Rated 5 out of 5 by SteveY see more!
I have several decent binoculars that cost significantly less that these, but when my wife wanted to have a compact binocular for walks I decided to see if the extra cost was worth it. In a word... It was. This little gem is a tribute to the fact that it is really about resolving power, not magnification. The clarity and sharpness of view with these is such that I can see better detail at 8x magnification than I can with others at 10 or 12 x magnification.
I can count the needles on a pine tree or the spots on a butterfly at 100 years if they will be still long enough.
I think I will start saving up to buy a regular size pair!
September 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rich123 Best Compact Binoculars Available
These are the best compact 8x binoculars available. They are much better than the competition. I have tried all the others and there is no comparison. Eye relief, image distortion, focusing, etc., are better than anything else out there. Although they weigh 12oz (vs. 8oz for the other brands) the added heft makes them easier to stabilize. And they are not that much larger than the other compact 8x binoculars.
September 1, 2014