Nikon Monarch 5 10 x 42 Binoculars

High-magnification 10X binoculars

  • Nikon Monarch 5 10 x 42 Binoculars


  • Nikon Monarch 5 10 x 42 Binoculars


  • Nikon Monarch 5 10 x 42 Binoculars

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The Monarch 5 10 x 42 binoculars may be just the ticket if you need to see detail from far away, while having enough field of view to follow fast action. The snap to the quarterback and his subsequent 3-step drop at the football game? A horse breaking away from the pack down the back stretch? Or your daughter, waving from the stadium stage at college graduation? All of these scenarios play to this pair of binoculars' strengths in getting you up close. Features like multi-setting click-stop eyecups help you to find the ideal eyepoint position, and the central focus knob is large and well-placed for fast response.

Premium optical elements, like extra-low dispersion glass, help keep images bright and colors true. Rubber armor coating allows for a secure grip and adds a measure of shock-resistance to the substantial polycarbonate/fiberglass body.

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    • 10X binoculars with durable rubberized coating and extra-low dispersion optical elements
    • focus knob is centrally located
    • lightweight slim design
    • multi-setting click-stop eyecups allow proper eyepoint positioning for glasses wearers
    • dielectric, high-reflective multilayer prism coating delivers high-contrast, color-accurate images
    • durable, rugged rubber coating gives a solid grip whether wet or dry
    Specifications and Dimensions:
    • magnification: 10X
    • objective diameter: 42mm
    • angular field-of-view: 5.5 degrees (real), 51.3 degrees (apparent)
    • field of view at 1000 yards: 288 feet
    • close focus distance: 8.2 feet
    • exit pupil: 4.2mm
    • eye relief: 18.4mm
    • length: 5-3/4"
    • width: 5-1/8"
    • weight: 21.2 ounces
    • warranty: 25-year limited "no-fault" warranty
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    Supplied Accessories:
    • travel case
    • adjustable strap
    • lens covers

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    • Monarch 5 10x42 binoculars
    • Eyepiece cap (installed)
    • 2 Objective lens caps (installed)
    • Neck strap
    • Black soft case
    • Instruction Manual
    • (En / Es / Fr / Pt)
    • Binocular General Instruction Manual (En / Es / Fr / Pt)
    • Warranty Form
    • Address Change for Warranty Form
    • Registration card

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    Overview: The Nikon Monarch 5 10x42 is a rugged, waterproof binocular that can be used in extreme conditions, and is especially designed for hunting and other outdoor activities. The Monarch 5 ATB (All-Terrain Binocular) features a durable rubber-armored coating for a sure grip, and comes with a neck strap, eyepiece and flip-down objective lens caps, and a soft, padded carrying case.

    Waterproof: The Monarch 5 is nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed to prevent fogging, and to protect the internal optics from condensation and mold. The binoculars should suffer no damage to the optical system if submerged or dropped in water to a maximum depth of 1 meter for up to 10 minutes. The Monarch 5 can be used in areas of high humidity or rain without worry.

    Multi-coated Optics: The Monarch 5 binoculars are equipped with precision-aligned, Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass. The lenses feature multiple layers of anti-reflective compounds for excellent brightness and resolution. The eyepieces have aspherical lenses to give you a flat field of view without aberration. Nikon's Eco-Glass lenses are lead- and arsenic-free. The Monarch 5s deliver high-contrast images with accurate color reproduction, due to the dielectric, high reflective multi-layer prism coatings. This technique provides almost the same brightness as that perceived by the naked eye.

    Focus Knob: The Monarch 5 has a smooth, central focus knob for bringing your subject into focus.

    Diopter Ring: The right eyepiece has a diopter ring for adjusting the binoculars to your eyesight. A diopter index indicates the "0" position, as well as "+" and "-" positions.

    Eyecups: The turn-and-slide rubber eyecups make it easy to position your eyes at the correct eye-point for the greatest comfort during extended use. The Monarch 5s offer a long, 18.4mm eye relief, allowing you to get a full field-of-view through the binoculars, even while wearing eyeglasses.

    Rubber Coating: The body of the Monarch 5 has a durable rubber-armored coating to give you a non-slip grip, and to protect the binoculars in virtually any weather.


    • Model: Monarch 5 10x42
    • Prism Type: Roof prism
    • Magnification: 10x
    • Objective Diameter: 42mm
    • Close Focusing Distance: 8.2' (2.5 meters)
    • Angular Field of View: 5.5° real, 51.3° Apparent
    • Field of View at 1000 yds: 288 feet (96 meters)
    • Exit Pupil: 4.2mm
    • Relative Brightness: 17.6
    • Eye Relief: 18.4mm
    • Interpupillary Distance Adjustment: 56-72mm
    • Weight: 21.2 ounces
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    Totally Pleased

    Written By SWVA Enthusiast, Fairlawn, VA on Wednesday, October 01, 2014
    First quality pair I've owned. Wife game them to me for Christmas in 2013. Took the place of a 50-year old no name brand with was pretty good, but the Nikon kicks them in the knees. Typical targets are 200 - 300 yards away and they do everything I'd want.
    Very bright and sharp optics. Easy to focus. A true joy to use.
    Lens caps don't stay on as well as I'd like. Center pivot barely makes the eye pieces wide enough for me
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    Nikon Monarch 5 Binocs 10X42

    Written By Wfodave, Peachtree City on Friday, August 22, 2014
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    Beautiful, crisp images. This is my first pair of high-end binoculars and I love them.
    Easy to focus, clear images. Solid feel in my hands, nice textured finish.
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    Nikon Monarch 5 10 x 42 Binoculars

    Written By Anonymous, Bel Air,MD on Thursday, December 05, 2013
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    I like everything about the Monarch 5 binoculars except the lens covers do not stay on.
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