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9.7 out of 10

Nikon MONARCH 5 8x42/10x42/12x42/10x50

All-new exterior design Extra-low dispersion (ED) glass for Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon MONARCH 5 8x42/10x42/12x42/10x50

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Overall 10
10

Exceeded expectations

Loves to camp, B&H Photo
17 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I have always had problems using binoculars until I found this pair. They are nothing short of spectacular! A+ would recommend.
  • Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof
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Overall 10
10

Bought primarily for birding

Rich, B&H Photo
9 June 2014
  • Excerpt: So far so good - a good value. Have been using the Monarch 5's for about a week. They are well-built with excellent resolution and clarity. I bought based on Cornell University's Ornithology website review.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
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Overall 10
10

Very good birding binoculars!

Bob, B&H Photo
4 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I recently purchased Monarch 5 (10 x 42) binoculars. I chose these because my wife had purchased an older model (8 x 42) a coupla' years ago and raved about them. Although I haven't taken these in the field yet, I use them almost daily for bird and animal watching around where I live. I'm very happy with the resolution and clarity, particularly near sunrise and sunset when the light is limited. The optical quality is quite good.
  • Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
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Overall 10
10

Treated Ouselves to Birding Binoculars

Vooc Mui Hech, B&H Photo
31 May 2014
  • Excerpt: AFter years of using binoculars that were not so great my wife and I treated ourselves to good binoculars. Waterproof, great bright images, good feel int he hand and not too heavy on the neck.
  • Pros: Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof
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Overall 10
10

Nice feel, high quality imagery

H2O Person, B&H Photo
11 May 2014
  • Excerpt: We use this binocular for wildlife and marine scene viewing. The design provides an excellent balance among weight in hand, ruggedness and image quality. The value for money also is excellent. One of the best binoculars reviewed by Cornell labs (for birding).
  • Pros: Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
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Overall 10
10

Very Good Binocular

Eduardo Costa, B&H Photo
4 May 2014
  • Excerpt: I liked a lot : faithful and vivid colors, internal blackening, screw baffles to eliminate internal reflections near the prism, ED glass, coating of lenses and prism, phase correction works near perfection, stability and extension of focus (from near to more than infinity), light-weight, small, ergonomics, neoprem neck-strap, suitable price for the results .I liked : almost imperceptible curvature of field with virtually flat image, edges almost no distortion, chromatic...
  • Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
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Overall 10
10

Binocular has met expectation thus far

Tomo, B&H Photo
24 April 2014
  • Excerpt: The product was purchased for observing wildlife, both at home and in the field. It has been used mostly for bird and butterfly counts in a nearby state park. It seem well built, is a reasonable weight and the non-slip surface works well. The close focus ability is what prompted to me to choose this binocular and it has worked well for observing butterflies in the field.
  • Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
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Overall 8
8.0

Happy With Purchase

Islander, B&H Photo
8 April 2014
  • Excerpt: A clear, bright image without begin too bulky or heavy. The adjustable eyecups make it easy to use with or without glasses.
  • Pros: Works Well With Glasses
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Overall 10
10

as always nikon comes thru.

mikie, B&H Photo
26 March 2014
  • Excerpt: my wife and I are avid bird watchers. the monarch 5 is good as or better than her older monarch. crystal clear viewing and no eye strain at all. the best feature is the accuracy of the focus wheel. I bought the 10 power and my wife has the 8 power. the 10 power is just as bright as the 8 power. for the price you can not beat the performance. 5 star all the way. thank you b@h for a great price too!
  • Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Waterproof
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Overall 10
10

Excellent optics for the price!

Brettjet, B&H Photo
21 March 2014
  • Excerpt: I was looking for the best optics on a budget. These binoculars fit the bill! Everything is bright and they show colors and defintition very well. With the ED glass and muli-coatings I see many years of use.
  • Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
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