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Nikon 8x42 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black)

B&H # NI8X42A211 Mfr # 8245
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Product Highlights
  • Aspheric Eco-Glass Elements
  • BAK4 Porro Prisms
  • Multicoated Optics
  • Center Focus Wheel
  • Twist-Up Rubber Eyecups
  • Rubber Armored Housing

The black 8x42 Aculon A211 Binocular from Nikon is a handheld fixed-magnification optic with multicoated aspherical lenses and an ergonomically-designed housing. For the redesigned Aculon series, Nikon packages the Aculon A211 binoculars with environmentally-friendly Eco-Glass elements composed of responsibly-sourced arsenic-free material. The Aculon binocular's Porro prism design delivers enhanced depth of field, and its multicoated aspheric optical path delivers the image clarity and flat FOV demanded by nature observers.

Also new to the 2013 version of the Aculon binocular is a sculpted rubber-armored housing that is designed to fit comfortably into the observer's hand and provide non-slip handling. Grooved ridges atop the housing and a generously-sized focusing wheel enable adjustments to the interpupillary distance and the point of focus even while wearing gloves. Nikon's Turn-and-Slide eyecups allow quick re-setting of the eye relief. The combination of image quality and user-friendly design make the 8x42 Aculon A211 a cost-effective option for intermediate to long-range glassing.

Optical Performance
  • Magnification: 8x
  • Objective lenses: 42mm diameter
  • Eco-Glass: lead-and-arsenic-free optics
  • Multicoated optics, anti-reflective lens coating
  • BAK4 prism glass, Porro prism design
  • Apparent viewing angle: 58°
  • 16 ft minimum focus distance
  • 12mm eye relief
Use and Handling
  • Turn-and-Slide twist-up rubber eyecups
  • Center focus wheel
Construction Details
  • Ergonomic sculpted rubber armoring
  • Black housing finish
  • Weight: 27 oz
Prism Type Porro
Magnification 8.0x
Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
Angle of View (actual)
Field-of-View 420' @ 1000 yd / 139.44 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 16.4' / 5.00 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 5.3  mm
Eye Relief 12  mm
Interpupillary Adjustment Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dioptric Correction Not Specified By Manufacturer
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dimensions 7.3 x 5.7" / 18.54 x 14.48  cm
Weight 26.8 oz / 760 g
Nikon 8x42 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black)
  • Carrying Case
  • Neck Strap
  • 25 Year Limited Warranty
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    Nikon8x42 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black)
     
    4.9

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quality lenses (9)
    • Strong construction (9)
    • Close focus (7)
    • Lightweight (7)
    • Works well with glasses (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wildlife viewing (10)
      • Bird watching (9)
      • Sporting events/concerts (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (8), Avid adventurer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)

      Reviewed by 15 customers

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      5.0

      What a view!

      By Stretch

      from Northern, Michigan

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clarity
      • Field Of Vision
      • Lightweight
      • Price
      • Works Well With Glasses

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bird Watching
        • Wildlife Viewing

        Comments about Nikon 8x42 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black):

        We live on a lake in Michigan and wanted to see the many types of waterfowl on the lake in addition to many other activities. We bought these binoculars because we wanted to get a great view without spending a lot of money. A friend of ours who teaches outdoor nature sports had these binocs and we tried them and were sold.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Very good product

        By Jim the golfer

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bird Watching
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Comments about Nikon 8x42 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black):

          The product was very useful in birding, viewing landscapes and other far off objects. We are very satisfied with these binoculars, as both my wife and I have a pair, and they contain all the great details that are recommended when buying binoculars. Used them when we went on our Alaskan land/sea cruise.

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          • No

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          4.0

          I would buy this product again and again

          By Sunil

          from Pleasanton, CA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Close Focus
          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bird Watching
            • Sporting Events/Concerts
            • Wildlife Viewing

            Comments about Nikon 8x42 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black):

            It's simple to use, works great and item was as expencted

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great bargain

            By TexasHowie

            from DFW area, Texas

            Comments about Nikon 8x42 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black):

            For the money right now these can't be beat. If you can't afford roof prisms these will definitely do. An inexpensive way to get into birding and wildlife viewing.

