Nikon 12x42 Monarch 5 Binoculars

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  • Made with Nikon ED glass & high-tech dielectric coatings for superb images.
  • The 12x42 Monarch 5 high magnification binoculars allow you to bring your subject even closer.
  • Nitrogen-purged and O-ring sealed for water and fog protection.
  • Minimum focus of just 7.8 feet lets these high powered binoculars get close.
  • Easily mount your 12x42 Monarch 5 binoculars on a tripod via the built-in threaded adapter port.
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  • Description

    The Nikon 12x42 Monarch 5 All Terrain Binoculars are a great choice for high magnification views at sporting events and concerts, or outdoor activities such as hiking or nature observations. The one-two punch of Nikon’s famous ED optics, heavy-duty quality build, waterproof/fogproof performance, and a high magnification of 12X lets you enjoy bright, true color views at any time, and in any weather. A 12x42 pair of binoculars can be hand-held by most people for on-the-go performance, but the Nikon Monarch 5’s will quickly and easily attach to a tripod for longer observing sessions or when you want to share your views with a group.

    Nikon’s legendary ED optics make the difference

    The quality of your view through any optical instrument will always come down to the caliber of the optics. The Nikon 12x42 Monarch 5 Binoculars are made with high quality Nikon Extra Low Dispersion (ED) glass to correct for annoying color fringing and chromatic aberrations across the visible light range. The result is beautiful, natural color images that have superb contrast and resolution. To make sure Nikon’s ED optics perform flawlessly for decades to come, each optical surface is multi-coated with their proprietary Dielectric High-Reflective Multilayer Prism Coatings. This special coating helps to increase light transmission, raise contrast, and protect the ED optics.

    Carefree Nikon 12x42 Monarch 5 Binoculars are waterproof and fogproof

    Don’t be afraid to take your 12x42 Monarch 5 binoculars to the beach or into the deepest, darkest (and dampest!) jungle. All Monarch 5 binoculars are nitrogen-purged and O-ring sealed for waterproof and fogproof performance. That means if you get caught in the rain, you won’t be throwing your binoculars in the trash. Sure, you can’t go deep-sea diving or let your kids play with them at the bottom of the pool, but when your Monarch 5’s get wet, all you have to do is wipe them off before adjusting any moveable parts and you’re good to go.

    Waterproofing does more than just keep water on the outside where it belongs. The process also keeps your lenses from fogging up in high humidity, or worse, growing fungus internally-an event that has caused the death of a multitude of binoculars and camera lenses.

    The Monarch 5 binocular body is sleek and rugged. A quality rubber coating is applied over the lightweight metal frame, making the binocular easy to grip and hard to drop. Ergonomic curves guide your hands into their proper position for optimum viewing, allowing you to naturally find the focus knob. Rubber lens caps are attached to the binoculars just below the optics so they are super easy to slip on or off. Attached lens caps also mean you won’t lose them!

    The rubber coating on the Monarch’s also help to protect them from dings and bumps that are a natural result of everyday use. However, should you damage your 12x42 Monarch 5 binoculars, you can turn to Nikon and their No-Fault Limited Lifetime Warranty.

    Monarch binoculars easily adjust to your visual requirements

    Not all of us have 20/20 vision, and Nikon took that fact into account when they designed the 12x42 Monarch 5 binoculars. The comfortable and innovative multi-setting click stop rubber eye cups allow the user to adjust the eye relief to provide a clear field of view, even if you are an eyeglass wearer. Adjust the eye cups until you can comfortably see the full field of view, and if you do wear glasses, fold the rubber eyecups down flat for the best contact between the binoculars and your eyewear. This is a fast and easy process, and so even if you share your binoculars with others, changes can be made for each person in just a few seconds.

    Dioptric adjustment is easily achieved by turning the knurled ring right below the right eyepiece until it lines up with the correct dioptric number on the index. The central focus knob is also easy to use and is placed in an intuitive position, allowing for natural hand movements to adjust focus “on the fly.” This allows you to re-focus as your subject moves without requiring that you look away, even for a second. All of these ergonomic, intuitively built features help you to immerse yourself in the experience without your equipment getting in the way.

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    What's Included

    Nikon 12x42 Monarch 5 Binoculars, Travel Case, Adjustable binocular strap, Lens Covers

  • Dimensions & Specifications

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    Field of View at 1000 Yards:

    261 ft.

    Angular (Real) Field of View:

    5 Degrees

    Exit Pupil:


    Focus Type:

    Center Focus

    Close Focusing Distance:

    7.8 ft.

    Tripod Adaptable:


    Lens Coating:

    Fully Multi-Coated

    Prism Type:

    Roof Prism Binoculars

    Prism Glass:



    Turn and Slider

    Inter-pupillary Distance:


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