Nikon Binoculars Review

Nikon Monarch 5 BinocularsThe company was first established in the 1900’s in Japan and developed their first pair of binoculars around 1917 (called the Atom 6 x 15).

Since then, Nikon has had an excellent reputation and quest to produce the best binoculars at the most reasonable prices imaginable.

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Nikon begun creating optics for cameras and other devices, and from then on, they became one of the most reliable brands for binoculars on the market.

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Why? Their reputation for quality and precision make them excellent for pretty much any endeavor you could imagine- hunting, fishing, bird watching, astronomy, nature walks, even golfers and sports fanatics find an excellent use for their Nikon binoculars.

Nikon also has a penchant for quality, with a 25 year warranty on every single one of their binoculars, and each and every pair is handcrafted for quality, completely fog-proof and weather proof, and rugged enough to withstand even the most brutal lifestyle.

What’s great about Nikon is that you’re buying a quality symbol of American craftsmanship (since Nikon moved to the U.S. in the 1950’s) that has amazing potential for your active lifestyle.

Perfect for travel, adventures, movies, theaters, spectator sports and everything in between, when you buy Nikon, you know you’re getting the best.

Nikon Monarch 7 Specifications

Nikon Monarch 7 ATB 8x42Nikon Monarch 7 10x30Nikon Monarch 7 ATB 10x42



Eye Relief

17.1 mm15.8 mm16.4 mm

Field of View

420 ft/1000 yds351 ft/1000 yds351 ft/1000 yds

Close Focus

8.2 ft7.8 ft8.2 ft


Dielectric Multicoated Roof PrismsDielectric Multicoated Roof PrismsDielectric Multicoated Roof Prisms


22.9 oz15.5 oz23.6 oz


5.6 x 5.14.6 x 4.85.6 x 5.1


Our Initial Impressions on Nikon Binoculars

Nikon has covered a wide variety of optical products, from various action models that are built to be lightweight and support your lifestyle.

Other EDG styles that use specific varieties of low dispersion glass for especially clear and sharp images.

They also have monocular products that are tiny, powerful optic products that are inconspicuously held in a person’s hand or easy to fit into a shirt pocket or purse to provide optical support no matter where you go.

The Monarch series serve enthusiasts to the sports and vacationing community with silver alloy reflective prisms and coatings to provide sharp contrast in low or no light situations.

The Monarch products as well as a few other models are located in the Newest branch of Nikon products- called the Nikon Sports Division (established in 2001).

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Nikon Aculon A211 Binoculars Specifications

Nikon Aculon A211 8x42Nikon Aculon A211 10x42Nikon Aculon A211 10x50



Lens Coating

Fully Multi-CoatedFully Multi-CoatedFully Multi-Coated

Field of View

420 ft.314 ft.341 ft.

Close Focus

16.4 ft.16.4 ft.23 ft.

Eye Relief



26.8 oz26.8 oz31.7 oz


4.13 x 4.13 x 8.07 inches 4.13 x 4.13 x 8.1 inches4.25 x 4.25 x 8.6 inches


As well as free standing binoculars, Nikon also produces products called StailEyes, to support fast-moving targets with reduced magnifications, and Travelite models with reverse lens variations than most models (that use roof prisms) to prevent light distortion in practically any environment, with the lightest weight of any viewing device out there.

All in all, Nikon provides a lot of quality in sleek, refined, streamlined packages built for any use you might need them for.

You’ll never be worried to take your Nikon out into the world, because these days they’re packaged in extraordinarily light Magnesium to add durability without weighing you down.

Additionally, most model’s lenses are among the best out there for converting light without huge lenses.

We’re very pleased with the build of Nikon products, and we think you will be too.

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Nikon Binocular Model Range

Nikon offers a huge amount of binoculars, but most models are roof prism models, aside from the travelite set.

These types of roof prisms typically are highly durable compared to porro prisms, and they’re more compact and harder to break.

Typically speaking, roof prisms aren’t the best for binoculars, because they limit your range of vision and only see in a straight line.

Fortunately, as the times evolved, Nikon learned that the easiest way to repair these sorts of problem is to coat the insides with a layer of silver, and add extra coating to enhance the quality of vision from roof prisms.

