Nikon 8x42 Aculon A211 Binoculars (Black)

Nikon 8x42 Aculon A211 Binoculars (Black)

Nikon 8x42 Aculon A211 Binoculars (Black)

B&H # NI8X42A211 MFR # 8245
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Product Highlights

  • Aspheric Lens Design
  • Lead- and Arsenic-Free Eco-Glass
  • BAK4 Traditional Porro Prism Design
  • Anti-Reflection Multi-Coated Optics
  • Wide Apparent Angle of View
  • Large Center Focusing Wheel
  • Slip-Resistant Rubber Armor
  • Tripod Mountable with Optional Adapter
  • Twist-Up, Click-Stop Rubber Eyecups
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Color: Black

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Nikon A211 overview

  • 1Description

Nikon's basic black 8x42 Aculon A211 Binoculars are an ideal device for hunters, birders, and outdoor enthusiasts who require an optic that delivers the ability to observe quickly on the go, without the bulk and weight of larger models.

The enhanced light-gathering ability offered by the 42mm objectives helps to ensure bright and clear views, even in challenging situations like at dawn or dusk, or when peering into dense underbrush. Anti-reflection multi-coated aspherical lenses, made with environmentally friendly Eco-Glass elements, complement the BAK4 Porro prism light path to deliver high-contrast images with enhanced depth of field without edge distortion, as well as accurate color fidelity across the entire wide field of view.

The Aculon's sculpted rubber-armored housing is designed to fit naturally into the observer's hand and provide secure non-slip handling. It is offered here in basic black. Twist-up rubber eyecups and a comfortable eye relief enable easy viewing without eye fatigue, especially during long observation sessions. The combination of image quality and user-friendly design make the 8x42 Aculon A211 a natural option for intermediate to long-range glassing.

Optical Performance
  • Moderate 8x power magnifies images while preserving a wide field of view and exit pupil for easier, more comfortable viewing
  • 42mm objective lenses improve light-gathering ability, even in challenging conditions such as at dawn and dusk, without the bulk or weight of larger objectives
  • Traditional Porro prism light path produces a rich depth of field, allowing the user to discern the relative distances between objects being viewed
  • High refractive index BAK4 prisms deliver a round exit pupil, and a crisp and clear image with limited edge distortion
  • Aspherical eyepiece lenses correct spherical aberration to produce clear and crisp images, with reduced edge distortion and astigmatism
  • Anti-reflection multi-coated optics produce neutral and accurate color fidelity, and improve contrast and image brightness
  • Wide apparent angle of view reduces the appearance of visible hand shake while offering panoramic views
  • 420-foot field of view at 1000 yards
Use and Handling
  • Large slip-resistant center focus wheel is easy to manipulate, even while wearing gloves
  • Right-eye dioptric correction compensates for individual user's optical prescription for clearer and sharper views
  • 56-72mm interpupillary adjustment range
  • Twist-up click-stop rubber eyecups for comfortable use with or without eyewear
  • Tripod mountable with optional adapter for hands-free use with reduced vibration and arm fatigue
  • 12mm eye relief allows easy viewing without eye fatigue, especially during long observation sessions
  • Comfortable 5.25mm exit pupil will completely cover most pupils as they open and dilate in low light for a full and complete view without vignetting
Construction Details
  • Environmentally friendly Eco-Glass is made without lead and arsenic
  • Protective rubber armoring provides a comfortable slip-resistant grip even in cold weather
  • Subdued black color won't attract attention in the wild or around civilization
  • Ergonomically sculpted grips
  • One-piece tethered ocular rain guard protects eyecups
  • Objective lens caps can be clipped to neck strap to avoid losing them during observation sessions
  • Weight: 27 ounces
UPC: 018208082452

Nikon A211 specs

Prism Type Porro
Magnification 8x
Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
Angle of View 8° (actual)
Field of View 420.0' @ 1000 yd / 140.0 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 16.4' / 5 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 5.25 mm
Eye Relief 12.0 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment 56.0 - 72.0 mm / 2.2 - 2.8"
Dioptric Correction Not Specified by Manufacturer
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount Yes (Adapter Optional)
Dimensions 7.3 x 5.7" / 18.5 x 14.5 cm
Weight 26.6 oz / 755.0 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.2 x 7.9 x 4.2"

