Summary: I've owned and used these for nearly two and a half years to date and really can't find any fault. The are robust, rugged and weatherproof and give superb image quality. The image stabilising is worth its weight, removing virtually all jitter from the view.
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: 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.
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.
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: 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.
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: I bought these for my husband to view ships passing up the Channel on the distant horizon. They are amazing. Ships that are just a blur to the naked eye become clear enough to read their names. The stabilisation works perfectly.
Conclusion: I love these binocs. I highly recommend them to anyone.
Pros: I spend my time looking at the moon through these binocs, which looks like you can reach out and touch it. I was amazed to see how clearly I can pick up Jupiter and its moons. I can even see conglomerations of starts. The stabilization button is a huge plus and allows a satisfactory use of hand h...
Cons: There are no caps for the lenses and the caps for the oculars do not stay on very well. You can not change the batteries whilst the binocs are mounted on the tripod. This means that you have to loose your line of sight in order to change them.