Nikon 8x42 Monarch Dielectric ATB Water Proof Roof Prism Binocular with 6.3 deg. Angle of View, Black, U.S.A


About Nikon 8x42 Roof

America's best selling birding binocular is getting even better. The 2010 Monarch All Terrain Binocular now features dielectric high-reflective multilayer prism coating for brighter, sharper colors, crisp and drastically improved low-light performance. A new body style provides unparalleled strength and ruggedness in a package that is comfortable to carry all day.

The Nikon 8x42 Roof is commonly used for Bird watching, Hunting, Sporting events/concerts, Wildlife viewing and more.The Nikon 8x42 Roof is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Avid adventurer, Casual/ recreational among others.The Nikon 8x42 Roof is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon 8x42 Roof: Close focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality lenses, Strong construction, Waterproof and Works well with glasses

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Quality lenses (23),Strong construction (21),Lightweight (16),Close focus (15),Compact (15),Waterproof (12),Works well with glasses (10)
Best Uses:
Bird watching (21),Wildlife viewing (17),Sporting events/concerts (10),Hunting (6)
Reviewer Profile:
Casual/ recreational (17),Avid adventurer (7)

Nikon 8x42 Roof Features

  • Adorama Camera Valuable Bundle. Kit Includes.
  • Nikon 8x42 Monarch 5 Binocular, Black.
  • Nikon Binocular Travel Case, Adjustable Binocular Strap, Lens Covers, 25 Year U.S.A. Warranty, Lifetime $10.00 No-Fault Repair/Replacement Policy.

Nikon 8x42 Roof Specifications

Type of Prism
Roof prism
Multi-Coated Lens
Real Angular Field of View
Field of View at 1000 Yards
Exit Pupil
5.3 mm
Eye Relief
19.6 mm
Relative Brightness
Close Focus Distance (ft)
Rubber Coated (Armored)
Waterproof / Fogproof
L x W 5.7x5.0"
21.5 oz.

Nikon 8x42 Roof Reviews

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Nikon 8 x 42 Monarch Dielectric ATB

I ordered the 2009 ATB but received the 2010! I did compare these to $1700 Swarovski EL 42's (10x42) from Academy Sports. The Swarovski's were top notch and served as a bench mark for the Monarch for the 20 minutes I used them in the indoor "hunting grounds"You will not be disappointed in either set particularly in how close a [$] pair of binos comes to the big dogs.The front one piece protector cap will be replaced but the Monarchs will do just fine out in the field.

Reviewed by 24 customers


Great Value


from Jacksonville,FL  -  Avid Adventurer

I use the Nikon Binoculars primarily for hunting and they perform great.


At last! I can see something!


from Los Angeles  -  Casual/ Recreational

I am a beginning bird watcher. Someone told me that I didn't need to spend more than 7 or 8 hundred dollars for a good pair of binoculars. A lot of money for a beginner. These Nikons are a great buy for someone starting out. Easy to focus, crisp image, waterproof, and well priced.


A Birdwatching Must


from Seattle,WA  -  Avid Adventurer

Great for birdwatching. Very light weight doesn't bother my neck after long hikes.


Handy sharp, clear binoculars...


from near Boston, MA...  -  Avid Adventurer

Very usefull for wildlife spotting while doing wildlife photography and wildlife sound recording.


Best Birding Binocular ..


from Lima,Oh  -  Casual/ Recreational

Mainly use as bird watching and with my Celestron telescope.One of my best purchases ever, great expierence, will use Adorama for continuing online purchases as the need arises.


Great binoculars at an excellent price


from Wichita, KS & Catskill Mtns, NY  -  Casual/ Recreational

I bought these Nikon Monarchs for birding after reading many positive reviews on line. Previously I used the Nikon Action line and wanted to upgrade. What initially struck me about the Monarch binoculars at the first use was how lightweight they are. In addition, the image is very bright compared to other binoculars at this price point. They "feel" like much more expensive binoculars. As other reviewers have noted, the lens caps are somewhat annoying and have a tendency to flip back up and obscure the lens. They appear to be easily detachable, however. I would definitely purchase these again.

(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Great buy!


from North Wales, PA  -  Casual/ Recreational

My last pair of Nikon binoculars were Made in Japan. These are made in China. Quality seems up to Nikon standards, but I didn't understand that these were made in China. I am a one man army who doesn't care to support Communism.


Could not possibly be better!!!


from Delaware  -  Casual/ Recreational

I purchased this binocular for myself after reading the rave reviews in birding magazines - I love it - it can't be beat, particularly at this incredible price. I then bought this one for my spouse - she is just as impressed! I highly recommned this for even the most experienced birder!


Sharp Lens


from Seattle,WA  -  Avid Adventurer

I bought these for a whale watching trip. Sharp focus even on a boat in big swells.


Nikon 8X42 Dielectric Binoculars


from Maine  -  Casual/ Recreational

Objective lens covers attach by way of a recess in the binocular body and a plastic extension of the lens cover. If inadvertently pulled loose the lens cap button that fits into this recess can be easily damaged resulting in less secure attachment of the cover when lowered for use. When this happened to me the manufacturer promptly and with no questions asked replaced the cover.


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MICHAEL M  read my comments
Shopper  Would like to know if the body of these Nikon Monarch ll 7294 binoculars are green with black eyecups. That's what the photo appears to show, but they're listed as black. I'm only interested in the green body w/black eye cups. Could somebody please clarify for me?
SEAN M  mine is black case with black eyecaps.
Shopper  Is this same as Nikon monarch 5 8x42?
STANLEY S  Marvelous binoculars, especially good for low light / evening viewing. My binoculars do not specify that they are Monarch 5. All other details appear correct - maybe this is the newest version?
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