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Nikon 8x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular (Black)

B&H # NI8X42M3Q MFR # 7540
Nikon 8x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Eco-Glass Optics: Lead and Arsenic-Free
  • Roof Prisms with Phase-Correction
  • Silver-Alloy Reflective Prism Coating
  • Fully Multicoated Optics
  • Nitrogen-Filled, Water and Fogproof
  • Click-Stop Rubber Eyecups
  • 24.1mm Eye Relief
  • Rubber Armored Body
  • Tripod Mountable with Optional Adapter
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The black 8x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular from Nikon combines lead and arsenic-free Eco-Glass optics with a weather-sealed housing to create a general purpose optic that delivers image quality and reliability. Nikon’s All-Terrain Binocular (ATB) series delivers impressive brightness and contrast in a set of glasses that won't break the bank, making the Monarch series a favorite among naturalists and hobbyists alike.

This 8x configuration of the Monarch 3 features a 9.8 ft close focus distance, equipping it for almost any close to mid-range observation. Highly-reflective silver-alloy prism coatings and phase-correction allow the Monarch 3 optics to render a bright image that is color-faithful and rich with detail. Additionally, Nikon uses twist-up eyecups that have multiple clip-stop positions and a generous 24.1mm eye relief to provide a comfortable viewing distance for almost any observer.

Optical Performance
  • Magnification: 8x
  • Objective lenses: 42mm diameter
  • Eco-Glass: Lead and arsenic-free optics
  • Roof prisms with phase-correction to preserve clarity and detail
  • Multi-layer silver-alloy prism coating maximizes brightness
  • Anti-reflective multicoated lens system
  • 9.8 ft close focus distance
  • 24.1mm eye relief
Use and Handling
  • Twist-up eyecups with multiple click-stop positions
  • 1/4"-20 threaded mount for tripod adapter
Construction Details
  • Nitrogen-filled housing for fogproof and waterproof performance
  • Rubber armored body with textured gripping surfaces
  • Weight: 24.9 oz
Prism Type Roof
Magnification 8.0x
Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
Angle of View 6.3° (actual)
Field-of-View 330' @ 1000 yd / 109.56 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 9.8' / 2.99 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 5.3  mm
Eye Relief 24.1  mm
Interpupillary Adjustment 57 - 72 mm / 2.24 - 2.83"
Dioptric Correction Not Specified By Manufacturer
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount Yes (Adapter Optional)
Dimensions 6 x 5.1 x 2.1" / 15.24 x 12.95 x 5.33  cm
Weight 24.9 oz / 705.92 g
Nikon 8x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular (Black)
  • Neck Strap
  • Carrying Case
  • Tethered Objective Lens Covers
  • Limited 25-Year Warranty
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    Nikon8x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular (Black)
     
    4.6

    (based on 32 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quality lenses (30)
    • Strong construction (23)
    • Waterproof (23)
    • Works well with glasses (20)
    • Close focus (15)

    Cons

    • Heavy (4)

    Best Uses

    • Bird watching (27)
    • Wildlife viewing (22)
    • Sporting events/concerts (8)
    • Hunting (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (23), Avid adventurer (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (20), Yes (8)

    Reviewed by 32 customers

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    5.0

    Great value for class binoculars!!

    By RLT

    from Philadelphia, PA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Close Focus
    • Compact
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction
    • Waterproof
    • Works Well With Glasses

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bird Watching
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular (Black):

      We use these in many of our classes and they are fantastic! High quality optics for the price and adjustable eyecups. The students love them!!

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      5.0

      Excellent all-round Binocular

      By ONA Manager

      from Jupiter, FL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bird Watching
        • Wildlife Viewing

        Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular (Black):

        Purchased 12 pairs of Monarch 3 Binoculars for use by school groups during field trips.

        These Binoculars are a great all round Binocular - good value for money and sturdy enough to stand up to use by school kids!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Good glass gives sharp focus!

        By Bill

        from AL

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Close Focus
        • Compact
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Lenses
        • Sharp focus
        • Strong Construction
        • Waterproof
        • Works Well With Glasses

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bird Watching
          • Hunting
          • Sporting Events/Concerts
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular (Black):

          I wanted small binoculars for bird watching and to enhance my distant vision when on outdoor excursions. These fit the ticket with a great, sharp focus, the ease of use, and the convenient case which fits on a belt.

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          5.0

          Second to none

          By Nocklist

          from Michigan

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bird Watching
            • Hunting
            • Sporting Events/Concerts
            • Wildlife Viewing

            Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular (Black):

            I booked a trip to Alaska and was in the market for a binocular to get up close with the local wildlife. I chose Nikon because their glass is second to none and I guarantee you that I was not disappointed. The optics are crystal clear, even in low light conditions. It is without reservation that I would highly recommend the 8x42 Monarch for anyone looking to get up close and personal with nature under a variety of conditions.

