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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on October 18, 2012
I haven't used these binoculars extensively yet, and even if I had, I'm truthfully only a novice and therefore wouldn't feel qualified to make any kind of judgment or critique on optical quality or anything like that anyway. ...What I will comment on, though, is an issue I have with the lens caps, for both sets of lenses. They are captive, attached to the binoculars' neck strap, which is a good idea. However their overall design is somewhat flawed. Neither set seems to fit their respective lenses very well - being too big in one case and too small in the other - and are constantly falling off when I don't want them to, especially when putting the binoculars away into their carrying case. ...Which brings up another issue: While the binoculars have a neck strap, the case does not. True, it has a belt loop, but I'd have preferred not use that, as A) the binoculars in their case are somewhat hefty to be wearing on one's hip, and B) unless you feel like wearing the case 24/7, putting it on / taking it off requires both time and partial disrobing in public. ...Again, I'm not commenting on the quality of the binoculars themselves, and I don't want to discourage anyone from purchasing what could very well be a quality set of binoculars. I just thought these might be a few small details I could warn a potential buyer about. But if you've read my complaints and decided they're not concerns for you, so be it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 9, 2012
The Monarch 3 8x42 binoculars are fantastic! Images are sharp and there is little to no blurring near the edge of the field. The greatest feature for me, though, is the eye relief these things have. It is greater than any other binoculars I have found (in my price range < $300), with an astounding 24.1mm of eye relief! I have glasses with magnetic clip on sunglasses, and they have enough eye relief to work just fine with them on too!

With the 25 year No Fault repair or replace warranty you can't go wrong with these!

Other thoughts: I tried other binoculars, and considered a plethora of still more. None have been able to compare to the Nikon Monarch 3 8x42's. In reality, if you want quality, spend a little extra money and get these.
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15 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on October 24, 2012
I am very unhappy with my purchase of Nikon 10x42 Monarch 3 but I'll be fair and include the good and the bad.
The good:
Good image quality
Easy to focus

The bad:
Lens covers fall off
Poor customer service when a warranty is required
Faulty eye cups:
I had to warranty the eye cups within the first four months due to the eye cups becoming completely separated from the binocular. I came to find out this is a typical problem with the Monarch series. I called Nikon and the operator said something like, "We've had problems with the eye cups on this model, the glue is bad, but not everyone experiences problems". Go ahead and buy a Monarch series binocular if you like to gamble, maybe you'll get a pair with defective glue or maybe you won't. I wish you luck if you do buy a pair. Yes Nikon has a 25 year no fault warranty however you have to pay a fee for their services and pay shipping cost with insurance both ways unless they waive the fee. In my case they waived my fee and return shipping but I was still out the $17 shipping to get them to California and not the mention the 4-6 weeks down time while their being service. That's ok though Nikon, don't you worry, I bought a pair of trusty Leupold Cascade binoculars.
I DO NOT RECOMMEND BUYING MONARCH BINOCULARS. For just slightly more money, I recommend the Leupold Cascade binoculars. I bought these at Cabella's after my Monarch crapped out and they have out classed the Monarch threes in every category for a minimal price difference of $50 more
FYI, I use these binoculars for birding
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 30, 2014
These are ridiculously good for the price. Hands down the best intro level birding binocular ever made. These no longer have the dielectric coating that the Monarch 5's have, the older Monarch's did but were more expensive than the 3's and have essentially been replaced by the 5. I own these AND a pair of the older Monarchs, they are nearly identical except for an upgrade to the ergonomics and lens covers on the new Monarch 3, and I have beat the heck out of the older pair with no issues. I would recommend ANY Monarch (older, 3, 5) to someone looking for a rugged, waterproof binocular with great optics quality at a very low price.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 21, 2013
Had to send in for loose eye piece as they turned just by rubbing against your body. Never heard from nikon, so I contacted and they told me they had an estimate for me. date or charge I ask? $22. They also need proof of purchase even though service order paper work doesn't request it. nikon warranty states you don't even have to be original owner. what a hassle. I have total of 5 nikons.
But Nikon came through and sent me even a better/newer pair then I had.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 14, 2014
These are really terrific binoculars for what I want: birding. They are light enough that I just have a strip of velcro on my backpack/camelbak to hold them. I don't even bother to ensure the lens caps are put back in. I've had these for 2 years and use them probably every other day. They are remarkably sturdy. Compared with other cheaper binoculars, they have a really bright image which is very important in birding.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 20, 2013
You can certainly spend more on binoculars (much more) but, with the discount at Amazon, you can't get a better value. I would definitely agree with other reviewers that the 10x42's are a bit harder to hold steady than the 8x42's (which I have also used extensively in the past) but I'm mostly sitting on the porch looking at boats, seabirds and seals so these work fine for me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 26, 2013
I am very impressed with this item in general. However after spending this much money (It was a lot to me anyway) I would think that Nikon would send better lens caps. The front caps are just okay. They are difficult to put on properly and unless great care is taken they will fall off too easily.
The front caps are some kind of joke. Way too loose with no adjustment
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 11, 2012
Best binoculars for the money. The lens are crisp and clear. they are amazing. I can see pine needles on a pine tree at 200 yards. Money well spent. I would recommend this product. Buying on Amazon.com is easy, convenient and the best prices.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 22, 2013
These Nikon binoculars are great for any outdoor activity especially for bird watching they are comfortable to hold and are not heavy like others I have tried. Really does the job.
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