Improving on their Monarch 3 design, Nikon's black 10x42 Monarch 5 Binoculars benefit from upgrades to the glass and optical coatings to improve image quality with the same focus on comfort and performance the Monarch line is known for.
- Multilayer-coated lenses and prisms
- Waterproof (to 1 m for 10 minutes) and fog-free
- Slim design
- Rubber armouring
- Close focusing distance of only 2.5 m
Featuring extra-low dispersion glass elements with anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics and highly reflective dielectric-coated and phase-corrected roof prisms, the Monarch 5 produces bright and clear high-contrast images with accurate colour rendition and minimal colour fringing. Their powerful 10x magnification allows users to make detailed observation of distant subjects, while the generous field of view helps to minimize the appearance of handshake that is common when holding high-power optics such as this. The 42mm objectives boost their light-gathering ability to improve views in challenging light such as during the pre-dawn and late evening hours or in foggy and cloudy weather. With the combination of glass, prisms, optical coatings, and long eye relief, users can enjoy a comfortable and immersive observational experience in most lighting conditions.
Complementing the optical performance are construction details that make these binoculars durable and comfortable to use. They have a lightweight and durable reinforced polycarbonate ATB chassis and are protected by rubberized armour that is accented with indented palm rests to give them a secure nonslip grip. The optical tubes are nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed to be waterproof and resistant to internal fogging when moving through extreme temperature variations and environmental conditions. A one-piece ocular rainguard covers the eyecups as the binoculars hang around the neck and prevent rain and spraying water from filling them, and the objective lens caps are also tethered to keep them safe from being lost on the forest floor. This version of the Monarch 5 binoculars are offered here in subdued black, so they won't draw notice in the wild, at the stadium, or when sightseeing around town.