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Old Monday 13th August 2018, 00:35   #1
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Nikon 100 Years Binoculars at Nikon Museum

Nikon celebrates 100 years of binoculars with a rather impressive exhibit at the Nikon Museum in Tokyo:

https://www.nikon.com/about/corporat...htm#binoculars

There are some good photos of the exhibit posted on a Japanese website:

https://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/...t/1131953.html

As a long time binocular collector and user I do wish I had the time to pop over to Tokyo for a visit but it is not good timing for my work schedule or budget. What I wish more is that Nikon keeps innovating with new high performance binoculars in the future!

Stephanie S
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Welcome to Bird Forum Stephanie S.!

Thank you for posting those interesting photos.

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Thanks from me too Stephanie. Very, very interesting.

I wonder if Nikon will do anything special at the British Bird Fair later this week to celebrate this important anniversary. I will be sure to report on it if they do.

And welcome to Birdforum Stephanie.

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I for one am certainly hoping that Nikon will return to the alpha class for handheld binoculars in the near future now that the impressive (but somewhat flawed) EDG series is discontinued. I have not been able to use any of the Monarch HG glasses yet but they seem to fit competitively in the mid range class. Nikon has proven their extraordinary capability over the years and lately with the WX binoculars. I had a chance to use a friend's 7X50 WX for a while and never have I seen such a magnificent image. Totally impractical except for tripod use (or with other suitable support) . Absolute heavenly for astronomy!

My guess is that it may be a while before we see new Nikon alphas but one can hope.

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I for one am certainly hoping that Nikon will return to the alpha class for handheld binoculars in the near future now that the impressive (but somewhat flawed) EDG series is discontinued. I have not been able to use any of the Monarch HG glasses yet but they seem to fit competitively in the mid range class. Nikon has proven their extraordinary capability over the years and lately with the WX binoculars. I had a chance to use a friend's 7X50 WX for a while and never have I seen such a magnificent image. Totally impractical except for tripod use (or with other suitable support) . Absolute heavenly for astronomy!

My guess is that it may be a while before we see new Nikon alphas but one can hope.

Stephanie
Stephanie I will ask about an EDG replacement at the Bird Fair but unless launch is imminent companies are often secretive about new product.

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