Rated 5 out of 5 by naturephotographer Excellent Zoom Binoculars
I bought these binoculars to use while volunteering on weekends to help people see bald eagles on the Delaware River, The zoom is easy to use and I can zoom in quickly to confirm a sighting. They are light weight. They are not waterproof so I have to use another pair in the rain or snow. The optics are great and I am happy I got them. Other volunteers plan to get their own.
January 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dragonflyy7 Eye-Glass Friendly
Excellent eye-cup design for those wearing glasses. Good bright image, good optics, light weight, broad neck strap for comfort.
One item that is both negative and positive is the fine-focus to balance the right to the left eye foci. Negative: Difficult to adjust as is very tight, and you have to play with the eye cup setting as well. Positive: Once the focal balance is set, it is very difficult to knock out of adjustment.
January 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by yoJamey A bit bulky and heavy and worked well for my needs
A bit bulky and heavy and worked well for my needs...Eyepiece could be adjusted to work with and without my prescription eyeglasses
I found the lens caps easy to misplace even though they are designed to sort of be kept on the neck strap
Use with iphone 5 as telephoto in daylight...With this mounted on a monopod and the eyepiece adjusted all the way in and the iphone held to binoculars I was able to get some impressive HD telephoto video of elephants at a water hole while in Etosha park in Namibia.
I had read about iphone/binocular adapters and tried it in the field...A tricky three-four handed job without the adapter
August 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Biologist Exceptional View at a Modest Price
These binocs offer a terrific view at a modest cost. My daughter, a birder, has a $600 pair of roof prism binoculars, that are fog proof and water proof. These are not... but the view is exceptional, and brighter than her roof prism model. The rubberized grip is comfortable. Wide field, very bright image and a very robust build. If you do not go birding in the rain, you can't beat the price and performance.
April 8, 2013