Nikon Sport Optics

The guiding principle behind every Nikon product has always been to engineer it from the inside out. By creating an optical system specific to the function of each product, Nikon can better match the product attributes specifically to the needs of the user. The result is what we call our “Optics First Design Principle,” and it applies to every optic Nikon makes.

As one of the few makers of optical glass in the world, Nikon has a unique advantage of having the knowledge and experience to specify and select the exact type of glass, lens geometry and multicoatings needed to optimize the performance of any given optic. This level of performance can be seen and appreciated when putting any Nikon optic to the test in real world conditions.

Nikon's Performance-Based Optics Technology

Choose the level that best suits your needs.

Workhorse of
American Sportsmen.

Nikon’s venerable PROSTAFF line is considered the performance benchmark for Nikon’s lineup of rugged optics for hunting and other outdoor passions. A common denominator throughout the line is durability in tough outdoor conditions. All models integrate multicoated or fully multicoated optics and prisms, smooth focusing adjustment and other user-friendly and performance features that are demonstrable throughout the PROSTAFF family.


Better Glass.

For more than two decades, the Nikon MONARCH name has been synonymous with optical performance, mechanical precision and overall ruggedness. Series-wide performance features include fully multicoated optics, ED Glass lenses, dielectric high-reflective and phase correction coatings on prisms and exceptionally tough construction. As with all optics in this family, MONARCH rangefinders offer waterproof, fogproof integrity for total confidence in the worst conditions.


The Most Advanced

Nikon’s flagship optics family, the multiple award-winning MONARCH HG, raises the bar on optical performance, ruggedness and handling ergonomics. An advanced optical system engineered with Nikon’s Field Flattener eyepiece lenses delivers the ultimate combination of bright high-resolution images and exceptionally wide field of view with edge-to-edge sharpness. The MONARCH HG is the ultimate optic for those looking for the best of the best.


Survival of the Fittest

Nikon builds its binoculars to last a lifetime, and vigorously tests them to assure they live up to the tests of nature and the test of time, in the field. Each of the PROSTAFF and MONARCH binocular designs is subject to not only severe impact testing, but also harsh vibration testing to assure survivability in the toughest real world conditions.

Thermal Shock Test

Internal fogging caused by extreme temperature fluctuations and thermal shock can render a binocular useless when you need it most. Robust construction and harsh testing procedures result in total confidence in your Nikon binocular.

Waterproof/Fogproof Integrity Test

All binoculars in the Nikon PROSTAFF and MONARCH families are built for extreme outdoor use and are O-ring sealed and nitrogen-purged for total waterproof and fogproof performance in the toughest conditions.


Nikon’s Lifetime Limited Warranty applies to the optical system components of Nikon Binoculars, Rangefinding Binoculars and Fieldscopes, which optical system components are warranted by Nikon to be free from defects in material and workmanship for the lifetime of the product from the date of purchase by the original consumer purchaser from a Nikon authorized dealer.


If any Nikon rangefinder is found to have defects in workmanship or materials, we will, at our option, repair or replace it at no charge for a period of 5 years from date of purchase. Please see warranty card for limitations and exclusions.