Nikon Monarch M5 12X42 Binoculars with 12x Magnification Power - 16769

Item # NKMONM512X42 (Part # 16769)
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Item Description:
  • Wide interpupillary range
  • Fully multicoated technology
  • Quick focusing
  • Sophisticated rubber armored exterior design
  • Turn-and-slide rubber eyecups
  • ED Glass Lenses
  • Waterproof and nitrogen-purged
  • Perfect for eyeglass wearers
  • Champion of dawn & dusk.

    Some of the most exciting moments happen in the magical light of dawn and dusk. MONARCH M5 12x42 binoculars are built for these moments with a generous field of view and the highest magnification power in the series: 12x. Adjustable turn-and-slide eyecups with long eye relief make these the most comfortable MONARCH binoculars yet. Nikon’s renowned ED glass reduces chromatic aberration while the dielectric high-reflective multilayer prism coatings ensure superior light transmittance; resulting in brighter images and more natural colors. In addition, phase-corrected coatings are also applied to prism surfaces to increase image resolution. The result? Better, more clear and brighter optics to take your adventure to new heights.

    12x magnification. 42mm objective.
    The full-size MONARCH M5 12x42 binoculars have large 42mm objectives (front lenses) that gather abundant light and provide an amazingly clear field of view. 12x magnification means objects appear twelve times closer than they actually are.

    Product Features:

    Lightweight, compact binoculars that outshine the competition in low light with a large 42mm objective and 12x magnification power. A wide field of view, superior Nikon optics and special multilayer coatings deliver stunning lifelike views and incredible clarity. Long eye relief with turn-and-slide eyecups for easy adjustments, plus a waterproof, fogproof rubber-armored design and more.

    • Wide interpupillary range

    • Fully multicoated technology, free of lead and arsenic

    • Quick focusing

    • Sophisticated rubber armored exterior design provides shock resistance and a firm comfortable grip

    • Turn-and-slide rubber eyecups

    • Flip-down objective lens covers

    • Nikon’s legendary ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass lenses

    • Dielectric High Reflective Multilayer Prism Coating

    • Phase-correction coated prisms

    • Long eye relief, perfect for eyeglass wearers

    • Waterproof (up to 1m/3.3ft for 10 minutes) and nitrogen-purged for fog-free performance

    Renowned Nikon optics.

    True colors. Maximum resolution.
    The roof prisms on MONARCH M5 binoculars have a phase-corrected coating applied to prism surfaces for high resolutions. This is a view you have to see to believe.

    Eco-friendly multilayer coating.
    Applied to all lens and prism surfaces, a dielectric high-reflective multilayer prism coating ensures superior transmittance uniformity across the visible range, resulting in brighter images and more natural colors.

    ED glass. The difference is clear.
    Used in many premium Nikon optics, from camera lenses to spotting scopes, Nikon’s ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass virtually eliminates common distortion, chromatic aberrations and color fringing. The result? Clear high-resolution views in nearly any lighting condition.

    Close, smooth focusing.
    Get as close as 8.2-ft. from your subject for striking high-detailed views. The large, smooth-spinning central focus knob makes it easy to precisely adjust focus.

    Wider view. Easier spotting.
    At 1,000 yards, the MONARCH M5 12x42 binoculars deliver a 267-ft. wide field of view—wider than their predecessors, Monarch M5 12x42. Seeing more of the scene makes it easier to locate your subject, key when spotting birds and wildlife amid trees and landscapes.

    Comfortable, intuitive operation.

    Leave your glasses on.
    Nikon’s comfortable high-eyepoint design leaves sufficient space between your brow and the eyecups for a clear field of view, even when you’re wearing glasses.

    Turn-and-slide rubber eyecups.
    Convenient turn-and-slide operation makes it easy to get the durable rubber eyecups right where you want them for maximum comfort and field of view.

    Tough skinned.
    An enhanced rubber-armored body provides non-slip grip and protection from bumps and bruises.

    Waterproof and fogproof.
    Nitrogen filled and O-ring sealed for fog-free performance. Keep your optics clear when you need them most.

    Compact and lightweight.
    Weighing in at just 22.6 ounces, MONARCH M5 12x42 binoculars are compact, lightweight companions for adventures of any kind.

    Product Specifications:

    Focusing System
    Central Focus


    Objective Diameter

    Angular Field of View (Real)

    Angular Field of View (Apparent)

    FOV at 1000 yds
    267 ft.

    Close Focus Distance
    8.2 ft.

    Exit Pupil

    Relative Brightness

    Eye Relief

    Size (Length x Width)
    5.7 x 5.1 in.

    22.6 oz.

    Phase Coating

    Dielectric Coating



    ED Glass

    MONARCH M5 12x42
    Eyepiece Cap
    Objective lens caps (2)
    Soft Case
    Neck Strap
    This Kit Includes: