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Awards  Top Pick Award   Editors' Choice Award 
Price $496.95 at Amazon$2,149.00 at Amazon$2,699.99 at Amazon$2,700 List$489.00 at Amazon
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Pros High quality construction, very comfortable to use, great clarityIncredible clarity, brightness, comfort, and construction qualityExcellent clarity and brightness, great construction quality, quite comfortableExcellent clarity and brightness, great construction qualityVery clear and bright, easy to adjust, comfortable and quality
Cons Heavy for backpacking or carrying long distancesProhibitively expensiveVery expensiveVery expensive, not quite as comfortable as other high-end modelsOn the expensive side
Bottom Line A great pair of bins, but not the best at its price pointThe best in our testing, and our first recommendation for those that are willing to shell out the money for a pair of high-end opticsTop notch optics that just aren't quite as comfortable as the SwarovskisAmazing optics that lack a few of the touches of other high-end modelsGets close to the quality of multi-thousand dollar high end bins at a much lower price
Rating Categories Nikon Monarch 7 ATB 10x42 Swarovski EL 8.5x42 Zeiss Victory HT 10x42 Leica Noctivid 10x42 Vortex Viper HD 8x42
Clarity (25%)
8
10
10
10
9
Brightness (20%)
8
10
10
10
9
Ease Of Adjustment (15%)
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Construction Quality (15%)
10
10
8
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10
Comfort (10%)
10
10
9
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10
Close Focus Range (7.5%)
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Field Of View (7.5%)
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Specs Nikon Monarch 7... Swarovski EL 8.5x42 Zeiss Victory HT... Leica Noctivid 10x42 Vortex Viper HD 8x42
Glass type ED HD HD HD HD
Multi - Coating FMC FMC FMC FMC FMC
Magnification 10 8.5 10 10 8
Field of View ft/yards 351/1000 399/1000 330/1000 337/1000 409/1000
Close Focus 8.2ft 4.9ft 6.2ft 6.2ft 6.5ft
Eye Relief 16.4mm 20mm 16mm 19mm 18mm
Prism Roof Roof Roof Roof Roof
Waterproof/Fogproof? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Size (length x width) 5.6 x 5.1 in 6.3 x 4.8 in 6.3 x 5 in 5.9 x 2.7 in 5.8 x 5.3 in
Weight 26.3 oz 29.5 oz 28.4 oz 30.3 oz 24.2 oz
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