Nikon 8x42 Monarch ATB Binocular

8x 42mm - MPN: 7430
Product Details
Description
100% Waterproof/Fogproof/ShockproofUltra-rugged, rubber-armored, roof-prism designExtended eye relief and central focus for viewing convenienceFully Multicoated lenses for bright, clear imagesPrecision aligned optics for extended viewing
Quick Glance
Magnification 8x
Objective Diameter 42 mm
User Reviews
Five Starts for both Nikon and Adorma
5 Star Review   By CTM on Adorama - Mar 7, 2011   

These binoculars are an excellent value. Dollar-for-dollar it is tough to do better than the Nikon Monarch binocular. It is possible to spend a great deal more and not do as well.An attractive price [...] adds to the value for the purchase. Adorama and Nikon make it possible for a casual birder to enjoy the hobby, without dropping hundreds more.

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You can pay more but why do that?
5 Star Review   By jpaul on Adorama - Sep 16, 2010   

Excellent for watching football games, outdoor sports, concerts, twilight and night viewing.

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I like these binoculars
4 Star Review   By Al the Birder on Adorama - Jul 12, 2009   

I use these mainly for birding.

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I am so pleased with my new Monarchs
5 Star Review   By Carolyn on Adorama - Jan 21, 2009   

I would recommend not only the Nikon Monarch line, but Adorama is excellent!

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Great binoculars, worth every dollar.
5 Star Review   By VQFLORES on Adorama - Jul 10, 2008   

These binoculars are the perfect size, big enough to be bright and sharp yet still small enough to be light and easy to carry. I also own an old pair of 8X50 that are twice as heavy and not as sharp and bright and 25X100 which are way heavy and very difficult to use even on a tripod, these are brighter but no that much more. The small amount of chromatic aberration (CA) on these binoculars does not bother me so no point deduction here (my other binoculars have worse CA). OK to use with or without my glasses on.

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Good Birding Choice
4 Star Review   By member uglibird - Dec 4, 2007   

Strengths: light weight, quick focus, good resolution, sufficient light, and rugged

Weakness: somewhat limited field of view for spotting moving birds, inadequate lense covers

Purchased these because I needed something that would hold up to the conditions of the rain and cloud forests of Ecuador. They were great, even in the rain. The one significant problem with the product isn't the binoculars but the lense covers. The rubber cover for the viewing lenses is apparently made in two different ways. I have an older set that is fine, but the one just purchased will not stay on the binoculars. Simply a poor fit and therefore a problem in the rain.

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Stellar binoculars!
5 Star Review   By Fred on Adorama - May 8, 2007   

Well worth the long wait. Although one CAN spend far more -- 4x for the top Nikon product, or up to 6x for a fancy Zeiss, Leitz, or Leica pair -- it's not clear what additional desirable features would be had.

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Nikon Monarch 8x42 - mighty fine binoculars for the price
5 Star Review   By member jston - Apr 20, 2006   

Strengths: Sharp over most of the FOV. No false color noticed. Very comfortable to use. Superior color saturation.

Weakness: As everyone says: Really bad objective covers plus I don't like the bulky one-piece ocular covers.

I have been using some Nikon 8x36 Sporters which seemed to be very good binoculars - especially for the price. I thought I'd see what the Monarch ATB was like. On inspecton, you can see that the objective lenses of Monarchs have a noticeble green tinge from the anti-reflective coatings. The Sporters do not. I believe this is the reason for the slightly better sharpness and color intensity in the Monarchs. If you don't feel you can afford the Monarchs, the Sporters are very similar, overall, and less than half the price. You'll be pleased with either.

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Clear, no distortion, feels right
5 Star Review   By member tnttaxi - Feb 17, 2006   

Strengths: Brightness, clarity, weight, size, lack of distortion, feel of the rubber coating, twist-up eyecups, price.

Weakness: eyecups for the objective lens suck. Buy a set of objective lens covers from Eagle Optics,Size-6, inexpensive.

These glasses provide a reasonable angle of view, are among the lightest for the 8x42 pack and offer the clarity, freedom of optical distortion, and brightness on even par to binos costing 5 times the price. Very good bargain. I use them for birding and could see the red irridescense on the top of the heads of a flock of sand cranes at 200 yards with the sun low in the sky about an hour from darkness. My wife's Barska 8x42 could not. With the Nikons we were able to make a positive ID. Waterproof, fogproof, low cost, 25 year warranty, yada yada yada...Good Buy........

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Descibes the item well
4 Star Review   By member Tamdar - Nov 3, 2005   

Strengths: very clear for a mid to low price range binocular.

Weakness: The objective lens cap could be a little better

While i was shopping for a decent pair of binoculars i went to a large sporting goods store who sold everything from Bushnells up through the Zeiss.For this price & quality , i couldn't see paying any more for the really expensive ones.These are very clear,not too heavy and the protective coating is a plus i had not considered.

