All-metal chassis in lightweight polycarbonate shell
Rubber-coated body for firm, non-slip grip
Objective lens: 50mm
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Considering the $150 price this product seems to be an excellent value. I reserve 5 star ratings only for outstanding superior items usually costing 10 times as much. After 2 weeks daily use birdwatching, I'm satisfied this item is as good or better than I hoped/expected them to be.
Optics: PROs: Excellent Clarity Very Bright - only superior ED type glass and coatings could make a significant improvement. Sharpness - Very Good to Excellent. Slight loss at upper & outside edges. Glass Quality - Very Good. Up sun flare is tolerable and diminished. No chromatic aberrations noticed yet.
CONs: Depth of Field - Narrow. To be expected at this price point and magnification. Slow Focusing - Stiff focus ring. Can probably be remedied simply.
OVERALL: Very Good. At price paid, excellent!
Note: At near Minimum Focal Distance I conclusively ID'd a Warbling Vireo in deep shadowed Cottonwood leaf cover. At...
This is a very fine binocular for handheld Astronomy use. Feels very "handy", and not a problem to hold steady if seated. It cleanly split the double Albireo, and I was able to find the 3 Messier clusters in Auriga very quickly. To my eyes (age 69) deep sky objects appear only a bit less bright with the EX than with a 12 X 70 I also have, but are a whole lot handier. This is the best binocular in its class for Astronomy handheld use. My Resolux 15 X 70 is also quite fine, but much heavier (not to mention much more expensive). If you are not into kilo-buck binoculars, this is the one to get.
It took a lot of research before deciding on this pair as a gift for my S.O. But I made the right choice and he adores them! He wanted something that would get good distance, zoom, and be something he could take hiking, so it had to be both light and durable. I chose these over compact ones so they would work with the iphone adapter (take photos through the binoculars!) They aren't too heavy, look really impressive, and deliver crisp detailed views from great distances away. We saw our family sitting on the beach from the top of the Assateague lighthouse! He likes the lens protectors that clip right onto the shoulder strap or come off and stay in the case. (It would be nice if the case had clips to attach a shoulder strap as well - it only has a belt loop) The collapsible eye-cups are great for if you are wearing glasses or not, and they are waterproof! I use Nikon camera gear so it was a good fit as well. Highly recommended!
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