Excerpt: For the money you can't go wrong. If your looking for optics under $350.00. purchased just before my nephews elk hunt. Exceptional in lowlight and super crisp. My monarchs are 12X42 and using a tripod or not easy to handle and focus. Very Satisfied!!! and with Nikon's Great Wararnty i have no concerns.
Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Works Well With Glasses
Summary: Clarity after focusing is very good for binoculars under $300.00 Easy to grasp and light weight for hours of usage. My only dislike; it did not come with a strap.It should have... Nikon's legendary positive reputation for excellent optics made me decide to buy them.
Summary: I was looking for a compact, clear, bright, and sturdy set of binoculars. After reading multiple reviews of this product and seeing they had a $50 rebate going on at the time of my purchase I couldn't pass these up. I'm glad I didn't, they are by far the best binoculars I've ever used. They are compact, lightweight, yet sturdy. Best of all, theyare amazing clear and bright. I can't believe the clarity difference between my old Bushnell binoculars and these.
Excerpt: A couple weeks ago, I bought Nikon Monarch 12*42 from WalMart for [$]. Because I have other binoculars I decided to put them all to the resolution accuracy test. So, I have four binoculars: porro prism IR Vision 8*40 which I bought 10 years ago for [$]; porro prism Praktica 10*25 UCA which I bought used for [$]: porro prism Pentax 12*50 PCF V which I bought new a couple years ago for [$] and a now new roof prism Nikon Monarch 12*42 I tested resolution of all four...
Pros: Strong Construction, Works Well With Glasses
Summary: Top quality optics. Smooth adjustments (unlike some of the notchy, fiddly diopter adjustments on compact versions). Solidly built. Conveniently attached lens covers. Wide, comfortable strap. Good price. What's not to like?