Nikon introduces the WX series of super-wide-angle binoculars. The WX 10×50 IF ($6,399.95) features a proprietary field-flattener lens system to correct for field curvature and other optical aberrations across its entire 76.4° apparent field of view, providing pinpoint stars to the edge of the periphery. The binoculars use high-transmission Abbe-Koenig prisms and three ED lens elements to provide bright, razor-sharp views of stars and daylight targets free of color fringing. Each eyepiece individually focuses, each uses a turn-and-slide eyecup to block stray light. Its inter-pupil adjustment ranges from 58 to 78 mm, and the binoculars provide a generous eye relief of 15.3 mm. Each purchase includes a hard case, neck strap, and tripod adapter.'s New Product Showcase is a reader service featuring innovative equipment and software of interest to amateur astronomers. The descriptions are based largely on information supplied by the manufacturers or distributors. Sky & Telescope assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of vendors statements. For further information contact the manufacturer or distributor. Announcements should be sent to Not all announcements will be listed.


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