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Nikon 7x35E Binocular
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100% of reviewers None indicated 8.7



Description: Coatings: Prior to 1990 - purple coated ("Nikon" printed in plain/straight font on body)
FOV: 395 ft @ 1000 ft (7.3 degrees)
Exit pupil: 5mm
Twilight Factor: 25
Eye relief: 16mm
Weight: 560 g
Close Focus: 15 ft
Keywords: 7x35 E Superior Porro Prism



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Matt_RTH
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Registered: March 2007
Location: Southern Cali (OC)
Posts: 601
Review Date: Sun November 30, 2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Premium line; excellent performance; sharp
Cons: Near focus distance; old coatings (debatable due to performance)

I was debating getting this binocular. It was a premier model for Nikon back in the '80s, but by today's standards, multicoatings and near focus have been improved on.

But try telling that to someone who actually has a set. This is a crackin' binocular, with really great performance. I took it to the local beach to observe gulls and waders. It was harsh, mid day conditions that entailed front lit and back lit conditions. I was able to see enough detail at a significant distance to easily identify many gulls as well as the local stilts, sandpipers and the oystercatchers. Oh, you might say that oystercatchers are easy to spot. Well when their bill is down in the rocks, they are extremely well camouflaged. I was able to pick them out easily with these binoculars.

Compared to my Pentax 8x32 SP, the resolution is just about equal, using a photographic test target. But I believe the extra brightness allows more discernment of fine details such as shades of color that are harder to see at distance. I wear glasses and need good eye relief. The stated 16mm is quite enough for me to see the full view, with glasses. I find about 14-16 mm to be the lower limit for usability with glasses.

With heavily back lit conditions, I was able to view subjects with surprisingly good contrast, even close to the rays of the sun.

I'm really enjoying this model and when I don't need weather proofing that today's roofs provide, it will be high on the list.
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spyglass
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Registered: December 2004
Location: OKC
Posts: 409
Review Date: Thu June 24, 2010 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: brightness, resolution, nice feel, size
Cons: narrow fov, folding eyecups, lack of armor

Was my primary woods glass for about 4yrs and was very good all-around. Except for the above-mentioned shortcomings, as fine an image as you're likely to find, even today. They pop up on ebay occasionally, and if you can get it for no more than $250US, you won't be disappointed.

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ChrisHill
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Registered: August 2014
Location: Conway, SC
Posts: 15
Review Date: Sun August 3, 2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Comfortable, bright, sharp, great optics
Cons: not waterproof, limited close focus

Brilliant binocs - my birding binocs for decades and I was always happy with them, never tempted by newer more expensive roof prisms. For one thing, I like the feel of the porro prisms, always have. Unfortunately, just this spring my pair got flooded by water. Nikon replaced them with top of the line roofs, but I still miss my Superior E's.
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