From Steve in Arizona
Rating: 5 (of 5)
I was lucky enough to get a pair of the Monarch III 8x42 in January from Eagle Optics. First, let me say that this is a great pair of bins and well worth the money. Now, a slight bit of downside: As far as I can tell, they are no better than their predecessor Monarch ATB 8x42's. Since they advertise the new dielectric coating I was hoping for a noticeable improvement in low light conditions. But, comparing as carefully as I could with my wife's older Monarchs, I just can't see the difference. Maybe it is there in a careful laboratory measurement, but it sure isn't apparent to me. So, please don't throw away your old Monarchs to upgrade to this pair ---but if you are looking to upgrade from some lesser brand/pair of bins, this is a great choice.