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Nikon 10x42 Monarch 5 Binoculars

Item # HN-NIKO259

Dimensions & Specifications

Angular Field of View
5.5 Degrees
Binoculars Series
Nikon Monarch ATB Binoculars, Nikon Monarch 5 Binoculars
Brand
Nikon
Close Focusing Distance
8.2 ft.
Exit Pupil
4.2mm
Eye Relief
18.4mm
Eyecups
Twist-Up
Features
Waterproof
Field of View at 1000 Yards
288 ft.
Focus Type
Center Focus
Interpupillary Distance
56mm-72mm
Lens Coating
Fully Multi-Coated
Magnification
10x
Objective Lens Diameter
42mm
Prism Glass
BaK-4
Prism Type
Roof Prism Binoculars
Relative Brightness
17.6
Size
Full Size Binoculars
Tripod Adaptable
Yes
Waterproof
Yes
Weight
21.6 oz.

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  • Dielectic High-Reflective Multilayer Prism Coating
  • Fully Multicoated Lenses
  • Waterproof and Fogproof
  • Multi-setting Click Stop Eyecups
  • Long Eye Relief
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Nikon 10x42mm Monarch ATB Binoculars with Dielectric Coating
 
4.6

(based on 143 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (95)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quality lenses (101)
  • Strong construction (86)
  • Close focus (76)
  • Lightweight (74)
  • Compact (70)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bird watching (83)
    • Wildlife viewing (70)
    • Hunting (42)
    • Sporting events/concerts (34)
    • Astronomy (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (79), Avid adventurer (27), Professional guide (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (43), Yes (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    10 X 42 Monarch ATB Great Buy

    I started looking for a quality pair of binaculars after making a couple of bad purchases through generic mail order companies. Both times I was stuck with a pair of optics that weren't even...Read complete review

    I started looking for a quality pair of binaculars after making a couple of bad purchases through generic mail order companies. Both times I was stuck with a pair of optics that weren't even worth looking through. Now granted I only paid in the $70-$80 range but I would have gotten more enjoyment from simply burning the money.



    This time around I started looking at the high end optics $1500 and up. I along with a half dozen other customers got thoroughly disgusted with a big box, major brand store, (BPS), after waiting in line for 25 mins to be told we needed a number. I walked out and will not return. Eventually I found a couple pair of the high end optics to look through and I was very impressed. Unfortunately not $1800 worth of impressed.



    Reality struck and I realized my needs were to have a pair to fit in a saddlebag on a bike and to take to Hawk Mtn. a few times a year. I have a great view from my kitchen window too and that's where the majority of the use is. I searched high and low on the web and found Binoculars.com. I found several reviews here and other places and narrowed my search down to the Monarch ATB's. I bought them sight unseen and was impressed from the time they were delivered. As others complained about the lens covers I would agree that they could have done a better job on the design but not a big deal to me.



    The binoculars were waiting at my side door shortly after I ordered them. I got home from work to find the package in perfect shape.



    Unfortunatley the days are short in the NE this time of year and it was dark outside. I unpacked the box, everything was packed and padded real well and I couldn't resist looking at an Aloe plant sitting near a front window. I didn't expect much but I was amazed that I could zoom right in on the plant and have as much detail with a perfectly crisp view. The room had some flourescent and incandescent lighting but nothing real bright. Just for grins I grabbed one of my other pairs and tried to take a peek at the plant. I couldn't see anything, I mean nothing but a big blur. At that moment I new I had a real winner.



    My first true test was the next morning. I woke up and looked out the living room window to see a male Cardinal sitting on the power line in front of the house. He was only about 150' away but I was looking through an old single pane window and storm window at an angle and these windows should have been cleaned a long time ago. I focused real fast and real easy and had a perfect view of the Cardinal. Minutes later a pair of Doves landed on the line and same thing, I grabbed the Monarchs zoomed right in with a nice crisp clear view. I was amazed at the clarity and quality of the image. That was a real simple and basic first test and I realized on the spot that these would be a fine pair for the limited amount of birding that I do. A very favorable first impression.



    A day or so later I saw deer in the pasture from my kitchen window. It was early in the morning and the sun was just coming up so lighting was at the low end. I stepped out on the side porch and took a peek at what I was sure was a doe. It ended up being a 7 point but it only had the right antler. The left antler was completly gone. The view was perfect, crisp and clear and that was in less than great light. This buck was about 200 yards away and the backdrop at the edge of the pasture is leavless brush and mature trees. Without the binos I would have sworn it was a doe. I'm seeing a lot more bucks behind my house than I ever knew existed because at the distance with the background being branches and sticks it was nearly impossible to tell if they had antlers.



