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Nikon 10x42 Monarch 5 Binocular (Black)

B&H # NI10X42MO5 MFR # 7577
Nikon 10x42 Monarch 5 Binocular (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements
  • Eco-Glass Optics: Lead / Arsenic-Free
  • Dielectric Multicoated Roof Prisms
  • Fully Multicoated Optics
  • Fiberglass-Polycarbonate Housing
  • Nitrogen-Filled Fogproof / Waterproof
  • 18.4mm Eye Relief
  • Turn-and-Slide Twist-Up Rubber Eyecups
  • Rubber Armored Body
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The 10x42 Monarch 5 Binocular from Nikon combines fully multicoated optics with a rubber armored fogproof housing to produce the image quality and handling that is characteristic of Monarch series binoculars. This iteration of the Monarch 5 features extra-low dispersion (ED) lens elements that transmit bright images with enhanced color fidelity and contrast. To preserve the image quality of these high-transmission lenses, Nikon also outfitted this Monarch 5 with phase-corrected roof prisms. Using dielectric coatings, these prisms align incoming wavelengths of light and render well-defined edges with lifelike color.

This version of the Monarch 5 all-terrain binocular boasts the same weatherproofing and functionality as its predecessor. The 10x42 configuration of the Monarch 5 has a 5.5° angle of view and can focus to within nine feet, making this set of glasses well-suited for birding, hunting, and almost any close to mid-range glassing activity. A nitrogen-filled fogproof housing provides this set of binoculars with the build quality needed to endure a long day of observation in unforgiving conditions. Non-slip rubber armoring, twist-up eyecups, and a comfortable 18mm eye relief equip the Monarch 5 binocular with the features needed for reliable and comfortable outdoor viewing.

Optical Performance
  • Magnification: 10x
  • Objective lenses: 42mm diameter
  • Extra-low dispersion glass: enhances color fidelity and brightness
  • Eco-Glass optics: non-toxic glass contains no lead or arsenic
  • Roof prisms with highly-reflective dielectric multicoating
  • Anti-reflective multicoating reduces glare and improves contrast
  • Apparent viewing angle: 51.3°
  • 8.2 foot minimum focus distance
  • 18.4mm eye relief
Use and Handling
  • Twist-up rubber eyecups with multiple click-stop positions
  • Center focusing wheel
  • Neoprene neck strap included
Construction Details
  • Nitrogen-filled for fogproof and waterproof performance
  • Fiberglass-infused polycarbonate housing with rubber armoring
  • Weight: 21.2 oz
Prism Type Roof
Magnification 10.0x
Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
Angle of View 5.5° (actual)
Field-of-View 289.16' @ 1000 yd / 96 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 8.2' / 2.50 m
Exit Pupil Diameter Not Specified By Manufacturer
Eye Relief 18.4  mm
Interpupillary Adjustment Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dioptric Correction Not Specified By Manufacturer
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dimensions 5.71 x 5.08 x 2.13" / 14.5 x 12.9 x 5.4  cm
Weight 21.16 oz / 600 g
Nikon 10x42 Monarch 5 Binocular (Black)
  • Carrying Case
  • Neoprene Strap
  • Flip-Down Objective Covers
  • 25-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Nikon10x42 Monarch 5 Binocular (Black)
     
    4.8

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (15)
    • Quality lenses (15)
    • Compact (12)
    • Strong construction (11)
    • Waterproof (11)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bird watching (15)
      • Wildlife viewing (13)
      • Hunting (5)
      • Sporting events/concerts (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Avid adventurer (8), Casual/ recreational (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (13), Yes (3)

      Reviewed by 19 customers

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      5.0

      Good Buy

      By JD

      from San Angelo, Texas

      Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 5 Binocular (Black):

      I bought these after reading several reviews with the most common complaint that the eyepiece covers did not fit correctly. I discovered that when the strap is assembled through the eyepiece cover as instructed the assembly works as designed. The instructions could be somewhat clearer however, carefully reading them will result in a workable solution. Overall the quality of these binoculars is good and the ease of use results in good magnification. I would buy them again if needed.

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      5.0

      Binocular Muito Bom

      By Samuel

      from Goiânia, GO, Brasil

      About Me Avid Adventurer

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      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Waterproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bird Watching
        • Wildlife Viewing

        Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 5 Binocular (Black):

        Estou utilizando para observação de pássaros e estou gostando muito deste binóculo, qualidade de imagem boa e bem leve.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Nikon quality and sharpnes.

        By John bob

        from Rupert, ID

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Close Focus
        • Compact
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Lenses
        • Strong Construction
        • Waterproof
        • Works Well With Glasses

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bird Watching
          • Hunting
          • Sporting Events/Concerts
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 5 Binocular (Black):

          I do a lot of things outdoors, hunting, watching wildlife, and birds. These are very sharp with very nice glass. I have an older pair of Nikons and they will become my wife's binoculars. This is a tremenodus buy, on great binoculars, with a great warranty.

