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Nikon 8.5x56 Monarch ATB Binocular (Black)

B&H # NI8.5X56M Mfr # 7517
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • Eco-Glass Optics: Lead and Arsenic-Free
  • Roof Prisms with Phase-Correction
  • Fully Multicoated Optics
  • Nitrogen-Filled Fogproof / Waterproof
  • Turn-and-Slide Rubber Eyecups
  • 19mm Eye Relief
  • Rubber Armored Housing

The 8.5x56 Monarch ATB Binocular from Nikon is a general purpose optic that offers a weather-sealed housing and slip-resistant handling. Additionally, the Monarch ATB binocular is equipped with a fully multicoated optical path, 56mm objective lenses and phase-correction coated prisms that render bright images with enhanced clarity and sharpness. Nikon's Eco-Glass optics are made of environmentally-friendly lenses and prisms that don't contain lead or arsenic. Complementing the image quality and nitrogen-filled housing are Turn-and-Slide eyecups and a 19mm eye relief, allowing the viewer to set a comfortable viewing distance even while wearing eyeglasses.

Optical Performance
  • Magnification: 8.5x
  • Objective lenses: 56mm diameter
  • Apparent viewing angle: 49.4° wide angle
  • Eco-Glass: lenses and prisms don't contain lead or arsenic
  • Roof prisms with phase-correction
  • Fully multicoated optics
  • 19mm eye relief
Use and Handling
  • Turn-and-slide rubber eyecups with multiple click-stop positions
Construction Details
  • Nitrogen-filled for fogproof and waterproof performance
  • Slip-resistant rubber armored housing
  • Weight: 40 oz
Prism Type Roof
Magnification 8.5x
Objective Lens Diameter 56 mm
Angle of View 6.2° (actual)
Field-of-View 325' @ 1000 yd / 107.90 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 32.8' / 10.00 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 6.6  mm
Eye Relief 19.2  mm
Interpupillary Adjustment 56 - 72 mm / 2.20 - 2.83"
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount None
Dimensions 5.7 x 2.8 x 7.8" / 14.48 x 7.11 x 19.81  cm
Weight 40.2 oz / 1.14 kg
Nikon 8.5x56 Monarch ATB Binocular (Black)
  • Carrying Case
  • Neck Strap
  • Rainguard
  • Lens Caps
  • Limited 25-Year Warranty
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    Nikon8.5x56 Monarch ATB Binocular (Black)
     
    5.0

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quality lenses (7)
    • Strong construction (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wildlife viewing (5)
      • Bird watching (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Avid adventurer (4), Casual/ recreational (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (3)

      Reviewed by 7 customers

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      5.0

      Fantastic

      By Lukefoto

      from Long Beach, CA

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      Pros

      • easy focus
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bird Watching
        • Wildlife Viewing

        Comments about Nikon 8.5x56 Monarch ATB Binocular (Black):

        I have used these binocs for a year plus... Africa safari, Yellowstone NP, All of Utah... They are great. Very durable, very clear.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Clear and Bright

        By flyfishnfool

        from San Diego, CA

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        Pros

        • Comfortable to hold
        • Quality Lenses
        • Strong Construction
        • Waterproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bird Watching
          • Night Sky
          • Sporting Events/Concerts
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Comments about Nikon 8.5x56 Monarch ATB Binocular (Black):

          Just recieved the 8.5x56 Monarchs last week. I have spent about 40 minutes looking through them. Wow, they are nice and stable. Very clear, and a nice focusing wheel. I like the size and weight. They are a little heavier than other comparable binos with this power, but you get the 56 mm objective. At night I was able to see two moons of Jupiter and the Great Orion Nubula. No detail (on the Nubula), but it was there. That is cool!

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          • No

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          5.0

          great binoculars, great price

          By runner

          from new york city, ny

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction
          • Waterproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hunting

            Comments about Nikon 8.5x56 Monarch ATB Binocular (Black):

            i bought it as a gift for my brother-in-law and he loves it

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            • Yes

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            5.0

            Great all around Binoculars

            By Northwester

            from Thunder Bay, ON, Canada

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

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            Pros

            • Compact
            • Lightweight
            • Quality Lenses
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bird Watching
              • General use
              • Marine
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Comments about Nikon 8.5x56 Monarch ATB Binocular (Black):

              I bought these Binoculars because of the large objective lenses, rare in a roof prism binocular in this price range, and because of the waterproof design. in addition, I wanted the compact size of roof prisms compared to porro prism models.

              All of that makes them ideal for multiple purposes, such as marine, field, and general uses. Good ergonomic design makes them comfortable to hold and keep steady, and they are not that heavy for binoculars with such large objective lenses.

              The focusing is smooth and accurate, indicative of good quality construction. That, together with excellent optics and large objective lenses makes it easy to find and focus on your subject.

              I like the fact that the case has no strap of its own. You simply let the binocular strap hang out when you close the top. That saves the time and hassle of winding up the binocular strap and stuffing it into the case. They are waterproof and fogproof - especially important for marine use at my cottage on Lake Superior.

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              5.0

              Wow!!!

              By Mike

              from Green Bay WI

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Quality Lenses
              • Strong Construction
              • Works Well With Glasses

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bird Watching
                • Wildlife Viewing

                Comments about Nikon 8.5x56 Monarch ATB Binocular (Black):

                The clarity, the brightness, the ease of focus are even better then I had expected! What a first class product.

                Mike

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                5.0

                awesomeeee

                By the argentinian hunter

                from cordoba argentina

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                Pros

                • Close Focus
                • Compact
                • Lightweight
                • Quality Lenses

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hunting

                  Comments about Nikon 8.5x56 Monarch ATB Binocular (Black):

                  i use the product ti hunt and i found incredible useful specially for night hunting. i am really satisfied with it.
                  before buying it i thought it would be to fragile but it is not and it is not even too heavy.

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                  5.0

                  8.5 X 56 Monarch

                  By SMT

                  from West Yellowstone MT

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                  Pros

                  • Close Focus
                  • Quality Lenses
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Works Well With Glasses

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Wildlife Viewing

                    Comments about Nikon 8.5x56 Monarch ATB Binocular (Black):

                    We are at Yellowstone this summer and these binoculars are AWESOME! It brings things up so clear that I can see the bears that no one else gets to see!!!

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