Nikon 8×30 D II IF WP/RA

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Objective diameter:  30 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 3.75 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 13 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 13 mm
IPD: 55  – 75 mm
RFOV:  7.5  degrees = 131 m
AFOV (measured, rounded): 58.5 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 3.8 m
Focus type: IF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Range of diopter adjustment (estimate): +/- 6 dpt
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 6 dpt
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 670 g
Made in: Japan



There is not much information available, even on the internet, about this 1980s/1990s Nikon “military style” binocular which lacks phase coating; it is mechanically very well built, its image brightness and sharpness/contrast are okay, the sweet spot wide, the edge sharpness is good, and the correction of chromatic aberration also quite satisfactory. There are hints that this was Nikon’s answer to Zeiss’ once famous “Safari” model.


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