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Nikon 12x50 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black)

B&H # NI12X50A211 MFR # 8249
Nikon 12x50 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Aspherical Lens System
  • Eco-Glass Optics: Lead and Arsenic-Free
  • BAK4 Porro Prisms
  • Multicoated Optics
  • Wide Angle Viewing
  • Center Focus Wheel
  • Twist-Up Rubber Eyecups
  • Rubber Armored Housing
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The black 12x50 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 with 50mm objective lenses delivers the image clarity, brightness, 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 adjustment to the eye relief. The combination of image quality and user-friendly design make the 12x50 Aculon A211 a cost-effective option for intermediate to long-range glassing.

Optical Performance
  • Magnification: 12x
  • Objective lenses: 50mm diameter
  • Eco-Glass: Lead and arsenic-free optics
  • BAK4 prism glass
  • Anti-reflective multicoated optics
  • Apparent viewing angle: 57.2° wide angle
  • 11.5mm eye relief
Use and Handling
  • Turn-and-Slide rubber eyecups with multiple click-stop positions
Construction Details
  • Ergonomic sculpted rubber armoring
  • Black housing finish
  • Weight: 32.1 oz
Prism Type Porro
Magnification 12.0x
Objective Lens Diameter 50 mm
Angle of View 5.2° (actual)
Field-of-View 272' @ 1000 yd / 90.30 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 26.2' / 7.99 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 4.2  mm
Eye Relief 11.5  mm
Interpupillary Adjustment Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dioptric Correction Not Specified By Manufacturer
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dimensions 7.8 x 7" / 19.81 x 17.78  cm
Weight 32.1 oz / 910 g
Nikon 12x50 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black)
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    Nikon12x50 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black)
     
    4.8

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quality lenses (8)
    • Strong construction (7)
    • Close focus (5)
    • Lightweight (4)
    • Works well with glasses (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wildlife viewing (8)
      • Bird watching (7)
      • Sporting events/concerts (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (8)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Reviewed by 10 customers

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      4.0

      Good Binocular

      By Strong and Great

      from Houston, Texas

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Close Focus
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Bulky
      • Not Waterproof

      Best Uses

      • Bird Watching
      • Sporting Events/Concerts
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Comments about Nikon 12x50 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black):

      I use this binocular to watch birds and ducks in the lakes. It provides a clear view and is easy to use.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      POWERFUL & CLEAR

      By mikeschmeee

      from Vancouver, B.C. Canada

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bird Watching
        • Sporting Events/Concerts
        • Wildlife Viewing

        Comments about Nikon 12x50 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black):

        These binoculars are REALLY SHARP. I constantly use these when viewing wildlife and I'm always amazing on how clear everything looks through them. I wish my eyes were made of the same glass as these Nikon binoculars. The images I get with my 300mm f/2.8 VRII are so similar to what I see through these binoculars that it's starting to boggle my mind.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Value

        By Rev Rich

        from Waimanalo, Hawaii

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Quality Lenses

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bird Watching
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Comments about Nikon 12x50 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black):

          Living on the beach in Hawaii, these binoculars are great for spotting whales and watching sea birds. Very pleased with these binoculars.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great birding glass

          By grtcarnak

          from Snellville, GA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction
          • Works Well With Glasses

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Bird Watching
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Comments about Nikon 12x50 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black):

          This set of binoculars was bought for my wife to use in her birding hobby. She already had a smaller magnification pair and has really been pleased with the closeup images she now sees!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Good binoculars at a great price

          By Mr. Low Notes

          from Maryville, TN USA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Nikon 12x50 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black):

            I've had and used several binoculars of various brands over the past 30+ years and these are one of the best. I know if Nikon puts their name on something it will be a good product and I wasn't disappointed. In fact for the price they work better than I expected. I had tried some Nikon 16X50 at a local retailer but I didn't care for them. Too much chromatic aberration. Too strong and hard to keep steady. These are just about right magnification wise. CA is very much reduced and they are pretty sharp. Good for general viewing and not bad for astronomy either. You can easily see the 4 major moons of Jupiter. You can adjust the eye relief to extend in steps which is a nice feature. But they do not cup around your eyes like others I have used. This helps block out stray light from the sides. Comes with a nice case, strap and lens covers. The binoculars are covered in rubber which is good protection and for gripping but makes it difficult to insert and remove from the case. You can minimize this by squeezing them together before you insert them. Other than those two minor complaints I'm very satisfied with them. I gave em 5 stars for price and performance.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Pretty darn good

            By Harvey B.

            from Pontiac, Michigan

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Nikon 12x50 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black):

                  Definitely a rugged, no-slip model. The diopter adjustment is a little tricky (hard to grab and stiff to turn) but that's not a big deal, since it's probably going to be adjusted only if multiple people are looking through the binoculars.
                  Other than that, I rate it A-OK -- a good bargain for a reasonable price.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great being for the buck.

                  By Larry

                  from Colorado Springs

                  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
                    • Sporting Events/Concerts
                    • Wildlife Viewing

                    Comments about Nikon 12x50 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black):

                    Well built and light.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Solid Purchase

                    By Patrick the cameraman

                    from san jose cal

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Sporting Events/Concerts
                    • Wildlife Viewing

                    Comments about Nikon 12x50 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black):

                    Excellent choice for general outdoor activities,clear vission and easy to use

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great binoculars

                    By safetyguy

                    from central WV

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Nikon 12x50 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black):

                    very clear great for the money

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                    5.0

                    12x50 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black) by N

                    By Schmirk

                    from New york

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Close Focus
                    • Quality Lenses
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Not Waterproof

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Nikon 12x50 Aculon A211 Binocular (Black):

                    At first i tried the 8x42 which is a good all around option, i wanted something a little more in your face, so i went with the 12x50, amazing quality at such price range... I start noticing things out of nowhwere, i bring everything right in front of me... Don't hesitate, grab one now

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