First Look at the Nikon Monarch 5 10×42 Binoculars
Serious bird watchers will go wherever great birding action is to be found. Half the fun is getting deep into the woods to find the elusive ruffled grouse. Or half-way up the mountain to get a close look at the eagles on the ledges above. Maybe even to the other side of the lake to see the nesting swans. Many birders love the adventure of getting there as much as the views when we arrive. They require a compact, go-anywhere set of durable binoculars. Those characteristics make the Nikon Monarch 5 10×42 Binoculars very popular.
Focus on Features
To begin with, these binoculars are the perfect size to fit into a back pack or even a large pocket on a pair of cargo pants. The body is made from polycarbonate resin reinforced with fiberglass enclosed in a rubber armor coating. This makes them both very light and also nearly indestructible. Two things you’ll really appreciate when you’re climbing or hiking to get the best view. The rubber armor aids in the protection of the components, and helps to maintain grip in all weather conditions.
The second set of features that make this a pair worth considering is the easy viewing offered. They adjust well to any eye width, and the turn-and-slide rubber eyecups are very comfortable. They block out light and glare to reduce eye strain in bright conditions. The ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass maintains superior contrast and resolution while delivering brighter, more natural looking images.
The Big Picture
This durable pair is a good go-to choice for adventurers in pursuit of their favorite feathered friends. The great optical components deliver crisp, color-perfect viewing and great contrast. Sighting your object is easy, and focus is quick, giving users the best opportunity for success. The high-tech internal lenses are coated for maximum color brightness and resolution. The Nikon Monarch 5 10×42 binoculars are also available in 8×42 size, for just a little less. These versatile, durable field glasses offer great viewing at a very good price. The very definition of good value in our book.
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Dean Holmes says
My wife and I are new to birding and loving it. She has a Vortex 8×42 binocular. I like it but maybe want a bit more power. So I’ve been looking at the Vortex 10×50. I’m interested in your thoughts about Vortex binoculars in around the $500 range.
I don’t own these binoculars myself. In researching the Nikon Monarch 5 reviewed in this article and the Monarch 7’s (which go for near the $500.00 range you mentioned) the only thing I could find is the Monarch 7s have a slightly wider field of view. The construction, styling and performance of the Monarch 5 matches the 7 in nearly every other aspect. All for 2/3 of the price!
I think you’d be very happy with the Monarch 5 10 X 42 binocs.
Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any more questions.