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Nikon12x25 Travelite VI Binocular
 
4.8

(based on 25 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (21)
  • Compact (19)
  • Quality lenses (18)
  • Strong construction (12)
  • Close focus (8)

Cons

  • Not waterproof (3)

Best Uses

  • Bird watching (14)
  • Wildlife viewing (14)
  • Sporting events/concerts (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (17), Avid adventurer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15), Yes (5)

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5.0

Cryistal Clear

By Neeman

from Isreal

Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

light weight
fine focus
amazingly clear vision

I highly recommend them

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5.0

Just what I wanted

By Alaska cruiser

from Kill Devil Hills, NC

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Not Waterproof

Best Uses

  • Bird Watching
  • Sporting Events/Concerts
  • Wildlife Viewing

Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

We are going to take a ship cruise to Alaska soon and we wanted a lightweight, compact binocular. We are pleased with the product and B&H's price and shipping service.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Small, Light and Spectacular!

By Charles

from Beltsville, MD

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bird Watching
    • General Travel
    • Sporting Events/Concerts
    • Wildlife Viewing

    Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

    Bought these binoculars to take when we travel. I'm thrilled!

    They're light, compact and, at 12x, incredibly clear and up-close.

    I highly recommend Nikon's Travelite VI Binocular.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Outstanding Quality

    By Jim

    from Wellington, Florida

    Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

    My second pair of this product (1st pair disappeared). Major factors easy of use, comfort and clarity .

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    5.0

    Love these

    By MIT

    from PA

    Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

    I bought these to throw in my camera bag, concerts & bird watch and they work wonderful for all three. They are lightweight & the optics are great!

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    5.0

    Great NIKON product

    By Danny

    from Arlington, TX

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Not Waterproof

    Best Uses

    • Bird Watching
    • Sporting Events/Concerts
    • Wildlife Viewing

    Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

    I bought it for my 8 years old daughter for the summer vacation and summer camp at the nature school. It is very light with great focus and works well for me with eyeglasses. I wish it is also waterproof.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Great field of view

    By dickerst

    from Rosamond, CA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bird Watching
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

      It is light and easy to focus

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Nikon Travelite VI binoculars

      By Video dude 14

      from Pacifica, CA

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Not Waterproof

      Best Uses

      • Low Distorion

      Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

      I am a professional high end video projection engineer by trade. This is my second pair of binoculars from Nikon. I could not do my job with out these binoculars. They are very precise, and have very little distortion. Best of all, they will focus in as few as 9 feet. I love these binoculars

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      5.0

      Small with good optics

      By George

      from Bellingham WA

      About Me Avid Adventurer

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bird Watching
        • Wildlife Viewing

        Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

        I use the 12x25 Travelite VI mostly when photographing birds. I appreciate the light weight and the crisp image. Its small size is also great for traveling. Much sharper image than with other brands I've used in the same price range.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great travel binoculars

        By Bruce

        from Ajax, Ontario

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Lenses
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bird Watching
          • Sporting Events/Concerts

          Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

          Can't say enough good things about this unit.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great buy

          By Papy

          from Montréal, Canada

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sporting Events/Concerts
            • Wildlife Viewing

            Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

            I use them for archery target practice and they give me the information I need to adjust my sight.
            Clear view, crystal clear optics and no fuss adjustment.
            Ease of use is excellent for target or 3D shooting.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Pleased

            By N/A

            from Lakeland, FL

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Lightweight
            • Quality Lenses

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sporting Events/Concerts

              Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

              I purchased for a gift. My son was pleased with the size and quality.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              4.0

              Excellent Size and Features

              By Roberto

              from South Texas

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Lightweight
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Poor Lowlight Performance
              • Shaky
              • Unstable

