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Nikon Aculon T11 8-24×25 Compact Zoom Binoculars – Review

This Nikon 8-24X25 Aculon Zoom Binocular is pocket sized. It stows easily. Which means you are more likely to carry it with you when travelling and for many people that is the most important thing. There is really no benefit in having the best binocular in the world if it is to heavy and cumbersome to to take with you.

It really has a diminutive frame, with the Nikons legendary optics, makes this binocular an exceptionally versatile option suitable for a wide range of activities.

Aculon Zoom Binocular is designed with high index BaK4 prisms and, multicoated optics. It has multiple layers of anti-reflective compound which provides excellent resolution and brightness. The objective diameter is 1″ and  has a 3-time zoom capability. This allows a user to zoom to 24-power for a real close-up view.
The Aculon Zoom Binocular features an exclusive, centrally located zoom control which enables the user to change magnification power with ease.

Nikon Aculon T11 8-24x25 Compact Zoom Binoculas

What feature is the most important and impressive?

Normally, each pair of binoculars has just 1 magnification (8x, 10x, 12x) and can be changed by users. This makes users to select very carefully based on purpose, shakiness, size,… And if you want a higher (or lower) magnification, you must buy a new one.

However, with Nikon Aculon T11 Binoculars, you do not need to worry about it, you can change magnification easily from 8x to 24x. All magnification in one, too great!
That’s why Aculon T11 is one of 4 best Nikon binoculars that I reviewed before.

When I learned about these, I read all of reviews on Amazon and noticed that, most reviews revolve around the feature of easy changing magnification. Clearly, this feature is their highlight. The zoom lens is extremely versatile. The very light weight, just under 1 lb – 0.4kg, helps the shakiness factor does affect too much your vision with increased power, even under the highest power (24x). And top mounted controls for zoom and focus are also very convenient.
This allows you to see objects in field of vision and if not clear, you can easily zoom it up to see easier, of course images under high power are not as clear as lower power however it’s enough to know what’s object really. That’s better than trying to focus a bit closer and guessing.

Actually, I was very worried about the images may be not clear and bright under high powers, so I spent over one hour in a binoculars store to compare Nikon Aculon T11 Binoculars to other products of other brands (really, the sales guy was very patient with me). I took Vector, Bushnell and Leica ones in same price-range (from $120 – $160), then adjusted power of Aculon T11 equal to that products and tried.

The results were very unexpected, these were even clearer, sharper and brighter than the Vector and Bushnell ones (in same price-range). Side by side with Leica 10×25 I nearly couldn’t see any difference in brightness or clarity.

Although the Aculon Binoculars do get dimmer indoors the more you magnify, but when looking outdoors in daylight, they still let in plenty of light even up to 24x.

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These clear and bright images thanks to BaK4 High Index Prisms and Bright + Multicoated Optics are available on every Nikon Aculon T11 binoculars, offer excellent brightness and resolution. Really, I don’t know much about specs but it sounds good ^^!

Few other features are waterproof and fogproof, compact size (6.2 x 5.2 in), extremely light weight, just 1 lb (0.4 kg) – lightest I’ve ever seen in Nikon binoculars products, and shape for easy use and carrying. Aculon T11 products has 4 colors: Red, blue, white and black (I’m using a red one). Personally, I think the red, blue or white of product are also an interesting, they can be easier to find than black binoculars if you lay them down in the grass, rock or shadows.

Oh! Don’t forget Nikon’s unmatched warranty: 25 year limited no fault warranty. With the most of Nikon products, including Aculon T11 Binoculars, warranty period is up to 25 years. Even your Nikon binoculars was not covered by this warranty, they also will repair or replace it (even it was your fault) for just $10, plus return shipping and handling.

Nikon Aculon T11 8-24x25 Compact Zoom Binoculas

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There’s just 1 con at this product is no eye cups to help with eye relief, this will make glasses wearers difficult to see full field of vision. In all other, these are a great price.
Someone said that, under highest power (24x), the Aculon T11 is very shake and they can’t hold steady to focus. But I think this is not a con but an evident and occurs with all of high power binoculars. Even 12x power ones (of any lineup) are very difficult to hold steady, so you nearly can’t use the highest power (24x) of these to focus on anything with just your hands.

The summary of pros and cons of Nikon Aculon T11 8-24×25 Compact Zoom binoculars: 


  • Can be changed magnification easily (from 8x-24x) by user
  • Excellent price (from $124)
  • Unique design
  • Waterproof and fogproof
  • Compact size (6.2 x 5.2 in)
  • Extreme light weight (1 lb or 0.4kg)
  • Many colors to pick
  • 25 year limited no fault warranty

No eye cups to help with eye relief

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Optically, Aculon T11 can’t be as good as higher level products such as Nikon Action, Monarch 3 or Monarch 5 but in overview, Aculon T11 Binoculars are very convenient with the amazing features, unique shape, light weight,… and especially excellent price. If you’re looking a binoculars for travelling, birdwatching, sightseeing… and do not require the rigors in optic then Nikon Aculon T11 8-24×25 binoculars are great choice, let’s pick them!

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