Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
More discoveries. NEW: Zeiss Victory SF 32

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

  Home · Search · Member List · Register  
Home » Large Binoculars « Previous Product 
>
>>

Nikon Monarch 7 8x42
Reviews Views Date of last review
1 12140 Mon April 7, 2014
spacer
Recommended By Average Price Average Rating
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
ED-glass
Tripod thread
Twist-up eyecups
Waterproof (more or less ...)

Eye relief:
17.1 mm

Field of view (real):
8

Near focus:
2.5 m

Weight:
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



Author
Post A Reply 
Turaco
Registered User

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 

 
Pros:
Cons:

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:

http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=280201


PROs:

+ 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


CONs:

- 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)


.
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user  


Powered by: ReviewPost PHP vB3 Enhanced
Copyright 2006 All Enthusiast, Inc.



Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:45.