I think they probably work well for people with glasses but, the eye pieces let in a lot of extraneous light for people...Read complete review

    These binoculars were rated very highly by Cornells Lab of Ornithology. I think they probably work well for people with glasses but, the eye pieces let in a lot of extraneous light for people who are not eyeglass wearers and are very distracting.

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    4.0

    Sharp and sturdy but heavy and large

    By Mr. No

    from Rochester, NY

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction
    • Waterproof

    Cons

    • Bulky
    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Sporting Events/Concerts

    Comments about Nikon 8x40 Action Extreme ATB Binocular:

    These binoculars seem very well made. They feel sturdy and precise. The views are very sharp. Even at night, stars were resolved into points of light without any aberrations. They are also easy and comfortable to hold and adjust. One big selling point for me was that they have a 8.3 degrees of view, the largest I've seen in 8x40 and similar binoculars.
    Unfortunately they are quite large and heavy despite their relatively modest 40mm objective lenses. They are not something you would carry with you on a hike, at least for me.
    In summary great high quality binoculars but best suited for observing from home, car or at a sporting event and not for carrying around on walks.

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    4.0

    Great Binoculars at a Great Price

    By HikerT

    from Cambridge, MA

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Close Focus
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction
    • Works Well With Glasses

    Cons

    • Chromatic Aberration

    Best Uses

    • Bird Watching
    • Wildlife Viewing

    Comments about Nikon 8x40 Action Extreme ATB Binocular:

    I bought these for my wife for when we go birding. I'm now jealous of my wife. For the price these are great. They're easy to focus, bright, and aren't too heavy. The field of view is large, making spotting easy. The only down side is a slight bit of chromatic aberration.

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    5.0

    More than expected

    By ed

    from oviedo florida

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Quality Lenses
    • Simple To Adjust
    • Strong Construction
    • Works Well With Glasses

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bird Watching
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Comments about Nikon 8x40 Action Extreme ATB Binocular:

      This replaces two Tasco 7x35 binoculars that were over 25 years old. Wow...times have changed. I use these for bird watching and am very happy with this product. A shade heavy from what I am used to but I think the weight helps steady it. The only thing I can complain about is I wish they had a shoulder strap for the carrying case, otherwise it is a great pair of glasses for what I use them for.

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      5.0

      So Far So Good

      By John for fun

      from Rockville, MD

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Waterproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bird Watching
        • Hunting
        • Wildlife Viewing

        Comments about Nikon 8x40 Action Extreme ATB Binocular:

        I purchased the 8X40 binoculars for an upcoming trip to some national parks. I've never owned or used binoculars before; so I have nothing to base my comments on other than I really like the binoculars. They are probably just what I need, and they seem to be well made. The binoculars were recommended to me by a friend who owns a pair of Nikon binoculars. After trying out the binoculars (looking at deer in my backyard), I kind of wish I had a built in camera.

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        5.0

        Nikon 8x40 Binocular - Excellant

        By Kay out doors

        from Wallburg, NC

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Close Focus
        • Compact
        • Quality Lenses
        • Waterproof
        • Works Well With Glasses

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Bird Watching
        • Wildlife Viewing

        Comments about Nikon 8x40 Action Extreme ATB Binocular:

        These Binocular are great for what I purchased them for. Bird Watching. Easy to focus. If you wear eyeglasses they are perfect for the user.
        The only disadvantage that I have with these Binoculars, they are a little heavy.

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        4.0

        good buy for the money

        By Larry the ecologist

        from Cordova, Tn

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Close Focus
        • Strong Construction
        • Waterproof

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Bird Watching
        • Wildlife Viewing

        Comments about Nikon 8x40 Action Extreme ATB Binocular:

        My fiancee has gotten into bird watching at the house. Bought it for her birthday. She loves it. Lot better than the inexpensive one I have. Great clarity and easy to focus. The draw back is distortion on the edge of the lens. Disappointed since its a nikon. I have their camera and know their quality. Still good buy for the money.

