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Nikon12x42 Monarch 5 Binocular (Black)
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quality lenses (6)
  • Compact (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Waterproof (5)
  • Close focus (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Wildlife viewing (5)
  • Bird watching (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love the move from 10 to 12 power.

By Gove

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

So happy to have made the choice of the 12x42 over the 10x42. We have a Monarch 10x42 and love them but after 3 days for whale watching in Carmel, CA this week, the difference is well worth the slight increase in weight. Mostly used for wildlife observation. Sturdy, quick to focus, crisp and the newer lense covers are great - no more dropping them on the hike!

 
5.0

Get this 12x Nikon Monarch 5

By Andy

from Beverly Hills

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

I tested about seven Nikon and Canon binoculars in person. This was clearly the best. I thought I'd prefer 8x power or 10x power. But this 12x Monarch 5 was clearly about the Monarch 7 8x power in terms of resolving details at distance.

I have about 60 world class photo optics, so I know a good optic! Get this!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Binocs

By SeniBoneless Ham

from Naples, FL

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bird Watching
    • Sporting Events/Concerts
    • Wildlife Viewing

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

    Love these. Very functional. And super crisp.
    Lots of light. Love the eyepice cover, and the lens covers.
    Very well designed.

    Best binoculars i own. Perfect for bird watching.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A good product at the right price

    By Dick

    from Desert Edge, CA.

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Close Focus
    • Compact
    • Quality Lenses
    • Waterproof

    Cons

    • Wider Opening To Fit Widc

    Best Uses

    • Bird Watching
    • Wildlife Viewing

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

    I use these bins primarily for bird watching and nature generally. I find them to be light and compact enough to fit in my Barbour jacket but, at the same time, robust , accurate and precise in focus changing. Perhaps a small gripe is that they might open wider to fit a person who's eyes are quite far apart (mine only just fit), but otherwise a great buy

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Thrilled with new Monarch 5's

    By Ralph

    from Charlotte,NC

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

    I could not be happier with my Monarch 5 binoculars they are exactly what I needed and wanted.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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

    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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

      (3 of 4 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

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          as expected, Nikon

          By Robin the hunter

          from Panhandle of Texas

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Buyer

          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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