I have the Monarch 5's 8x42. They have been recomended by so many birding
groups. I like the fact that the roof prism is made of "eco-glass." The do
not use arsenic or lead in the manufacturing process. It seemed to make
more sense me to use the model number as the alphabet soup of Nikon binos
can be confusing. Some places call them sport optics others refer to them
as ATB (All-terrain Binoculars). I love my Monarch 5's 8x42 (model #
7542). However, Nikon has since changed the model number to: 7576.
Hope this helps,
On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 9:28 AM, Hayward Chappell <
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> OK- I know I am opening up a can of worms here because favorite binoculars
> can be somewhat subjective, but I have a question. I also have a moderate
> I have an older set of binoculars- they Swift Audubon 8 x 42 which I have
> liked (I don't think they make them any more). My brother recently received
> a pair of Nikon Monarchs- 8 x 42- and when I tried them out, I liked them
> as much as my Swift's and perhaps a little better because they were
> brighter. So now I am on Amazon and they have a bunch of different Nikon
> Monarchs 8 x 42- the Nikon Monarch3, the Nikon Monarch5 and they Nikon
> Here's my question- what is the difference between "3", "5", and "7"- ???
> Do these numbers simply refer to a newer model, but basically the same
> binoc, or does the number indicate a real improvement? The "3" is
> significantly less expensive then the "7" and I don't mind an older model
> if its as good as the newer.
> Does this make sense and does anyone have experience with Nikon Monarchs?
> Thank you-
> Hayward Chappell
> Lawrence County
> Hayward Chappell
> 766 Private Rd. 3952
> Willow Wood, OH 45696
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