    I'm sure you could buy a better pair of optics but at what cost and what gain? I am very happy with my purchase and I believe I will remain happy for many years to come. At my age I expect these to last for at least 20 years so this will be my last pair.



    I had never purchased from Binoculars.com and rolled the dice and said what the heck. This was probably the best decision I've made in a long time. I have zero tolerance for lousy customer service that has become the norm in this nation. The younger generation that is becoming the workforce is leaving much to be desired. I placed my order on a weekend and had a confirmation right away. They shipped my products that Mon. and provided a real easy and simple tracking method. I would absolutely buy from this company again and I recommend them to everyone I talk to. I rated the binoculars as 5 star but I rate my purchasing experience 10 star. Buy with confidence through Binoculars.com. I don't expect the world when I purchase products but I expect simple courtesy and respect and I feel that a company should treat me like a customer. I never had to contact them because everything I could possibly need was provided. My experience with this company was wonderful and I belive yours will be too.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Light, but difficult to use

    Like David, I have the problem of seeing black outlines, as if looking through black tubes. It can be quite difficult initially to get the viewing angles just right to make those black...Read complete review

    Like David, I have the problem of seeing black outlines, as if looking through black tubes. It can be quite difficult initially to get the viewing angles just right to make those black tubes disappear. I find I can never rest the eyecups against my eyes at all--only by holding the binos at a distance from the eyes do the black tubes diminish. This has never happened to me with other binos and I'm not sure what the cause of this problem is.

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    5.0

    Nice :<)

    By Dave

    from Port Charlotte, Florida

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bird Watching
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Comments about Nikon 10x42mm Monarch ATB Binoculars with Dielectric Coating:

      Had to learn how stabilize to avoid that annoying black shadow that occurs when your pupils aren't dead center. I had read a review indicating that choosing the Monarch 5 instead of the 3 would reduce that problem, but it is still very apparent.
      Otherwise the image clarity is sharp. The focus and dioptre adjustments provide a smooth reliable movement.
      These are my first pair of quality binoculars so it seemed odd to me that the cover for the eye cups is so loose that it easily falls off if not secured by the neck strap.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Very pleased

      By Waltersclan

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Lenses
      • Works Well With Glasses

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bird Watching
        • Wildlife Viewing

        Comments about Nikon 10x42mm Monarch ATB Binoculars with Dielectric Coating:

        I've had these now for about 6 months, and like them very much. I previously had Bushnell 10x50, and wanted a 10x upgrade. I've been very pleased with the amount of light these let in, and their ability to focus even in a one-handed grip. Two minor issues: one of the attached lens caps broke off at its stem. It was not difficult to remove it and the other one while I search for replacement, but those haven't been easy to find. The second issue is the displacement of the focal point compared to where you expect it to be when you first look through the glasses. Everything seems to be higher in the field of vision than I expect it to me. Minor quibbles, though.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Nikon 10x42 monarch ATB binoculars

        By David

        from MCMINNVILLE,OR

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Close Focus
        • Compact
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction
        • Waterproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Nikon 10x42mm Monarch ATB Binoculars with Dielectric Coating:

            Received this item right on schedule. Good service. I am disappointed because these binoculars only focus on a small area of the center. The rest is out of focus, much like cheaper binoculars.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Light, but difficult to use

            By Irene Rose

            from Tucson, AZ

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Close Focus
            • Lightweight
            • Waterproof
            • Works Well With Glasses

            Cons

            • Hard To Adjust Viewing
            • Unstable

            Best Uses

            • Bird Watching
            • Wildlife Viewing

            Comments about Nikon 10x42mm Monarch ATB Binoculars with Dielectric Coating:

            Like David, I have the problem of seeing black outlines, as if looking through black tubes. It can be quite difficult initially to get the viewing angles just right to make those black tubes disappear. I find I can never rest the eyecups against my eyes at all--only by holding the binos at a distance from the eyes do the black tubes diminish. This has never happened to me with other binos and I'm not sure what the cause of this problem is.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Awesome binos

            By Cheng

            from LANCASTER,CA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Close Focus
            • Quality Lenses
            • Strong Construction
            • Waterproof
            • Works Well With Glasses

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bird Watching
              • Hunting
              • Sporting Events/Concerts

              Comments about Nikon 10x42mm Monarch ATB Binoculars with Dielectric Coating:

              Nikon Monarch 5 is an awesome binos. It works well in low light and the clarity is amazing. Comparing to my old cheapie bino is like night and day.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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