The new MONARCH 5 combines the superiority of Nikon's ED (extra-low dispersion) Glass Lenses with Fully Multicoated Eco-Glass Lenses to deliver images that are extremely lifelike in color and detail. The MONARCH 5 also features a lightweight design turn-and-slide rubber eyecups and long eye relief that makes this binocular comfortable and easy to use.
I recently traveled to the Aransas Wildlife Refuge (TX) to see some wintering whooping cranes. I had yet to spot one of these endangered beauties and I had but one chance to see them last week. After researching products at this price point, I purchased the Monarch 5 10x42. My trip to the wildlife refuge was the first test of the binoculars. They did not disappoint! Razor sharp, clear, bright and light - all the perfect combination during the 3.5 hours excursion. The whooping cranes appeared and Nikon performed in top-notch fashion.
We had a Monarch 5 but damaged them during our move. Sent them to customer service. They sent “repaired” and sent them back without a fee. Not even for shipping. Excellent customer service and excited to spot some more fine feathered friends.