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Nikon Monarch 7 8x42
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1 12141 Mon April 7, 2014
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No recommendations $500.00 5.0

Description: Roof prism binoculars
Single hinge design
BaK-4 prisms
Fully multi coated lenses
Phase corrected
Dielectric prism coatings
Tripod thread
Twist-up eyecups
Waterproof (more or less ...)

Eye relief:
17.1 mm

Field of view (real):

Near focus:
2.5 m

650 g

Dimensions (length x with x height, mm):
142 x 130 x 54

Interpupillary Distance (mm):
56 - 72

Warranty (Europe):
5 + 5 years
Keywords: Nikon Monarch 7 8x42 Full-size binoculars

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Registered: March 2014
Location: Northern Alps
Posts: 109
Review Date: Mon April 7, 2014 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: $500.00 | Rating: 5 


Nikon Monarch 7 8x42

Please note: What you see below is just a very brief summary of a detailed comparative review involving the Nikon Monarch 7 8x42 and the Celestron Trailseeker 8x42. For the full review, click this link:


+ Binos look and feel very good, it's a pleasure to hold them
+ Softish rubber padding gives good grip and provides shock-protection
+ Comfortable focus wheel
+ Lightweight

+ Very good optical specifications (FOV, eye relief, near focus)
+ Good sharpness in the centre
+ Good contrast
+ Good for low light viewing
+ Very good whiteness rendition


- Some accessories are not functional due to absurd design

- Central hinge far too loose
- Specified as waterproof, but the manual contains contradictory statements here

- CA-control far from convincing, even in the centre
- Very strong rolling ball effect

- Mediocre warranty for European customers ("10 years", but you have to read the small print)
- Price/performance ratio not overwhelming (about 550 Euros, in Middle Europe)

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