Nikon 8x30 EII Binocular, 100th Anniversary Edition (Metallic Gray)

Nikon 8x30 EII Binocular, 100th Anniversary Edition (Metallic Gray)

Nikon 8x30 EII Binocular, 100th Anniversary Edition (Metallic Gray)

B&H # NI8X30EIIAE MFR # 16046
Nikon 8x30 EII Binocular, 100th Anniversary Edition (Metallic Gray)

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Product Highlights

  • Limited Production Run of 400 Pairs
  • BAK4 Traditional Porro Prisms
  • Lead- and Arsenic-Free Eco-Glass
  • Broadband Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • Wide 63° Apparent Angle of View
  • Lightweight Magnesium-Alloy Chassis
  • Large Center Focusing Wheel
  • Limited Edition Case and Strap
  • Weight: 20 Ounces
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Nikon 16046 overview

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The culmination of a century of optics engineering experience, Nikon's 100th Anniversary edition of their 8x30 EII Binocular takes design inspiration from their MIKRON A-Type from 1959, updated with modern materials. Nikon celebrates this milestone with a limited production run of just 400 units worldwide. Special features include a sleek and stylish metallic gray finish reserved exclusively for 100th Anniversary edition products and emblazoned with Nikon's 100th Anniversary logo, along with an exclusive commemorative soft leather carrying case and neck strap. An array of today's technologies and materials are brought together to produce an optic that is engineered to evoke nostalgia of the past while providing the outstanding performance that discerning binoculars aficionados have come to expect from the Nikon brand.

The EII's upgrades start with the use of BAK4 glass in the prisms and lead- and arsenic-free Eco-Glass throughout the optical path. Utilizing a traditional Porro prism optical path not only harkens back to the original A-Type, but also provides a rich depth of field that allows users to more easily discern distances between objects in the view. Nikon employs broadband optical coatings that maximize light transmission through the lenses and prisms to produce bright and clear high-contrast images with accurate color rendition across the entire visual spectrum. This performance, coupled with a wide apparent angle of view, presents the user with a truly immersive three-dimensional observational experience. Thoughtfully designed for comfort and durability, the chassis is made of a lightweight and impact-resistant magnesium alloy with ergonomically positioned, textured slip-resistant palm pads to improve grip and in-hand comfort.

The 8x30 EII binocular is a worthy successor to the original MIKRON A-Type's legacy through the use of the iconic design, exclusive 100th Anniversary branding, and modern materials and optical technologies.

100th Anniversary Edition
  • Limited production run of just 400 units worldwide
  • Modeled after the MIKRON A-Type binocular from 1959 and updated with modern optical technology and materials
  • Exclusive metallic gray finish reserved for anniversary products
  • 100th Anniversary logo prominently displayed
  • Commemorative soft leather case and strap
Optical Performance
  • 8x power magnifies subjects without sacrificing field of view
  • 30mm objective lenses improve light-gathering ability versus compact models without the weight and bulk of larger ones
  • Traditional Porro prism light path provides a rich depth of field to enable users to discern the distances between objects in the field of view
  • BAK4 prisms deliver a round exit pupil and a crisp and clear image with limited edge distortion
  • Broadband fully multi-coated lenses and prisms maximize light transmission across the entire visible spectrum for improved color fidelity, contrast, and clarity
  • Wide 63.2° apparent angle of view provides an immersive observational experience
  • 462' field of view at 1000 yards
Use and Handling
  • Large center focusing wheel is easy to manipulate even when wearing gloves
  • ±4 right-eye dioptric correction allows users to compensate for optical prescriptions for sharper views
  • 56-72mm interpupillary adjustment range
  • Twist-up rubber eyecups for comfortable use with or without eyewear
  • Comfortable 13.8mm eye relief
  • 3.75mm exit pupil
Construction Details
  • Lightweight and strong magnesium-alloy chassis
  • Environmentally friendly lead- and arsenic-free Eco-Glass
  • Textured palm pads provide a slip-resistant grip
  • Weight: 20 ounces
UPC: 018208160464

Nikon 16046 specs

Prism Type Porro
Magnification 8  x
Objective Lens Diameter 30 mm
Angle of View 8.8° (actual)
Field of View 462.0' @ 1000 yd / 154.0 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 9.8' / 3 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 3.75 mm
Eye Relief 13.8 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment 56.0 to 72.0 mm / 2.2 to 2.8"
Dioptric Correction ±4
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount None
Dimensions 7.1 x 4.0 x 2.1" / 18.1 x 10.1 x 5.4 cm
Weight 20.28 oz / 575.0 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.865 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.9 x 6.15 x 3.05"

Nikon 16046 reviews

8x30 EII Binocular, 100th Anniversary Edition (Metallic Gray) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great if you'd like to get a part of Nikon's history Happy 100th birthday Nikon ! I was thinking of what to get for this big date, no matter how the company is heading ahead. I grew up with Nikon, and want something I can keep and be serviced without too much hassle in the future. Glad I got one pair from Japan before July 25, and these from B&H lately. Although I strongly prefer Leica binoculars to Nikon ones, and taking account in the premium Nikon charges for their 100th Anniversary products on top of mainstream regular production counterparts, I am happy with these.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my nikon 8x30 EII The image is filled with vivid color. the sharpness is remarkable. The 3-D effect and depth of focus is so amazing. These illustrate what even the finest telescopes with binoviewers or the best roof prism binoculars can not duplicate. What a true pleasure to use. The focus wheel is works great. The diopter adjustment stays put where you want it.
Date published: 2017-11-24
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