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Has anyone had any experience with this product. I am considering this size for bow and woods hunting. The size seems right the, weight is right on, and a larger than standard exit pupil all seem great. But without having any first hand knowledge I am a little guarded in purchasing.

 

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Stubewan -

If you must have roof prism binoculars and have ~$250 to spend, then these will do fine.  However, you could get a very similar size and weight combination, with significantly better optical quality, in a pair of porro prism binoculars at that price point. 

In my opinion, you'll be disappointed with the optical quality of any roof under $400 or so.

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Nikon Monarchs usually show softness around the edges, however, at a magnification of only 8x and an aperture of only 36mm you may not notice it at all. It usually shows up at higer magnifications and larger apertures.
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Thanks for the help!! 

 

I have a pair of porro binoculars that are 8 x 42, they are great for hunting or watching, but a little cumbersome and heavey, unless on stand. I was looking for something a little smaller and lighter to carry into the woods. I purchased the Nikon Monarch 8 x 36 binoculars yesterday after looking through lots of other brands and sizes. I tested them in the woods for clarity, light transmission at o dark thirty, of the sizes and brands the Monarch seemed to be a better all around fit for me, (price, weight, size, value). I will post more after the hunting season.

 

Blessings,

Stubewan

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