Summary: I have always bought at the cheaper end of the market and have enjoyed bird watching but wanted to buy something that looked good and was the next step up and they didn't disappoint They come complete with sturdy case which has a hard shell to protect them, the bins are easy to use and crystal clear and very sharpe for viewing, the 10 year warranty is a nice touch You can really tell these are proper made they feel sturdy and are going to last a long time So in...
Summary: Bought these bins because I cannot justify the money for Swarovski. I am a photographer and carry bins and leave them lying around and generally abuse them. However, the quality of these bins is exceptional and I am really pleased with them - focus is great and very good in low light. Worth every penny.
Summary: Bought for viewing wildlife in Namibia. Wide angle, bright, well made, robust and N2 filled. You will not find a better buy. Whilst away I had plenty of opportunity to compare these with some other brands. These are very high quality - right up there with the best. The extra wide angle is nice.
Excellent binoculars, really looking forward to spring!
3 February 2014
Summary: The upsides greatly outweigh the downsides of these binoculars, they produce a clear, bright image and are a joy to use. Downsides, well if I'm being fussy there's nowhere for the neck strap of the binoculars to go when in the hard case, so it ends up being scrunched up which is a shame as it's a nice strap.
Summary: The only reason I am not awarding this purchase 5 stars is because I never award anything 5 stars. That said, delivery was prompt, the binoculars arrived in pristine condition, and they suit my purpose well. I use them mainly to observe the birds and other wildlife in my garden and I also take them on country walks with me, again, to observe wildlife. I am no expert, but I am very happy with what I have. Well done, Barr and Stroud!
Summary: purchased these glasses after researching various lines. my only gripe was the carrying strap coming away from the case on their first trip out. this was obviously a fault on the rivet that holds the strap to the case. i contacted Barr&stroud and they sent me a new case within a couple of days. the glasses themselves are excellent, just what i needed, very good quality, and have a good grip to them.
Summary: Bought a pair of 'used' (as good as new) binoculars. Savannah 8 x 42 from Barr and Stroud. The image is extremely clear and accurate, this exceeded my expectation. The wide angle view is one of the finest for bird- and wildlife-watching. Construction is solid and more than adequate for sturdy outdoor use. The focusing is brilliant and very convenient with the adjustment-knobs in their 'one-hand alignment'. Compliments for Barr and Stroud.