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.
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.
Summary: I've used this monocular increasingly over the last few years as my birdwatching events have increased, but it was invaluable on a recent driving vacation through several northeastern states. Functioning as the navigator, I was generally able to spot street and highway exchange signs and then actually read them much sooner than otherwise and then to advise the driver.
Summary: A meter readers dream, I LOVE this scope. I use it to read meters from a distance several hundred times a day, 5 days a week. It fits nicely in my shirt pocket, the focus is ETREAMLY FAST! The fact that the scope rests in the palm of your hands steadies the finger shake picked up from barrel scopes.
Summary: Carson Bandit 8x25 Quick-Focus Monocular I think anyone looking for a monocular will be happy with this product. It fits well in my hand including the focus. The focus takes a little practice because it is so sensative. It's really handy to carry and the image is clear. I'm glad I purchased it.