The Binocular Site
OverviewNikon as a company was founded in 1917 under the name Nippon Kogaku K.K. Over the next four to five years the company teamed up with various German interests to manufacture optical devices for the war effort. The Germans also helped Nippon Kogaku K.K. design and produce various models of telescope around this same time period.
The company officially adopted the name Nikon in 1946 and went on to produce some of the highest quality binoculars available on the market today. Nikon has also helped lead the transition into digital photography with their continued efforts and innovations in the professional and consumer photography fields.
Nikon manufactures and distributes a wide range of binoculars, including: ProStaff Waterproof binoculars, Premier LX SE and E2 Series, Monarch ATB, Action Extreme ATB, the StabilEyes Series, Sporter Series binoculars, Action Series binoculars, the Sportstar Series, the Trailblazer Series, Advantage binoculars, EDG, the Travelite series, Ocean Pro binoculars, Medalion series binoculars, the Eagle Zoom series, Medallion series, Pro Star, and the Astroluxe series of binoculars.
Nikon offers a huge array of binoculars to their customers, each with a single magnification that ranges in between 7X and 18X. There are some models that offer dual magnification modes that will go as high as 22X. The Nikon 10-22X50 Action Zoom XL model is an example of the dual mode binocular and provides 10X - 30X magnification.
Nikon binoculars are manufactured with various objective lens sizes depending on which model you are looking at. The range of objective lens sizes falls between 25mm and 70mm. An example of a pair of Nikon binoculars that sports a 70mm objective lens is the Nikon Astronomy 18X70 Astroluxe XL Binocular.
Field Of View (F.O.V.):
The Nikon binocular lineup features a range of F.O.V from 161 ft. to 489 ft., with the largest viewing angle associated with the Nikon 7X35 Action Extreme ATB model of binocular.
Nikon offers a number of binocular models suited for just about any activity you can imagine. There are almost 100 types of binoculars for you to choose from.
In addition to binoculars, Nikon also manufactures camera equipment, field scopes, spotting scopes, and digiscopes.
Binoculars manufactured by Nikon come in all shapes and sizes, and have price points to match. There are a few models which can be purchased at prices in and around $100, while others, such as the Nikon 8X32 EDG, can cost as much as $2,700.95.
Every pair of binoculars manufactured by Nikon is backed up by a 25 year limited warranty. Additional warranty protection is offered with the lifetime "No Fault" warranty. Nikon will repair or replace your equipment for just $10 plus the cost of shipping.
Popular Nikon Binoculars:
One of the more popular models of Nikon binocular is the Nikon 8X40 Action Ultra Wide View series. Featuring multi coated lenses and BaK-4 Prism technology, these binoculars are great for enhanced low light viewing.