Excerpt: These binoculars are cheaply made. Most components are plastic and the zoom did not work. One lens would move while the other stayed stationary. B&H refunded the return and I bought a pair of Pentax (much better).
Excerpt: Buy a tripod for these great binoculars... \Optics are great, set bit on the heavy side but you did buy a tripod so it should not matter... Remeber at the 40x setting you are near a 1000x mag. The optics are good, not great but waaaayyy more impressive than what you may expect.... Let me see what is the colour on the fifth tail feather (yes serious) NOT useful for following sports events (like Basketball) AND buy that tripod from B&H, otherwise a great buy!!!
Excerpt: I wanted a pair of binoculars for local bird watching and these are really good, considering that they are fairly inexpensive. The zoom really makes them so much more powerful. When they are zoomed all the way out you need some kind of tripod or something to rest them on, because it's hard to hold them steady by hand.
Conclusion: This is a scope I would buy again. It looks good atop my Weatherby Sub-MOA and makes the little varmints run for the hills when they see me coming. If you are on a medium budget and looking for a quality scope that will last you years this scope if for you.
Pros: For the money this is one of the best scopes I have owned. I use it on my .204 Ruger for varmit hunting and have been very impressed. It is a plain and simple scope without a lot of fancy dials that I find just gets in the way. The mil-dot is a nice feature that I thought I would use but haven't found much need for. There is nothing like watching a varmit explode at 300 yards and that can't be done without a good scope.
Cons: Not quite as crisp as my Leopold on 21X but for half the money I'll live.