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Nikon WX

Nikon has unveiled the WX 7x50 IF and 10x50 IF, a series of hand-built, super-wide angle binoculars developed to exemplify 100 years of Nikon optical innovation and achievement. Developed for highly-critical astronomical observation, the artful design and precision of these binoculars will, without question, also appeal to those with impeccable tastes and an “only the best will do” mentality who will appreciate the expansive and lifelike view the WX series offers.

Employing eyepieces with superior optical performance, WX binoculars achieve a super-wide field of view (apparent field of view of 66.6˚ for WX 7x50 IF, 76.4˚ for WX 10x50 IF). As a reference, this reveals a field-of-view large enough to capture all Coma Berenices in a single glance.

The WX features a Field Flattener Lens System that compensates for a curvature of field across the entire field of view. This means that the sharp image obtained at the center of the field of view continues all the way to the periphery.

As WX binoculars enhance the view of stars at the edge of the periphery that conventional binoculars tend to spread because of aberrations, it’s as if you are spacewalking through a starry sky — stars magnificently arrayed before you in all their unblemished beauty. Superb edge-to-edge clarity maximizes the human eye’s viewing potential, providing a sharp image to the very edge of the periphery. They deliver an observation experience that far exceeds anything conventional binoculars can offer.

The WX series employs Abbe-Koenig prisms that feature total reflection on all surfaces, and provide a high light transmission rate. High-quality multilayer coating, featuring uniformly high light transmittance across the entire visible range, is also applied to all lenses and prisms to realize a clearer, more natural view. Also, three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements employed in each tube compensate for chromatic aberration that can cause color fringing, realizing a contrast-rich and high-resolution view. Quality control is achieved to the farthest dimension as highly trained craftsmen meticulously assemble individual models piece-by-piece.

Filter threads on the objective lens allow a 55mm filter (P=0.75) to be attached. A WX binocular exclusive tripod adaptor (TRA-4) and hard case are also supplied, for convenient and comfortable astronomical observation. These features combine to ensure that Nikon WX binoculars offer an unparalleled experience in astronomical observation.

The WX 7x50 IF and 10x50 IF are each available now. Nikon MVP price is $5999.95 for the WX 7x50 IF and $6399.95 for the WX 10x50 IF model.

Nikon Inc. is the U.S. distributor of Nikon sports and recreational optics, world-renowned Nikon 35mm cameras, digital cameras, speedlights and accessories, Nikkor lenses and electronic imaging products.

For more information on Nikon’s full line of Binoculars, Fieldscopes, and outdoor recreational optics please contact: Nikon Sport Optics, 1300 Walt Whitman Rd., Melville, NY 11747-3064, or call 1-800-645-6687.

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Copyright 2017 by Buckmasters, Ltd