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Nikon 8x42 Monarch 7 Binocular

B&H # NI8X42M7 Mfr # 7548
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You Pay: $476.95
Product Highlights
  • Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements
  • Roof Prisms with Phase-Correction
  • Multi-Layer Dielectric Prism Coating
  • Fully Multicoated Optics
  • Nitrogen-Filled Fogproof / Waterproof
  • Click-Stop Rubber Eyecups
  • 17.1mm Eye Relief
  • Rubber Armored Body
  • Tripod Mountable

The 8x42 Monarch 7 ATB Binocular from Nikon combines extra-low dispersion (ED) glass elements with a weather-sealed housing. Nikon’s All-Terrain Binocular (ATB) series delivers impressive image quality and ergonomics in a set of glasses that won't break the bank, making the Monarch 7 a favorite among naturalists and hobbyists alike. This 8x configuration of the Monarch 7 features a 8.2 ft close focus distance and wide 58° apparent viewing angle, ideal for almost any close to mid-range observation.

A fully multicoated ED lens system combined with phase-correction-coated and dielectric multicoated prisms allow the Monarch 7 optics to transmit a bright image that is color-faithful and rich with detail. Additionally, Nikon applies a scratch-resistant lens coating that protects exposed glass and prevents moisture and dirt from adhering to the lens surface. A generous 17mm eye relief and turn-and-slide eyecups help make the Monarch 7 a full-featured binocular that is ready for comfortable viewing for years to come.

Optical Performance
  • Magnification: 8x
  • Objective lenses: 42mm diameter
  • Extra-low dispersion glass enhances brightness and color fidelity
  • Roof prisms with phase-correction preserve clarity and detail
  • Highly reflective dielectric prism coating renders
  • Anti-reflective multicoated lens system
  • Apparent viewing angle: 58.4°
  • 8.2 ft close focus distance
  • 17.1mm 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: 22.9 oz
Prism Type Roof
Magnification 8.0x
Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
Angle of View 8.0° (actual)
Field-of-View 420' @ 1000 yd / 139.44 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 8.2' / 2.50 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 5.3  mm
Eye Relief 17.1  mm
Interpupillary Adjustment Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dioptric Correction Not Specified By Manufacturer
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount Yes (Adapter Optional)
Dimensions 5.6 x 5.1" / 14.22 x 12.95  cm
Weight 22.9 oz / 649 g
Nikon 8x42 Monarch 7 Binocular
  • Carrying Case
  • Neck Strap
  • Hinged Eyeguard
  • Flip-Down Objective Covers
  • Limited 25-Year Warranty
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    Nikon8x42 Monarch 7 Binocular
     
    4.8

    (based on 28 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quality lenses (26)
    • Strong construction (22)
    • Waterproof (21)
    • Lightweight (16)
    • Close focus (12)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bird watching (25)
      • Wildlife viewing (22)
      • Hunting (5)
      • Sporting events/concerts (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (14), Avid adventurer (12)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (22), Yes (4)

      Reviewed by 28 customers

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      5.0

      Great Binocular!

      By Fishindon

      from Traverse City, MI

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Close Focus
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction
      • Waterproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bird Watching
        • Wildlife Viewing

        Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 7 Binocular:

        Super clear, and great visual contrast. Solid and well constructed. Focuses plenty close for near-house bird watching but great for distance viewing too. Like that it is waterproof.

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        4.0

        Great so far!

        By Ben

        from San Francisco, CA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Quality Lenses

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 7 Binocular:

            I've just received the binoculars, and so far they're great. Haven't gotten into the field yet, but they are extremely clear and have a wide field of view. I'm a novice at birdwatching, but these are certainly going to help.

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            • Yes

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            5.0

            Excellent value

            By Pablo

            from Orlando, FL

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            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Quality Lenses

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bird Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 7 Binocular:

              I do a lot of birding and I was looking for a reasonably priced, lightweight binocular with good optical quality. These binoculars fit the bill. They are sharp, bright and have a wide field of view. Highly recommended.

