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Nikon binoculars deals available right now

Nikon binoculars deals: Image shows Nikon binoculars on wall
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We've spent some time trawling through various retailer's sites to find the best Nikon binoculars deals. Even though we're past the peak sales period, there are still some discounts and savings available from the popular brand. 

Nikon is a name synonymous with the very best optics in stargazing - they not only make excellent cameras for astrophotography, but they are responsible for some of the best binoculars on the market too. Whether you're a veteran stargazer, a novice or even wanting to encourage a child to take up a new hobby (see our best binoculars for kids page for more advice on this) there's a pair to suit everyone.

Be aware that pricing on binoculars is fluctuating at the moment, thanks to industry-wide shortages. The below models might not be displayed next to their lowest-ever price, but they are shown against the lowest price that we can find them for at the moment. 

One thing we advise is acting quickly if you see a deal that suits you, as there are supply shortages in the optics industry this year. Also, make sure to check out our binoculars deals page to see the best prices across multiple brands. 

Nikon binoculars deals

You can make some good savings on popular Nikon models, which we've listed here. Where we can't find a big deal or discount on a pair of our favorites, we've listed the model against the lowest price we can find online. 

Do watch out for retailers hiking the 'before' price on their deals sales, which they do to make the savings look bigger. On all of the below, we've compared the current sales price to previous prices we've actually seen and confirmed. 

| Now $179.99

Nikon Action 12x50 EX binoculars | Was $276.95 | Now $179.99

Save over $100
on these excellent stargazing binoculars. Offering a decent 50mm aperture and a 12x magnification, they give great views of the stars at night. They're a little heavy though, so buyers might want to pick up a tripod.

| Now $96.95

Nikon Aculon A211 10x50 | Was $119.95 | Now $96.95

You can save nearly $23 with this current deal from Nikon. We really rate this particular model, which ranks highly in our round-up of the best binoculars for stargazing. It boasts minimal image distortion and excellent, crisp views.

Now $146.95

Nikon Aculon A211 10-22x50 Zoom Binocular | Was $179.95 | Now $146.95.

Save $33 with this current deal on the Nikon Aculon A211 10-22x50 Zoom Binocular. This version has the ability to zoom in more than the 8x42 and is better for longer range viewing but is still comfortable to use. It allows more light through the lenses and you can also use this on a tripod.  

Now $1796.95

Nikon 18x70 Astroluxe-XL | Was $2250.95 |Now $1796.95

Save over $450 with this current deal on the Nikon 18x70 Astroluxe-XL from Adorama. This binocular comes in at the top end of most budgets and is probably suited for more experienced stargazers. $454 is a lot of money to save and you will be able to see stars, moons and planets as clear as day with this powerful set.

| Now $106.95

Nikon ProStaff 3S 10x42 | Was $129.95 |Now $106.95

Save $23
on the Nikon ProStaff 3S 10x42, which offer an excellent clear and crisp view of terrestrial and bright night-sky objects such as the moon and planets. Rubber coating also allows for a comfortable grip. 

Nikon Monarch 5 and M5 binoculars

Nikon Monarch 5

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Our favorites: Nikon Monarch 5 8x56

Price: $900 | Objective: 56mm | Magnification: 8x | Field of view: 6.2° | Length: 199mm | Weight: 1140g.

With a roof prism design that’s notable for its large objective lenses, the Monarch 5 binoculars should lend themselves well to stargazing – particularly the 8x56 model. A modest magnification of 8x makes them a good choice for the night sky, and with their additional light-gathering power they should provide bright, high-detail images. The weight of around 1kg certainly isn’t the heaviest we’ve seen, but a tripod mount might still be a good idea. 

Elsewhere, the Monarch 5s have a degree of waterproofing (though we wouldn’t leave them out in the rain) a diopter adjuster on the right eyepiece, and a chunky focus adjuster that should be easy enough to reach and turn with a single finger. We like the 8x56 for the wide field of view, but you can also get them in 16x and 20x magnifications. 

Sadly, it's proving quite tricky to find reliable stock on these Monarch 5s at the moment. Monarchs 5s and M5s with slightly lower specs are more readily available. These pairs tend to offer a lower aperture at x42, but they have got the same extra-low dispersion glass and sleek design.

Nikon WX binoculars

Nikon WX

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Our favorites: Nikon WX 7x50 IF 

Price: $5,996.95 | Objective: 50mm | Magnification: 7x | Field of view: 10.7° | Length: 272mm | Weight: 2,420g.

A dedicated pair of astronomy binoculars, and just a little bit expensive, the Nikon WX are everything you could want for a night’s stargazing — though we’d prefer they be lighter.

That’s just not possible when you look at the design. An unusual Abbe-Koenig prism structure, three ED glass elements per tube, and a field-flattener lens system all add up. Luckily, there's a tripod mount.

The body is made of a magnesium alloy so it’s light but strong, and the combination of 50mm objectives and 7x magnification means images will be bright and contrasty. 

Among the accessories available is a sturdy metal case you’ll surely want to transport binoculars of such quality and expense around in, but for the well-heeled amateur astronomer, these are surely the ultimate viewing experience. Except, of course, for their bigger brothers, the EX 10x50 IF, which retail for $300 more.

Nikon Aculon A211 binoculars

Nikon Aculon A211

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Our favorites: Nikon Aculon A211 10x50 

Price: $120 | Objective: 50mm | Magnification: 10x | Field of view: 6.5° | Length: 180mm | Weight: 899

Can you really get 50mm objectives for just over $100? It is possible, and while you shouldn’t expect exotic glass or special prisms (it’s a porro), you do get multi-coated optics and a tripod mount. 

The Aculons aren’t even that heavy, tipping the scales at just less than a kilo, but being able to attach them to additional support is a big mark in their favour. On the outside, they’re nicely coated in rubber armour, and despite being some of the most ‘traditional’ looking binoculars in the Nikon range, this shape has long proved easy to keep a grip on.

The Aculons aren’t dedicated stargazing binoculars by any stretch, but the combination of large objectives and moderate magnification mean they’re going to find themselves in a lot of situations where their owners point them toward the heavens.

Nikon Action EX

Nikon Action EX 12x50

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Our favorites: Nikon Action EX 12x50

Price: $190 | Objective: 50 mm| Magnification: 12x | Field of view: 5.5 degrees |  Length: 196mm| Weight: 1043.3 g

The 50mm aperture on the Nikon Action EX means that you should get plenty of light when you’re using these binoculars. Pack in some multi-coated lenses and high-refractive-index prisms and they’re even better, offering clear, crisp views of stars. When we tested them out, we did notice some slight curvature around the edge of the field of view, but overall we were impressed with these binos when considering the reasonable price.

They feel surprisingly rugged, too, with comfortable rubber grips and a large focus knob. Glasses wearers will be pleased with the eye relief, which is a generous 13mm. They promise to be fairly waterproof too and offer decent fog resistance. But all this comes with a price in the way of weight, as the 12x50 binos are slightly heavier than other models at 2.3lbs. As such, you may want to invest in a tripod to avoid shakiness when using these optics.

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Ian has been a journalist for over 20 years. He's written for magazines and websites on subjects such as astronomy, PC hardware, popular (and unpopular) science, gardening and keeping fish. In his spare time he has a pet tortoise and grows his own vegetables.