Nikon MONARCH Fieldscopes Product Line Review

An review and introduction to the new Nikon MONARCH Fieldscopes Product Line.

Nikon Monarch Fieldscope
Nikon Monarch Fieldscope
Nikon Sport Optics
Nikon Sport Optics

Melville, NY -(AmmoLand.com)- Nikon Sport Optics has unveiled its newest and most anticipated addition to its successful Fieldscope or spotting scope line.

With a combination of Nikon's existing legendary optical features and newly innovated revolutionary Fieldscope technologies, Nikon is proud to present the new line-up of MONARCH Fieldscopes.

The birth of MONARCH Fieldscopes represents the first time Nikon has attached its flagship MONARCH product family name to a Fieldscope. As successor models to Nikon's state-of-the-art ED82/EDIII Fieldscopes, MONARCH Fieldscopes offer a first-rate optical system and are being offered at a price point that is virtually unrivaled for this level of optical quality. Designed with the needs of adventurous hunters and long-distance shooters in mind, MONARCH Fieldscopes offer a high-end optical experience together with ruggedness and ergonomics associated with the MONARCH name.

Nikon Monarch Fieldscopes
Nikon Monarch Fieldscopes

The innovative technologies Nikon has introduced to the new Fieldscope family are what make it stand apart from others. An Advanced Apochromat Optical System with ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass minimizes color fringing to the furthest degree across the entire light spectrum visible to the human eye. This cutting-edge lens technology and refined optical design work in synergy to eliminate color fringing and deliver an incredible resolving power. A multilayer coating is applied to all lens and prism surfaces, allowing maximum light transmission. The result will help hunters in such cases as deciphering a distantly bedded buck's antler tips from the like-colored tall grasses or spotting a flock of bighorn sheep blending in to a very distant mountain side.

Nikon Monarch Fieldscope
Nikon Monarch Fieldscope

Nikon's new Field Flattener Lens System is also built into the design of MONARCH Fieldscopes. Curvature of field is an aberration that occurs in optics when focusing on the center of the field of view, causing the periphery to go out of focus and vice versa. The MONARCH Fieldscopes' Field Flattener System helps to resolve this viewing obstacle. This advanced lens system provides consistent, edge-to-edge sharpness while compensating astigmatism and coma aberration at the same time. This technology enhances the edge-to-edge field-of-view at any magnification for any viewing distance.

Nikon Field Flattener Lens System
Nikon Field Flattener Lens System

Nikon MONARCH Fieldscopes feature Nikon's Optimized Focusing System. This new focusing technology provides different focus speeds that allow the viewer to acquire and identify objects faster and easier than before.

Nikon Monarch Fieldscope Nonlinear movements of focusing
Nikon Monarch Fieldscopes Nonlinear movements of focusing

The focus ring of Nikon MONARCH Fieldscopes provides two focusing speeds for optimal operation: fine focus adjustment for distant subjects and coarser adjustment for nearby subjects. A knurling texture on the oversized focusing ring assures incredible gripping of and accessibility to the focus ring, whether using bare hands or thick gloves in very cold conditions.

Engineered with highly robust aluminum alloy, the incredibly rugged designs of MONARCH Fieldscopes are built to partake in any adventure. Each model is waterproof*, sealed with O-rings and packing seals. Also, they are all purged with nitrogen gas to prevent fog due to sudden temperature changes. In addition, a built-in sliding hood blocks harmful light to the optical system and protects the objective lens. MONARCH Fieldscopes come fully protected for life by Nikon's No-Fault Repair/Replacement Policy.

Customers will have the choice of 60mm or 82mm objective sizes and a straight (S) or angled (A) Fieldscope body. MONARCH Fieldscopes come with MONARCH Eyepiece (MEP) 20-60 (20-60x w/ 82 series and 16-48x w/ 60 series). Two additional eyepiece options are MEP 38W (38x w/82 series and 30x w/ 60 series) and MEP 30-60W (30-60x w/ 82 series and 24-48x w/ 60 series). Each MONARCH Fieldscope Eyepiece employs Nikon's innovative Advanced Apochromat Optical System and Field Flattener Lens System Technologies. All eyepieces feature a Type 1 Bayonet Mount for swift attachment/detachment.

Nikon Monarch Fieldscopes
Nikon Monarch Fieldscopes
Nikon Monarch Fieldscope MEP Eyepieces
Nikon Monarch Fieldscope MEP Eyepieces

The suggested retail prices for all Nikon MONARCH Fieldscopes options will be as follows:

20-60×82 ED Straight Body
$1599.95
20-60×82 ED Angled Body
$1599.95
16-48×60 ED Straight Body
$1399.95
16-48×60 ED Angled Body
$1399.95
MONARCH MEP Eyepieces MEP-38W
$299.95
MONARCH MEP Eyepieces MEP-20-60
$299.95
MONARCH MEP Eyepieces MEP-30-60W
$549.95

*The product will suffer no damage to the optical system if submerged or dropped in water to a maximum depth of 1 meter/3.3 feet for up to 10 minutes (NOT designed for underwater use).

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About Nikon Inc.:

Nikon Inc. is the U.S. distributor of Nikon sports and recreational optics, world-renowned Nikon 35mm cameras, digital cameras, speedlights and accessories, Nikkor lenses and electronic imaging products.

For more information on Nikon’s full line of Riflescopes, Binoculars, Fieldscopes and Laser Rangefinders, visit: www.nikonusa.com.

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