The Nikon ATB series of binoculars has been a staple of Nikon's bino lineup for years and has been a favorite among hunters for just as long. For 2012, Nikon revised the Monarch ATB into a series of new Monarch binoculars called the ATB, the Monarch 3, the Monarch 5, and the Monarch X. For this review we'll be taking a look at the Monarch 5 which is closest to the Monarch ATB of previous model years.
The Monarch 5 comes in 3 power offerings: 8x, 10x, and 12x all with a 42mm objective. If you're looking for a smaller or larger objective size, you'll need to either look at the Monarch 3 or Monarch X. Currently the Monarch 5 series is offered in black or Realtree APG and our review model is a 10x42mm in Realtree APG.