12 best monoculars

Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.

Monoculars occupy a special place among magnifying devices. Unlike binoculars and telescopes, monocles stand out favorably lower price, compactness and ease. Moreover, these devices allow you to successfully monitor the world. In our the country is implementing a wide range of monoculars that have different prices and specifications. Recommendations of our experts help potential buyers find the right one device.

Selection recommendations

Magnification. One of the main characteristics of any A magnifying device is a multiplicity. Monocles are capable enlarge the object from 2 to 50 times. Hunters, fishers and lovers nature can stop your gaze on devices with an increase of 8-15 krat. Experts advise not to chase the multiplicity, if the first place user puts image quality. Most models have constant multiplicity, they are easier and more reliable, cheaper and are easy to use. Adjustable multiplicity allows you to quickly switch to objects located on different distances. The degree of increase is indicated on the monocle body in type of marking (first digit).

The diameter of the lens. In addition to multiplicity in marking indicates the size of the front lens (second number). In essence it is diameter of the integrated lens, indicated in millimeters. More than the lens, the higher the aperture of the optics. Large diameter monocle The lens will have a brighter image. Also with more a large lens can be observed at dusk. However necessary take into account that an increase in the front lens leads to an increase overall dimensions and weight, as well as increasing its value.

Field of view at a distance of 1 km. Another indicator will be important for hunters or zoologists. This is a linear field of view. Behind the reference point is taken at a distance of 1 km, at which it is determined width of the visible field at two extreme points. Knowing the value linear field of view, you can calculate the indicator of the angular field view.

Minimum focusing distance. Different monocles are capable of Create a sharp image at a certain distance. The minimum focusing distance is expressed in meters. Less this indicator, the closer will be carried out a clear increase.

Additional functions. Modern monoculars are equipped with some useful features.

  1. Impact resistant housing required when surveillance conducted in extreme or field conditions. In case of a fall the device will remain operational.
  2. Filling the casing with inert gas (nitrogen, argon) allows prevent condensation on internal surfaces optics.
  3. Retractable eyecup provides the most comfortable position human eyes relative to the eyepiece. Soft rubber pads make observation even more comfortable.
  4. To get a high-quality picture, a monocle is necessary keep motionless. In heavy models, manufacturers make special socket for attaching to a tripod. Stand recommended apply to devices with a multiplicity above 15x.
  5. An important parameter for hunters is the distance to the object. Some monoculars are equipped with a rangefinder mesh. In premium models are installed digital rangefinders that are powered by battery power.
  6. A useful accessory for storing expensive optical The device will become a reliable case.

Our review included the 12 best monoculars. Purchase these appliances it is possible in specialized stores of our country. At the distribution of seats the editorial board was based on opinions expert community, given the reviews of domestic users.

Rating of the best monoculars

Nomination a place Name of product price
Rating of the best monoculars 1 LEICA MONOVID 8X20 37 500 rub.
2 VORTEX 15×50 Recon 46 130 rub.
3 Zeiss Monocular 10×25 T 26 990 rub.
4 Bushnell Legend Ultra HD Monocular 10×42 191142 16 000 rub.
5 LEVENHUK Vegas ED 10×50 15 520 rub.
6 Steiner 8×22 Miniscope Monocular 6 231 rub.
7 LEVENHUK Wise PLUS 10×42 4 949 rub.
8 BRESSER Zoomar 8-25×25 6 586 rub.
9 KOMZ MP 15×50 3 680 rub.
10 Veber 8×42 WP with compass 3 699 rub.
11 LEVENHUK Atom 10×42 2 414 rub.
12 KOMZ MP2 8×30 2 920 rub.


Rating: 4.9


Compactness (width 36 mm) and lightness (112 g) attracted expert attention professional monocular LEICA MONOVID 8X20. The German optical device is equipped with an aluminum housing, which weather resistant. Inside the monocle inert gas is pumped, it prevents fogging of the glass lenses and eyepiece. Maximum magnification is 8x, for focusing a minimum distance of 1.8 m is required. The manufacturer took care of the moisture resistance of your product, with a monocular you can submerge to a depth of 5 m. For ease of observation there is a retractable eyecup. The model becomes the winner of our review.

Users are satisfied with the workmanship and technical monocle parameters. The disadvantage of this model is the high price.


  • compactness and lightness;
  • German quality;
  • detection efficiency;
  • moisture resistance.


  • high price.

