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Nikon 10x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular

B&H # NI10X42M3Q Mfr # 7541
You Pay: $246.95
Product Highlights
  • Eco-Glass Optics: Lead and Arsenic-Free
  • Roof Prisms with Phase-Correction
  • Silver-Alloy Reflective Prism Coating
  • Fully Multicoated Optics
  • Nitrogen-Filled Fogproof / Waterproof
  • Click-Stop Rubber Eyecups
  • 17.4mm Eye Relief
  • Rubber Armored Body

The 10x42 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 10x 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 17.4mm eye relief to provide a comfortable viewing distance for almost any observer.

Optical Performance
  • Magnification: 10x
  • 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
  • 17.4mm 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: 24.7 oz
Prism Type Roof
Magnification 10.0x
Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
Angle of View 5.7° (actual)
Field-of-View 299' @ 1000 yd / 99.27 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 9.8' / 2.99 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 4.2  mm
Eye Relief 17.4  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 6.1 x 5.1 x 2.1" / 15.49 x 12.95 x 5.33  cm
Weight 24.7 oz / 700 g
Nikon 10x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular
  • Carrying Case
  • Neck Strap
  • Objective Lens Covers
  • Limited 25-Year Warranty
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    Nikon10x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular
     
    4.7

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (18)
    • Quality lenses (16)
    • Waterproof (16)
    • Works well with glasses (13)
    • Close focus (11)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bird watching (17)
      • Wildlife viewing (15)
      • Sporting events/concerts (9)
      • Hunting (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (11), Avid adventurer (9)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (17), Yes (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      I Hit the

      I don't know what the expensive brands of binoculars offer that the Nikon Monarch 10x42 doesn't, but to me there essentially isn't anything that could be better. This is my first pair of binoculars...Read complete review

      I don't know what the expensive brands of binoculars offer that the Nikon Monarch 10x42 doesn't, but to me there essentially isn't anything that could be better. This is my first pair of binoculars so I can't make compar- isons, but I am so excited to own this pair and am, except for one minor detail, completely satisfied. I am a beginner birder and the first time I saw mature and immature male wood ducks and the females on the opposite shore of a lake, the glasses already paid for themselves. The clarity, depth of field, color, field of vision are all excellent. The binoculars are comfortable to hold - both in form and material, and easy to focus. I am as fired up about using the binoculars as I am about seeing the birds. I had used a friend's Nikon Monarch 8x42 before I bought my pair and was immediately sold. I ordered my pair by phone and was a little undecided about ordering the new 10x42 because I liked the 8x42 so much. The salesman helped with the decision and I'm happy without reservation except that the cover for the eye piece is nearly useless because it doesn't stay on tight, so that wasn't improved. The 10x42 was also as affordable as the 8x42. How great is that?

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Binoculars returned

      I was disappointed by the alignment of the optics. I felt they had "double vision" and thus caused eye strain.

      I was disappointed by the alignment of the optics. I felt they had "double vision" and thus caused eye strain.

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      4.0

      nice idea for a gift

      By wfmc

      from minnesota

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction
      • Waterproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular:

        We've purchased Nikons before, and felt these would make a nice gift for our staff this year. They loved the idea! Just wish the lens covers would stay in place a bit better.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Nikon,Nikon,Nikon

        By Bucky

        from Wilm.Delaware

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular:

          You don't know what your missing until you get a good pair of binoculars.Excellant quality.Great deal on a superior product.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good buy

          By PhotoJim

          from Ft. Collins, CO

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bird Watching
            • Wildlife Viewing

            Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular:

            Easy to use,good feel,

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Binocular

            By WP

            from Gainesville, FL

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Close Focus
            • Strong Construction
            • Works Well With Glasses

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bird Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular:

              Great birding binocular!

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              Great purchase.

              By Rose

              from Easton, Pa

              About Me Avid Adventurer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Quality Lenses
              • Works Well With Glasses

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bird Watching
                • Sporting Events/Concerts
                • Wildlife Viewing

                Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular:

                I love these binoculars! Awesome. Glad I got these. I think they were a fair price for a great pair!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Excellent product

                By Len

                from Exmore,Va

                About Me Avid Adventurer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Strong Construction
                • Waterproof
                • Works Well With Glasses

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular:

                  Excellent binoculars. Just what I expected from Nikon.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  2.0

                  Binoculars returned

                  By Pedrin

                  from Danbury, CT

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Waterproof

                  Cons

                  • Caused Eye Strain

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular:

                    I was disappointed by the alignment of the optics. I felt they had "double vision" and thus caused eye strain.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Sight for four eyes

                    By LindaLuTraveler

                    from Colorado & Michigan

                    About Me Avid Adventurer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Bird Watching
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular:

                      I wear glasses and did much research about which binoculars would work for a trip to Costa Rica. After talking with birding friends and the helpful representative from B&H, I got these Monarchs. I am really excited to use them on a tripod for "long watches" and they are not too heavy to haul around on the trip. These are the first binos that I could actually adjust to my eyes, with my glasses on, and see great detail with a quick focus. I love them and look forward to seeing EVERYTHING! The attached lens covers are the best!

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great all around

                      By Cameraguy

                      from Seattle

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Quality Lenses
                      • Strong Construction
                      • Works Well With Glasses

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular:

                          Bought as a gift for my father. He uses them on hikes, bird watching off the back porch. He wears glasses and these are comfortable. He also tends to throw them in the back seat going to work. The rubber housing seems to protect them well enough.