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        5.0

        Wow!

        By Ricky

        from Burien, Washington

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nikon 8x40 Action Extreme ATB Binocular:

              Want to see anything at a distance? On the open water, in the mountains, animal watching, sporting events, concerts, sunbathers.
              High quality, comfortable, easy to use, your friends will want to by a pair.
              For the price, these are the Best binoculars - hands down!

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              5.0

              BAD ASSSS BINOCULORS

              By RON THE HIKER

              from HONOLULU HAWAII

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Close Focus
              • Compact
              • Lightweight
              • Quality Lenses
              • Strong Construction
              • Waterproof
              • Works Well With Glasses

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bird Watching
                • Hunting
                • Wildlife Viewing

                Comments about Nikon 8x40 Action Extreme ATB Binocular:

                Great product, would recommend to a friend. I use them for hiking out in Hawaii trails and they are by far the best binoculars I have owned.

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                5.0

                Just what I needed!

                By Wyonygal

                from Wyoming

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Close Focus
                • Quality Lenses
                • Strong Construction
                • Waterproof

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Wildlife Viewing

                Comments about Nikon 8x40 Action Extreme ATB Binocular:

                Easy to use. Great clarity. Reasonable price. Love them.

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                5.0

                Great Binocular

                By Ed

                from Rockville, MD

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Close Focus
                • Quality Lenses
                • Waterproof
                • Works Well With Glasses

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Comments about Nikon 8x40 Action Extreme ATB Binocular:

                  Great for outdoor activity: Birdwatching/ Fishing

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                  5.0

                  I very much liked these this binocular.

                  By Kate

                  from Brooklyn, NY

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Close Focus
                  • Compact
                  • Lightweight
                  • Quality Lenses
                  • Works Well With Glasses

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bird Watching
                    • Wildlife Viewing

                    Comments about Nikon 8x40 Action Extreme ATB Binocular:

                    I bought this binocular because I was going on vacaion. I had read the reviews from other buyers.
                    All were very positve. I was able to view birds and dolphins on the Outer Banks of North Carolina very clearly. I would recommend this binocular.

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                    5.0

                    Great bins for birding

                    By birdwatcher....of the flying kind

                    from Toronto, Ontario

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Quality Lenses
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Waterproof
                    • Works Well With Glasses

                    Cons

                    • Bulky

                    Best Uses

                    • Bird Watching
                    • Wildlife Viewing

                    Comments about Nikon 8x40 Action Extreme ATB Binocular:

                    Just purchased these recently, great service from B&H as always, Purolator ground shipping to Canada in 3 days flat at a very reasonable rate, thank you B&H. The bins themselves are great very clear even in low light, went on a guided bird trek to a local park in Toronto and had no problem at all using these at 7 am on a cloudy and overcast day. Great value, good quality and warranty as can be expected from a Nikon product and fantastic service from B&H. That's the reason I keep coming back here for all my purchases, I don't write reviews but this time I felt I have to share a hassle free shopping experience & superior customer service.

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                    5.0

                    Excellent Quality

                    By Dan

                    from Little Chute, WI

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

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                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Nikon 8x40 Action Extreme ATB Binocular:

                          I don't know a ton about binoculars but these seem solidly built and have clear views.

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                          4.0

                          Bright clear view

                          By ljplatt

                          from Oakland, CA

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                          Pros

                          • Quality Lenses
                          • Strong Construction
                          • Waterproof
                          • Works Well With Glasses

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Bird Watching
                            • Sporting Events/Concerts
                            • Wildlife Viewing

                            Comments about Nikon 8x40 Action Extreme ATB Binocular:

                            The only complaint I have about these are the instructions for attaching the strap. They are pretty much unintelligible so attaching it is basically a matter of trial and error. But the Binoculars themselves are sturdy and give a stable view, consistent with its 8x40 characterization. I am looking forward to using the binoculars at Point Reyes, one of the foggiest (i.e., wet) areas of the West Coast to see seals, whales and birds. I think they are the best I could get for this purpose at the price.

