Summary: First pair I have ever bought. Wasn`t sure what the magnifying would produce. Glad I bought these as they are good at picking up detail of birds in trees 50 yards away. The magnifying control is very easy and quick. They also look a decent quality. For a novice they are very good. The only reason I knocked a star off was because of my overall and probably false expectation of seeing ants at 100 yards.
Summary: I have given 5 stars because for the price and quality,well, it would be hard to improve on. Very solid build and most importantly the image was crystal clear - perfect for birding. Found them good in low light conditions too. Incidentally, I am also interested in astronomy and as Jupiter is in a good position 2 moons were easily spotted along side the planet - even hand held.Probably teaching to the converted, but do take time to adjust the binocular eye pieces to match...
Summary: I purchased these binos as I had previous experience with B&S equipment and they came at a very competitive price. Compact, powerful and very clear, I have been able to identify difficult objects at my work from much greater distances than previously. As I work on a military firing range, you can see that this is a very important asset for safety reasons! I can recommend these with no reservations at all.
Summary: Just to put the record straight these binoculars by Barr and Stroud are in no way connected to the British company that made fine optical equipment for the Royal Navy during two world wars. There is no UK factory that some would like to believe but these optics are made in China for a UK company who purchased the brand name around 2008.
Summary: I purchased these without viewing them personally as there is not a Barr & Stroud stockist locally and having held the Safari 8 x 42 binoculars which were owned by my niece,s husband whilst on holiday. I was very impressed with these but felt I should go for a pair that is used for general use. I looked at all the reviews regarding Barr & Stroud Safari 10 x 42 Binoculars.
Summary: I brought these for use when our fishing and walking. They are waterproof (yet to be tested) and are very well made. They exude quality and I look forward to many years of use. They are great value for money.