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          • No

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          5.0

          If I had to do it all over again I would

          By Bill C

          from Salisbury MA

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Close Focus
          • Compact
          • Lightweight
          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction
          • Waterproof

          Cons

          • Lens Caps fall off

          Best Uses

          • Bird Watching
          • Hunting
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 5 Binocular (Black):

          Great Binocular's Very sharp, clear and you could hang these around your neck all day, Very light

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          An excited family

          By Mike

          from Rural California

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction
          • Waterproof
          • Works Well With Glasses

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bird Watching
            • Wildlife Viewing

            Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 5 Binocular (Black):

            My wife and I have used these binoculars ourselves and been extremely pleased with their function. We purchased 2 pairs, one for my son and one for my son-in-law, as holiday gifts. They have been tremendously happy with the gifts, already getting out and using them in a nearby wildlife area. And I cannot say enough positive things about the continued superb service from B&H.

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            • Yes

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            5.0

            Good birding glasses

            By NCBirder

            from New Bern, NC

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Lightweight
            • Quality Lenses
            • Works Well With Glasses

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bird Watching

              Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 5 Binocular (Black):

              Good for spotting shore birds. I am still getting used to using the binoculars with my glasses on but so far, so good. Lightweight and compact. This particular model was recommended by an experienced birder in our group. Am very pleased with these binoculars.

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              • No

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              5.0

              WOW!!

              By Outdoor Guy

              from Texas

              Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 5 Binocular (Black):

              Wonderful binoculars. They are crystal clear,very light to carry,and easy to focus.I wear glasses and these worked perfectly. Once you have them in focus and set to your eyes they don't change. On a recent deer hunt in cloudy, low light conditions these Nikon binoculars provided excellent visibility of deer at a distance of over a hundred yards. I would highly recommend these Nikon Monarch 5 binoculars.

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              5.0

              Simply spectacular!

              By Bubba

              from VA

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Close Focus
              • Quality Lenses
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 5 Binocular (Black):

                  The optics on the Nikon 10x42 Monarch 5 are clear and crisp and the focus knob is easy to use. Will adjust to fit a small face so would be a good choice for a junior. Close focus is great! I *love* the front lens covers - stout construction and fast to deploy. The carry case is nice and spacious, but I would like to see something besides a belt loop on it - put a grommet on it for a carabiner.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Lightweight and so good.

                  By Chamakanda Steve

                  from Santa Cruz, CA

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Lightweight
                  • Quality Lenses
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Works Well With Glasses

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bird Watching
                    • Wildlife Viewing

                    Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 5 Binocular (Black):

                    I use it for watching birds. Sharp focus, crisp view, easy to use and lightweight.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Nice Glass

                    By Snapper

                    from South Florida

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Lightweight
                    • Quality Lenses
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Bird Watching
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 5 Binocular (Black):

                      The optics are just what you would expect from Nikon, very sharp and bright. The 10x is just right for both birding and taking in distant landscape. There is problem with the caps though. The front fall easily from there closed position and the eyepiece caps are totally useless. While these are not Nikons highest end binoculars,I would think they would put more thought into properly securing both front and rear caps.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Exceeded expectations

                      By Loves to camp

                      from Fitchburg, MA

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Close Focus
                      • Compact
                      • Lightweight
                      • Quality Lenses
                      • Strong Construction
                      • Waterproof

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Bird Watching
                        • Wildlife Viewing

                        Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 5 Binocular (Black):

                        I have always had problems using binoculars until I found this pair. They are nothing short of spectacular! A+ would recommend.

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                        • No

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Very good birding binoculars!

                        By Bob

                        from Oklahoma

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Close Focus
                        • Compact
                        • Lightweight
                        • Quality Lenses
                        • Strong Construction
                        • Waterproof
                        • Works Well With Glasses

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Bird Watching
                          • Wildlife Viewing

                          Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 5 Binocular (Black):

                          I recently purchased Monarch 5 (10 x 42) binoculars. I chose these because my wife had purchased an older model (8 x 42) a coupla' years ago and raved about them. Although I haven't taken these in the field yet, I use them almost daily for bird and animal watching around where I live. I'm very happy with the resolution and clarity, particularly near sunrise and sunset when the light is limited. The optical quality is quite good. These are the first binoculars I've used that were comfortable and work well while wearing glasses. They are actually lighter than my wife's and fit my hands well. FYI: I contacted a B&H expert about the text describing the model I purchased (5) and the Monarch 3 and Monarch 7, all 10 x 42. It said that models 3 & 5 were good for closeup & medium distances while the 7 was good for medium & long distances. This didn't make sense to me. He said that different staff had written the reviews and 10 x 42 obviously gave the same magnification for all models. Based on his interpretation, I couldn't justify the additional cost for a model 7 although I am sure they are higher "quality." I'm a moderately serious birder.