Nikon A211 reviews

8x42 Aculon A211 Binoculars (Black) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 54.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We're very happy with these I gave these as a gift to my sister to facilitate her budding interest in birdwatching. I've been at it for a couple years but she is just picking it up. The body is very well made and sturdy. The pair is a little heavy though in no way restrictive. The optics are very clear from the center to the edge. Additionally the image was very bright. The focus is fast and easy to find by feel alone..However, children or adults with small hands may struggle a little to reach the wheel. This is a very high quality product and the price is very good. I would purchase it again.
Date published: 2015-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than I expected. I bought my first Nikon binocular around 1960. The quality was really good. Since then I have owned maybe 15 or 20 of their binoculars. All are of good or better quality tho a couple of late model Action series are just a little weaker than their earlier ones. I bought an Aculon 10X42 maybe a year ago and was just slightly disappointed with it. For some reason the more I have checked it out, the better it seems. Still this 8X42 model is definitely a better binocular. Maybe 8 power is a better fit for it. Not all that much weaker than my Nikon Prostar 7X50 which was always the standard by which I judged all others.
Date published: 2015-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good value Within the same price range (+/-$25) and specs, there are other competing brands (Bushnell, Barska, Vivitar). Some even offer roof-prism binoculars with BAK4 prisms, multi-coating, fog/waterproofing and rubber armoring. Nikon has a slight edge on optical quality but lacks the weather-proofing. Bright, sharp from center to about 60% of the edges. Close focus is closer to 12 foot. Center focus ring is smooth but diopter ring is a bear to turn. Chromatic aberration is visible along the edges in bright contrasty scenes, flares/glares against bright light. Objective & ocular eye pieces need improvement. It would be a home-run if Nikon had included features like fully-multicoated lenses and fog/waterproofing. A very good value at discounted price.
Date published: 2015-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice I use these binoculars on the archery range to see my patterns an arrow placement between shots. The instant feedback is helpful. I also plan to use them in the field while bow hunting whitetails. I like they way they feel and the size is good. I only wish the lens covers had some sort of attachment to the body of the binoculars so I could flip them on and off and not have to alwasy keep collecting them and putting them in my pocket. I suppose I could add some rubberbands to them. :/ They are nice for the price. I wouldn't mind a lighter pair, but I don't want to pay the price.
Date published: 2015-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Portable Binocular Great lightweight binocular. I wanted to get a small pair of binoculars to quickly scan the sky at night. As usually is recommended I was going to get a 7x50 or 10x50 for that purpose, but I wanted something lighter and smaller to carry with me specially when also carrying my telescope. I've tested this binoculars both, during daytime and at night and I'm really happy with them. They provide a very wide, sharp and clear view in both situations. There is no chromatic aberration I can detect and they are actually very good for stargazing. Eight (8) degrees covers a lot of sky and at 8x they are good enough to see many stars you won't see with your naked eyes. My only complaint in with some sort of ghost image on the edges I have trouble with mostly during daytime which I fortunately can't detect during night time. The image is also soft on the edges, but that does not really bothers me. For the low price you get a very good quality binocular.
Date published: 2015-08-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good value, good features, comfortable to hold I just used these for the first time today, comparing them to the Nikon 10x42 Prostaff 7 which costs about 3 times as much (not the 7S). I found the 8x42 Aculon lightweight, comfortable to hold and operate with the focus wheel and the twist-up eyecups. The right eye diopter adjustment was easy and smooth. The central view was sharp but there is considerable softness at the outer edges - I did not find this that objectionable, particularly at this price. The lens coatings are good, providing good contrast looking into trees at dusk. The color and contrast were good, nearly the same as the Prostaff 7 - this was just at dusk so not bright daylight, but it was bright enough that I don't think there could be any major problems in full daylight. Overall, I think this is a good value for a less expensive binocular.
Date published: 2015-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Very good binocular for most cases: looking around in the fields or city, birds watching and anything else. Maybe not absolutely waterproof but taking into account the price it was not expected. (at least I didn't try them with water yet) Very clear view in the twilight/city night lights, it looks like the same as the naked eye. Durable, strong materials, very convenient rubber coating. Perfect size: not too big and fits the hands, as well as adjustable for the eye relief. Lightweight enough and comfortable at the same time. I'm very happy to get them :)
Date published: 2015-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb! 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!
Date published: 2014-10-06
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