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Nikon Monarch 8X42 DCF

Nikon Monarch 8X42 DCF
alaScore 83

150 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 150 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the reliability and size. The usability and design also get good feedback.

value for money, design, usability, size, reliability

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 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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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.

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Amazon review summary for Nikon Monarch 8X42 DCF


alaTest has collected and analyzed 231 user reviews of Nikon Monarch 8X42 DCF from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Binoculars on

value for money, usability, design, size


97% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon 7548 Monarch 7 Binocular 8x42Nikon Venturer 8x42 LX Waterproof BinocularNikon 7548 Monarch 7 All Terrain Fog and Waterproof Binocular with 8X Magnification and 42-Millimeter Objective Lens, Black Finish

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Good value and performance


The hardest part for me was to get the inter-pupillary distance correct. The lenses are clear and bright, and focusing is easy.

Quality Lenses","Strong Construction","Waterproof","Works Well With Glasses


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Worth the Wait


You would think a company as large as Nikon would be able to forecast a delivery date. Bought two, for my wife and me. A good all round product.

Expected Nikon Quality","Lightweight","Outstanding Guaranty","Quality Lenses","Strong Construction","Waterproof

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Great for a Bird Watching Trip


Just right to bring along on a Bird Watching Trip. The size is good, though a little on the heavy side. The lens covers got in the way when focusing, but they are good for protection when the winds blow. Very strong and I think it will last forever.

Compact","Strong Construction","Waterproof","Works Well With Glasses

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Crystal Clear. Can\'t be beat for price.


Using these for a safari in Kenya. Since they are dust & water proof and they have ED glass, can\'t beat for the money. And Nikon gives lifetime warranty.

Quality Lenses","Strong Construction","Waterproof

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Awesome Product - Awesome Deal


This is a great quality gift for a close friend

Quality Lenses","Strong Construction

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Great Value for the price


I did lot of research went to stores compare side by side etc. Finally I narrowed it down to prostaff 7 because of the rugged compact (little long for small hands) superior optics nikon. Lots of brands available in the market - never heard of those...

Lightweight","Quality Lenses","Strong Construction","Waterproof","Works Well With Glasses

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Good for birding


Bought this for use as amateur birder. It worked very well, was easy to focus. Seems to be solid construction, a bit heavy. Lens covers don\'t like to stay on. Overall good product at a great price.

Close Focus","Compact","Quality Lenses","Strong Construction","Waterproof


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Stunning Views


I bought the Nikons to look at different scenery from a distance. I was pleasantly surprised at the clarity viewed from the binoculars! I was able to see at a GREAT distance with no fuzziness, and they are light enough that there is minimal bounce....

Close Focus","Lightweight","Quality Lenses","Strong Construction","Waterproof

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