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                          5.0

                          as always nikon comes thru.

                          By mikie

                          from lynchburg, va

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Close Focus
                          • Compact
                          • Lightweight
                          • Quality Lenses
                          • Waterproof

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Bird Watching
                            • Wildlife Viewing

                            Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 5 Binocular (Black):

                            my wife and I are avid bird watchers. the monarch 5 is good as or better than her older monarch. crystal clear viewing and no eye strain at all. the best feature is the accuracy of the focus wheel. I bought the 10 power and my wife has the 8 power. the 10 power is just as bright as the 8 power. for the price you can not beat the performance. 5 star all the way. thank you b@h for a great price too!

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Great product

                            By wfmc

                            from minnesota

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Quality Lenses
                            • Strong Construction
                            • Waterproof

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Bird Watching
                              • Hunting
                              • Wildlife Viewing

                              Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 5 Binocular (Black):

                              We really like our new bincoculars. We've had Nikons before...and we just wish Nikon would work a bit harder at producing lens covers that stay in place better... Otherwise, nice set of magnified 'eyes'...

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              great eye relief

                              By furfeathersfins

                              from ogema, mn

                              About Me Avid Adventurer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Lightweight
                              • Works Well With Glasses

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Hunting

                                Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 5 Binocular (Black):

                                bought these as a replacement to the bushnell legend ultra HDs I purchased in September; i wear eye glasses, and when i look through my monarch 5s I get more generous eye relief and a crisper field of view than with the bushnells, definitely worth the extra money!

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                                4.0

                                Bright Clear and Light

                                By MN Photog

                                from MN

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Lightweight
                                • Quality Lenses
                                • Waterproof

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Bird Watching
                                  • Hunting
                                  • Sporting Events/Concerts
                                  • Wildlife Viewing

                                  Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 5 Binocular (Black):

                                  Bird Watching. I've got an older pair of Nikon roof-prism 10x42s which I got on sale for about 1/4 the price of the Monarch. The Monarch is a bit brighter and a lot lighter and more compact. Honestly, the roof-prisms are pretty good. I'm hoping that the Monarch is more durable over the long run. Time will tell.

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                                  5.0

                                  Typical Nikon high quality build

                                  By Osprey

                                  from Tampa, Florida

                                  About Me Avid Adventurer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Close Focus
                                  • Compact
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Quality Lenses
                                  • Strong Construction
                                  • Waterproof
                                  • Works Well With Glasses

                                  Cons

                                  • Eye Piece Cover Poor Fit
                                  • Eyepiece Covers Could Fit

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Bird Watching
                                  • Wildlife Viewing

                                  Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 5 Binocular (Black):

                                  birding and general nature viewing
                                  high fidelity view with no blue fringing
                                  focus dial has just the right amount of tension to allow for accurate focusing and locking on subject.
                                  Light weight yet very sold feel and easy to hold steady. Great cushioned neck strap.

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                                  5.0

                                  Solid binoculars

                                  By Zack

                                  from Santa Cruz Mountains, CA

                                  About Me Professional Guide

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Close Focus
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Quality Lenses

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Bird Watching

                                    Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 5 Binocular (Black):

                                    I have been using my Monarch 5 10X42s for birding the last couple weeks and love them. They feel good in the hands; the grip is comfortable. The focuser moves really easily allowing you to change focus from distant to close birds without much effort. Compared to my old binoculars of a different brand they are lightweight, easier to focus, and my eyes don't get tired after a couple hours. I compared them to the others in their price-range at @ and these preformed better with less color aberration.

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                                    5.0

                                    Light and bright

                                    By The camping photographer

                                    from Santa Monica, CA

                                    About Me Avid Adventurer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Close Focus
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Quality Lenses
                                    • Strong Construction
                                    • Waterproof

                                    Cons

                                    • Loose Eyepiece Cap

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Bird Watching
                                    • Sporting Events/Concerts
                                    • Wildlife Viewing

                                    Comments about Nikon 10x42 Monarch 5 Binocular (Black):

                                    I tried the monarch 3 and the monarch 5, optically close but the 5 was much lighter. I didn't get a chance to try the 7 but I didn't want to spend that much so I didn't care. I tried other brands in an equal price range and other cheaper nikon models, none came close to the monarchs.
                                    This new version has ED glass and also being a photographer using nikon lenses, ED glass makes a big difference.
                                    The low light capabilities are fantastic. Build quality is amazing, as it should be because they come with a 25 year warrantee.

                                    My only complaint is that the eyepiece cap is not a snug fit, it just loosely sits on there and the strap and gravity hold it in place.

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