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Nikon Glare.... Anyone else experience? #7645869 10/29/19 03:50 PM
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While hunting opening weekend of Muzzle loader in Oklahoma I had major issues with glare from both my set of Nikon binoculars and Nikon Omega 3-9x40 scope.

The stand was facing West toward the feeder and I had a buck under the feeder and all I could see was that it was a buck because of horns coming out of its head; the entire field of view from both binoculars and scope was filled with a golden colored glare and I could not make out any other detail about the buck other than it had horns. I couldn't even count the points because of the glare.

Distance from me to the feeder is 112yds, and even with the sun falling below the trees I still was getting glare until darkness came; if I looked to my 3 o'clock or 9 o'clock position at the same distance everything was crystal clear..... but facing the sun even with it setting under the tree line all I got was glare.

Anyone else ever experience this?

These binoculars & scope are the only Nikon optics I own; everything else of mine is Leupold...... and they didn't glare on me.

Re: Nikon Glare.... Anyone else experience? [Re: deewayne2003] #7645995 10/29/19 05:40 PM
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i had that problem with a Nikon Monarch 4-16 a few years ago. I’d have tried to live with it, but it broke, which sort of solved the problem.


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Re: Nikon Glare.... Anyone else experience? [Re: deewayne2003] #7646549 10/30/19 01:53 AM
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I have had it happen with good optics, put a T-shirt over your head and the optics


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Re: Nikon Glare.... Anyone else experience? [Re: deewayne2003] #7646901 10/30/19 01:31 PM
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That's pretty common if you're looking right into the sun or near it. Adding a sunshade will help.

Re: Nikon Glare.... Anyone else experience? [Re: TEXASLEFTY] #7647021 10/30/19 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by TEXASLEFTY
I have had it happen with good optics, put a T-shirt over your head and the optics

Ive had it with a few scopes shooting east into the rising sun. I don't think its a scope issue.


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Re: Nikon Glare.... Anyone else experience? [Re: redchevy] #7647056 10/30/19 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by redchevy
Originally Posted by TEXASLEFTY
I have had it happen with good optics, put a T-shirt over your head and the optics

Ive had it with a few scopes shooting east into the rising sun. I don't think its a scope issue.


Looking into the sun... a sunshade helps a bunch


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Re: Nikon Glare.... Anyone else experience? [Re: TEXASLEFTY] #7648241 10/31/19 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by TEXASLEFTY
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I have had it happen with good optics, put a T-shirt over your head and the optics

Ive had it with a few scopes shooting east into the rising sun. I don't think its a scope issue.


Looking into the sun... a sunshade helps a bunch



Tried shading the lens of both the scope and binoculars with my hands and even a jacket and no help.... Funny never had this issue with my Leupolds!

Re: Nikon Glare.... Anyone else experience? [Re: deewayne2003] #7648272 10/31/19 03:10 PM
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The glare or flare I had with the Nikon was way more extreme than anything I’ve ever seen from any other scope I’ve used, and that’s a lot of years of using scopes.


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