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Nikon 12 x 42 Monarch ATB, Water Proof Roof Prism Binocular with 5.0 Degree Angle of View, U.S.A. image
 
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Brand: Nikon
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Nikon 12 x 42 Monarch ATB, Water Proof Roof Prism Binocular with 5.0 Degree Angle of View, U.S.A.
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4 stars
(based on 2 reviews)

[3 of 8 customers found this review helpful]

 
Resolution test
By retireeVerified Reviewer from NY on 1/4/2008
Pros:
Strong Construction, Works Well With Glasses
Cons:
Unstable
Best Uses:
Bird Watching
Describe Yourself:
Casual/ Recreational

Comments about Nikon Nikon 12 x 42 Monarch ATB, Water Proof Roof Prism Binocular with 5.0 Degree Angle of View, U.S.A.:

A couple weeks ago, I bought Nikon Monarch 12*42 from WalMart for [$]. Because I have other binoculars I decided to put them all to the resolution accuracy test. So, I have four binoculars: porro prism IR Vision 8*40 which I bought 10 years ago for [$]; porro prism Praktica 10*25 UCA which I bought used for [$]: porro prism Pentax 12*50 PCF V which I bought new a couple years ago for [$] and a now new roof prism Nikon Monarch 12*42 I tested resolution of all four binoculars with: USAF 1951 brightly illuminated target and at distance 330”. All binoculars were securely mounted on the tripod. Results: IR Vision --1-1, Praktica -1-2; Pentax -1-2, Nikon -1-3. Who is not familiar with USAF target tests I can mention that Nikon has about 25% better resolution then IR Vision and about 12% better then Practika or Pentax.By brightness, I can put these binoculars in this descending order: Nikon, Pentax, Practika and IR Vision. In other words, Nikon is the brightest and IR Vision is the darkest. One can draw his/her own conclusions.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
The Monarchs are very light and clear.
By Ray the hunterVerified Purchaser from Redding, Ca on 2/12/2007
Pros:
Compact, Quality Lenses
Best Uses:
hunting
Describe Yourself:
Outdoor Person
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 12 x 42 Monarch ATB, Water Proof Roof Prism Binocular with 5.0 Degree Angle of View, U.S.A.:

These are excellent quality, light, and very clear.

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