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Nikon10x42 Monarch 5 Binocular (Black)
 
4.9

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (34)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quality lenses (21)
  • Lightweight (19)
  • Strong construction (17)
  • Compact (16)
  • Waterproof (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Bird watching (21)
  • Wildlife viewing (18)
  • Hunting (7)
  • Sporting events/concerts (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid adventurer (11), Casual/ recreational (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19), Yes (6)

Reviewed by 37 customers

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5.0

I recommend the product

By Adventurer

from Northern California

Verified Buyer

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

I researched several brands and specifications of binoculars. I use them for a variety of needs ranging from hunting, star gazing, bird watching, hiking and sailing. I was looking for an all-around versatile binocular that was compact, light weight, water and fog proof. (I've had previous binoculars that didn't stand up in field conditions like rain, fog, heat and low light.) The Nikon Monarch fills all my needs. The 10 X 42 is perfect. The magnification and light gathering capacity is stable, clear, steady and works well even in early evening and dawn light. The binoculars have a rubberized finish and are easy to hold even if my hands or gloves are cold and damp. They are comfortable to wear for an extended time around my neck with the straps that are provided. I also like the lens covers that are easily and quickly released when spotting.

 
5.0

Great binoculars!

By Charles

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Love these binoculars. Lightweight and crystal clear. If you're looking for binoculars, just buy these!

 
5.0

Outstanding

By Bestest

from Undisclosed

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

High quality piece! Depending on your use purpose you may consider some sort of stand or tripod

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very fit for purpose

By Neuro

from West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Verified Buyer

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

Use it while walking about nature preserves for birds and other wildlife. Not too heavy, so weight is easy on the neck. Good build quality. Bright view, very sharp. Easy to focus on target. 10x magnification is just right for me, any greater and the image would jitter about.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Binoculars

By Montana birdwatcher

from Charlo, MT

Verified Buyer

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

Easy to use, the clarity is remarkable. The Monarch 5 is not too heavy for me to hold up for extended bird watching, I'm a petite, older gal, and found this set perfect.
Wish the eye piece cap fit more snugly, that's the only negative. Doesn't impact the quality of the product.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

excelente

By dilcimar rio de janeiro

from brasil

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

impressionante nitidez .e alcance em longa distancia
não é atoa que so tem 5 estrelas

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nikon monarch 5

By Jeff

from Jacksonville Fl

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

A great, clear set of binoculars. It was nice to see distance objects like I was standing next to it. My grandson was amazed at the clarity. Only negative was the top lens cap are too large and will not stay on.

 
5.0

Oh God, they are really good

By djungler

from Tucson, AZ

Verified Buyer

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

Best glass I ever looked through, bright and crystal clear

 
5.0

Better than expected

By PWD Enthusiast

from NC

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Light Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Viewing Nature

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

    I contacted customer service for recommendations for Binocs. I wanted these to watch deer who come to the woods in my back yard to feed
    and to watch the birds and wildlife at the beach. I was sent 4 choices in the price range I specified and with other specifications I requested to include fog proof and high quality optics.
    The size is perfect! Not too large but large enough to get the job done very well. They will be easy to hang around my neck without being too heavy.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Nice!

    By Alina

    from Jersey City, NJ

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

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

    Nice quality, nice feel and touch. Sharp image. Makes a nice gift to someone or oneself.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Waiting for Christmas!!!

    By Buford the First!!

    from Dayton Oregon

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Great Resolution

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        I bought this for my husband for Christmas. It is now Christmas Eve. He has wanted this set of "nocs" for a long time. I am excited to see his reaction since he marked it on his Cabela's list and I told him they were backordered which they were. I did a google search and found B & H and there price was $ less than the Cabela's sale price with FREE shipping and handling. Thank you B & H...you are helping surprise my husband at Christmas which is almost impossible to do. :)

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        excellent quality. very pleased with these

        By picawife

        from Ft Wright, KY

        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
          • Hunting
          • Sporting Events/Concerts
          • Wildlife Viewing

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

          my husband is an avid star gazer. I considered getting him a new telescope, but he'd mentioned that some nice binoculars would likely be used more often. I shopped everywhere and compared prices. The price was great and shipping was free...and very fast! I'll be back:)

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Binoculars for the price

          By ponyclubmom

          from College Station, TX

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction
          • Works Well With Glasses

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bird Watching
            • Sporting Events/Concerts
            • Wildlife Viewing

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

            We use these binocs for birding and wildlife viewing. We are intermediate birders. They are very clear and do not fog in our humid Texas weather. They have good field of vision for the 10X42. The price from B&H was the best to be found as usual. Shipping was free and took 3 days.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again.

            By Mac

            from Homewood,Il

            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):

              Just got back from Yellowstone and Grand Teton. The Monarch 5 by Nikon were great for viewing wildlife such as Moose, wolf, Elk, and birds of prey.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great optics

              By HunterMan

              from Silt, CO

              About Me Avid Adventurer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Quality Lenses
              • Strong Construction
              • Waterproof

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

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

                I am a big game hunter out west. These binoculars are great for long and short distance glassing. Great glass coatings make for a very clear and crisp view. I highly recommend them. Great price for great optics.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very bright

                By Shadyapex

                from Bishop, CA

                About Me Avid Adventurer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bird Watching

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

                  I have an older pair of the Monarchs, maybe they're a Monarch 3? Anyway I needed a second pair and decided to upgrade to the 5, based on a review done by the Cornell Lab or Ornithology. I couldn't be happier, I liked the old pair and was tempted to just get the 3 but the 5 is a huge improvement. They're brighter and sharper than my old pair. This is a great buy for the money. So if you can't afford Leicas then just get these. They really are rather impressive.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  They're what everyone said.

                  By rez1

                  from delmarva

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

                  Love these. Have been using lesser binoculars and had a birding friend suggest I'd see a notable difference from these and I do. Clear, stable and comfortable. The reviews I relied upon and m6 friend's advice were correct, these are great binoculars and at a very reasonable price.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Better than expected

                  By outdoor lover

                  from Virginia

                  About Me Avid Adventurer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bird Watching
                    • Wildlife Viewing

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

                    We live on the water and use the Monarch 10x42s from our home for waterfowl and general sightseeing. They are crisp, light, easy to use and perform better in early morning light then I would have thought. Easy to keep the 10 power steady in our situation.
                    We did a great deal of research and everything that sounded right turned out to be right. Some reviews had complaints (lens covers, black rings) but it seems like those writers did not read the directions.
                    They are so good they make you want to use them.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    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.

                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Binocular Muito Bom

                    By Samuel

                    from Goiânia, GO, Brasil

                    About Me Avid Adventurer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    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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