Nikon 20x56 Monarch 5 Binoculars (Black)

Nikon 20x56 Monarch 5 Binoculars (Black)

Nikon 20x56 Monarch 5 Binoculars (Black)

B&H # NI20X56M5 MFR # 7583
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Product Highlights

  • Extra Low-Dispersion Glass Elements
  • Lead- and Arsenic-Free Eco-Glass
  • Phase-Corrected Dielectric-Coated Prisms
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • Nitrogen-Filled, Water and Fogproof
  • Closed-Bridge Configuration
  • Reinforced ATB Polycarbonate Chassis
  • Large Center Focusing Knob
  • Tripod Mount for Hands-Free Use
  • Twist-Up Click-Stop Eyecups
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Optimized for long-range use, Nikon's 20x56 Monarch 5 Binoculars are the most powerful in the Monarch series, and received upgrades from the Monarch 3 design to improve image quality with the same focus on comfort and performance the line is known for.

Featuring extra low-dispersion glass elements with anti-reflection, fully multi-coated optics and highly reflective dielectric-coated and phase-corrected roof prisms, the Monarch 5 produce bright and clear high-contrast images with accurate color rendition and minimal color fringing across the entire field of view. The oversized objectives boost their light-gathering ability and help to offset the dimming of the view that often accompanies powerful optics such as these when observing long-distance subjects — ensuring bright and clear views even in challenging light conditions.

Complementing the optical performance are construction details that make these binoculars durable and comfortable to use. They have a lightweight, reinforced polycarbonate ATB chassis and are protected by rubberized armor that is accented with indented palm rests to give them a secure non-slip grip. The optical tubes are nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed to be waterproof and resistant to internal fogging when moving through extreme temperature variations and environmental conditions. A one-piece ocular rainguard covers the eyecups as they hang around the neck and prevents rain and spraying water from filling them, and the objective lens caps are also tethered to keep them safe from being lost on the forest floor. The combination of high power and large objectives may cause distracting hand shake or arm fatigue when they are held by hand, so Nikon includes an adapter that allows the Monarch to be easily mounted on a tripod or other support system for easier hands-free use.

Optical Performance
  • Powerful 20x power is optimized to make detailed observation and identification at extreme distances
  • Large oversized 56mm objectives maximize light-gathering ability, and help to offset the dimming of the view that often accompanies high-power optics when viewing at long range
  • Roof prism light path ensures optical tubes remain thin for a compact form factor
  • Extra low-dispersion glass reduces chromatic and spherical aberrations for increased contrast, improved color rendition, and sharpness without distortion across the entire field of view
  • Phase-corrected prism coatings reduce internal interference to improve light transmission, contrast, and resolution
  • Anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics maximize light transmission across the entire visible spectrum for accurate color rendition and improved contrast and clarity
  • Highly reflective dielectric prism multi-layer coatings boost internal reflection to >99% to maintain image brightness and improve contrast and clarity
  • 173' field of view at 1000 yards
Use and Handling
  • Closed-bridge configuration provides a solid and stable platform for the internal focusing mechanism
  • Large slip center focus wheel allows for precise focus control, even while wearing gloves
  • Right eye dioptric adjustment collar helps to compensate for individual eye prescription
  • 60-72mm interpupillary distance range allows easy use by a wide variety of people
  • Twist-up/click-stop rubber eyecups for use with or without eyewear
  • Tripod mountable with optional adapter for hands-free use to eliminate arm fatigue and hand shake
  • Long 16.4mm eye relief helps to reduce eye strain and improves viewing comfort
  • 2.8mm exit pupil
Construction Details
  • Environmentally friendly Eco-Glass is made without lead and arsenic
  • Lightweight and durable fiberglass-reinforced polycarbonate chassis
  • Chassis material is temperature resistant, preventing the expansion and contraction that is common with metal, which can cause the optical components to move out of alignment over time and prevent sharp focus
  • Textured protective rubber armoring provides a slip-resistant grip, especially in cold and wet weather
  • Indents on the sides of the optical tubes are ergonomically placed where the hands naturally fall for a more comfortable feel in the hand and a more secure grip
  • Nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed to be waterproof and resistant to internal fogging when moving through extreme temperature changes and environmental conditions
  • Tripod adapter included for easy mounting onto an array of support systems
  • Black coloring allows them to remain inconspicuous in all environments
  • One-piece tethered ocular rainguard protects eyecups from water pooling in them from rain or spraying water when hanging from the neck
  • Tethered fold-down objective lens caps prevent losing them during observation sessions
  • Weight: 43 ounces
UPC: 018208075836
Prism Type Roof
Magnification 20x
Objective Lens Diameter 56mm
Angle of View 3.3° (actual)
Field of View 173.0' @ 1000 yd / 57.44 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 16.4' / 5 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 2.8 mm
Eye Relief 16.4 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment 60.0 - 72.0 mm / 2.4 - 2.8"
Dioptric Correction Not Specified by Manufacturer
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount Yes (Adapter Included)
Dimensions 7.8 x 5.7 x 2.6" / 19.8 x 14.5 x 6.6 cm
Weight 43.6 oz / 1.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 3.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.5 x 6.6 x 4.9"
20x56 Monarch 5 Binoculars (Black) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Birding up close I am an entomologist and I bought these 20 x 56 binoculars to observe bird predation of insects with as much detail as possible. Birds are important biological control agents of pest insects. These are a little big but still well within a convenient size for carrying with other research supplies. The magnification at 20x is just what I was looking for as opposed to 10x etc which just didn't allow enough close up detail. I can give up some of the field of view associated with 20x for the magnification I need for close up observation. The good light transmittance is as expected with contemporary Nikon Monarch binoculars. I had considered purchacing these binoculars last year and the ones I examined were not armored as are these with rubber coating and lens protectors. The ones I got from B & H are armored, making them bigger, but obviously protecting the optics better.
Date published: 2014-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nikon Monarch 20x56� does wildlife great I have owned and have great viewing luck with Nikon Monarch So I bought another, higher power, and they work great and include a tripod adapter. : )
Date published: 2018-02-06
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