Summary: These were purchased for general use and indoor concert viewing. I think they're fine but a bit bulky for an opera or classical concert. A negative is that you cannot adjust the focus on these.
Summary: I lost my first pair of these binoculars and was just heart broken. My son gave me a new pair for my birthday and I was thrilled. The only draw back that I could come up with is that they are large. However, I put them in my backpack and have no problem at all. I am 67 years old and have been hunting most of my adult life. The beauty of these binoculars is that even before daylight they draw enough light to see. I also love the automatic focusing.
Summary: These binoculars are incredible. Your vision and image stay focused throughout all movements and distances. Amazing that I did not have to change focus and yet continually had a clear image. Order a pair as soon as you can. The price is equally amazing. I have several pairs of $400.00 - $500.00 respected name binoculars that can not compete with these Bushnell auto focus binocs.
Summary: We purchased these for an upcoming Alaskan cruise. Will update my review after the cruise, but from playing with them around home they seem great. The auto-focus is really nice. No silly dial in between left and right. They don't seem to focus on close things (within 100 feet or so), but past that and these are great. Even looking at a mountain a few miles away I could see the trails, etc. I believe they will work out great for what we want.
An excellent binocular and the grandkids love them and can use them.
22 February 2013
Summary: After searching reviews and actual binoculars for several weeks I settled on these Bushnell 8x32 permafocus for my grandkids. I like the simplicity of use and the fact that they are a very good binocular, not just a toy. Also that they are lite weight and fold down enough that even my 3 year old granddaughter can use them and they fit her eyes perfectly. My wife also liked them so I bought an extra one to keep in the glove box of the suv.