Nikon Monarch 5 Binoculars
Impressed, surprised by quality
I had an older pair of Nikon Monarch binoculars that were damaged (my fault) that I sent in for repair hoping they could be repaired for a decent amount that was not more than a new set. Nikon evidently did not have parts for my older binoculars so they sent me new 16-56 Monarch binoculars at no charge. Totally surprised by Nikon. I was not sure I was steady enough for the increase in magnification but the optics are great, excellent in low or bright light. I had planned to buy a set of 10-42 Clestron Granite binoculars but was so impressed with Nikon service and product that I'll stay with Nikon. No need to look beyond company that stands behind products and has optics that were better than expected.
February 7, 2015
Best bang for the buck....
I've been looking to replace a cheap pair of 10 X 52mm binoculars of another brand for quite a while. I researched several brands in the 10 X 42mm size, comparing spec's and prices. Then going out to several retailers and actually looking through them all. I kept coming back to the Nikon Monarch series. My biggest choice was in comparing the Monarch, 3's, 5's, and 7's. I chose the Monarch 5 since I felt it had the best, clearest optics with great color definition, light in weight, compact in size, and ease of use.
For the price the Nikon Monarch 5 binoculars can't be beat, I use them for both hunting and bird watching, and they excel for both activities.
March 1, 2014
excellent Bino's in a small package.
Bought the monarch 5 10x42 ATB and love these. The view is crystal clear. I have bought several different kinds and i hard them. They go everywhere with me as i am a birder. been on hikes up mountains, in the canoe, so finally bought a waterproof pair. I looked through them yesterday and said to myself. WOW what a view. I have never said that before with any other bino. I bought a nikon Bino for my first pair and now i am back and a big believer in Nikon. I have had this particular pair for about 5 months now and love them every time i look through them.. Can not recomend them more.
November 10, 2014
I recently had my Monarch ATB replaced with this new Monarch, and I am happy to say this is a very solid improvement. No chromatic aberrations that plagued my original binoculars. Build quality also seems to be significantly improved as well. Bright viewing. Focus knob is a bit stiff-this may change with use. Kind of heavier than it seems-which testifies to a better build. Front lens covers also improved, however rear eyepiece covers are the original design that doesn't seem to work well at all. They just can't stay on. These are just small issues that should not prevent you at all from looking at these.
December 29, 2013