Nikon Introduces New MONARCH 7 Binoculars

July 12, 2012

MONARCH 7 8×42

Nikon Vision Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Nikon Corporation, is pleased to announce the release of its MONARCH 7 binoculars 8×42 and 10×42—premium models within the established MONARCH series.

The MONARCH 7 is the result of Nikon's pursuit of two values—technical perfection and practical usability. Incorporating high optical performance in a compact body to follow Nikon's exclusive premium model EDG series, the New MONARCH 7 adopts ED glass (extra-low dispersion glass) and dielectric high-reflective multilayer prism coating. This delivers superbly bright, beautifully defined images, as well as the wider apparent field of view, unprecedented for this class of binoculars. The Nikon MONARCH 7 is best suited for serious enthusiasts, assuring a superior view.

Key Features

  • Extra-low dispersion (ED) glass for chromatic aberration compensation and brighter, clearer viewing
  • Wide apparent field of view (58.4° for 8×42, 60.7° for 10×42)
  • Dielectric high-reflective multilayer prism coating ensures superior transmittance uniformity across the visible range resulting in brighter images and more natural colors
  • All lenses and prisms are multilayer-coated for the brightest images
  • Scratch-resistant coating is applied to the outside surfaces of objective and eyepiece lenses
  • Phase-correction-coated roof prisms for high resolution
  • High-eyepoint design provides a clear field of view even for eyeglass wearers
  • Waterproof (up to 1m/3.3 ft. for 10 minutes) and fog-free with O-ring seals and nitrogen gas
  • Turn-and-slide rubber eyecups with multi-click facilitate easy positioning of eyes at the correct eyepoint
  • Flip-down objective lens caps


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  MONARCH 7 8×42 MONARCH 7 10×42
Magnification (×) 8 10
Objective diameter (mm) 42 42
Angular field of view (real/degree) 8.0 6.7
Angular field of view (apparent/degree)* 58.4 60.7
Field of view at 1,000 m (m) 140 117
Exit pupil (mm) 5.3 4.2
Relative brightness 28.1 17.6
Eye relief (mm) 17.1 16.5
Close focusing distance (m) 2.5 2.5
Interpupillary distance adjustment (mm) 56-72 56-72
Length (mm) 142 142
Width (mm) 130 130
Weight (g) 650 660
  • *Nikon has adopted a calculation method based on ISO 14132-1:2002.
    tan ω' = Γ × tan ω
    Apparent field of view: 2ω'
    Real field of view: 2ω
    Magnification: Γ

The information is current as of the date of publication. It is subject to change without notice.