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Specifications Specifications
-Magnification:: 8x +* Magnification: 8x
-Objective Diameter (mm): 36+* Objective diameter (mm): 36
-Angular Field of view (Real): 7 +* Angular field of view (real): 7
-Angular Field of view (Apparent): 56.0 +* Angular field of view (apparent): 56.0
-FOV @ 1000yds : 122yds +* FOV @ 1000yds: 122yds
-Close Focus Distance (ft.): 8.2, 2.5 (mtrs)+* Close focus distance (ft.): 8.2, 2.5 (metres)
-Exit Pupil (mm): 4.5 +* Exit pupil (mm): 4.5
-Relative Brightness: 20.3 +* Relative brightness: 20.3
-Eye Relief (mm): 17.0 +* Eye relief (mm): 17.0
-Interpupilliary distanc adjustment (mm): 56-72 +* Interpupilliary distance adjustment (mm): 56-72
-Size (L&W) Inches: 4.9x5.1 +* Size (L&W) inches: 4.9x5.1
-Size (L&W) MM: 124x129 +* Size (L&W) MM: 124x129
-Weight (oz/g): 19.8/570 +* Weight (oz/g): 19.8/570
 +* Waterproof to 1.5 metres for five minutes. "O"-rings sealed and Nitrogen purged.
 +* Environment friendly body materials. Lead & arsenic free "Eco" glass.
 +* Phase correction coated roof prisms.
 +* High reflective & Mirroe coated prism.
 +* All prisms and lenses are multilayer coated.
-Waterproof 1.5 metres for five minutes. "O"rings sealed and Nitrogen purged. 
-Environmrnt friendly body materials. Lead & Arsenic free "Eco" glass. 
-Phase Correction coated Roof prisms. 
-High reflective & Mirroe coated prism. 
-All Prisms and lenses are multilayer coated. 
-Whats in the box+What's in the box
 + 
 +* Nikon Monarch product guide (fold-out leaflet in 6 languages)
 +* Instruction manual (in 6 languages)
 +* 10 year warranty voucher, UK.
 +* Service sites sheet
 +* Binoculars
 +* Neck strap
 +* Soft case
 +* Eyepiece lens caps
 +* Objective lens caps.
-Nikon Monarch Product Guide ( Foldout leaflet in 6 languages ) 
-Instruction Manual (in 6 languages ) 
-10 Year warranty voucher. UK. 
-Service sites sheet 
-Binoculars 
-Neck Strap 
-Soft case 
-Eyepiece Lens caps 
-Objective lens caps. 
My observations My observations
 +
 +
Physical Physical
-These binoculars seem small, but fit comfortably in my ( man size ) hands. The focus knob is a nice size ( just under 1.25�/5cm diameter ) where I have come to expect it and it rotates smoothly and easily. Just over a full rotation from close focus to infinity.+ 
-Diopter adjustment is very stiff ( as it should be ).+These binoculars seem small, but fit comfortably in my (man size) hands. The focus knob is a nice size (just under 1.25�/5cm diameter) where I have come to expect it and it rotates smoothly and easily. Just over a full rotation from close focus to infinity.
-Eyecups are twist up type and from down to up is about 1cm ( just under half an inch ). With 2 positive click stops between fully out and fully in.+ 
 +Diopter adjustment is very stiff (as it should be). Eyecups are twist up type and from down to up is about 1 cm (just under half an inch). With 2 positive click stops between fully out and fully in.
 + 
 + 
Optical Optical
-These are bright, much brighter than my cheap 10x42�s, so much brighter that I initially thought there was blue tint to them. After using these for a week I now think that the colour is neutral. They are bright enough for peering into a reedbed until dark. I have not observed and CA as yet, but it is winter, dull with little sun so far. 
- The image looks flat, which to me was initially a little disconcerting ( but I�ve got used to it ) and stays sharp from edge to edge. 
-Depth of field is excellent.  
-Advertised close focus is 2.5 metre but mine are nearer 2metres, about 6�6�, which is fantastic. 
-Bad things+These are bright, much brighter than my cheap 10x42's, so much brighter that I initially thought there was blue tint to them. After using these for a week I now think that the colour is neutral. They are bright enough for peering into a reedbed until dark. I have not observed and CA as yet, but it is winter, dull with little sun so far.
-Not many!.+
-The eyecups all too easily move down, which is a niggle.+
-Objective lens caps are totally useless unless being used inside the soft case!.+
-The Eyepiece Lens cap too easily slips off, I�m always worried they have slipped off and have rain in them.+
-Other than these little niggles, they are fantastic bins and probably worth more than twice what I paid for them. +The image looks flat, which to me was initially a little disconcerting (but I've got used to it) and stays sharp from edge to edge. Depth of field is excellent. Advertised close focus is 2.5 metre but mine are nearer 2 metres, about 6�6�, which is fantastic.
-I had a look through a pair of new Swarovski 8 x 32�s which were heavier, and I was disappointed with the view, which seemed much dimmer and less clear. Their owner was also disappointed at apparently wasting so much money after looking through the Monarchs.+
 +Bad things
 +Not many!.
 +The eyecups all too easily move down, which is a niggle. Objective lens caps are totally useless unless being used inside the soft case!. The eyepiece lens cap too easily slips off, I'm always worried they have slipped off and have rain in them.
 +Other than these little niggles, they are fantastic bins and probably worth more than twice what I paid for them.
 +I had a look through a pair of new Swarovski 8 x 32's which were heavier, and I was disappointed with the view, which seemed much dimmer and less clear. Their owner was also disappointed at apparently wasting so much money after looking through the Monarchs.

