One of the well-respected and best known binoculars for outdoor sportsmen is the Nikon Monarch series. This series of binoculars are appreciated for the less-is-more quality to the styling. It is a full-size binocular 8x and higher that is lightweight enough to actually carry around all day. Here’s the breakdown on the different versions of this series. With ease-of-use and quality images, the Monarch series is a favorite among bird watchers and hunters.