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                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          eye relief

                          By atlaw

                          from USA

                          About Me Avid Adventurer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight
                          • Waterproof
                          • Works Well With Glasses

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Bird Watching
                            • Wildlife Viewing

                            Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular:

                            excellent light gathering, easy to use with glasses, smooth focus / adjustment

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great Binoculars! Super Service from B&H

                            By Paul

                            from Fairfax, VT

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Close Focus
                            • Compact
                            • Lightweight
                            • Quality Lenses
                            • Strong Construction
                            • Waterproof

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Bird Watching

                              Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular:

                              My wife and I use binoculars mainly for birding. We've limped along with a lower price pair before deciding to spring for the Nikons. We are very pleased with them so far. The image is incredibly clear. The Nikon warranty has to be one of the best around. We have a feeder on our back porch, so we really appreciate the close focus. Nothing but good to say so far.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              i recommend this product

                              By Gaetan

                              from Trois-Rivieres

                              About Me Avid Adventurer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Lightweight
                              • Quality Lenses
                              • Strong Construction
                              • Waterproof

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular:

                                archery and hunting!

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Nikon Monarch 3 All Terrain 10x42

                                By Amateur naturalist

                                from Fresno, CA

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • Loose Objective Lens Caps

                                Best Uses

                                • Bird Watching
                                • Wildlife Viewing

                                Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular:

                                Great for amateur birding whether nature walking or canoeing.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                What a great purchase

                                By Sham

                                from Phoenix, Mauritius

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Close Focus
                                • Quality Lenses
                                • Strong Construction
                                • Waterproof

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Bird Watching
                                  • Sporting Events/Concerts
                                  • Wildlife Viewing

                                  Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular:

                                  I use them for everyday birdwatching, sport observation at the beach, some stargazing at night, and scenic observation from viewpoints. They have excellent clarity, good resolution and the details you can see on birds are just amazing.

                                  I love the way they feel in the hands, I never feel I need a tripod during the day; even at night while stargazing, because of the 10x power, they are pretty stable in my hands; even though the 42mm objective is not ideal for astronomy. I love they way you can focus on your subject very quickly with the smooth dial. They also focus very close so if you manage to get close to an animal like a bird, you get to see incredible details with great resolution and colour.

                                  My unit came with a small spot in the inside of the lens on the left eyepiece. However on day 2, the spot had moved which suggest it was probably a piece of dust that moved elsewhere inside the barrel with the normal handling movement; the quality of the image was unaffected.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great binoculars!

                                  By Czar024

                                  from Queens New York

                                  About Me Avid Adventurer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Close Focus
                                  • Quality Lenses
                                  • Strong Construction
                                  • Waterproof

                                  Cons

                                  • Heavy

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Bird Watching

                                  Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular:

                                  These binoculars are an improvement over what I used to use. I find I can focus on birds more quickly and get more light with them.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Wow - Great Binoculars!

                                  By Miket

                                  from Kuna, Idaho

                                  About Me Avid Adventurer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Bird Watching
                                    • Sporting Events/Concerts
                                    • Wildlife Viewing

                                    Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular:

                                    We use it to view wildlife and check out areas that may be useful for some photography. The Monarch is very adjustable and provides a very clear view of what is being looked at. Also, very adjustable for folks that need to adjust to their face width and good for eye glass users also. Like the weatherproofing

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Set!

                                    By Petersonae

                                    from Seattle WA

                                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Quality Lenses
                                    • Strong Construction
                                    • Waterproof

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular:

                                        I live on the shores of Lake Washington and use these daily to boating and the like. I have not seen anything better for the money!

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        High Quality

                                        By Dave

                                        from Vancouver, WA

                                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

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

                                          Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular:

                                          I've had cheap binoculars all my life and decided to get some nice ones when my last pair broke. These were highly rated and I have had good results with other Nikon products so decided to give these a try. The optics are exceptional and very bright. The rubber coating looks like it will help take some abuse. The case and neck strap are very good quality. Warranty is exceptional. I am very pleased with this purchase.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Great Binoculars

                                          By Light Rider

                                          from San Antonio TX

                                          About Me Avid Adventurer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

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

                                            Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular:

                                            This binoculars have more eye relief than many and I can use them with glasses but I wish they had a little more. They are OK though. Aside of that they are really good in every respect, a little chromatic aberration but just a little and in extreme circumstances and most people would not notice, to get rid of that you would need $2000.00 ED binoculars.
                                            They are very clear and good in low light.
                                            These binoculars are great and I am sure they will last a lifetime.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            I Hit the

                                            By Diana the Dancer

                                            from Valley Stream, NY

                                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Close Focus
                                            • Compact
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Non-slip material
                                            • Quality Lenses
                                            • Strong Construction
                                            • Waterproof
                                            • Works Well With Glasses

                                            Cons

                                            • Eyecap not tight

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Bird Watching
                                            • Wildlife Viewing

                                            Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 3 ATB Binocular:

                                            I don't know what the expensive brands of binoculars offer that the Nikon Monarch 10x42 doesn't, but to me there essentially isn't anything that could be better. This is my first pair of binoculars so I can't make compar- isons, but I am so excited to own this pair and am, except for one minor detail, completely satisfied. I am a beginner birder and the first time I saw mature and immature male wood ducks and the females on the opposite shore of a lake, the glasses already paid for themselves. The clarity, depth of field, color, field of vision are all excellent. The binoculars are comfortable to hold - both in form and material, and easy to focus. I am as fired up about using the binoculars as I am about seeing the birds. I had used a friend's Nikon Monarch 8x42 before I bought my pair and was immediately sold. I ordered my pair by phone and was a little undecided about ordering the new 10x42 because I liked the 8x42 so much. The salesman helped with the decision and I'm happy without reservation except that the cover for the eye piece is nearly useless because it doesn't stay on tight, so that wasn't improved. The 10x42 was also as affordable as the 8x42. How great is that?

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                                            • No

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