Nikon Monarch 7 8×30

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Objective diameter:  30 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 3.75 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 15 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 13 mm
IPD:  56 – 72 mm
RFOV:  8.3  degrees = 145 m
AFOV (according to specs. Nikon):  60.3 degrees
AFOV (measured, rounded): 64 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 1.85 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3 m to infinity (measured): 165 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (estimate): +/- 3 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 6 dpt*
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 496 g
Made in: China
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel



Very compact and lightweight 8×30 middle class binocular made in China with wide field of view. Sharpness is good at the center and satisfactory at the edge.

In 2021, the Monarch 7 8×30 was replaced by two refined models, Monarch M7 8×30 (see×30/ ) and Monarch M7 Plus 8×30 (see×30/  ). See also   remarks under separate post “Nikon Monarch 7 8×42”,×42/

see also remarks under separate post “Kite Lynx 8×30 HD”,×30-hd/



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