Aug 29

Binoculars Reviews: Nikon 7432 Monarch 10x42mm All-Terrain Binoculars

If you are limited in budget, but need a set of binoculars for general use, this one will surely suit your budget. It comes in a reasonable price, but gives the value for your money.

Product Specifications for Nikon 7432 Monarch 10x42mm All-Terrain Binoculars

  1. It is designed to be shockproof, waterproof and fog proof due to its rugged armor made of rubber. In addition, it includes a roof prism design with multi coated lenses that gives central focus.
  2. In order to withstand the changes in the weather, this pair of Nikon binoculars contains nitrogen gas. As a result, users will not see fog and moist around the lenses that results to clear and bright images.
  3. If you are interested to get the Nikon Monarch ATB 10×42, here is what you can get: 10x magnification, light weight body, rubber armoured and ultra rugged roof prism design, 100% shock proof, water proof and fog proof body, precision aligned optics, multi coated and phase correction coated lenses, comfortable grip, O-ring feature, extended eye relief, central focus, and easy to use controls.
  4. This is perfect for outdoor all terrain activities.

Nikon Monarch Binoculars 7432

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What’s good about Nikon Monarch 10×42

For the guidance of interested buyers, this particular model has several positive comments. To help you make a final decision, take a look at these favorable feedbacks I have listed down for you:

  1. When making some adjustments, users should make use of the focus ring. In this set of binoculars, I found out that the focus ring is easy to use because it can be turned easily. For me, this is a great advantage since there is no need to exert a lot of effort in adjusting the focus. In addition, it only takes a few seconds to get the perfect image that you need.
  2. Another good comment I have is with the body. In fact, Nikon Monarch binoculars include a durable and heavy duty body that can withstand rough and rugged activities.
  3. If you are not willing to pay much for a set of Nikon binoculars, this model will surely fit into your budget. It doesn’t necessarily mean that buying cheap binoculars will give you poor quality images. In fact, this can provide excellent images even if it is not as expensive as the high end binoculars.
  4. When it comes to poor light conditions, it is still dependable since your target object will still remain visible.
  5. All users who have tried this model including me found out that Nikon 10×42 provides excellent clarity. This is not too far from high end binoculars when it comes to having clear optics.

What to Improve on Nikon Monarch Binoculars

Now that the positive reviews were already mentioned, the negative reviews are next. These unfavorable comments and feedbacks I have are meant to be constructive criticisms. By listing down these “not so good” reviews, the manufacturer will be given an idea on what to improve in the future. This is not only given to Nikon Monarch ATB but with other brands as well. For now, here are the negative feedbacks I have:

  1. My first negative review is about color fringing or chromatic aberration. This is a kind of optical distortion found in lens systems and lenses. As a result, it fails to focus on different wavelengths of light. In this particular model, it has been observed that there is a certain distortion with the colors. I have noticed that the colors red and green are being seen separately from the object even with the use of medium contrast. As a result, the image is not given a complete justice and chromatic aberration is really awful.
  2. I also need to point out the sharpness of the images. I have observed that the center contains excellent sharpness, but it just fades away while moving towards the edges.
  3. The package initially contains a strap, but this is not of good quality. The kind of strap that the manufacturer includes is not reliable and won’t last for long. In this case, users like me still need to buy a durable strap to protect these monarch binoculars from falling off. There are two options for the strap – neck strap and the harness or shoulder strap. Either way can work well for the users.
  4. I also noticed that the eye pieces are made of inferior materials. Eye pieces are very important part of a binocular, but the type of materials used is of low quality. This comes in thin plastic and easily cracks after using it for a few times.
  5. Aside from the eye pieces, the eye cups are also made of low quality plastic. Though the device is considerably cheaper as compared to others, it is unjust to use poor quality plastic. As a result, I have undergone many times for repairs. I think Nikon needs to come up with a better quality material in order to lessen complaints from users.
  6. I believe that this particular model is not for high performance use. In fact, it is perfect for short to middle distances only. If you are looking for long range binoculars, you can look for the high end models that usually cost twice the price.

What’s the Conclusion?

After a careful evaluation on the advantages and disadvantages of this Nikon Monarch ATB 10×42, I have noticed that there are still has a lot of things to improve. Just like I observed, users only get what they pay for. Actually, Nikon can still do better than this. The features are actually fine, but most of them still need some refinement and improvement.

Moreover, the materials being used for the eye pieces and eye cups are quite disappointing. Even if buyers get it for a cheap price, the manufacturer still needs to give the best materials. If only they can change the kind of material used, it would have been a lot better. In addition, there will be lesser customer complaints because this is the top complaint in the customer service department. Maybe it could have been better to increase the price a little as long as Nikon can provide a better quality with the materials. For now, this model is only good for general use, since every part might fall off if used in extreme outdoor activities.

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