Revision as of 10:16, 10 May 2007

Monarch 8 x 36
Monarch 8 x 36

Nikon Monarch 8 x 36 DCF Binoculars. Sometimes seen as Nikon Monarch 8 x 36 ATB

Purchased in the UK from Tecno.co.uk for the incredibly low price of �127.51

Specifications

  • Magnification: 8x
  • Objective diameter (mm): 36
  • Angular field of view (real): 7
  • Angular field of view (apparent): 56.0
  • FOV @ 1000yds: 122yds
  • Close focus distance (ft.): 8.2, 2.5 (metres)
  • Exit pupil (mm): 4.5
  • Relative brightness: 20.3
  • Eye relief (mm): 17.0
  • Interpupilliary distance adjustment (mm): 56-72
  • Size (L&W) inches: 4.9x5.1
  • Size (L&W) MM: 124x129
  • Weight (oz/g): 19.8/570
  • Waterproof to 1.5 metres for five minutes. "O"-rings sealed and Nitrogen purged.
  • Environment friendly body materials. Lead & arsenic free "Eco" glass.
  • Phase correction coated roof prisms.
  • High reflective & Mirroe coated prism.
  • All prisms and lenses are multilayer coated.


What's in the box

  • Nikon Monarch product guide (fold-out leaflet in 6 languages)
  • Instruction manual (in 6 languages)
  • 10 year warranty voucher, UK.
  • Service sites sheet
  • Binoculars
  • Neck strap
  • Soft case
  • Eyepiece lens caps
  • Objective lens caps.


My observations


Physical

These binoculars seem small, but fit comfortably in my (man size) hands. The focus knob is a nice size (just under 1.25�/5cm diameter) where I have come to expect it and it rotates smoothly and easily. Just over a full rotation from close focus to infinity.

Diopter adjustment is very stiff (as it should be). Eyecups are twist up type and from down to up is about 1 cm (just under half an inch). With 2 positive click stops between fully out and fully in.


Optical

These are bright, much brighter than my cheap 10x42's, so much brighter that I initially thought there was blue tint to them. After using these for a week I now think that the colour is neutral. They are bright enough for peering into a reedbed until dark. I have not observed and CA as yet, but it is winter, dull with little sun so far.

The image looks flat, which to me was initially a little disconcerting (but I've got used to it) and stays sharp from edge to edge. Depth of field is excellent. Advertised close focus is 2.5 metre but mine are nearer 2 metres, about 6�6�, which is fantastic.


Bad things

Not many!. The eyecups all too easily move down, which is a niggle. Objective lens caps are totally useless unless being used inside the soft case!. The eyepiece lens cap too easily slips off, I'm always worried they have slipped off and have rain in them.


Other than these little niggles, they are fantastic bins and probably worth more than twice what I paid for them. I had a look through a pair of new Swarovski 8 x 32's which were heavier, and I was disappointed with the view, which seemed much dimmer and less clear. Their owner was also disappointed at apparently wasting so much money after looking through the Monarchs.


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