Hello from Canada! I am brand new to this forum and have narrowed my binocular choices down to the Nikon Monarch 7 and the Maven C1 (both 8x42). I had a chance to look through the monarch 7 (10x42) at Cabelas, and was blown away by it's brightness and clarity. I have not seen the Maven C1, but am impressed by online reviews. I favour the FOV of the monarch, although quality of glass is of paramount importance. Any thoughts or advice?