Nikon Monarch 5 Binoculars
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 purchased these binoculars for an Alaskan Cruise based on extensive research. This was my first purchase of quality binoculars and I found them easy to use, lightweight and the brightness was outstanding!
June 14, 2014
Exceptionally sharp and bright sport optics
I used two other pairs of binoculars for a number of years but was never happy with the sharpness. I have been a long-time user of Nikon's cameras and lenses and in 2013 I bought a pair of Monarch 5 10x42s. During the shopping process I was careful to compare the brands available at the retail outlets I visited and I did not limit myself to a particular price range or manufacturer. To tell the truth, what I found in the comparison process didn't surprise me. Nikon's offering was noticeably sharper than the other brands shopped. Photographers will be familiar with the term depth of field. In comparing the various brands of binoculars I found Nikon's M5 10x42s to have superior sharpness with depth. Clearly binoculars do not use an iris to control reciprocity or depth of field and I am beyond my depth to explain why these binoculars offer greater optical depth than the others I compared, but I would certainly encourage people shopping for sport optics to examine the products they are interested in with this in mind. In any case I've been using the Monarch 5 for about a year now for birding and general adventuring and I'm very happy with them and would whole-heartedly recommend them to anyone.
May 22, 2014
I finally upgraded to real binoculars. I have been using what I thought were decent binoculars. They worked but the image always seemed shadowed. I have 2 pairs, different magnification, of them and they both do the same thing. I started to think my eyes were going bad until I decided to try some higher grade optics. I tried several manufacturers and compared cost versus clarity/performance and the Monach 5 12 x 42 binoculars seemed like the best investment for me. I could not be happier. It's one thing to test optics indoors an another to field test them. I tried much more expensive optics and could not notice any difference in quality compared to the Monarch 5. For the cost, these can't be beat.
May 7, 2014