Nikon Monarch Binoculars Review

Nikon Monarch Binoculars ReviewNikon have been responsible for producing some of the highest quality optical products the world has ever seen.
Almost since the first day that they started manufacturing lenses, binoculars, and other optical solutions, there Nikon Monarch binoculars line has always been some of the best binoculars available.

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Even though most people recommend that you don’t attempt to fix something that wasn’t broken in the first place, in 2012 Nikon decided to do exactly that and almost completely overhaul the Nikon Monarch line of products.

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Nikon Monarch 7 Binoculars 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


Nikon Monarch 5 Binoculars Specifications

Nikon Monarch 5 8x42Nikon Monarch 5 10x42Nikon Monarch 5 12x42



Eye Relief

19.5 mm18.4 mm15.1 mm

Field of View

361 ft/1000 yds315 ft/1000 yds285 ft/1000 yds

Close Focus

8.2 ft8.2 ft8.2 ft


Dielectric Multicoated Roof PrismsDielectric Multicoated Roof PrismsDielectric Multicoated Roof Prisms


20.8 oz21 oz21 oz


145mm x 129mm145mm x 129mm145mm x 129mm


Nikon Monarch 3 Binoculars Specifications

Nikon Monarch 3 ATB 8x42Nikon Monarch 3 ATB 10x42



Eye Relief

24.1 mm17.4 mm

Field of View

330 ft/1000 yds299 ft/1000 yds

Close Focus

9.8 ft9.8 ft


Dielectric Multicoated Roof PrismsDielectric Multicoated Roof Prisms


24.9 oz17.4 oz


6.1 x 5.16 x 5.1


Three New Model Solutions

Now offering three different solutions under the Monarch branding (the Monarch 3, Monarch 5, and Monarch 7), you’re going to be able to find the perfect Nikon binoculars for your needs and without any headache or hassles.

Nikon Monarch Binoculars Review

People that were familiar with the pre-2012 line of solutions are going to be pleasantly surprised with the new updates across the board.

While those that are newcomers to Nikon Monarch binoculars are going to find some of the best available on the planet!


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Initial Impressions of the Nikon Monarch Binoculars

Like most other Nikon products, Nikon Monarch binoculars aren’t all that “flashy” when you get your first look at them.

Pretty plain across the board, and honestly not all that exciting to look at. It’s when you hold these incredible binoculars up to your eyes that everything changes.Nikon Monarch Binoculars Review

Most often provided in a sleek and almost matte black finish (and some camouflage), everything about these at least externally is a little bit on the understated side of the coin.
But as mentioned above, the second that you look through the eyepieces is the moment that you begin to understand why so many people go crazy for Nikon Monarch Binoculars.
High-end lenses (similar to the lenses that they include in their award-winning camera lenses) and new upgraded technologies are included to give you an amazing.

Flexible and Comfortable Eyepieces

The eyepieces on each of the three Monarch binoculars are almost exactly the same, which is a great thing because of how comfortable they are over longer periods of use.
Whether you are someone that is just looking to do a bit of recreational glassing or birdwatching, someone that wants to have elite level optical quality to zoom in, or a military member, law enforcement officer, or professional/tournament shooter makes little difference.

Nikon Monarch Binoculars Review

You can use these Nikon Monarch binoculars for 30 seconds at a time or 30 minutes and never feel even the slightest hint of discomfort stemming from the eyepieces.
Made out of some sort of ergonomically molded synthetic solution that gently cups your eyes when looking through the binoculars.
There are a lot of other solutions on the market today that promise the moon and the stars when it comes to eyestrain relief and comfort but very few (if any) can rival these.

Razor-Sharp Focusing Capabilities

One of the things that most people rant and rave about in regards to the Nikon Monarch binoculars is the fact that the focus knob is almost over-sized, allowing you to quickly and easily snap into focus with just a quick turn of the dial.

Nikon Monarch Binoculars ReviewIn fact, just 1 ¼ turns allow you to go from close focus all the way up to the highest possible level – with infinite flexibility in between so you get razor-sharp focus on the fly every single time.

You’ll also appreciate just how smooth the focusing wheel is under operation, while at the same time still being able to “catch” when you want to lock in on a particular focus point.

Visual Clarity

Thanks to some pretty impressive high-end optics technologies including:

  • Nitrogen purged tubes
  • Dielectric coating of the optical prisms
  • A multi-coated and phase coated treatment

It’s tough to argue with the crystal-clear visual performance you’re going to be able to get out of these binoculars.
Regardless of whether or not you go with the 8X, 10X, or 12X model, you’re going to find high definition quality across the board.
Thanks to the amazing optics that Nikon has packed into every pair of their Nikon Monarch binoculars.

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Performance in Low Light Conditions

In low light conditions these binoculars will still perform admirably, but they aren’t quite as crisp or as crystal-clear as they would be in bright light situations.
There is certainly a bit of field curvature that you are going to experience which can soften a bit of your visual clarity in lower light conditions. Still that’s to be expected from binoculars that have been engineered like these ones.
It’s not a deal-breaker in any sense, unless you do a lot of intense glassing during the early light or dusk times of day.
Even in those unique situations the degradation in performance isn’t all that much.

Overall Viewing Experience

It’s just about impossible to argue with the overall viewing experience you are going to enjoy when you press a set of Nikon Monarch binoculars to your eyes and spin the wheel to bring them into focus.
In fact, you’re going to be beyond pleasantly surprised with the impressive capabilities that they offer (especially considering the ridiculously low price tag each of them command).


As mentioned above, each of the binoculars barrels are treated with a nitrogen purged solution and then sealed completely so that they are:

  • 100% waterproof
  • 100% dust
  • Dirt, and debris proof
  • As fog proof as any other binoculars available

Crafted out of high-end yet still lightweight materials, and these are binoculars that you won’t feel like you have to baby all that much while out in the woods.

Final Verdict

If you’re searching high and low for a brand-new set of binoculars, you cannot go wrong with any of the three Nikon Monarch binoculars options.

Nikon Monarch Binoculars Review Binocs
Nikon Monarch Binoculars Review
Very clear, very bright and light weight!!
Bird Watching
Outdoor Sports
Wildlife Observation
Marine Use
Thanks to their high-quality optics, lightweight-yet-robust body, the MONARCH models have earned an excellent reputation among the outdoor professionals.

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