About the product
Nikon Monarch HG binoculars are compact, ergonomically well-designed and of high quality.
Nikon followed the path of Swarovski by including the innovative Field Flattener Lens System which ensures that there is no barrel distortion. This is great as far as sharpness of the image is concerned but not that great when it comes to panning. When panning, you feel as if you are looking through an aquarium or out of a washing mashine. The binoculars are manufactured in Japan and come in black-gold colour combination, typical for Nikon. The diopter has a locking function, the eyepieces have four positions and the product features a very fine focusing mechanism. There are two models available: 8x42 and 10x42.
Nikon Monarch HG offers a decent range of possibilities for a price of about 950 €. It will be highly competitive among binoculars on the quality level of Zeiss Conquest HD and Leica Trinovid HD, and we can't wait to test Nikon Monarch HG side by side with these two. There has been a huge gap between Monarch 7 with a price of 600 € and Monarch EDG with a price of 2000 € – Nikon has managed to bridge this gap with Monarch HG.