Optics Review

Nikon @ Shot Show

Nikon Shot Show Video

We stopped by our friends at Nikon Sport Optics to review some of their 2009 product introductions. We always look forward to this visit because this company has the reputation of consistently introducing new products that really fit the needs of their customers, and this year was no exception.

We asked Jon LaCorte, Nikon’s Senior Product Manager, to give us a drive by introduction to two of his favorite 2009 items.

  • First, on his list was the new binocular the Monarch-X. Built on the ultra successful lightweight frame of the Nikon Monarch this unit fits the hand like a fine sports car. It’s stylish in looks and has the super reflective prisms usually restricted to the markets most expensive binoculars.  The best I can suggest is that this Nikon Binocular is optically about as good as it gets, and with a street price of about $500 its sure to be a big hit.
  • The second product reviewed dealt with Nikon’s introduction of the Coyote Special Rifle Scope, a specialty rifle scope built from the ground up with the Coyote hunter in mind. To make the scope as effective as possible Nikon developed its new Predator BDC Reticle. This reticle design is optimized for quick target acquisition on running game. A real plus for those fast moving critters.

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