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            • No

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            5.0

            An excellent product for a beginner

            By Susan

            from DeLand FL

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bird Watching
              • Sporting Events/Concerts
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular (Black):

              These binoculars are easy to use with my glasses. They fit to my face quickly. My husband and I both use them so that feature is very helpful. They are light weight and easy to carry. Every easy to focus both clear and far with your finger as you scan the horizon.

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              Totally impressed!

              By grillguy

              from Oak Harbor, Ohio

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Quality Lenses
              • Strong Construction
              • Waterproof
              • Works Well With Glasses

              Cons

              • The Lens Caps Fall Off

              Best Uses

              • Bird Watching
              • Sporting Events/Concerts
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular (Black):

              I wanted a decent pair of binoculars to watch birds in my backyard. I had a very old pair and thought an upgrade was in order. As is my habit, I researched via the net and the Monarch 3 kept popping up as a good introductory solution. Now for my story: I had ordered the binoculars from[*]. A day later, I was still researching my purchase only to find out that Nikon was having a sale for $50.00 off! I immediately cancelled my order with [*]. I then started placing my order with Nikon only to find out that they were charging tax and shipping which didn't save me that much in the long run. All the retailers except one, B&H, were charging the regular retail price. Imagine, an honest retailer, passing the savings on to the customer. As well, B&H did not charge tax or shipping AND I received my binoculars in 4 days! Thank you B&H. Now on to my review. I have never really looked through a decent pair of bino's. I wear glasses and I can keep them on, no problem, by utilizing the click adjustments on the eye pieces. Secondly, these things are bright! I was blown away by the difference from my cheap pair. The details that I can see are, well, I can see them...nuff said. I imagine people searching for high end models are saying "newbie" under their breath reading this but I like them. I have Nikon photo gear and these bino's live up to my expectations of Nikon OPTICS quality. I do have an issue with the lens caps. As other reviewers have said, the eyepiece covers fit very loose and come off easily. Nikon, you have known about this for some time. FIX IT!

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              5.0

              Great product, great service

              By Tomas

              from Franklin Lakes, nj

              Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular (Black):

              We needed some binoculars for a trip to Costa Rica. The salesperson patiently reviewed different products and showed us the pros and cons of each and helped us select the product that was best for our needs. The free parking was a huge bonus so we will not have trouble coming in the next time. Next time will be soon and for a full function Nikkon camera. I'm sure the salespeople will help us out. We had to return a Bushnell pair of binoculars that did not suit our needs, and they were very efficient in handling the return. Great store, but even for the mad house it is on a Sunday, worked very smoothly.

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              5.0

              Perfect for backyard birding

              By Bird Peeper

              from Stamford,CT.

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Close Focus
              • Compact
              • Lightweight
              • Quality Lenses
              • Strong Construction
              • versatile
              • Waterproof
              • Works Well With Glasses

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bird Watching
                • Wildlife Viewing

                Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular (Black):

                I did some research and was looking for something that was well suited for amateur birding and these were perfect. I looked no further, for the amateur who isn't looking to spend a bundle these do quite nicely indeed. Everything I was looking for and more.... Easy focus, durable, waterproof, comfortable in the hands, easy grip finish, lens caps, case, neck strap, and they look nice too. I'm very happy with the purchase and also glad I didn't have to spend a fortune.

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                • No

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                5.0

                great value

                By Colour Man - painter

                from Troutville, VA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Quality Lenses
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bird Watching

                  Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular (Black):

                  These were a gift for my wife, who loves to walk and bird watch. She has found them quick to adjust and have a wide view and clarity to the image. We would recommend them to others too.

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                  • Yes

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                  4.0

                  Good quality rugged binoculars

                  By Al Photo

                  from Miramar, FL

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Quality Lenses
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Waterproof

                  Cons

                  • Can Fog Up

                  Best Uses

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Sporting Events/Concerts
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular (Black):

                  For amateur bird watching and general use these are great. Feel very well made. They do fog up in high humidity though which is a bit of a disappointment and the reason they don't get 5 stars from me.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great binoculars

                  By BobfromFPL

                  from Plantation,FL

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bird Watching
                    • Hunting
                    • Sporting Events/Concerts
                    • Wildlife Viewing

                    Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular (Black):

                    Very bright with a long exit pupil which is great for eyeglass wearers.

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                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Great Binoculars

                    By Bick

                    from Delaware

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Quality Lenses
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Waterproof
                    • Works Well With Glasses

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular (Black):

                        I bought the Monarch 3 binoculars to replace a very old Pentax set I had. Really a great purchase for my use in birding. Have used them several times in the field (wildlife preserve) and am delighted. They work great for me since I wear trifocals. Also, B&H prompt shipping was great as usual.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great product!

