Nikon ACULON T11 8-24×25 Binoculars Review
However, there are instances when you do not have an idea on where exactly you will use them. If you are having this dilemma, then the . is suited for you. It is multifunctional and can be used for any type of activity.
Nikon Aculon T11 Main Usage
These binoculars are known for its versatility. It was primarily designed with no specific purpose, which means you can use them for any activity from hunting deer to watching birds. Then again, there are certain activities that are more suited for this one than others.
One activity that is ideal for these binoculars is bug watching. This is because of the short focus distance of 4 metres and relatively low magnification that it is equipped with. Due to the comparatively narrow field of view created by the 25mm objective lens, you will be able to keep small targets in central focus. Paired with the BaK-4 prisms, these binoculars will produce bright, high contrast image with minimal colour aberrations.
Another activity where you can use this pair is hunting. Because it is lightweight and compact, it will be a lot easier to carry it through any terrain. It will not restrain your movements on your hunting activity. A smooth and easy to access focus knob helps keep your target in crystal clear quality which is essential for any successful hunt.
As mentioned above, these binoculars are equipped with BaK-4 Prisms which are popular optics in the industry. With this feature, these binoculars optimise light transfer through each column of the binoculars, delivering bright, high contrast imagery. As a result, you get the best quality viewing experience.
These versatile binoculars are capable of magnifying an image anywhere between 8 and 24 times. A moveable lever governs the level of magnification, with hand annotations at 8, 12, 16 and 24x zoom. It also has a magnification of over 25mm objective lens. With this, you will get a clear and focused picture around your point of interest.
One drawback of this model is in its image quality. There has been a great deal of user complaints regarding miscollimation. This is where the image from one eye of the binocular is displayed higher than the other. This results to image fragmentation and blurring, which is not ideal when viewing.
Another issue of this model is that the binoculars are prone to fall out of focus when transitioning through different magnification levels. This can be irritating especially when you are engaged in something that needs you to quickly zoom in and out.
This particular pair features a 13mm eye relief. This is enough space that will certainly accommodate those who are wearing eyeglasses. As with other Nikon products, this model is making use of their popular turn and slide rubber eyecups, optimising comfort as well as usability.
Pros and Cons
These binoculars weigh a tiny 305 grams, making it very lightweight for carrying around. It also comes with a carrying case for protection. Its variable zoom makes these binoculars a lot higher than a fixed zoom pair.
On the other hand, this model also has its own issues. As mentioned, there are numerous complaints among users about miscollimation. Where the extent of this varies from pair to pair, it really shouldn’t be present at all.
It ruins the viewing experience renders the binoculars pretty useless. Also, the image is prone to wobbling with the slightest quiver of the hand when set at the highest magnification. Because of this, it will be difficult to handle especially by those with shaky hands.
In conclusion, the Nikon Aculon T11 8-24×25 Compact Zoom Binoculars is a good set of binoculars, but not as excellent as the others in its range. It has functional features that you can use for different kinds of activities.