Nikon has nnounced the addition of three models to its MONARCH 5 binocular line, each featuring 56mm objective lenses.
The new offerings are available in 8×56, 16×56 and 20×56 versions and feature Nikon’s Extra-Low Dispersion glass, which correct chromatic aberrations across the furthest limits of the visible light range and effectively compensate for color fringing, according to a news release.
With 56mm objective lenses, the new MONARCH 5 binoculars provide high-contrast views by allowing greater amounts of light to enter the optical system. The 8×56 version boasts a 7mm exit pupil for low-light performance.
MONARCH 5 binoculars are made with eco-glass optics that are free of lead and arsenic, making them environmentally friendly, according to the release. They are made with dielectric high-reflective multilayer prism coatings to ensure superior light transmittance uniformity across the visible light range for brighter images and more natural colors. They also have phase-correction coated roof prisms to increase resolution.
Nikon has manufactured the MONARCH 5 binoculars, as well as many other of its optics, with a high-eyepoint design. This provides a clear field of view for all users, even when the user is wearing eyeglasses, with sufficient space between the user’s brow and the binocular’s eyecups. Multi-click turn-and-slide rubber eyecups make it easy to find the correct eye positioning to see the full field of view.
Nikon includes a tripod adaptor with the 16×56 and 20×56 models. The lightweight body of the MONARCH 5 binocular is made of fiberglass-reinforced polycarbonate resin and is covered in rubber armoring for added durability and ergonomics. It also includes flip-down rubber objective lens caps, a soft-to-the-touch neck strap is waterproof and fogproof.
The suggested retail price of the MONARCH 5 is $749.95 for the 8×56, $799.95 for the 16×56 and $899.95 for the 20×56.