Summary: I was very disappointed with these binoculars from the moment I took them out of the box. Overall, they felt to me to be much of much less quality than the previous reviews led me to believe. I found them to have a nice and acceptable image when used , but because of the casing I found the binoculars to be very uncomfortable to handle. The strap and case I found to be cheaply made, as well. I also found that the only rubber protection is the green colored casing.
Summary: This little Alpen is great. The ease of use, the clarity , the size is just right. The wide angle option is a must for any Binocular owner. It widens the field of view very well. I bought this item and had a friend come over with his Binoculars. His was the regular type without the wide angle option. There was no comparison. Excellent Binoculars for the money.
Summary: These binoculars are compact, lightweight and of great quality. Well worth the price. The wide angle does add a positive aspect to your viewing especially when using them for stage shows or musicals. Easy focus and very clear magnification. I highly recommend this binnocular.
Summary: I found these binoculars to be everything they are advertised to be. The units are well constructed and compact. The optical clarity is excellent with no distortion. I am quite pleased with my purchase and feel that the quality of the units was a real bargain for the price I paid.