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              5.0

              Great Birding Binocular

              By Richinwalla

              from Walla walla, Wa

              Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 7 Binocular:

              I bought this based on the many positive reviews. It replaces a 10x42 pair. The major pluses are wider field of view and clearer brighter optics. I was surprised that these bino's weigh ad much as the 10x42's, but they are still a bit lighter than a similar power pair from Leica. Overall I am really happy with these.

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              5.0

              Outstanding birding binoculars

              By Gator Guy

              from Lake City, Florida

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              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 7 Binocular:

                The Monarch 7, 8x42, will replace my 25 year-old Swift binoculars. I had read various reviews that recommended the Nikon Monarch 7, so I ordered one and am very pleased with my purchase. The roof prism binoculars are light and much more compact than the porro prisms. The focus wheel is easy to turn. When focusing the roof prisms, your hands are closer together than when using the porro prism, and may taken some getting used to for those with larger hands. The brilliant image is better than my expectations. The eye relief cups have several click stops and are soft on your glasses.

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                5.0

                Binoculars

                By BobW

                from Los Angeles

                Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 7 Binocular:

                As good as you can get without spending thousands.

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                5.0

                8x42 Monarch 7 Binocular by Nikon

                By Bird on

                from Ventura, CA

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Quality Lenses
                • Strong Construction
                • Works Well With Glasses

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Sporting Events/Concerts

                  Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 7 Binocular:

                  Awesome binoculars for the price! Great clarity, excellent field of vision!

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                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again!!!

                  By Doug

                  from Tennessee

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Close Focus
                  • Quality Lenses
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Waterproof

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 7 Binocular:

                    I'm very picky about optics. These Monarch are very clear and easy to get focused, a little heavier than my Monarch 5 but the wide field of view is awesome. For the price, the Monarch 7 is one of the best binoculars you can buy.

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                    5.0

                    Love these binoculars

                    By Alaska Classic

                    from Juneau, Alaska

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Bird Watching
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 7 Binocular:

                      The optics on these binoculars are fantastic. We just used them on a three day wilderness boat trip and at one point I exclaimed - this is better than looking with my own eye up close! My husband and I are novice birders, and we are very happy with this purchase. One particular feature we like is how we can adjust the two eyepieces to see clearly with both eyes at once. With our older binoculars, which aren't bad, you could only focus with one eye when trying to see small details.

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                      5.0

                      Best bang for the buck!

                      By Johnnywazz

                      from Small town Pennsylvania.

                      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
                        • Hunting
                        • Sporting Events/Concerts
                        • Wildlife Viewing

                        Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 7 Binocular:

                        I needed a pair of eight power binoculars for birding. I have a pair of Swarovski 10x42 that I use for hawk watching. I love them, but they are too powerful for close range and I didn't want to spend another $ on a pair of binoculars. The quality of the Monarch 7 is fantastic. Lots of eye relief ( I wear glasses) and good field of view that makes it easy to get on your bird on the first try. Edge to edge clarity is surprisingly clear for a medium range pair of binoculars. Low light viewing is very good. They feel good in your hands thanks to the armor coating. If you are looking for a great pair of binoculars that doesn't break the bank then this is the pair for you.

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                        4.0

                        Clear and lightweight

                        By lknight

                        from Singapore

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Bird Watching

                          Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 7 Binocular:

                          I use this to view wildlife on safari, alongside photography. Clarity is as good as the Nikon 300mm F2.8 VRII lens. The binoculars are built in a robust fashion. One star removed because the front lens covers do not fit well, and keep coming off - I am contemplating removing them completely.

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                          5.0

                          Great for the Price

                          By Black Powder Kid

                          from Louisiana - Just north of New Orleans

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                          Pros

                          • Lightweight
                          • Quality Lenses
                          • Strong Construction
                          • Waterproof

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 7 Binocular:

                            My high end binoculars for 30+ years has been rubber armoured Zeiss 8 X 30 waterproofs. I have had no trouble with them at all. I saw these Nikons on sale and decided to pick them up as a second pair/backup. Amazingly they are as sharp as the Zeiss and a little brighter. They were cheaper than the Zeiss cost me in 1980!

