Nikon 7541 Monarch 3 – 10×42 Binocular (Black) – Product Description:
The Benchmark of Performance:The new Monarch 3 is setting the standard for quality in binoculars. With high reflected phase correction coated roof prisms and fully multi-coated lenses, this binocular is designed to outshine the competition!
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Nikon 7541 Monarch 3 – 10×42 Binocular (Black) – Customer Review:
MONARCH 3 VS MONARCH ATB!
I just ordered these binoculars and haven’t received them yet (update below), but wanted to point out something from my research. After many hours of reading many reviews in various places, I decided to get the Nikon Monarch ATB 8 x 42 (best bang for your buck and years of satisfied customers). I noticed that Amazon had the Monarch ATBs with many reviews and these Monarch 3s with only 3 reviews. They have identical prices and the specs are virtually identical, but the Monarch 3s have a longer eye relief (which is good for all, but especially for those with glasses).
I looked up the Monarch 3s and there’s not much info out there. They are new, and the most info I found was on the Nikon website (nikon hunting). It seemed that the Monarch 3s are the latest and greatest from Nikon, but it’s hard to tell for sure. I think the Monarch ATBs are so popular, they don’t want to mess up the sales on those. Ultimately, I ended up calling Nikon to discuss the differences, and was told that the Monarch 3s are indeed an upgrade with better lens coating which is supposed to help make the images brighter and allow more light in and better resolution (something like that).
Anyway, I thought this would be useful for others to know that the Monarch 3s are new, as it might be annoying to find that out later. And if anyone knows differently, please speak up. I can always change to the Monarch ATBs if necessary.
UPDATE: We’ve had these binoculars for about 2 months now, and they are excellent. In regards to best bang for your buck, you can’t go wrong. The clarity and adjustability of these binoculars is excellent and perfect for our needs.