Excerpt: Prior to purchaing the 8x25 IS binoculars, I already owned a pair of 15x50 IS, which I love to use but find a bit too heavy and bulky to use when birding with a long lens on a monopod. So, I based my decision to buy on my prior satisfaction with the larger binoculars. Now I realize that I should have opted for a smaller pair years ago. I will be able to use the 8x25's literally every day that I'm out shooting. No-brainer.
Pros: Compact, Image stabilization, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I really like the compactness and weight of these binocs that I bought for my husband. The image stabilization makes these so much easier to use than our old binocs of similar magnification. My husband decided he wanted higher magnification, so I returned them for the 12x36 model. If I were buying for myself, these would have been perfect.
Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Works Well With Glasses
Excerpt: This binocular is very light weight and well balanced and compact. It will be easy to carry on hiking trips or to sporting events. The image is very bright and clear. It is a great value for the price.
Excerpt: I used to try to bracing myself against something to see at a distance with out a wavering vision. Now I can just push the button and the image holds still, works great. It's especially good when on a boat or for people who are in the over 50 group.