Nikon Monarch M7 8×42

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Objective diameter:  42 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 5.25 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 17.1 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 13 mm
IPD: 56 – 72 mm
RFOV:  8.3  degrees = 145 m
AFOV: 60.3 degrees
Minimum focus distance (acc. to spec.): 2.5 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3m to infinity (measured): 290 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (estimate): +/- 3 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 5 dpt*
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 768 g
Made in: China
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel



The Monarch M7 comes in  four sizes – 8×30, 10×30, 8×42 and 10×42 – and in 2021 replaced the “Nikon Monarch 7” previously on the market (as the new Monarch M5 replaced the previous model “Nikon Monarch 5”). Placed clearly below the top model “Monarch HG” and priced over 30% lower than that one, the Monarch M7 impresses with a large field of view and good optical and mechanical properties (the somewhat flimsy diopter adjustment ring being the exception). Its optical characteristics (except for the wider FOV) are similar to the previous Monarch 7 model; good and robust upper middle class binocular without any obvious flaws at an attractive price.

see also separate posts:
Nikon Monarch HG 8×42,×42/
Nikon Monarch 7 8×42,×42/



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