As a wildlife photographer, my eyes spend more time on my binoculars than my camera. I've used MONARCH HG in extreme Arctic conditions, where they gave exceptional contrast, luminosity and low-light performance. They're now an essential part of my kit.
– Vincent Munier, Nikon European Ambassador –
Mountain trekking means facing the raw forces of nature, so I always carry my Nikon EDG 10x42 binoculars for safety. With them I can pinpoint dangerous snow cornices and avoid perilous areas, while taking in majestic mountain views – which more than make up for the arduous trek.
– Tomasz Zwijacz-Kozica, Tatra Mountains Guide –
I’ve never been happier with binoculars in my birding life than with MONARCH HG. I use them to observe mammals, birds, insects and flowers in all terrains and weathers. The combination of a lightweight but sturdy build with supreme picture quality makes them my ideal birdwatching companion.
– Steve Waite, Wildlife Blogger at Axe Birding –
Magnifications between 6x to 10x are recommended for hand-held outdoor use in woodlands and forests. Magnification of 8x to 12x for lakes, marshes and tidelands.
If you want to view a broad area, choose binoculars with a wide field of view. This allows you to view a wider area all at once, making it easier to follow the movements of wild birds.
If you wear glasses, choose binoculars with 15 mm or longer eye relief.
Make sure your binoculars are waterproof to withstand sudden showers.
Choose zoom binoculars for flexibility - allowing you to capture the whole scene or focus on a detail.
The larger the effective diameter of the objective lens, the brighter the image and the higher the resolution. However, we recommend using a tripod for lenses over 50 mm for stability, so you get a clear view without blur from hand movement.