VORTEX 15×50 Recon

Rating: 4.8

VORTEX 15x50 Recon

The maximum increase (15 times) among the monocles of our review possesses the American development of VORTEX 15×50 Recon. Experts on appreciated the large lens diameter (50 mm), rich equipment. The manufacturer equipped the device with shockproof case, filled the interior with inert gas, installed low-dispersion lenses with a multilayer coating. Behind convenience in work meets retractable eyecup. But in terms of overall dimensions (width 178 mm) and weight (431 g) monocular inferior to many competitors. In addition, the model is more expensive than review winner. The device is in second place.

Russian consumers have no complaints about the build quality and functionality. They are unhappy with the high price and bulkiness.


  • 15x magnification;
  • shockproof housing;
  • moisture resistance;
  • high-quality assembly.


  • high price;
  • bulkiness.

Zeiss Monocular 10×25 T

Rating: 4.7

Zeiss Monocular 10x25 T

Versatility and practicality attracted the attention of experts monocular Zeiss Monocular 10×25 T. It is suitable for both study wildlife, and to view the play. Compact size and light weight (88 g) allows you to wear an optical device in women’s handbag, and in a jacket pocket. Model demonstrates 10x magnification, lens diameter is 25 mm. But the minimum focusing distance is quite large (4.5 m). Due organization of assembly in Hungary, the German developer managed get an attractive price.

Consumers are satisfied with the convenience of the monocular, use it possible without taking off glasses. The model is behind the review leaders on equipped, it is not equipped with a retractable eye cup, inside no inert gas.


  • lightness and compactness;
  • 10x magnification;
  • moisture resistance;
  • case included.


  • modest equipment;
  • long focusing distance.

Bushnell Legend Ultra HD Monocular 10×42 191142

Rating: 4.6

Bushnell Legend Ultra HD Monocular 10x42 191142

A clear enlarged image allows you to get a monocular Bushnell Legend Ultra HD Monocular 10×42. Experts liked ED Prime phased-coated glass prism and lenses with multilayer enlightenment. The model is made in waterproof performance, manufacturer applied patented technology RainGuard HD (water-repellent coating on the lens). Device Demonstrates 10x magnification, lens diameter is 42 mm, the minimum focusing distance is 1.9 m. In asset the monocular should bring in a retractable eye cup, filling internal space with an inert gas.

Russian hunters are satisfied with the quality of the picture, the convenience operation, all-weather qualities. The disadvantages of the model are carry a large weight (374 g).


  • waterproof optics;
  • 10x magnification;
  • short focusing distance;
  • retractable eye cup.


  • a lot of weight.

LEVENHUK Vegas ED 10×50

Rating: 4.5

LEVENHUK Vegas ED 10x50

High-end monoculars include experts LEVENHUK device Vegas ED 10×50. The manufacturer has equipped his product low dispersion ED lenses, large lens (50 mm), mount for tripod. Monocular is able to qualitatively increase the studied object is 10 times. Minimum Focus Distance is 2 m. The field of view at a distance of 1 km looks decent (103 m). The internal space is filled with inert gas, for ease of observation are rubber eyecups. By cons of the device should include a plastic case, but there is the possibility of it mounts on a tripod. A reliable case is included.

Domestic users liked the clarity of the image, 10x magnification, quality build. But without a tripod is difficult achieve the perfect picture without shivering.


  • high-quality optics;
  • inert gas;
  • wide field of view;
  • sharpness of the image.


  • plastic case;
  • a tripod is required.

Steiner 8×22 Miniscope Monocular

Rating: 4.5

Steiner 8x22 Miniscope Monocular

Two-piece monocle Steiner 8×22 Miniscope Monocular. Experts praised top-notch color reproduction, clear and contrast image. The device easily changes its shape due to two-part design. It has compact overall dimensions and light weight (80 g). Distinctive feature of optical device is a Sport Auto-Focus system that automatically adjusts focus. True minimum focusing distance large enough 4 m. Wide visibility on the ground (115 m on 1 km distance) provides a 22 mm lens for the monocular. The model closes the TOP-6 of our review.

Users liked the picture quality, small size and ease. Of the minuses, the plastic case is noted, the absence braces for lace.


  • great image;
  • lightness and compactness;
  • wide view;
  • original design.


  • plastic case;
  • small lens.


Rating: 4.4


The optimal combination of price and quality helped the monocular LEVENHUK Wise PLUS 10×42 take a worthy place in our review. Most of all, the experts liked the clarity of the picture. As the monocular is light, it is easy to hold in your hand, so the image not much distorted. The manufacturer installed a slot for mounting the device on a tripod. The monocular allows you to observe single objects or conduct a panoramic overview (101 m). Thanks inert atmosphere in the optical system, the monocle feels confident itself in a wide temperature range -15 … + 60 ° С.

