Specifications:

Objective diameter:  56 mm
Magnification:  16 x
Exit pupil: 3.5 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 16 mm
IPD:  60 – 72 mm
RFOV:  4.1  degrees = 72 m
AFOV:  60 degrees
Focus type:  CF
Prism system:  S-P
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 1‘339 g
Made in: China

 

Remarks:

While many manufacturers of large binoculars tend to sell a 15x binocular, e.g. 15×56 or 15×70, Nikon seems to prefer 16x, as in this Monarch 5 16×56 (or e.g. the Action EX 16×50, see separate post). Its external dimensions and weight are identical with the 20×56 model, but with its lower magnification, the 16×56 has the larger field of view and even better correction of chromatic aberration, and for daytime use, when 20x is often too high a magnification due to air turbulence, the 16x may prove to be more useful for birding or long distance observing. The Monarch is an excellent all-purpose high mag binocular, esp. considering its price; of course, you cannot expect it to match premium optics such as the Swarovski SLC 15×56 (see separate post) or the Zeiss Conquest HD 15×56 (see separate post).

see also remarks under separate post “Nikon Monarch 5 20×56”

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