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Super-wide-field-of-view binocularsThe story behind WX binoculars.

Everything started with a designer's dream.

Everything started with a designer's dream.

Tatsushi Nishioka

1st Designing Section, Designing Department, NIKON VISION CO., LTD.

Since joining Nikon, Mr. Nishioka has devoted himself mainly to design work for astronomical telescopes and development of astronomical observation equipment. As an advocator of the WX series binoculars, he put together this project and took charge of mechanical design.

Since joining Nikon, Mr. Nishioka has devoted himself mainly to design work for astronomical telescopes and development of astronomical observation equipment. As an advocator of the WX series binoculars, he put together this project and took charge of mechanical design.

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Image quality is astonishing, but can it be productized?

Image quality is astonishing, but can it be productized?

Satoshi Fukumoto

4th Optical Designing Section, 1st Designing Department, Optical Engineering Division, NIKON CORPORATION

Mr. Fukumoto was in charge of optical design, and turned Mr. Nishioka's concept into a design for a functional prototype model. He has a wealth of experience in optical design including binoculars, and has also been in charge of designing astronomical eyepieces with a super-wide field of view.

Mr. Fukumoto was in charge of optical design, and turned Mr. Nishioka's concept into a design for a functional prototype model. He has a wealth of experience in optical design including binoculars, and has also been in charge of designing astronomical eyepieces with a super-wide field of view.

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A staff united in an attitude of "no compromise".

A staff united in an attitude of "no compromise".

Katsunori Tomita

4th Optical Designing Section, 1st Designing Department, Optical Engineering Division, NIKON CORPORATION

Mr. Tomita took charge of optical design from the stage of prototype manufacturing. He was involved in mass-production design, and completed the WX series after much effort and hard work. His background lies in designing space- and astronomy-related equipment including optical observation equipment for satellites and astronomical telescopes.

Mr. Tomita took charge of optical design from the stage of prototype manufacturing. He was involved in mass-production design, and completed the WX series after much effort and hard work. His background lies in designing space- and astronomy-related equipment including optical observation equipment for satellites and astronomical telescopes.

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When you look through these binoculars, a powerful sensation surges through you.

When you look through these binoculars, a powerful sensation surges through you.

Designers' messages

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