Nikon ACULON A211 8×42 Review

In 2013, the Nikon ACULON A211 8×42 was unveiled as the best high powered binocular designs of the time. Several years have passed and still many persons prefer the unit. The design and featured technology captured (and still continue to) the heart of many enthusiasts.

This binocular is robust, versatile and comes with great magnification abilities to help you easily track your subject’s or target object from a far distance. Generally, the Nikon ACULON A211 8×42 is a multipurpose tool with an ergonomic design. It is perfect for individuals looking for a high quality, versatile and affordable unit.

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Sleek Design

The Binoculars weighs only 755 grams. This translates to 2.38 pounds which makes it lighter than the Nikon ACULON A211 10X50 binocular. It measures 4.13 x 4.13 x 8.07 inches and is available in black.

Being a low weight gadget, you can carry it to any place you wish to zoom in on objects without moving closer. As a matter of fact, the unit is light enough for children to handle it as well without struggling under its weight.

Image Quality

The Nikon ACULON A211 8X42 has an 8X magnification and an objective diameter of 42mm. its angular real field of view is rated at 8.0 while the apparent field of view is rated 58.4. Its field of view at about 1 km is 140 meters.

This magnification power is coupled and complemented by the multicoated lenses with the Eco-glass technology. Together, the two technologies produce a clear and straight image devoid of any distortions. This is to mean that with this unit, you will view objects in their real shapes not looking any fatter, slimmer, shorter or taller.

The use of the multicoated Eco-Glass tech in this binocular also affords it the luxury of regulating light in the environment and still managing to provide clear and bright images at dawn or dusk. This feature is especially useful for birdwatchers who love to indulge their hobby in the early morning or late evening.

Easy View Correction

The binocular features rubber eyecups. They are designed to be turn and slide which makes it easier for you to position your eye on the right spot – at the correct eye point. This feature is useful especially for newbies looking to enjoy great views while cutting down on the learning curve. The feature keeps them from struggling and getting tired from searching for the right position.

Shock Resistant

Nikon used armor rubber to line the binocular. The rubber makes the gadget strong and shock resistant. This way, it can withstand a fair amount of impact. Courtesy of this feature, you can allow children to handle the unit as well without fear of damage.


  • Beautiful and attractive design
  • Available in black and Camouflage Green
  • Light and compact making it easy to carry around
  • Wide field of views
  • Affordable
  • Can be used on a tripod


  • Is not water resistant
  • The brightness varies slightly in some cases
  • For some the rubber coating is not thick enough and needs an extra protective casing


Truly, the Nikon ACULON A211 8X42 is a high-quality product sold at a cheap and affordable price. Very few if any binoculars in its category can match the quality and features it sports. Nikon has undoubtedly outdone itself with this unit.

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