Nikon Monarch ATB 8x42 Binoculars Review

Nikon 8 x 42 Monarch ATB Binoculars
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In a nutshell what Nikon have produced is a tough, solid, waterproof binocular, combined with some excellent high quality Nikon Optics with multilayer-coated lenses and all at a very reasonable price. At first glance it is not hard to see why the Nikon Monarch ATB 8x42 waterproof binocular is the most popular model in the substantial range of Nikon Monarch binoculars. Please note that in Europe, these binoculars are often called Nikon Monarch 8x42 DCF Binoculars.

Nikon Monarch ATB Optics

The lenses on these Nikon Monarch 8x42 binoculars are fully multicoated that deliver the ultimate in brightness and resolution. "Fully Multi-Coated" means that all air to glass surfaces have received multiple layers of anti-reflection coatings, and this is what you want in your binoculars. Many lesser quality binoculars will only have "Multi-Coated", with only some of the lenses being coated.

The Bak-4 prisms have been Phase-corrected as well as coated and all optics have been precision aligned, this gives you a crisp clear image preventing strain on your eyes, that us ideal for long periods of use.

The 330ft wide field of view at 1000 yards if fair and is the same as binoculars like the Olympus 8x42 Magellan binoculars and the Bushnell 8x42 NatureView binoculars but is quite a lot less than the the highest quality binoculars like the Zeiss 8x42 Victory FL and Leica 8x42 Ultravid HD binoculars. It must be said that the latter two are also much more expensive.

Nikon Monarch Body

Nikon pride themselves on the ultra-rugged lightweight roof prism body design on these binoculars, so lets take a look at the facts. They weigh, 21.5 oz which is one of the lightest quality roof prism 8x42 binoculars on the market. For comparison, one of the best 8x42's (and most expensive) on the market the Leica 8x42 Ultravid HD binoculars weigh 27.9ozs.

I found the protective, rubber-armored coating gives you a good comfortable grip, which should not change even in wet conditions. The rubber protection will buffer and protect these Nikon Monarch binoculars from inevitable bumps and bashes. Overall they were well balanced making prolonged periods of use as comfortable as possible.

Waterproof binoculars
Nitrogen filled and O-ring sealed, these Nikon binoculars are fully waterproof and fogproof.

Long Eye Relief Binoculars
The twist up eye-cups give 19.6mm of eye relief, which is excellent which is more than enough for most people to use them who wear eyeglasses.

Focusing
There is not much to mention about focusing on the Nikon 8x42 Monarch ATB binoculars other than to say that the large central focus knob rolls smoothly making focusing from one extreme to the other fast and accurate.

Eco-Friendly
Nikon believe in helping the nature that we view through their binoculars as much as possible, these binoculars are manufactured responsibly with lead and arsenic-free Eco-Glass (TM)

What else is included:
Nikon binocular travel case, adjustable binocular strap and lens covers.

Nikon Quality: Nikon is dedicated total customer satisfaction and are so sure of the quality of their products that, if your Nikon Binocular requires service or repair not covered by their 25 Year Limited Warranty, Nikon will repair or replace it (even if it was your fault) for just $10, plus return shipping and handling.

The Good:

  • 100 percent waterproof and fog-proof
  • Lightweight rugged, rubber-armored body
  • Long eye relief
  • Fully multi-coated lenses for bright, clear images
  • BAK-4 Precision-aligned optics

The Bad:

  • Poor quality lens caps, that can easily fall off

Conclusion

Overall these Nikon Monarch ATB 8x42 waterproof binoculars are quality optics at a competitive price, this is something I think Nikon set out to achieve and have done it well. The result being that they are some of the best selling binoculars in their class. Ideal Birding binoculars, that would also not be out of place in any other form of nature and wildlife observation and make good all-rounders. They are also obviously one of the best selling binoculars on Amazon.com, who offer them at a fantastic discount. As such there have been 83 customer reviews: 65 people give them 5 stars, 17 gave them 4 stars and and 1 person giving them 3 stars. Take a look at a few selected customer comments below.

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Main Specifications & Features:

  • Size: Full Size Binoculars
  • [explain prism types]Prism Type: Roof Prism Binoculars
  • Magnification: 8x
  • [explain objective lens]Objective Lens Diameter: 42mm
  • [explain waterproofing]Waterproof: Yes

  • [explain exit pupil]Exit Pupil: 5.3
  • [explain twilight factor]Twilight Factor: 18.33
  • [explain eye relief]Eye Relief: 19.6mm
  • Close Focus Distance: 8.2ft

  • Weight: 21.5ozs (610g)
  • Length: 5.7in (14.5cm)
  • Width: 5in (12.7cm)

  • [explain field of view]Field of View: 330ft at 1,000 yards

  • Image Stabilization: No
  • [about ED Glass]Extra Low Dispersion Glass: No
  • Auto Focus: No

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