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Nikon12x42 Monarch 5 Binocular (Black)
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

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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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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 2 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 1 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.

    (6 of 6 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 3 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

      (1 of 2 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
           
          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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