Jan 3, 2016 #2 M. mtmuley Well-known member. Thoughts on one vs the other vs something completely different? mtmuley . It comes with amazing features that you will surely love. Hence, you can expect that this vendor features more prestige and experiences in terms of optics. The Nikon Porro EX 12X50 is brighter, has a wider FOV and less CA. Trying to decide between these two pair of binoculars. So at the core of picking out the best pair of binoculars, you … But I still think the Nikon Monarch … Not by a huge margin, but I could definitely count more pine needles on the distant trees with the Vortexes than I could with the Nikon's. Both the Nikon Monarch 7 and Vortex Viper HD had fantastic FOV when we tested them. Page 1 of 2 - Vortex DB 12x50 vs. Nikon HG 10x42 – An Unfair Comparison (or so I thought) - posted in Binoculars: Wanting a “nice” binocular for hiking and birding, about a year ago I picked up a Nikon HG 10x42. It’s been a great performer, the proverbial all ‘rounder, and I have no complaints about it. Lower power of the Nikon is better IMO in the field ; The Vortex zoom seems to be the preferable design over the Nikon ; The Nikon Monarch and the Vortex Viper lines seem to be each brands "bread and butter lines" Each has good reputations, and there are indeed other scopes … As for Vortex I have 4 of their scopes 3 Vipers and 1 Razor. It's … Testers awarded them fewer points when it came to close-focus capacity and eye … The shorter eye relief felt more natural to me, and was easier to draw up and focus when I wanted to see something quick. The advantage of the Diamondback is its wider field of view — 420 feet at 1000 yards, compared to 330 feet for the Monarch 5. The main competition for the 8x42 Monarch 5 would be the 8x42 Vortex Diamondback, which is costs a little less than the Monarch. Related Guide: Nikon Monarch 5 vs. Vortex Diamondback. But then, it has unique features that distinguish it from the … To your surprise, the Nikon Prostaff 3S is three times cheaper than the Vortex. If you do want more compact roof design then the Prostaff 5 12x50 is fine, however you may well be better serviced by getting the Nikon Porro EX 12x50 version. Or if you like saving money but still want to enjoy the superb features … In this Terra vs Monarch comparison, that's an advantage of 45.0ft/13.7m or 0.85° for the Terra ED's field of view. The Prostaff has a smaller eye relief at 15.5 mm vs. 18.4 mm on the Monarch. Conclusion $300 is a common budget for those looking to make an investment in a good pair of bins, and we think the Nikon Monarch 5 8x42 is the best way to spend that budget. Monarch vs Terra — Optical Considerations Field of View. How does the Diamondback HD 8x32 compare? 1holeaddict. I’ve used it often on my evening walks and it’s provided tremendous views … In fact, they earned the highest score for clarity among all of the contenders in this category. The features are just a bit fewer. The only downfall is trying to work a load up with the circle reticles. Price: $280 Score: 7.63 The Takeaway: These binoculars uphold the Monarch family tradition with their all-around comfortable feel and notably sharp image. Optica Exotica compares two excellent entry level/mid level binoculars. I will be shooting white tail at out to 300 yards and the scope would be in a 3-9x40. As you can see, vortex viper HD 10×42 binocular is the winner of most categories; my vote will go for it. I'm also undecided on the BDC reticles or simple crosshair. Higher Power of the Vortex is better at the range. The Vortex Diamondback HD or the Nikon Monarch 5? As others have noted there is also less spiking on brighter stars. I was pretty shocked to find that the Vortex Diamondback's are nicer glass than the Nikon Monarch's - I went into it thinking I was going to walk out of the store with a set of Nikons. Post navigation ← … Despite being expensive and new, its features are great and suitable for all ventures. Bushnell Elite 6500; Leupold VX-3 series, FX-3, VX-R, VX-5 ; Meopta MeoPro series; Sightron Series III (SIII) Steiner GS3 series; Weaver Super Slam; Four-Star Scopes. Why only those two? Both had focus knob problems. Price: Vortex Diamondback vs. Nikon Prostaff 3S: 0-1. I'm seriously torn between a Vortex Diamondback or Viper or the Nikon P5 or Monarch 3. Chris. Nikon Monarch Binoculars Review and Comparison of ATB, Monarch 3, 5, 7 and Monarch X Models 2021. A Leupold Rifleman. Note to readers: Please click the share buttons above or below. There is no way of denying how good of a binocular Nikon monarch 5 is. Love them. Here is a head to head to head comparison of three very nice mid price range binoculars. And the Celestron Trailseeker ED has better optical performance than the under $150 Celestron Nature DX. The Prostaff, you can get the BDC reticule for the price of the standard plex reticule with the Vortex . A friend is looking to pick up a similar lightweight binocular and another one I know of in the same weight class is the Vortex Diamondback HD 8 x 32. The Vortex Diamondback 8x42 Offers great clarity and good brightness for a sub $300 pair of binoculars. Vortex Razor HD series; Zeiss Victory series; Four-Star-Plus Scopes. Joined Jan 11, 2009 Messages 7,466 Location montana. Monarch 5 vs Monarch 7 When Nikon updated the Monarch 5 with ED glass for the objective lenses, nearly everyone felt that a Monarch 5 vs 7 comparison article was in order. Greeting bino community. 