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Night time viewing Nov 29, 2013
Night time viewing depends on different factors. I am not an optical engineer but I would venture a guess that these are no worse, or appreciably better, than any other conventional binoculars for low light situations. Night vision scopes rely on electronics to enhance the images of objects which generate heat, you've probably seen them used in spy dramas. They are available on the general market for hunters, although only some animals are legal to hunt at night. As good as the Nikon Monarch 3 10x42 is you shouldn't expect miracles. While they may be heads and shoulders above their low-end competitors and slightly better than the competitors in their price class there are limits to what they are capable of doing.
I just wanted to verify that these are new and come with the nikon manufactor's warrenty. Feb 15, 2013
In a word . . . yes. New packaging, new binoculars and all Nikon paperwork, including warranty info, was received with my order.
Will this Monarch 3 (10 x 42) be good to use for viewing wildlife and glaciers, etc. in Alaska? Aug 27, 2013
I can't answer this. I have not been to Alaska ;). The only thing about these is the 10X42 the 10 is so tight that the slightest movement the object will "move" might try the 8X42s Have fun in Alaska. Betty W.
What is the wieght? wasted time going over 7 pages of reviews but no mention of actual weight. sigh Dec 6, 2014
24.7oz per Nikon.
How are these binoculars for astronomy uses, is it worth buying for that as a primary use, while also considering their light weight for handheld use? Oct 15, 2014
I use them for birding,but seems to be fine for astronomy, as you say they are light and feel stable in hand.
Yes you can adjust focus on one side to match the other eye. Afer that the normal focus will keep both eyes focused.
Is this Monarch model waterproff? Nov 9, 2013
Ask the manufacturer or check out their website and see if that is a model specification. If it doesn't say it is waterproof, then it isn't. We are frequently looking for birds early in the morning and go to a wetland area in a fairly humid climate and it has not seemed to have a detrimental effect on the binocular or its optics. I certainly wouldn't drop it in a tub to find out and would not use them in a heavy downpour. Nikon is a pretty reliable manufacturer tending on the high end of the quality scale so ambient humid conditions should not be an issue but, again, rely on the manufacturer's claims and warranty information.