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Product Details
Description
100% Waterproof/Fogproof/ShockproofUltra-rugged, rubber-armored, roof-prism designExtended eye relief and central focus for viewing convenienceFully Multicoated lenses for bright, clear imagesPrecision aligned optics for extended viewing
Quick Glance
Magnification 8x
Objective Diameter 42 mm
Summary
Product Title Nikon 8x42 Monarch ATB Binocular
Manufacturer Nikon
Power Score 4.7 | 10 Reviews
General
URL: Manufacturer Link
Dimensions: 5.0" Width x 5.7" Depth
Weight: 1.33 lbs
Eye Relief: 19.60 mm
Additional Specifications
Category: Electronic Accessories
Product Line: Monarch ATB
Description: Nikon 8x42 Monarch Waterproof Binoculars (USA)
Maximum Magnification: 8x
Product Type: Binocular
Maximum Angular Field of View (Apparent): 50
Class: (Not Specified)
Maximum Eye Relief: 0.77"
Angular Field of View: 50.4 Apparent
Maximum Angular Field of View (Real): 6
Maximum Exit Pupil: 5.30 mm
Brand Name: Nikon
Linear Field of View: 330
User Reviews
Five Starts for both Nikon and Adorma
5 Star Review   By CTM on Adorama - Mar 7, 2011   

These binoculars are an excellent value. Dollar-for-dollar it is tough to do better than the Nikon Monarch binocular. It is possible to spend a great deal more and not do as well.An attractive price [...] adds to the value for the purchase. Adorama and Nikon make it possible for a casual birder to enjoy the hobby, without dropping hundreds more.

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You can pay more but why do that?
5 Star Review   By jpaul on Adorama - Sep 16, 2010   

Excellent for watching football games, outdoor sports, concerts, twilight and night viewing.

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I like these binoculars
4 Star Review   By Al the Birder on Adorama - Jul 12, 2009   

I use these mainly for birding.

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I am so pleased with my new Monarchs
5 Star Review   By Carolyn on Adorama - Jan 21, 2009   

I would recommend not only the Nikon Monarch line, but Adorama is excellent!

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Great binoculars, worth every dollar.
5 Star Review   By VQFLORES on Adorama - Jul 10, 2008   

These binoculars are the perfect size, big enough to be bright and sharp yet still small enough to be light and easy to carry. I also own an old pair of 8X50 that are twice as heavy and not as sharp and bright and 25X100 which are way heavy and very difficult to use even on a tripod, these are brighter but no that much more. The small amount of chromatic aberration (CA) on these binoculars does not bother me so no point deduction here (my other binoculars have worse CA). OK to use with or without my glasses on.

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Good Birding Choice
4 Star Review   By member uglibird - Dec 4, 2007   

Strengths: light weight, quick focus, good resolution, sufficient light, and rugged

Weakness: somewhat limited field of view for spotting moving birds, inadequate lense covers

Purchased these because I needed something that would hold up to the conditions of the rain and cloud forests of Ecuador. They were great, even in the rain. The one significant problem with the product isn't the binoculars but the lense covers. The rubber cover for the viewing lenses is apparently made in two different ways. I have an older set that is fine, but the one just purchased will not stay on the binoculars. Simply a poor fit and therefore a problem in the rain.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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Stellar binoculars!
5 Star Review   By Fred on Adorama - May 8, 2007   

Well worth the long wait. Although one CAN spend far more -- 4x for the top Nikon product, or up to 6x for a fancy Zeiss, Leitz, or Leica pair -- it's not clear what additional desirable features would be had.

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Nikon Monarch 8x42 - mighty fine binoculars for the price
5 Star Review   By member jston - Apr 20, 2006   

Strengths: Sharp over most of the FOV. No false color noticed. Very comfortable to use. Superior color saturation.

Weakness: As everyone says: Really bad objective covers plus I don't like the bulky one-piece ocular covers.

I have been using some Nikon 8x36 Sporters which seemed to be very good binoculars - especially for the price. I thought I'd see what the Monarch ATB was like. On inspecton, you can see that the objective lenses of Monarchs have a noticeble green tinge from the anti-reflective coatings. The Sporters do not. I believe this is the reason for the slightly better sharpness and color intensity in the Monarchs. If you don't feel you can afford the Monarchs, the Sporters are very similar, overall, and less than half the price. You'll be pleased with either.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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Clear, no distortion, feels right
5 Star Review   By member tnttaxi - Feb 17, 2006   

Strengths: Brightness, clarity, weight, size, lack of distortion, feel of the rubber coating, twist-up eyecups, price.

Weakness: eyecups for the objective lens suck. Buy a set of objective lens covers from Eagle Optics,Size-6, inexpensive.

These glasses provide a reasonable angle of view, are among the lightest for the 8x42 pack and offer the clarity, freedom of optical distortion, and brightness on even par to binos costing 5 times the price. Very good bargain. I use them for birding and could see the red irridescense on the top of the heads of a flock of sand cranes at 200 yards with the sun low in the sky about an hour from darkness. My wife's Barska 8x42 could not. With the Nikons we were able to make a positive ID. Waterproof, fogproof, low cost, 25 year warranty, yada yada yada...Good Buy........

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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Descibes the item well
4 Star Review   By member Tamdar - Nov 3, 2005   

Strengths: very clear for a mid to low price range binocular.

Weakness: The objective lens cap could be a little better

While i was shopping for a decent pair of binoculars i went to a large sporting goods store who sold everything from Bushnells up through the Zeiss.For this price & quality , i couldn't see paying any more for the really expensive ones.These are very clear,not too heavy and the protective coating is a plus i had not considered.

84% of readers found this review helpful.

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