Nikon 16x56 Monarch 5 Binocular

Nikon 16x56 Monarch 5 Binocular
Regular price 3,485.00


Optimized for long-range use, Nikon's 16x56 Monarch 5 Binocular received upgrades from the Monarch 3 design to improve image quality with the same focus on comfort and performance the line is known for.

Featuring extra-low dispersion glass elements with anti-reflection, fully multi-coated optics and highly reflective dielectric-coated and phase-corrected roof prisms, the Monarch 5 produces bright and clear high-contrast images with accurate color rendition and minimal color fringing across the entire field of view. The oversized objectives boost its light-gathering ability and help to offset the dimming of the view that often accompanies powerful optics such as this when observing long-distance subjects—ensuring bright and clear views even in challenging light conditions.

Complementing the optical performance are construction details that make this binocular durable and comfortable to use. It has a lightweight, reinforced polycarbonate ATB chassis and is protected by rubberized armor that is accented with indented palm rests to give it a secure non-slip grip. The optical tubes are nitrogen filled and O-ring sealed to be waterproof and resistant to internal fogging when moving through extreme temperature variations and environmental conditions. A one-piece ocular rainguard covers the eyecups as the binocular hangs around the neck and prevents rain and spraying water from filling them, and the objective lens caps are also tethered to keep them safe from being lost on the forest floor. The combination of high power and large objectives may cause distracting hand shake or arm fatigue when it is held by hand, so Nikon includes an adapter that allows the Monarch to be easily mounted on a tripod or other support system for hands-free use.

Technical Specs 

Prism Type




Objective Lens Diameter

56 mm

Angle of View

4.1° (Actual)

Field of View

215' @ 1000 yd / 71.38 m @ 1000 m

Minimum Focus Distance

16.4' / 5 m

Exit Pupil Diameter

3.5 mm

Eye Relief

16.4 mm

Interpupillary Adjustment

60 to 72 mm / 2.4 to 2.8"

Focus Type


Tripod Mount

Yes (Adapter Included)


7.8 x 5.7 x 2.6" / 19.8 x 14.5 x 6.6 cm


43.4 oz / 1.2 kg