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Nikon MONARCH 5 8x42 Binoculars, Black
|Model name||MONARCH 5 8x42|
|Water resistance level||Waterproof|
About this item
- Extra low dispersion (ED) glass; All lenses and prisms multilayer coated, phase correction coated roof prisms
- 5m Close focusing distance; Waterproof (up to 1m or for 10 minutes) and fog free with nitrogen gas; soft-to-the-touch neck strap; flip down objective lens cap
- Close focusing distance
- Sleek, modern, and durable design
Product detailsSize:8x42 | Style:MONARCH 5
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 14.5 x 12.9 x 4.2 cm; 590 Grams
- Date First Available : 13 November 2017
- Manufacturer : Nikon Australia
- ASIN : B00CBAHTOC
- Item Model Number : FBA_Monarch 5
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Extra-low dispersion (ED) glass, All lenses and prisms multilayer-coated, phase-correction-coated roof prisms, 2.5m Close focusing distance, Waterproof (up to 1m/ for 10 minutes) and fog-free with nitrogen gas, soft-to-the-touch neck strap, flip-down obje Extra-low dispersion (ED) glass, All lenses and prisms multilayer-coated, phase-correction-coated roof prisms, 2 5m Close focusing distance, Waterproof (up to 1m/ for 10 minutes) and fog-free with nitrogen gas, soft-to-the-touch neck strap, flip-down objective lens cap D2
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MONARCH 5 8x42
Made for intense use even under difficult light conditions, MONARCH 5 8x42 binoculars deliver what serious hunters and nature watchers look for: sharp bright images, a rugged design and high-comfort handling. Nikon's ED glass and multilayer-coated lenses make sure what you see is true to nature. Turn-and-slide rubber eyecups and a generous eye relief ensure easy positioning and quick finding of your object.
MONARCH 5 binoculars are made for demanding conditions:
- Rubber armor provides a secure, comfortable grip.
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In the end I came across the Nikon Monarch 7 and couldn't be happier. I use these exclusively for birding and find them to be perfect for my needs. The quality is amazing and I have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone. Great product and a fraction of the price of what I was originally looking at.
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Practically all my camera equipment is Nikon and I just love it for its quality and reliability, so I confined my choice to Nikon and although I couldn’t justify the massive cost of their top-of-the-range EDG binoculars, I set my heart on the next in line, the Monarch 7. The hardest decision was between 8x42 or 10x42. Most of the birding articles suggested 8x42 was the way to go but being an obstinate b***** I decided in the end to go with 10x42 for that extra bit of reach and I’m happy with that choice. I have strong arms and steady hands and I have no problem holding the image sufficiently steady, but this will be down to the individual.
The Monarch 7 simply oozes Nikon quality at its best. The lovely tactile rubber coating feels comfortable and secure in my hands and the relatively light weight means I can carry these around all day without fatigue.
The compactness versus performance is remarkable. Lens technology really has come a long way and the bright image that these ED lenses produce is truly impressive. In a dark wooded area they were picking out things that my naked eyes couldn’t even detect in the gloom. Colour rendering and contrast, something that often suffers in cheaper inferior binoculars, is also excellent and every bit as good as the top of the range Nikkor camera lenses I use. Once you achieve the correct focus the scene just leaps out at you.
Since I already own several tripods and monopods for my photography, I also purchased the Nikon TRA-3 Tripod/Monopod Adapter. To this I’ve permanently attached one of my Quick Release plates so that I can quickly mount or dismount the binoculars. The TRA-3 is quick and easy to attach and remove from the binoculars and is proving very useful for such things as setting up the tripod to observe a fixed position on one of our oak trees where a spotted woodpecker was busy searching for grubs yesterday.
I like the design of the rubber eyecups which can be smoothly rotated in and out in three click-stop increments to satisfy the eye relief of both glass wearers and non-glass wearers. The field of view is superb in both cases. The adjustable dioptre ring built into the right eyepiece is also very useful for correcting for your eyesight when you don’t want to be wearing your glasses.
The large central focusing knob is very smooth in action and just stiff enough to avoid over-shooting and unwanted drift. I found it easy to operate with just my forefinger and /or my thumb.
The rubber protective covers which simply snap into the rear objective lens recesses are an excellent fit and so easy to just flip down when you want to use the binoculars. The rubber straps which hold them to the body are not obtrusive, nor do they spoil the feel of the body in your hands so it’s sensible to leave them installed permanently.
I can’t say the same for the front plastic dual eyepiece cover however which is a bit of a design gaff in my opinion. They are a loose fit, there’s really nothing to keep them in place and they fall off easily. Nikon’s user guide describes attaching them to the neck strap but I hate things like this dangling around so I’ve opted to keep them off the neck strap preferring to stuff them in a pocket and only put them back on when returning the binoculars to their soft neoprene case, which is perfectly adequate by the way.
At the £420 which I paid for the Monarch 7 10x42 they are certainly not cheap but then true quality rarely is. I give this 5 stars and an enthusiastic recommendation and I’m sure they are going to give me years of reliable service and great pleasure.
The other thing that I really sweated over was the power. I ended up getting 8x as I want something for general use rather than see a spot on a pilot's nose as he flies by at 30,000 feet.
I'm just glad lockdown has partially ended so I can get out and use them.