Excerpt: I'm an avid outdoorsman and these Nikon glasses are a perfect companion. I love the fact that these binos are waterproof and have a durable exterior. I don't have to worry about occasional bumps, drops or foul weather. The lens caps aren't amazing, but at the price, this is the best glass you'll get.
Excerpt: The Nikon Monarch 3 8 x 42 binoculars were recommended to me by a birder. Cornell's Ornithology Lab concurred on the Monarchs, in general, so I decided, to get a pair. A friend suggested the 10 x 42 binocs for greater magnification with the tradeoff being that it is a bit harder to spot your target at the higher magnification. I have pretty steady hands and, as such, I am glad I opted for the greater magnification.These binoculars are made very, very well.
Summary: We are amateur bird watchers and have been using a binocular that is old but fairly sufficient. We have researched for the right binocular and found what we need. The clarity is amazing and the ability of this binocular to allow you to view your objects at the low light of sunrise and sunset is fantastic. We are absolutely thrilled!