Excerpt: I purchased one for a gift and one for myself. Considering the price, the optics are not bad. But the biggest selling points are the toggle focus and the fact that the monocular fits nicely in the palm of your hand for one handed viewing. I plan to carry it in my car and when I go for walks/bike rides sans larger optics.
Lite and handy little monocular, great for a fast look see.
10 July 2013
Summary: This is a good monocular once you get the hang of the hand control, also when you see an object,and put the bandit to your eye you must aim the lens a little lower in order to pick up the object. I keep this monocular in the car at all times my old eyes are not what they were and just incase I need to read a plate or get the make of a car I can do a quick job of it.
Summary: You can't expect superior optics for this price, but it does do an adequate job at the center of image. The toggle focus device is a little stiff, but manageable. I do feel I got my money's worth and have put it in my car to have it handy.
Excerpt: This was the best price found online even with the shipping charge included. The monocular is small and simple to use. Have not had it long so Imcant say how well it will stand up over time. But it appears pretty tough so Iam not concerned.
Summary: I was looking for something compact, that i could use one handed and that would give me good, clean, enhanced optics. This product is two out of those three things. Perhaps my expectations were too high, but I found the edges of the field of view to be very blurry and left only a small, narrow, workable viewing area that could be clearly focused.
Summary: I bought this for a winter visit to Jackson Hole and Yellowstone. My kids are 8 and 6 and I wanted something we could grab fast to view wildlife. This monocular really worked great and it became first choice over the binoculars, just because it was so easy to use for a kid. I actually liked it better as well...just fun to use. We especially liked it when we were viewing some mountain goats on the back side of the Elk Preserve.