Consumers flattering about a clear image of rubber eyecups, compact sizes. The minus of the model they consider short-lived cover, lack of attachment to the protective cover the lens.


  • clear picture;
  • 10x magnification;
  • wide temperature range;
  • rubberized case.


  • flimsy cover;
  • sharpness is worse at the edges.

BRESSER Zoomar 8-25×25

Rating: 4.3

BRESSER Zoomar 8-25x25

The minimum focusing distance (0.5 m) stands out against the background competitors monocular BRESSER Zoomar 8-25×25. Instrument optics made of VK-7 glass, the manufacturer brightened the lenses, thanks what turns out a bright and clear picture. Monocular housing made of aluminum, experts praised the tightness products. The presence of rubber eyecups allows people with glasses comfortable to observe nature. German-Chinese manufacturer equipped his product with a zoom, it allows you to smoothly change the ratio magnifications from 8 to 25. The kit comes with a nylon case for carrying.

But users doubt the ability of the monocle to provide 25x magnification due to small lens diameter (25mm) the model has a weak aperture.


  • minimum focusing distance;
  • affordable price;
  • strong case;
  • rubber eyecups.


  • weak aperture;
  • unreliable cover.

KOMZ MP 15×50

Rating: 4.2

KOMZ MP 15x50

An excellent optical system is equipped with a domestic monocular KOMZ MP 15×50. Its basis was a porro-prism made from high quality glass with a multilayer coating. Device Has a 15x magnification, lens diameter is 50 mm Experts noted the built-in rangefinder scale. But the quality factor the device negatively affected the mass (500 g) and overall sizes, but the manufacturer does not provided for. On sale there are two versions: right- and left-handed.

The device is in steady demand among domestic hunters. They are pleased with the quality of the optics and the low price. Of the disadvantages poor equipment, uncomfortable rubber eyecup and limited field of view (80 m).


  • low price;
  • 15x magnification;
  • rangefinder scale;
  • durable aluminum case.


  • poor equipment;
  • small field of view.

Veber 8×42 WP with compass

Rating: 4.2

Veber 8x42 WP with compass

Closes the top ten monoculars of our review Russian-Chinese product Veber 8×42 WP. The model stands out on competitors background with built-in compass and rangefinder. Monocular 8x magnification, lens diameter 42 mm Prism Roof is made of glass VAK-4, the lenses are multi-layer coating. The rubberized case reliably protects optics from dust and moisture (IP65), the internal space is filled with inert gas. At the weight of the multifunction device is 300 g. Convenience in operation provides a retractable eyecup.

Domestic users praise the monocular for the rich equipment, affordable price and high-quality optics. Discontent causes a large focusing distance (5 m).


  • high-quality optics;
  • rich equipment;
  • inert gas;
  • rubberized case.


  • large focusing distance;
  • limited multiplicity.

LEVENHUK Atom 10×42

Rating: 4.1

LEVENHUK Atom 10x42

The most attractive price stands out among competitors in our review of the LEVENHUK Atom 10×42 monocular. The asset model experts carry a 10-fold increase, a wide field of view (113 m), rubberized metal case. The manufacturer has provided the ability to mount the device on a tripod, although the weight of the product is not exceeds 300 g. The optical system of the monocular consists of glass enlightened elements. Large pupil extension and retractable eyecup design for convenience for users with imperfect vision.

Domestic users liked the monocular for quality assembly, good equipment and 10x magnification. Of the minuses weak moisture protection, long focusing distance (5 m).


  • wide field of view;
  • rubberized case;
  • convenience in operation;
  • good equipment.


  • poor moisture protection;
  • long focusing distance.

KOMZ MP2 8×30

Rating: 4.0

KOMZ MP2 8x30

One of the most popular monoculars in Russia is domestic development of KOMZ MP2 8×30. Kazan device has most reviews on NM, most of them are positive character. The device has an 8x magnification, 30mm lens. Experts consider the device optimal an option for lovers of hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation. The manufacturer applied a ruby ​​multilayer on glass elements a coating that enhances the practical properties of the device. IN monocular built-in rangefinder mesh, it facilitates the determination distance to the object. In the asset of the model should be entered high-quality protective case.

An inconvenient form did not allow to rise higher in the review of the model housing, eyepiece rotation too light, poor protection against moisture.


  • low price;
  • rangefinder grid;
  • protective case;
  • ruby coating optics.


  • inconvenient body shape;
  • poor moisture protection.

Attention! This rating is subjective, is not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.

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