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                            5.0

                            Great binocs

                            By Pierre

                            from Round Lake Beach, IL

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                            Pros

                            • Quality Lenses
                            • Works Well With Glasses

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Sporting Events/Concerts

                              Comments about Nikon 8x40 Action Extreme ATB Binocular:

                              These binoculars take the cake. The rubber eye cups don't scratch my glasses and the power brings the action very close. Typical Nikon quality, the best. These are great for sports and bird watching. I highly recommend them and they came quite quickly. Thanks B&H.

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                              5.0

                              Great Value Supurb Optics

                              By RAP

                              from Greensboro, NC

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Quality Lenses
                              • Strong Construction
                              • Waterproof
                              • Works Well With Glasses

                              Cons

                              • Heavy

                              Best Uses

                              • Bird Watching
                              • Sporting Events/Concerts
                              • Wildlife Viewing

                              Comments about Nikon 8x40 Action Extreme ATB Binocular:

                              General use, birding and nature walks. A little heavy but the strap helps alot. Great light transmission and excellent field of view. Close focus a little lacking. A great pair of bins for the money. You could spend hundreds more and not get a better pair.

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                              5.0

                              Very Nice!!

                              By Miss Florida

                              from Homestead, Fl

                              About Me Avid Adventurer

                              Pros

                              • Quality Lenses
                              • Strong Construction
                              • Waterproof
                              • Works Well With Glasses

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Hunting
                                • Sporting Events/Concerts
                                • Wildlife Viewing

                                Comments about Nikon 8x40 Action Extreme ATB Binocular:

                                I bought these binoculars after some careful comparing. I wanted waterproof, fogproof binoculars to take kayaking and boating. The viewing is super crisp and the range is fantastic! Very happy with my selection!

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                                5.0

                                a nice one

                                By Flammka

                                from Oceanside, NY

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Quality Lenses
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Wildlife Viewing

                                  Comments about Nikon 8x40 Action Extreme ATB Binocular:

                                  I bought it as it seemed the best price + quality combination, and it really is!
                                  I mainly use it for nature observation, it's good enought to make things closer. Also, it's extremely helpful if you need to watch children playing at the beach or swimming :)

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                                  5.0

                                  Nikon Binoculars Rule

                                  By ElkTim

                                  from Herndon, VA

                                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Close Focus
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Quality Lenses
                                  • Waterproof
                                  • Works Well With Glasses

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Wildlife Viewing

                                    Comments about Nikon 8x40 Action Extreme ATB Binocular:

                                    I love my new Nikon 8x40 EX Extreme Binoculars. They have a larger field of vision than my previous pair. I am excited about the ease of finding my targets when lifting them to my eyes from the chest harness. I am going on an Africian Safari in Novenber and am sure that I will not miss any animals or points of interest. They will be perfect.

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                                    4.0

                                    love these binoculars!

                                    By Arik

                                    from Alabama

                                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                    Pros

                                    • Bright
                                    • Close Focus
                                    • Quality Lenses
                                    • Strong Construction
                                    • Waterproof
                                    • Works Well With Glasses

                                    Cons

                                    • Heavy

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Airplanes
                                    • Astronomy
                                    • Beaches
                                    • Bird Watching
                                    • Hunting
                                    • Sporting Events/Concerts
                                    • Wildlife Viewing

                                    Comments about Nikon 8x40 Action Extreme ATB Binocular:

                                    these binoculars are very nice they let tons of light in and are very clear, great for night and low light times. I use them for everything from looking at wildlife to the moon and stars. the eye covers are loose and will probably not get used. neck strap is very nice and comfortable but the binoculars are on the heavy side but i don't see any real problems. i am very pleased with the product after extensively looking for about a month of almost all roofs and porro binos under $300

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