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Nikon Action vs Action Extreme

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Old Tuesday 19th October 2010, 13:18   #1
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Nikon Action vs Action Extreme

I know the main difference is being waterproof but are these two made with the same body, frame, and eyecups? I had the 7x35 Extreme for a week or so as a stadium binocular - nice clear FoV but it was a bit "clunky" in my hands. Thanks.
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The Action has rubber eye cups, as far as I remember, the EX has screw out eye cups, not the most comfortable. Not as comfortable as most roofs.
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Tero is exactly right. If you want similar image quality and price point check out the Nikon Trailblazers at and go to for more information. It is a good fit, lighter in weight (due to the roof prism design), and a bit more durable. I can offer an additional 10% through if you are interested. That 10% off works for all Nikon products. Let me now if you have any questions. Best of luck!

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Thanks Mike but the reason I tried out the 7x35 Extreme was for the FoV to use as a stadium binocular - just too clunky. The largest FoV in a Trailblazer is 366' so it won't seve my purpose.

After looking more at the specs the standard 7x35 Action appears to have a shorter eye relief than the Extreme - which doesn't help me as an eyeglass wearer.
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The eyecups screw out on the better one's but only the objectives are coated. If you shine a light down them you see green on the objective and sheer white on every other surface. If they even had generation 1 Monarch full multi coatings they would be fantastic. I had the 12x50 which was pretty good all in all. Now I have the 16x50 which I only use on a tripod to see the moon or boats or something in good light. (The dimness actually helps a bit with detail considering how bright the moon is.) I'll probably sell them.

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