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    Nikon Monarch 5 8x42 vs Vortex Diamondback HD 8x42

    FWIW I also initially ordered the Monarch 5 8x42 as my first serious set of binoculars, and I also returned them after trying binoculars with a wider FOV. The view is so much more comfortable I would never go back, and I'd absolutely take the Diamondbacks over the M5.
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    Nikon Monarch 5 8x42 vs Vortex Diamondback HD 8x42

    Probably just just the narrow FOV of the Monarch 5 playing tricks on your brain. It really is a fairly constricted view.
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