Nikon 8245 ACULON A211 8×42 Binocular Review
After days of office work, business, studies or whatever routine work we have to do, we become fed up and crave for a vacation. When we get it, it’s obvious that we’d like to spend the vacation doing the thing that we love doing most. Travelling and hunting are those two things that most of the people enjoy doing in the vacations. For sightseeing while travelling and for hunting, a good binocular is a must. People might often get confused choosing the binocular with right resolution, weight, dimension, lens quality for them in an affordable price. Nikon is here to help you with it. The Nikon 8245 ACULON 8×42 binocular might be just the right binocular that you’re looking for before going on hunting or travelling. In a very affordable price, it might serve your purpose the best.
Nikon is here to help you with it. The Nikon 8245 ACULON 8×42 binocular might be just the right binocular that you’re looking for before going on hunting or travelling. In a very affordable price, it might serve your purpose the best.
Let’s check out what this binocular is all about and also Nikon 8245 ACULON A211 8×42 Binocular Review
Features of the Nikon 8245 ACULON A211 8×42
The Nikon 8245 ACULON 1211 8×42 Binocular is the best binocular when you think about the quality it provides compared to its price. Let’s see the features of this product.
Exterior and design
A good binocular with a powerful lens is often a bit heavy. Some people find it difficult to carry a heavy binocular around their neck for a long time. But the ACULON 1211 8×42 is amazingly light weighing only 2.38 pounds. It’s also covered with a very long-lasting rubber coating that prevents it from slipping out of your hands in wet weather. It also has the Turn and Slide rubber eye-cups which enable you comfortable viewing. For the beginners, Nikon has made things even easier by using the smooth central focus knob that helps focusing and makes it easy to operate.
Optics, lens and image quality
In spite of having a very low price, the ACULON 1211 8×42 gives very efficient and versatile image quality. It gives you crystal clear images without any tints. At this price range, it gives the best image quality possible. It has 42mm objectives that provide a wide view and also are very light.
It enlarges the objects 8 times. The lenses perform very well in every condition. The lenses are made from a spherical multicoated eco-glass that are designed to give you very bright and vibrant images in any light conditions.
The 8.0 angular real FOV and the apparent 58.4 FOV is very good. It brings the FOV at 1km to 140 meters. In a word, the ACULON 1211 8×42 is a very good binocular with awesome ergonomics.
- Very attractive and beautiful design
- Comes in two good looking colors- Black & Real Tree extra Green camouflage
- Very light and easy to carry around
- Produces super-efficient wide field of view and vibrant images
- Best quality binocular in a very affordable price
- Can be placed on a tripod
- Not water-resistant or Nitrogen purged, (though you won’t have an issue with the fog)
- According to some users, it’s not hard enough and needs a case.
- The color isn’t quite perfect
- The brightness varies a little bit in some cases
Feature at a Glance
We’ve already talked through almost everything of this amazing product. Here’s a few key things that you should know about it in very short.
- Made with PORRO Prism
- Gives wonderful sharp resolution
- Very light chassis
- Closest focusing distance 5 meters or 16.4 feet
- Lenses are made from multi-coated eco-glass
- Anti-slipping rubber-armored coating makes it shock resistant
- Wide field of view
- Smooth central focus knob
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Let’s get the answers of a few FAQ’s which you’ve been asking, shall we?
Q: Are these binoculars fog proof?
A: Well, in the product description, it isn’t really mentioned. But the users didn’t have any issues in the fog with it.
Q: How do they fit in programs like concerts?
A: They don’t really fit in concerts as they’re kind of big and the light also matters.
Q: What’s the difference between 8×40 and 10×42?
A: Not much difference between these two but it’s often said that the 10×50 is the best for the best image quality, although it’s a bit heavier.
The Final Verdict
No doubt, the Nikon 8245 ACULON 1211 8×42 is a great product within a very cheap price. We’ve reviewed a lot of fancy binoculars. But even we were surprised when We saw the quality it provides comparing to its price. If you didn’t have any binoculars before, it’s going to blow your mind. Nikon has done absolutely an awesome job bringing a binocular of this caliber within this price range. We highly recommend everyone to purchase it.