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                            5.0

                            Excellent wide angle quality binoculars

                            By Fred

                            from New Jersey

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Bird Watching
                              • Hunting
                              • Wildlife Viewing

                              Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 7 Binocular:

                              Excellent wide angle quality binoculars, good value for the price. Great for bird watching, even out the kitchen window at the bird feeder or in the field. Good wide angle of 8 degrees, which increases the price, well worth it. No negatives. Nikon quality is very good

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                              5.0

                              excellent!

                              By samonthehill

                              from NH

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Quality Lenses
                              • Strong Construction
                              • Waterproof

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Bird Watching
                                • Wildlife Viewing

                                Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 7 Binocular:

                                Great for bird watching

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                                5.0

                                excellent quality

                                By SL

                                from Chciago, IL

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Bird Watching
                                  • Wildlife Viewing

                                  Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 7 Binocular:

                                  Great feel, wide field of view, sharp focus, bright image, quality construction. I am not an expert with binoculars but I am very satisfied with these.

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                                  5.0

                                  Perfect Affordable Birding Binoculars

                                  By Jerry

                                  from Folly Beach, SC

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                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Bird Watching
                                    • Wildlife Viewing

                                    Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 7 Binocular:

                                    The Monarch 7s are really wonderful for birding for several reasons: they are sharp from edge to edge, they are not overly large or heavy, they have a very wide field of view, and they seem to have what I'll call a great depth of field. In other words, I can see not just where I've focused but deeper into the scene, say into foliage. My wife bought a pair and I thought they were such a great improvement over the Monarch 3s for birding that I bought a pair as well. We are extremely happy with them and are locating and seeing a lot more birds than with our old binos. Other advantages: reasonable price, really ideal eye relief (my wife and I both wear eyeglasses), comfortable grip, good focusing wheel (about 1.4 turns to go the full range), and very good lens covers.The neck strap is really nice too, but I use a binocular harness.

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                                    5.0

                                    "Does not disappoint"

                                    By Dr. B.

                                    from Pa.

                                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Bird Watching
                                      • Sporting Events/Concerts
                                      • Wildlife Viewing

                                      Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 7 Binocular:

                                      Solid performer and well constructed. For field use it is easily carried and relatively light weight.

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                                      4.0

                                      Nikon Monarch 7 Binoculars are fantastic

                                      By Gare.

                                      from Cape Cod, Mass.

                                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Quality Lenses
                                      • Strong Construction
                                      • Waterproof

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Bird Watching
                                        • Hunting
                                        • Wildlife Viewing

                                        Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 7 Binocular:

                                        These binoculars are stunning for the price! Crystal clear, great field of view, easy to operate. Weight is good, a touch heavy, but the clarity makes up for the weight. Very good for bird watching, wild-life viewing.

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                                        5.0

                                        Good to go

                                        By Madjackdog

                                        from Spring Valley, CA

                                        About Me Avid Adventurer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Bird Watching
                                          • Wildlife Viewing

                                          Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 7 Binocular:

                                          I brought my wife an earlier Nikon Monarch product, I believe it was a Monarch 3, and both she and I were very happy with the crispness and clarity of the image. When I recently went to purchase the same item, I noticed they now offered the Monarch 7, which offered a wider angle of view, and that corrected, in my view, the only shortcoming of the earlier model. We use them primarily for birding, and there's absolutely nothing about the 7 that I could complain about. Even the strap is improved over the 3. Just superb.

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                                          4.0

                                          Great!

                                          By Emma

                                          from New Hampshire

                                          About Me Avid Adventurer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Close Focus
                                          • Quality Lenses
                                          • Strong Construction
                                          • Waterproof

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Bird Watching
                                            • Wildlife Viewing

                                            Comments about Nikon 8x42 Monarch 7 Binocular:

                                            I am loving my new binoculars! So glad to have bought them. The image is so clear and bright, such a difference over the pair I started out with 10 years ago.

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