I always find it a little strange to think of looking at the Earth from space, when I have seen so little of it from Earth.
Perhaps one of the best ways of seeing more of our beautiful planet is through the use of binoculars.
They bring you closer to nature, closer to the action, and can provide truly amazing experiences at a fraction of the cost of intergalactic travel.
At just $180, Nikon have created a budget set of binoculars that deliver exceptional performance.
With precision aligned optics and a wide aperture for light capture, the Nikon 7245 Action Ex Extreme 10×50 Binoculars offer stand out image quality and brilliant low light performance.
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Waterproof, shockproof and fogproof, these binoculars are durable and affordable, and have a lot to entice your inner binocular enthusiast with.
However, just how good are they? Do they compare to others in their price range?
What makes these binoculars so special? All this and more is revealed in our comprehensive review below.
Nikon Action Ex Extreme Binoculars Specifications
|Nikon Action Ex Extreme 8x40||Nikon Action Ex Extreme 10x50||Nikon Action Ex Extreme 16x50|
|17.2 mm||17.2 mm||17.8 mm|
Field of View
|430 ft/1000 yds||341 ft/1000 yds||183 ft/1000 yds|
|16.4 ft||23 ft||23 ft|
|Dielectric High-Reflective Multilayer||Dielectric High-Reflective Multilayer||Dielectric High-Reflective Multilayer|
|30.2 oz||36 oz||36.7 oz|
|5.4 x 7.4||7 x 7.7||7 x 7.7|
|READ REVIEWS||READ REVIEWS||READ REVIEWS|
Main Usage Nikon Action Ex Extreme 10×50 Binoculars
The low light performance make these the perfect binoculars for bird watching, with the precision optics deliver a detailed image without colour aberrations.
This really does make birdwatching ideal, you can catch the early risers or late evening hunters in perfect clarity and enormous detail.
The ruggedness and shockproof performance also make these binocs a great companion for the more energy intensive hikes, as they can take a bit of a beating without any lasting damage.
The 10x magnification is great from bringing both wildlife and scenery into focus, and the objective lens creates a field of view wide enough to enjoy a fuller picture, rather than just the solitary point of interest.
Lastly, the versatility provided by having these binoculars made tripod adaptable opens up more scenic viewing possibilities, as well as extended viewing sessions.
With the low light performance as good as it is, you can also turn these binoculars to the sky, to take in cosmic nebulas or constellation with the upmost ease.
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These Nikon binoculars employ the use of BaK-4 High Index Roof prisms, with a dielectric, high-reflective multilayer coatings to deliver unrivalled sharpness, brighter colours and extreme low light performance.
Wavelengths from each phase of light are maintained throughout the viewing process, delivering the picture possible, making low light conditions as clear as those found in the middle of the day.
Furthermore, Nikon use their lead free, environmentally friendly glass in the lenses to keep us nature lovers guilt free.
The Action Ex Extremes provide a 10x magnification over a 50mm objective lens.
Where the level of magnification is great fro bringing you closer to the action than other models, the 50mm objective lens unfortunately adds a lot of bulk to the binoculars, making them considerable more taxing to use for when compared to the lower magnification and 35-42mm models.
The Nikon Action Extreme 10×50 binoculars, offer precision aligned optics specifically engineered to deliver only the very best in image quality.
The dielectric, high-reflective multilayer coatings ensure perfect light transmission and unparalleled sharpness of image.
It’s this effortless light capturing that gives not only the image quality, but the entire binocular performance at lower light levels.
Operating at dawn and dusk is just as joyous as in broad daylight with these binoculars, making them the ideal choice for the early riser or the late night operator.
Nikons favourite turn and slide eyecups make an appearance here again, however to a lesser degree of effectiveness.
Many users have reported that this time, the cups are being pressed back down when you bring the binoculars to your face.
However, a generous 17.2mm eye relief does compensate for even the most old fashion of glasses.
These binoculars really pave the way for a budget set in terms of quality of build and image delivery.
With Nikon’s world renowned optics working to the best of their ability, delivery crisp, bright images with second to none low light performance.
These binocs also feature Nikon’s all terrain label, guaranteeing waterproof and fog proof performance, and also include the limited 25 year warranty.
Where these binoculars fall slightly below par, is their size and weight.
Where this model is offered in a range of sizes, the 50mm in particular is really quite large and deceptively heavy.
The weight makes these binoculars tough to use for extended time periods unless attached to a tripod, which in turn limits their portability.
All in all, this is another solid offering from Nikon.
At a very reasonable price of around $180, these are in the lower price bracket for professional level binoculars, and could be considered a bargain.
However, the debate is whether you’ll also have to spend a similar amount of money on gym joining fees to be able to use the binoculars comfortably.
There is no denying that these are a weighty piece of kit, so if you aren’t willing to also invest in a tripod, it may be worth continuing the search for your perfect pair of binoculars.
Perhaps consider the 7238 Action Ex Extemes, also from Nikon and reviewed by us, or a model with a smaller objective lens.