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Nikon Monarch 8X42 DCF

Nikon Monarch 8X42 DCF
alaScore 86

310 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 310 reviews of Nikon Monarch 8X42 DCF. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Binoculars for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and reliability. The design and usability are also appreciated.

price, usability, design, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Binoculars the Nikon Monarch 8X42 DCF is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 121 user reviews of Nikon Monarch 8X42 DCF from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Binoculars on Reviews about the design and reliability are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the size.

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99% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon Monarch 5 8x42 BinocularsNikon Monarch 5 8x42 Binoculars

Oct, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Nikon Monarch 8X42 DCF from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Binoculars on Views about the design and size are generally positive. The reliability and usability also get good feedback.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon Venturer 8x42 LX Waterproof BinocularNikon Venturer 8x42 LX Waterproof Binocular

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (

Nikon Trailblazer ATB 8x42


Most everything looks pretty good on the Nikon Trailblazer ATB 8x42 binoculars except some of the most important optic attributes. For that reason they rank low. There is too much missing for them to be super competitive with other similar sized and...

They are rugged and light

Not fully multi-coated and don't have phase correction coating

Not the best set of binoculars on the market but still competitive.

Consumer review by: Buick2004 (

love the speaker


love the speaker and the binoculars, order placed on time and picked right away, great job

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Spidermite (

Great deal on a great binocular


The best binoculars I've ever owned. Clarity is amazing and no fogging up of the lenses.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: davidc (

love them


use them primarily for bird watching. light, excellent clarity and easy to use.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Injunz (

Binocular Excellence !


These were at a great Price, and are zero in sight ! I got mines :) !

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Fishwoman (

Nice binoculars for the field and on boats.


I like the binoculars. They are quite adequate for using in the field. It would be great if they were a little smaller but they handle quite well.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: bear (

Great binoculars, just not quite strong enough


These Nikon binoculars have great brightness and clarity as you would expect. However, the magnification wasn't quite as strong as we needed. If you need a great general purpose pair of binoculars, you should check these out.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Heater (

Love this for bird and boat watching


Amazing view when you focus on objects this is my fAvorite gidt

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: bgreer (

Affordable and compares well to more highend optic


Clarity and light retention are excellent. Almost night vision.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Sunshine (

Clear view, great for bird watching


They are awesome, great for bird watching. Clear picture.

Nov, 2015

Product Specifications

When Nikon introduced its Premier LX binocular series, it prided itself in creating one of the finest hunting binoculars on the planet - not by its own acclaim, but by that of gun editors, guides and serious hunters alike. Now, Nikon has improved the line with new advancements in optical technology, manufacturing methodology and state-of-the-art materials. The result is the new Nikon Premier LX L. Long considered one of the finest binocular designs in the optics world, the Premier LX features substantially reduced weight, environment friendly materials and enhanced ergonomics. The result is what Nikon refers to as a "higher performance-to-weight ratio." In order to trim weight, Nikon utilized a tough new magnesium-alloy body - just as rugged as the previous aluminum-alloy body, but lighter in weight. To further reduce heft, Nikon cloned the outstanding optical qualities of the LX lens system and rebuilt it out of new lead-and arsenic-free Eco-Glass - a substantially lighter-weight alternative that is also much friendlier to the environment than typical leaded glass. According to Nikon, it has preserved the award-winning optical qualities of the original LX lens system, including the eyepiece lens design which allows for superior sharpness, clarity and complete flatness of viewing field, specially multicoated objective lenses for maximum brightness in any light condition and phase correction coated prisms with high reflection silver coatings for the ultimate in color contrast and clear, round images. Primarily an ergonomic enhancement, the Premier LX L now features vinyl chloride-free rubber armor that offers users an improved tactile gripping surface - even while wet. Nikon has also added soft-touch silicon rubber surfaces to new click-stop turn & slide eyecups, which improve the overall versatility of the LX L binocular for users with and without eyeglasses. The Premier LX L series continues to feature a precise, conveniently located central focusing control positioned for fast, easy focusing. The locking diopter maintains left/right vision balance.

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nikon Monarch/Nikon Premier LX/Nikon Venturer LX

Lens System

Focus Adjustment:Manual

Optical System

Eye Relief:15mm/19.6mm/20mm
Objective Lens Diameter:20mm/42mm
Prism System:Roof
Special Functions:Fogproof / Waterproof

Service & Support

Type:25 years warranty

Technical Details

Adjustable interpupillary distance: Yes
Field of view (at 1000 m):4685
Interpupillary distance (max):2.83
Interpupillary distance (min):2.2
Suitable for eyeglass wearers: Yes