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Nikon - MONARCH 5 8x42 Binoculars - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 42 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent binoculars and good value

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    HappyHomeowner
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    My husband and I are planning a safari next year and based upon the recommendations of many safari operators, this pair of binoculars came high recommended. When I compared them to other brands and different powers, this one was just right. Not too heavy and easy to use. I wear glasses so the adjustable eye pieces fit both of us well. I also like the attached lens covers, you can't loose them and you don't need to keep track of them. A great feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tough and bright

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    jec6613
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    Used these after my Celestrons broke for the third time. I was a bit leery about going from a 50mm objective to a 42mm, but I shouldn't have been - these are much brighter and provide a better field of view. I've used them at night to see deep into the woods far better than I could with my naked eye, and spent a week spotting wildlife with them in Central America - I would highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The binoculars I have wanted!

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    JanB
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    I bought a cheap pair of binoculars in Ketchikan, Alaska and regretted from then until now that I didn’t get the Nikon Monarch I just bought! Imagine traveling in Alaska with cheesy binox! My sister has had a pair of Nikons for years and has urged me to go for the gusto; so I donated my other pair and ordered these. I COULDN’T BE HAPPIER!! Now I just have to get back to Alaska!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sharp crisp image

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    MABirder123
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    Bought this for my wife for the Christmas Bird Count, Read a lot of reviews and this seemed the best quality image and handling for my price limit. They have a sharp image across a reasonably wide field of view. I think they are exactly what we hoped for and the bank was not broken.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lifesaving for my vision impaired spouse

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    SusieQ
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    Bought these for my spouse who has great vision loss. Hoped they might help him enjoy a Bluegrass festival we were attending. So delighted he used them and could see the musicians and their instruments onstage from a distance. These are very accurate.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent binoculars for the price

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    t2s1m
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    I will be using these binoculars to watch the 35th America's Cup in Bermuda and they are perfect for the job. Great carry case that will go on your hip, nice thick strap around the neck and rubber caps on the end that are fixed to optics so you can't lose them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best binoculars for the money.

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    RSNEY
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    I did al lot of research before buying the Nikon Monarch 5 binoculars. I waited a year for the price to drop. It didn't so I bought them anyway. I wasn't disappointed. Comfortable, easy to use and adjust, and amazing clarity.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great purchase

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    Jesseapr18
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    I selected this name brand binoculars partly because of the name brand with cameras. It was a birthday gift for my son in law. He loves them. I'm glad I selected these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Kick Butt Good

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    CameraShy
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    For the price I dare you to find something this nice. I've used products much more expensive and I can't tell the difference. If bird guys tell you to buy these then you know they are good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for everyday use

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    FJosephV
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    We live in a urban high rise overlooking the lake. These glasses are light, durable and amazingly crystal clear vision. The casing on the lenses makes you stop worrying about dropping them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great bins for new birder, backup

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    Birder04
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    Very good, better than most similar priced rivals. Waay better than anything less than $200. For non-birder wife or visitor, or spare on a trip if your good bins lost/damaged

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Costs a bit more, but WELL worth it

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    Doug
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    Had these out on the shooting range, fantastic performance ! They have a much wider field of view and better optics than most other binoculars I've used. Very durable as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best binocs ever for birding

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    Lizard1
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    Bought these as a gift for my boyfriend, an avid bird watcher. He absolutely loves them and says they're the best binocs he's ever used for birding. Get these and you won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nikon Monarch Binoculars

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    Lorcarol
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    Excellent view and small enough for backpack. Good feel in hands, easy in and out case. As stated best of all the clarity, as well as, easy adjustments for focusing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best bang for the buck!

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    Robin
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    Great value, Nikon's lifetime warranty, and superb optics. What's not to love? Best binoculars without making the leap to super pricey ones by far!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love these bins!

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    KarenC
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    I am a beginner birder. The binoculars feel good in your hands, and are perfect for a newbie who doesn't want to spend tons of money, but wants a great birding experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great purchase

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    Amyh
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    Perfect for our family vacation. We all had a great time viewing the sights through these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very nice for animal spotting

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    Roots
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    Good binoculars- lens protection clumsy. Keeps popping off eye pieces and takes a while to firm in place for caps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

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    Tammy
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    My son is using this on our hunt in africa. It is good to use to see the animals up close

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for birding

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    JKAdventures
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    Bought these for a new birding hobby. They are amazing little binoculars! Now I notice a lot of birders use them.

    I would recommend this to a friend