Excerpt: When using these binoculars for everyday viewing they are hard to top. However when viewing birds with the sky as a backdrop (blue or cloudy)the amount of CA was overwhelming for me. I sent these back reluctantly.
Pros: Close Focus, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
Nikon Monarch Binocs are made well made, work great and dont break the bank
8 June 2012
Summary: I was looking for a good birding Binocular and really wanted a Steiner Predator set, but settled on these for the better price. I did reviews from several sites for the best birding binoculars and the Nikon Monarch rated in the top ten on most sites. This one weighed about the same weight as the ones I was considering and I was worried about the brightness of these but they are bright and made very well.
Summary: Best Binoculars I ever look through for the money. I really like them because they cost a lot less then the high price Binoculars and my eyes don't get tired looking through them like they do with the cheaper Binoculars. I can't say enough good things about these Binoculars. One of the best sporting goods items that I have ever bought.
Summary: always wanted a good pair of binoculars and i am very happy with these nikon binoculars. the color is vivid even in low light conditions and quick to get dialed in for any use. i will be passing along my old pair to someone.
Excerpt: In October, 1996, I purchased a pair of Nikon 10X42 Superior "E" porro-prism binoculars. Although I got them through Le Naturaliste in Quebec, they actually came direct from Nikon in Toronto, since Le Naturalist does not stock them. Specifications: Power: 10X Field: 6 degrees Field @ 1000m: 105m Brightness: 17.6 Eye relief: 17.4mm Close focusing: 5m Weight: 710g Features: Rubberised coating rubber fold-down eyecups Wide neckstrap Lens covers and rain cap Soft carrying...
Conclusion: Good Product. Not cheap, but not going to drain the bank account either. Lightweight and not noticeable when you are wearing them. Make sure to keep the warranty card and the recipt should you need to send them in for repairs. Go to Nikonusa.com/service to get instructions on how to have them sent in for repairs.
Pros: These binoculars are light, compact. They are crisp and clear and have the adjustable eyecups for those of you wearing glasses. The price was right, they were not cheap, but they aren't $1800 either. Last year I sat and glassed a hillsided for Elk and Mule Deer and found more than my buddy who had the more expensive, holy grail of binoculars the Swavorski EL 10x42. Not saying that is the binoculars fault, just time in the field and knowing what to look for, but as far...
Cons: Couple of things I have had problems with. I may be a little rough on my equiptment, but it gets used a lot. I have had issues with the twist out eyecups. If they get dirty, or knocked around a little bit, they stuck either up or down, and had a slight angle to them. Of course me being Irish, I used brute forc and stupidity, and twisted them right off. Yeah!! Sent them back to Nikon, and they fixed them free of charge. However, trying to navigate through the website o...