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            5.0

            Perfect buy

            By Atarifia

            from Italy

            Comments about Nikon 8x42 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black):

            Thanks to b&h for my binocular

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            5.0

            Really pleased with this model

            By Astros Declaros

            from Northern Cali

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Close Focus
            • Lightweight
            • Quality Lenses

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy

              Comments about Nikon 8x42 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black):

              I got this with the intention to stargaze, it has brilliant clarity, I have always been impressed with nikon optics.

              The magnification is at the max for being able to hand hold stably, I like the field of view it provides.

              And the depth of field is really well expressed.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Nature up close and awe inspiring

              By wordfest

              from Monterey, CA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Quality Lenses
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bird Watching
                • Wildlife Viewing

                Comments about Nikon 8x42 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black):

                I live in Monterey and finally I can see nature up close—from the various birds to the whales on their migration route to the sea otters. I love my Nikons
                The A211 is ruggedly built and easy to focus and the price can't be beat.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Just what I wanted

                By Zayde

                from Centereach,NY

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Quality Lenses
                • Strong Construction
                • Works Well With Glasses

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Sporting Events/Concerts
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Comments about Nikon 8x42 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black):

                  I am an amateur birder. These are great...bright and substantial feeling.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Another win for B&H

                  By Happy Camper

                  from AR

                  Comments about Nikon 8x42 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black):

                  Got these binoculars for a Christmas present. The build and design are top notch and they delivery was quick and painless. Just like every B&H order ever! Great company to do business with. Always competitive and knowledgable.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great for safari

                  By Safari guy

                  from Atlanta

                  Comments about Nikon 8x42 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black):

                  Just returned from a safari in South Africa. These binoculars were absolutely great for spotting game in the bush. The weight is right (not heavy even after a few hours round my neck) and the clarity is really very clear, bright and easy to focus. Truly a pleasure to use - would highly recommend these binoculars, and very good value at B&H.

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                  5.0

                  Good choice in binoculars

                  By Brian Purvey

                  from Bermuda

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bird Watching
                    • Wildlife Viewing

                    Comments about Nikon 8x42 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black):

                    Brought this as a gift for my father-in-law. He had a lower quality one that we replaced with this one. He's used them a few times and loves them.

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                    5.0

                    Great Value

                    By All eyes

                    from Hastings, NY

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Quality Lenses
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Comments about Nikon 8x42 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black):

                      The Nikon binoculars are perfect. Rubber body, good clarity and zoom

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Nikon Aculon A211 8 x 42 Binocular

                      By paco

                      from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

                      About Me Avid Adventurer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Bird Watching
                        • Sporting Events/Concerts
                        • Wildlife Viewing

                        Comments about Nikon 8x42 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black):

                        Excellent image with great definition; everything looks as 3D and very real. Highly recommend it.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        It's lightweight and easy to use.

                        By Bird

                        from Long Island new york

                        About Me Avid Adventurer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Close Focus
                        • Compact
                        • Lightweight
                        • Strong Construction
                        • Works Well With Glasses

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Bird Watching
                          • Wildlife Viewing

                          Comments about Nikon 8x42 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black):

                          I use it for bird watching.

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          8x42 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black) by Ni

                          By Pacoantonio

                          from puerto rico

                          About Me Avid Adventurer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Bulky

                          Best Uses

                          • Bird Watching
                          • Sporting Events/Concerts
                          • Wildlife Viewing

                          Comments about Nikon 8x42 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black):

                          I use it for bird photography and it is excellent. Very bright and sharp 3D image even in low light. It is very light to carry around and very useful to spot birds in the woods. Highly recommend this Nikon binocular.
                          It carries a strap for the binocular, not the case it comes with. Would like the case to carry also a strap, uncomfortable to carry with the belt.

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                          • No

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