                        By Tim

                        from Northeast, PA

                        About Me Avid Adventurer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Close Focus
                        • Compact
                        • Lightweight
                        • Waterproof

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Bird Watching
                          • Wildlife Viewing

                          Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular (Black):

                          Lightweight
                          Crisp focus
                          Can focus at close range for warbler ID

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                          • Yes

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                          4.0

                          Great Binos - Look No Further

                          By MikeTheDrummer

                          from Toms River, NJ

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Pros

                          • Quality Lenses
                          • Strong Construction
                          • Waterproof
                          • Works Well With Glasses

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Bird Watching
                            • Hiking
                            • Wildlife Viewing

                            Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular (Black):

                            Been looking for a good pair of binoculars for birding, outdoors & hiking that feel comfortable with glasses. They're waterproof, not very heavy, very clear bright quality lens.The one confusing thing about them is that they come with a diopter adjustment ring on the right eyepiece but it does not turn.I would have given them 5 stars, except the eye piece lens cap fits loose and doesn't stay on very well. This is minor since I don't have it hanging from my strap and only put it on when I store the binoculars.Overall I have been very pleased with them. Experienced birders highly recommend these as the best binos equivalent to much more expensive ones.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Great Optics

                            By DaveW

                            from Mt Prospect, IL

                            About Me Avid Adventurer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Close Focus
                            • Great Optical Quality
                            • Quality Lenses
                            • Waterproof
                            • Works Well With Glasses

                            Cons

                            • Unexpected Early Failure

                            Best Uses

                            • Bird Watching
                            • Wildlife Viewing

                            Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular (Black):

                            I purchased 2 pair of these binoculars - for myself and my wife. One pair failed pretty quickly, but B&H was excellent about doing a replacement. OK, that's probably a fluke - the second pair was fine. I must say that the optical quality of these binoculars is spectacular. Extremely bright image, very sharp, easy to focus. I could not be happier with the quality.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Excellent for bird watching

                            By Marv

                            from Long Island, NY

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Bird Watching
                              • Wildlife Viewing

                              Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular (Black):

                              Sharp and quickly focus for back yard birding.

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                              4.0

                              Love the Nikon Monarch 3 8x42's

                              By Don

                              from St. Petersburg, FL

                              About Me Professional Guide

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Quality Lenses

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Bird Watching

                                Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular (Black):

                                I liked my original Monarch 8x42's but these are even brighter with a sleek new attractive design.

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                                • Yes

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                                4.0

                                Very good birding binocular

                                By MP

                                from Iowa

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Quality Lenses
                                • Strong Construction
                                • Waterproof
                                • Works Well With Glasses

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular (Black):

                                    I was looking for a good pair of binoculars for birding that had long eye relief because I wear glasses and the Monarch 3 8x42 is exceptional. Because the eye relief is so long, this is the first pair I've owned that I didn't have to put the cups down all the way. I like that they are waterproof, they aren't to heavy, optically very clear and bright and come at a good price point. I would have given them 5 stars, except the eye piece lens cap fits loose and doesn't stay on very well. This does not bother me as I prefer not to have it hanging from my strap when in use and only put it on when I store the binoculars. Overall I have been very pleased with them.

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                                    4.0

                                    Good Value

                                    By Avid Bird Photographer

                                    from Santa Clara, CA

                                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Quality Lenses
                                    • Waterproof
                                    • Works Well With Glasses

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Bird Watching

                                      Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular (Black):

                                      These are great binoculars for birding. Another reviewer claimed that these were the #1 rated birding binoculars, but that is incorrect. That would be the Monarch 5. The Monarch 5 has the following advantages: slightly smaller, lighter, better prism coating (brighter), and closer minimum focus distance.The advantages of the Monarch 3 are lower price and longer eye relief. However, the longer eye relief is not necessary for any normal eyeglasses. I have to turn the eyecups out to the first click in order to use them with my glasses. Still, the lower price outweighed the advantages of the Monarch 5 for me.

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                                      5.0

                                      Just what this hunter ordered!

                                      By Todd

                                      from Deer stand in Minnesota

                                      About Me Avid Adventurer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Quality Lenses

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Hunting

                                        Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular (Black):

                                        As an avid archer, I am always looking for quality equipment that will perform in all weather conditions. I had read many positive reviews about these glasses and how they perform. I am writing one of those today. These are just what this hunter ordered. Light, bright and durable. I have been using them in my scouting efforts and an very pleased with the coated, fog proof lenses. Coupled with the Archers Choice Rangefinder, I am definitely ready for the hunt.

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