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Nikon 12x42 Monarch 5 Binocular (Black)

B&H # NI12X42MO5 MFR # 7578
Nikon 12x42 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
  • Turn-and-Slide Twist-Up Rubber Eyecups
  • 15.1mm Eye Relief
  • Rubber Armored Body
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You Pay: $346.95

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The 12x42 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 12x42 configuration of the Monarch 5 has a 5° angle of view and can focus to within nine feet, making this set of glasses well-suited for almost any 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 15mm eye relief equip the Monarch 5 binocular with the features needed for reliable and comfortable outdoor viewing.

Optical Performance
  • Magnification: 12x
  • Objective lenses: 42mm diameter
  • Eco-Glass optics: non-toxic glass contains no lead or arsenic
  • Extra-low dispersion glass elements enhance color fidelity and brightness
  • Roof prisms with highly-reflective dielectric coating
  • Apparent viewing angle: 55.3°
  • 8.2 foot minimum focus distance
  • 15.1mm eye relief
Use and Handling
  • Twist-up rubber eyecups with multiple click-stop positions
  • Neoprene neck strap included
Construction Details
  • Nitrogen-filled fogproof and waterproof
  • Fiberglass-infused polycarbonate housing
  • Rubber armored body
  • Weight: 21 oz
Prism Type Roof
Magnification 12.0x
Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
Angle of View (actual)
Field-of-View 262.05' @ 1000 yd / 87 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 8.2' / 2.50 m
Exit Pupil Diameter Not Specified By Manufacturer
Eye Relief 15.1  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 12x42 Monarch 5 Binocular (Black)
  • Carrying Case
  • Neoprene Strap
  • Objective Covers
  • 25 Year Limited Warranty
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    Nikon12x42 Monarch 5 Binocular (Black)
     
    4.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (4)
    • Quality lenses (4)
    • Waterproof (4)
    • Close focus (3)
    • Compact (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wildlife viewing (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (3)

      Reviewed by 4 customers

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      4.0

      This one makes good sense

      By Stoniek

      from Ellicott Cit,y MD

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No Stabilizer

      Best Uses

      • Bird Watching
      • Sporting Events/Concerts
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Comments about Nikon 12x42 Monarch 5 Binocular (Black):

      I never have any price range in mind when buying a new product, so I check full range of options from "Chevy" to "Cadillac" then determine proper price range.
      I've bought this binocular as a gift for my wife who loves to watch birds, squirrels, raccoons and other animals in our backyard and beyond - in the woods. I went to store and tested several models arriving on this one for the following reasons:
      - The image quality is very close to $1000 models
      - 12x magnification makes quite a difference in comparison with 10x Monarch 5 while the price difference is minimal.
      - All other essential features are there: multicoated optics, rubber coat, fogproof, light weight.
      - The only other binocular I would consider is with stabilizer that runs $1200 and up. However, for the purpose I've mentioned 12x Monarch 5 seems the best. 5 stars would be for binocular with stabilizer, bur again, not worth for our purpose.
      One more thing: I usually go to local store, check the product then buy online for less.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      AWESOME

      By ALLINE

      from EASTON,PA

      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 12x42 Monarch 5 Binocular (Black):

        GREAT FOR BIRDING.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excelente producto por su precio

        By Juan

        from Cali Colombia

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Nikon 12x42 Monarch 5 Binocular (Black):

            It has the perfect combination of approach and image stability by holding his arms, have a crisp.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            as expected, Nikon

            By Robin the hunter

            from Panhandle of Texas

            About Me Avid Adventurer

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            Pros

            • Compact
            • Lightweight
            • Quality Lenses
            • Waterproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hunting
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Comments about Nikon 12x42 Monarch 5 Binocular (Black):

              I use these binoculars for hunting wide open country. The 12 power are great with clear optics. For the price they are a great addition to anyones back pack.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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