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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)
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    Nikon8x42 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black)
     
    4.8

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quality lenses (15)
    • Strong construction (14)
    • Close focus (12)
    • Lightweight (11)
    • Works well with glasses (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wildlife viewing (15)
      • Bird watching (13)
      • Sporting events/concerts (9)
      • Hunting (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (12), Avid adventurer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (15)

      Reviewed by 21 customers

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      5.0

      Best binoculars ever!!!

      By MapMyRanch

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Professional Guide

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bird Watching
        • Hunting
        • Sporting Events/Concerts
        • Wildlife Viewing

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

        We use this for glassing animals at our ranch...amazing clarity, great zoom! This is the best pair of binoculars we've ever used! Ordering two more for my wife and daughter soon!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Superb!

        By Brian

        from Smith Mtn Lake, VA

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bird Watching
          • Hunting
          • Sporting Events/Concerts
          • Wildlife Viewing

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

          One evaluation review downgraded these because they didn't "survive" his "survival test": bouncing around the bed of his pickup truck for a couple weeks, otherwise "they were excellent". I don't toss my optics in the Tundra bed for 14 days of mistreatment -- so I bought them. Indeed, the images are super-crisp; the unit easy to handle/focus and The Price Is Right! B&H service/delivery as superb as the Nikon. Wanna great pair of binocs? Buy 'em!

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          4.0

          Great Birding Glasses

          By Whisper Skipper

          from Annapolis, MD

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Close Focus
          • Compact
          • Lightweight
          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bird Watching
            • Hunting
            • Sporting Events/Concerts
            • Wildlife Viewing

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

            I replaced a broken Bushnell unit of the same magnification and these are clearly better. Crisper, easier to focus, and lighter. Great value too. Not for identifying sailboats 5 miles away, but great for birding. Well built. One star off for having a cheap carrying case. The Bushnells actually had a fanny pack with a strap, the case for these doesn't even have a strap, just a Velcro closure. I guess they put their money into the actual binoculars to be able to sell them at a competitive price.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Excellent value

            By Tom

            from Oreland, PA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Quality Lenses

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                I've used several varieties 8-power binoculars over the years. At a very modest price, the Nikon 8X42 Aculon is superior to anything I've owned before. The resolution and clarity are outstanding and they are very effective for astronomical use. If overall size is not your primary concern, this is an excellent buy.

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                5.0

                Love them

                By Barry B.

                from Ft. Myers, FL

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Close Focus
                • Lightweight
                • Quality Lenses
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sporting Events/Concerts
                  • Wildlife Viewing

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

                  I live on wide river in SW FL and these binoculars even beat my spotting scope. Good distance and very clear.

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                  5.0

                  Just what I was looking for!

                  By Jerry Joe RN

                  from Rochester, NY

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Close Focus
                  • 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):

                    This was a small indulgence. I wanted an economical set of binocs that wouldnt disappoint ant the Aculons have been just the ticket. They are easy to use right out of the box and seem to be substantial and solid.

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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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                      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.

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                            • 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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                                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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                                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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