Summary: I was a bit weary ordering this from Amazon Warehouse because it stated that there maybe some cosmetic damage to the case or accessories. I needn't have worried. The product arrived on time and as new.
Summary: Last year I purchased two pairs of binoculars both of which I would describe as superb. One was a Helios Quantum 4 15X70 and the other a Strathspey waterproof 10X50. The Helios are utterly amazing with the 70mm objective lens giving a great 4.5 field of view.
Excerpt: After having waited 2 plus weeks for another supplier to provide my binoculars and their not being able to tell me when the goods might arrive, I turned to Mark at Smifu. He was professional, did not give me false hopes, and checked availability - in contrast to the other supplier!
Summary: The 15X50 bins arrived safely packed inside the carry case. However, a small piece of plastic had snapped off from the lock on the case so that it couldn't be opened. The whole package had to be returned. I used Royal Mail and the package arrived back at Middleton Banks within 24hrs.
Summary: Beautiful clear bright image - not disappointed at all with the overall quality. The only downside was the image stabiliser - this doesn't seem as effective as the one on my DSLR, though this could be me, as I have no other experience with image stabilised binoculars.
Summary: These stablised 15x magnification binoculars are great for long-distance bird watching or star gazing and represent a significant improvement over non-stablised binoculars. They can also be tripod mounted for hands-free operation and the object lenses are threaded to accept filters and lens hoods.
Summary: I am no technician, being an ex Sailor and used to smaller lighter models, but these are great mounted on a a tripod on my balcony in Golfe Juan. I can pick out vessels names passing on the horizon.
Summary: Excellent item. The stabilising button is a dream, very light touch to click on and off and is flush with the top of the binoculars. They are quite heavy but not too heavy to make easy use of. If the weight was a problem there is the fitment/screw thread for a tri or mono-pod to be attached.