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By Elizabeth A. Ginns — June 2003
It's hard to keep binoculars steady when you're watching that fish jump or bird fly or trying to read the numbers on that buoy way off in the distance. That's why Nikon, which specializes in cameras, binoculars, and spotting scopes, has introduced its image-stabilizing binoculars, designed specifically to give boaters, anglers, and other outdoor enthusiasts an ultra-steady view, no matter how unsteady the conditions.
The new 12x32 StabilEyes joins the existing 14x40 model but uses a gimbaled servo system to provide a new view that is unaffected by shake or vibration, says the company. Additionally, the special "VR Pause" mode, which keeps the image stabilized, makes long-term viewing easier. Powered by AA batteries (included), the binoculars are also reported to be water-, fog-, and shockproof.
StabilEyes retail for $799 and are covered by the company's one-year warranty.
Nikon Phone: (800) 645-6678. www.nikonusa.com.
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This article originally appeared in the May 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.