Summary: I ordered the newer model (138005) but got these instead (13-0805), so I can review and compare, (These are going back, excellent quick service from the suppliers on that one). I have left pretty much the same review under the 138005 The optics on both appear to be very much the same and give a pretty clear picture; as I expected much better than my previous plonk 10x25 but not nearly as good as my Nikon 8x40.
Summary: I have just bought a pair of these. I was watching on Amazon but co-incidentally they were offered at a massive discount via a gun shop I know £21 versus £72 RRP. They are a great piece of kit. Highly recommend and at THAT PRICE I couldn't resist Despite what the comments say the strap is fine and there is space in the cover.
Summary: I bought these in a hurry as I had broken my previous travel binos (Minolta Activa) and needed something compact and robust. These appeared to fit the bill based on those criteria. The image quality is OK if it is a bright day, but I am sure that the fact that these binos do not have expensive fully multicoated lenses and prisms is the reason for poor low light performance.
Summary: Not knowing too much about binoculars I made my choice based on the reviews here. I bought them for a holiday to Osea Island where there is plenty of bird and wildlife and they proved to be a great purchase. I was able to easily identify birds far out in the estuary as the clarity and sharpness was very good, even when the light was fading. I can't find fault with the build quality and I doubt you could get a better pair for the price.
Good quality optics slightly let down by build quality
canon snapper, Amazon
27 May 2011
Summary: These binoculars offer pretty good optics for the price. They produce quite a large image that is reasonably bright and reasonably sharp, certainly no quibbles in this regard for the price. Their general build quality also felt good with a robust feeling rubber outer casing and a nice hinge. However, I felt they were let down by the focus mechanism. Whilst it worked ok the focus wheel was both stiff to move and also had a significant amount of play in it.
Summary: I bought these 8 x 25 binoculars because I wanted a good pair of binoculars that were small enough to carry in my pocket. The problem is that small binoculars often have a small field of view and a rather dim image. These, however, have a nice wide field and a really bright sharp image; I'm really pleased with them. They have a nice weighty feel and they're very comfortable to look through. Great for birdwatching.
Summary: Binoculars are exactly as described and brand new (the photo accompanying the item may give the impression that these are old stock or not the same as described - this is incorrect, these are the current Bushnell Waterproof Binos). Very quick delivery, very good binos and best price around.
Summary: Kompaktes Glas, das mir Binnen schon eine Saison gute Dienste erwiesen hat. Marine-Ferngläser (7x50) sind hier meist overkill. Die Lichtstärke der 25 mm Eintrittspupille sind durch die gute Optik (wenig Verlust an den gut vergüteten Gläsern) auch in der Dämmerung in Ordnung. Wer in der Dämmerung auf Fuchsjagt gehen will, wird ohnehin lichtstärkere Ferngläser z.B. der Sorte ..x50 in die engere Wahl nehmen.