Melville, NY—Nikon Inc. unveiled the next generation of its Monarch family of binoculars. The new Nikon Monarch M7 and M5 series models are successors to the popular Monarch 7 and 5 series.
“Whether spotting birds and wildlife, stargazing, hiking or exploring, The Monarch name has always been synonymous with optical excellence for maximum sharpness at extreme distances. The Monarch M series binoculars take that performance to a new level; pushing resolution, brightness and field of view to the extremes,” the company announced.
Their premium optical formulas also excel in low light, thanks to eco-friendly multilayer coatings. As a result, users can enjoy the moments happening in the magical light of dawn and dusk. In addition, the new models feature a wider field of view; increased durability; and a new exterior rubber-armored coating for improved shock resistance and grip.
Both the Monarch M7 and M5 series are also waterproof (to 3.3 feet for 10 minutes). Further, they are nitrogen filled and O-ring sealed for fog-free performance.
Nikon Monarch M7
The Monarch 7 series constitutes Nikon’s premium binoculars. Now, the M7 is optimized for those spotting birds and other wildlife; the binoculars offer a wide angular apparent field of view (60.3º for 8×42, 62.2º for 10×42, 60.3º for 8×30, 60.7º for 10×30).
What’s more, on the 42mm models, the Monarch M7 delivers a wide field of view—435 feet at 1,000 yards (8x model). Consequently, users can see more details and more of the scene. For accurate color of plumage and scenery, the binoculars also employ extra-low dispersion (ED) glass. The ED glass corrects chromatic aberration that causes color fringing. As a result, viewers will see a more contrast-rich, high-resolution image.
The M7 series also offers new features, such as an exclusive oil– and water–repellent coating applied to both the objective and eyepiece lenses. Subsequently, users can easily wipe away smudges and fingerprints. Also new for the M7 series is the addition of a locking diopter. This allows users to lock in preferred settings.
Nikon Monarch M5
The Monarch M5 series of binoculars was completely redesigned with clean, straight lines. It also sports a rubber-armored body for durability and grip.
The series consists of three models: the 8×42, 10×42 and 12×42. Moreover, all models are lightweight and comfortable to carry. While the field of view is wider than their predecessors, these new models retain quality optics. For instance, ED glass corrects chromatic aberration.
In addition, a multilayer coating is on all lens and prism surfaces; a dielectric high-reflective multilayer coating and a phase–correction coating are also applied to the roof prisms, for enhanced clarity.
With a wide field of view, M5 binoculars also offer long eye relief with turn-and-slide eyecups for easy adjustments. This is a benefit for those who wear glasses.
Additional Shared Features
Other shared features of the M7 and M5 binoculars include a lightweight body of fiberglass-reinforced polycarbonate resin; a soft-to-the-touch neck strap; a flip-down objective lens cap; and a soft protective travel case.
Nikon is also making available an optional tripod adapter that enables attachment to a tripod (TRA-3/adapter H, hard type).
The Nikon Monarch M7 and M5 binoculars will reach retail in early October 2022. The Monarch M7 series will start at a suggested retail price of $479.95; the M5 series will start at $289.95.