Rated 5 out of 5 by mtbjane Wonderful for Birding!
This was my first purchase of binoculars and I am not disappointed ! The Monarch is light and feels great in your hands. It is easy to use and focus. I use these primarily for birding. They are light enough to pack along when I am mountain biking.
February 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by botanyman worth it!
After 30 years with an old set of 7x35's followed by some cheaper (<$100) binoculars I decided to splurge (for me) and try these -- I am very pleased with the product. BIG improvement in clarity and light gathering. These work extremely well with glasses, focus easily and give a great image. They are bigger, heavier and more expensive than what I had been using but I wish I had gotten them sooner.
January 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Travelbit Super Vision
This item so increased my enjoyment of my recent long-anticipated African safari that I can't recommend these Monarch 5's highly enough.
Having always had poor vision, even in a corrected state, I've so often felt that I was missing out on the full visual experience in life. Even though I've tried other binoculars in the past I never felt that I saw clearly with them. These binoculars are like suddenly having good vision for the first time in my 63 years. After seeing the world so clearly after a few days I became the safari member who was spotting animals before everyone else! Super easy to focus, to steady and to hold. I also had a comfortable harness so I put them on after breakfast and rarely took them off until bedtime. On returning home I have now become a "birder" because of my wonderful new Super Eyes!
December 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Charlestonian Excellent
I use these for birding. They replaced an old pair that I had been using. The color and clarity is unbelievable. You will not be disappointed with these.
August 4, 2013