Nikon is a brand that has built a name for itself over the years and has become a brand very well recognized and respected in optical technology creation. The Nikon Monarch 5 10×42 binocular
- 1 Main specification and features
- 2 Standout features
- 3 WEAKNESS
- 4 The Nikon Monarch 5 10×42 vs other binoculars
- 5 Verdict and final recommendation
Main specification and features
- Magnification- 10x
- Eye relief- 18.4mm
- Field of view- 288ft
- Close focus- 7.8ft
- Lenses- Dielectric multicoated roof prism
- Weight- 21.7oz
- Dimension- 5.7 x 5.1
When a lens hasn’t been completely multicoated this means the lens is coated to protect them from various phenomena such as rays, scratches & reflections. This lens type produces a straight up clear and very definitive image, they are unadulterated and pure.
Its brightness is of the peak whether you are using it in a foggy area or area with very less visibility, its brightness remains very sharp. Its resolution and brightness compare well to even the Zeiss Victory HT 10×42 which cost way more than the monarch. This makes it more to reckon with since the price is very affordable.
The monarch 5 ways very less at 21.7oz, it is handy and easy to carry around for long so even when you are traveling a long distance and you have to carry it, the weight wouldn’t be felt as it weighs so less. The knobs for the magnification are easily adjustable and by reeling it sideways.
The Monarch 5 has some features and it makes it very environmentally friendly and it’s a recommended choice for those who might need to use in diverse environments. These are:
- 100% waterproof and thus means can be very adaptive and useful in the water region or while swimming (this is majorly recommended for swamp region animal observation)
- Fog proof means it’s still very useful in places with low visibility or early morning when dew is around
- Shockproof rugged rubber armored coating built to withstand all the bumps and bruises of riding around in your vehicle making it possible to carry it around in diverse terrains.
Field of view
The field is narrower than many 10x42s, but a
Close focus range
Its close focus range is about 7.8feet and isn’t really the best type of binoculars when comparing to the vortex viper HD that has a close focus range of 6.5 feet. The close focus range allows proper viewing of objects very close, hence the larger the range the lesser the ability to view close range objects.
Some other shortcoming of the M
The Nikon Monarch 5 10×42 vs other binoculars
There are other 10×42 brands that stand tall in features and similarities when compared with the Monarch, such as Swarovski EL 10×42, Vortex Viper HD 10×42 and Zeiss Victory HT 10×42.
Swarovski EL 10×42
- The camera shot inclusive this is not inclusive in Monarch 5
- It weighs about 27.0oz as against that Monarch 5 weighs
- Higher field of view than Monarch 5
- Relatively more expensive
Vortex Viper HD 10×42
- It weighs more than the Monarch 5 counterpart, weighs about 24.6oz
It’s fieldof view is lower than the M onarch5, it’s FOV is 319 feet
- It uses HD (high density) glass feature, they exhibit less chromatic aberration it makes it really great for bird watching and stadium sports. Monarch 5 uses
a ED(Extra-low dispersion) glass which is for darkness and great contrast.
Zeiss Victory HT 10×42
- It weighs 29.5oz which is far heavier than the Monarch 5
- The HT has a 95% light transmission, this is one of a kind and isn’t easily rivaled anywhere
- It has a FOV of 330 feet this is equal with the M
- The price is really exuberant and unaffordable, it goes for over 2k dollars the Monarch 5 is below 300$ and is very pocket-friendly and affordable.
Verdict and final recommendation
The Nikon Monarch 5 10×42 is the best binoculars for the money, it is just so perfect for how much it goes by, its