              Best Uses

              • Law Enforcement
              • Surveillance

              Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

              My work lets me use a set of 10x50 binos that are nice, but very large and must be carried separately from my other gear. I have a lot of things that I have to carry around and keep track of and so I shopped around to find a compact but powerful set to replace my work binos. I settled on these because they seemed to fit the bill and they are a bit more powerful being 12x. They are small enough that I can put them in the lower pouch of my small CamelBack and they fit in with the rest of the stuff I keep in there (which is a huge improvement over the 10x50s).I was impressed when I opened the box after getting them in the mail that they are much smaller than they looked in the photos on the website. That's a good thing.They have been pretty effective for me in actual use, but they are less clear and much more shaky than my 10x50 which was not a surprise but does reduce their effectiveness. I mostly use them at distances of 500m to 2500m. Also, their performance in twilight/heavy overcast/low light is weak compared to my old 10x50s, also not unexpected, but it decreases their effectiveness.I also had some fogging issues, but they were not severe.Overall, I'm happy with these, because I probably would have thrown the heavy old ones off of a cliff rather than continuing to lug them around. So these are superior overall. I would recommend them if you need something small, lightweight, rugged, and you're going to be in a position where you can steady your hands on something.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Perfect product, just a described

              By DiPa

              from Port Stephens NSW Australia

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Wildlife Viewing

                Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

                I purchase these products for an overseas to trip to Canada next year (2013)but wanted to make sure they were light enough to carry around and also had enough magnification to view the scenery on out trip. Couldn't have picked a more perfect product and the service was amazing within a week to Australia. Thank you. I will certainly use your service again.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Newest Travelite 12 x 25 is superb

                By Ron

                from New England

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Close Focus
                • Compact
                • Easy To Focus Quickly
                • Lightweight
                • Quality Lenses
                • Sharp image
                • well made

                Cons

                • None Other Than Mentioned

                Best Uses

                • Aid To Photography
                • Bird Watching
                • Sporting eventsconcerts
                • Wildlife Viewing

                Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

                I am a birder and semi-pro photographer. I watch raptors which must be observed from a distance The extra magnification one gets from the 12 power Travelite VI is terrific, if you can (1) hold it steady and (2) find the target through the lens. Takes a little practice, because they are so strong.I have had four Travelite IVs (all 12 x 25) and I would not even think of going out shooting with my Canon digital without the binocs. The newest Travelite, the VI has improvements that make it worthwhile to upgrade. I dropped the others or they got wet in the wild.I am real happy with mine--no reservations

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                • No

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                5.0

                lightweight binocular

                By Big Bird

                from Monterey, Ca

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Sporting Events/Concerts

                  Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

                  need light weight binocular to take on a trip for bird watching. This Travelite fit the bill. Have been very pleased with them and easy to pack.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Powerful, great image - pocket binocular

                  By Melnic

                  from Mukwonago, WI

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sporting Events/Concerts
                    • Wildlife Viewing

                    Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

                    Great image. Small and light weight. Great for folks who wear glasses.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    I SEE YOU

                    By Explorer Jane

                    from Oregon

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Lightweight
                    • Quality Lenses

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Bird Watching
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

                      Light weight, nice lenses-crisp viewing

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Excellent compact binoculars

                      By Doug

                      from Pasadena, CA

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Lightweight
                      • Quality Lenses
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Bird Watching
                        • Wildlife Viewing

                        Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

                        I intend to use the binoculars for general birding and for vacations to national parks. These are replacing a 10x pair I had for many years (also excellent) which I left at my son's house in Nevada. The focus is precise, the optics are excellent, the weight is sufficient to provide a secure view but light enough to not be a burden. I am quite pleased and B&H, as always, delivered on time with no problems.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Small and compact with excellent optics

                        By the big mak

                        from Portland OR

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Poor quality neck strap

                        Best Uses

                        • Bird Watching
                        • Sporting Events/Concerts
                        • Wildlife Viewing

                        Comments about Nikon 12x25 Travelite VI Binocular:

                        These binos are perfectly sized for carrying everywhere. They fit in a pocket when walking or hide nicely in any backpack. Since I wear glasses, appreicate the easy fold-back eye pieces to accommodate.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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