Feb 042010

The new NIKON 7294 Monarch III 8×42 Binoculars with a dielectric high-reflective multicolor prism coating are available. This coating will assure uniform and high transmittance in full visible range for bright and natural color images.  When comparing the Nikon 7294 Monarch III 8×42 Binoculars to the Nikon 7430 Monarch 8×42 All-Terrain Binoculars a slight difference will be noticed when viewing blue objects, but the biggest improvement is  the increased brightness of the objects you see.  Below is a table showing all the specifications for the new Nikon 7294 Monarch III 8×42 Binoculars.

NIKON 7294 Monarch III 8x42 Binoculars
NIKON 7294 Monarch III 8x42 Binoculars
Objective Aperture42 mm
Lineal Field of View330ft/1000 yds (110/1000m)
Angular Field of View (degrees)6.3
Eye Relief19.6 mm
Exit Pupil5.25 mm
Close Focus Distance8.2 ft (2.5mm)
Central Focus WheelYes
Relative Brightness28.1
Fully Multi-Coated lensYes
Dielectric High-Reflective Multilayer Prism CoatingYes
Phase CorrectionYes
Eye CupsMulti-setting click stop eyecups
Weight21.5 oz (610g)
Length (L x W)5.7 x 5.20 in (146 x 129 mm)
Fog ProofYes
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Check my posts- Easy Steps to Choosing the Right Bird Watching Binoculars for helpful ideas on selecting binoculars or for my review of the Nikon 7430 Monarch 8×42 ATB Binoculars.

I recommend the NIKON 7294 Monarch III 8×42 Binoculars if you are in the market for a new pair of quality yet affordable binoculars. Click to order your NIKON 7294 Monarch 5 8×42 Binoculars.

UPDATE:  Nikon has changed the name of the Nikon Monarch ATB III to Nikon Monarch 5


  7 Responses to “The New NIKON 7294 Monarch III 8×42 Binoculars Review”

  1. Is there any other difference between the two models besides the slight color difference in viewing blue objects? I couldn’t see any major improvement of the new 7294 vs. the old 7430 that justifies the $50 price difference.

  2. Bob,
    That is the biggest difference. You’ll have a brighter image with the 7294.

  3. Hello,
    Thanks for your reviews, they have been very helpful.
    I found that some glasses wearers were disappointed with the new Nikon 8×42 ATB, because was hard to get focus image. But there is no difference in eye relief between both binos. So, the Nikon ATB (7430 and 7294) really adjust well with glasses?

  4. Yes, I find that both the 7430 & 7294 adjust well with glasses. I like both binoculars.

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