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Nikon Action Ex Extreme Binoculars Specifications

Nikon Action Ex Extreme 8x40Nikon Action Ex Extreme 10x50Nikon Action Ex Extreme 16x50



Eye Relief

17.2 mm17.2 mm17.8 mm

Field of View

430 ft/1000 yds341 ft/1000 yds183 ft/1000 yds

Close Focus

16.4 ft23 ft23 ft


Dielectric High-Reflective MultilayerDielectric High-Reflective MultilayerDielectric High-Reflective Multilayer


30.2 oz36 oz36.7 oz


5.4 x 7.47 x 7.77 x 7.7


In doing so, the quality of roof prisms is right up there with porro prisms, but lower grades of porro prisms are usually equivalent to these powerful lenses, but much less durable, and a lot bigger, simply because there are a lot more parts involved.

Typically, porro prisms jet out of binoculars and create eye-pieces that are awkward for people with glasses.

Nikon binoculars, on the other hand, provide excellent lens relief for anyone with eye problems, and the images project further from the binoculars than most pairs out there, and they’re also much easier to use.

Nikon offers nine different models of binoculars:

Nikon ProStaff BinocularsNikon Full Sized Binoculars:

Made for multiple different uses, these traditional Nikon binoculars have higher magnification levels for various uses.



Nikon Compact BinocularsNikon Compact Binoculars:

These types of binoculars have lower magnifications and are easier for binocular enthusiasts to carry with them, without sacrificing quality and visibility.



Nikon Aculon BinocularsNikon Aculon Binoculars:

These types of models are designed to support any outdoor activity with a preference to aperture to provide the most light and contrast in every situation.




Nikon Monarch Binoculars ReviewNikon Monarch Binoculars

Monarch binoculars are specially designed for any outdoor activity- specifically birdwatching or hunting because of their amazing build quality. They’re also very rugged and slim, to fit any activity.



Nikon EDG BinocularsNikon EDG Binoculars

The EDG is simply the best optics out there. They aren’t as rugged as other varieties, but you simply can’t beat the view.



Nikon Premier BinocularsNikon Premier Binoculars

Nikon Premier was engineered to push binocular usage to the max with the utmost ruggedness out of any model there is. Plus, they’re easy to use, highly waterproof, dust-proof and even element proof to provide the most extreme usability out there.



While most Nikon models don’t have particularly noticeable eyepieces, if you’re inclined to need them, there are a wide variety you can supplement with on the internet.

In general, the eyepieces on these models are non-existent, or very sleek and discreet because of the roof prism design.

Various other companies offer similar eyepieces that can cover in a pinch, however.

Focusing with Nikon Binoculars

Nikon-7245-Action-Ex-Extreme-10x50-Binoculars-Review06The diopter on these models is readily apparent, and in general, most of the models that Nikon offers auto-focus automatically.

This is especially useful if you’re looking to simply get out there and get in the game, take your binoculars with you and go.

Various higher models of Nikon binoculars do offer single lens focusing abilities by simply turning knobs or adjusting various features.

When it comes down to it, there are few brands out there that offer the focus, clarity and precision that Nikon products do.

Additionally, Nikon binoculars have unmatched clarity. Double coated to promote the very best vision out there, these lenses are pretty much perfect in no-light or twilight situations.

The reflective coating also means that bright situations, like if you’re birdwatching in the Caribbean for example, the sun isn’t going to keep you from using your amazing binoculars.

Durable Binoculars From A Durable Brand

Nikon-7245-Action-Ex-Extreme-10x50-Binoculars-Review02In the end, there are no more rugged binoculars out there, built for any situation. They’re fog proof, weather proof and rain proof.

Most models are also highly resistant to dust, and never break. If they do, they’re completely covered by the warranty- and it’s never your fault.

Nikon is a very quality brand. There’s nothing else out there that matches the quality, power, dependability, and overall value that Nikon provides each single customer.

There’s very few binoculars out there that are built as well as these varieties for the price that you’re going to pay- and no other company out there gives you a brand new pair of binoculars if you happen to break yours.

So don’t wait! Pick up a quality pair of Nikon binoculars today!

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