1) Vortex Optics Viper HD Roof Prism Binoculars; 2) Vortex Optics Crossfire Roof Prism Binoculars; Vortex Vs Nikon Binoculars Reviews … The Vortex costless but do you think they are equal or better than the Nikon? You wouldn’t want to invest in a binocular that adds a lot of bulk to your hunting gear because you would need to move around a lot. The quality … Meanwhile, if you still feel confused between the two then you can also check our Nikon monarch 5 vs Vortex diamondback guide to choose the best for you. Subscribe! … As expected, the Nikon 5 8x42 is clearer and brighter than the under $200 non-ED glass Vortex Diamondback. I realistically cant see myself doing much shooting (if ever) beyond 300 yards. They are made in the … Looking at … The Monarch took a bit of getting used to, but then worked fine. However, the similarly priced Nikon Monarch 5 8x42 offers just as much clarity and more brightness, making these bins a better choice for most people shopping with a $300 budget.In fact, the only reason to get the Vortex Diamondback over the Monarch 5 is the … The Vortex are 5 ounces heavier. 2) Nikon 7576 MONARCH 5 8×42 Binocular (Black) 3) Nikon 8252 ACULON A211 10-22×50 Zoom Binocular; Best Selling Vortex Binoculars Reviews 2021. This product is sure to give you maximum performance, just like the first one. The $270 Vortex Diamondback 8x42 comes somewhat close in term of performance, but we think the superior brightness of the Monarch 5 makes these bins a better value. But if you have budget issues you can always go for Vortex diamondback. I want a 4-16 or a 4-12 power scope. Brand: Vortex Diamondback vs. Nikon Prostaff 3S: 0-1. Sep 5, 2011 #2 I dont own either scope but i do own a Nikon monarch coyote scope with the BDC reticle. Hunter1930. The price for these two models goes from less than 200 EUR for a Prostaff 5 and less than 250 EUR for a Diamondback… Diamondback vs Monarch 5. Which binoculars are the best? Vortex Diamondback 4-12x40 with the BDC reticle Or Nikon Prostaff 4-12x40 with the BDC reticle. Vortex Diamondback 8×42 vs. 10×42 – How do they compare? As for the glass in them, excellent!! I also have a pair of Monarch 5's in 10x42 ( backups ). The first … Based on my past couple hours of research and reading reviews I have narrowed it down to the Vortex Diamondback or Nikon Monarch 5. nickdc1960. The Nikon Monarch 7 used to dominate FOV but the 2018 version of the Vortex Viper HD is almost identical now (420 vs 409 feet). The field of view for the 8X42 configurations is specified at 329ft/110m or 6.29° for the Monarch 5 ED and 374ft/125m or 7.14° for the Terra ED. This binocular will blow your mind away by its performance. Now, I have had 2 pair of Viper binocs about 6 months ago. Jan 3, 2016 #3 Bulldog0156 Active … Size and Weight . Looking at Nikon Monarch ATB 8x42 vs. Vortex Diamondback 8X42. They both had sticking points when you focused them. I've got the Nikon Monarch 7 8 x 30 as my lightweight binocular for backpacking and kayaking and very happy with it. Be it sports or hunting; vortex viper must be in your wish list. Nikon Monarch Binoculars are a very popular series by Nikon, a best selling bird watching binocular, because of their high quality and mid-level price range.. You get a lot for your dollar for the Monarchs and are an excellent mid-range priced bird watching binocular as well … Trying to find a good mid-range pair to get as a gift for upcoming safari trip and probable future bird watching. On top of that, it's fairly safe to say that Nikon Monarch 5 are more popular binoculars, based on their 1,000+ reviews. I'm sorry, but I own a Nikon Prostaff. VORTEX OPTICS – DIAMONDBACK 10X42MM. The Diamondback HD 8 x 32 is listed for $190 less than the Nikon, but the Nikon … Generally, the size and weight of binoculars determine the bulk levels in you outdoor activity gear. Nikon ProStaff vs Vortex Diamondback which would you pick? Nikon is the older brand than Vortex. So Nikon Monarch 5 tends to get more favorable ⭐ reviews than Vortex Diamondback 10x42, as seen on the chart below. The optics are great and the reticle is also great on moving yotes. In this article, I will compare the Prostaff 5 8×42 by Nikon and Diamondback 8×42 by Vortex. Honestly speaking, they are both very well made. Nope - for almost $100 less, the Vortexes were better. While we had our own ideas about what other changes, in addition to the new objective lens glass, had been made, we were all anxious to find out exactly what change Nikon had made in the updating … These two models are both among better quality representatives in their price class and are both brand’s entry-level binoculars. Love it? Any help is appreciated. Hello, Read your article with great interest. Nikon Monarch 5 8x42. Zeiss 10x25B T* Victory Compact Folding Roof Prism Binoculars Nikon … which is better vortex crossfire or diamondback binoculars. Unfortunately this is where we disqualified the Maven C.1 as an option. Forward this article to your email lists. Next on our list is another product from Vortex– the Diamondback. etc. On optical quality we give a very slight edge to the Monarch 5. I recently purchased a Browning X-Bolt Hells Canyon speed in 30-06 but I haven't put any glass on it yet. Vortex Viper HD vs Nikon Monarch 7 Summary. Nikon 7245 Action Extreme All-terrain 10×50 ATB Binoculars vs Vortex Diamondback 12×50 binoculars. Likewise, the triply more expensive Vortex Viper is optically superior to the Vortex Diamondback. MrMossberg500. The Vortex is a 6.5-20 and the Nikon is 4-16. 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