Excerpt: I have tried many other binoculars and monoculars, and this is the one I grab for whenever I go hiking. I may start taking it to concerts too. It's tiny, lightweight, handy, and convenient. Unlike many, its range of focus is wide enough that I can use it without glasses (I'm nearsighted). It offers sharp views and a wider field of view than most monoculars. The price is great too. Highly recommended!
Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Easy to focus, Lightweight, Quality Lenses
Summary: Monoculars come in all ranges and qualities. This one is inexpensive, but the quality is not bad. Relatively bright and clear images at its magnification. Focus is a little stiff, but has the advantage that it doesn't slip once set.
Excerpt: Even though this monocular is great at close distances it works great at 10'-15' in between fence boards. I read gas and electric meters for a local utility and the 10x is hard to steady when you just walked up a steep hill or in the middle of a 16 mile walk. The Carson 7x is small and easy to focus and not to hard to steady. The only downfall would be focusing at low light levels.
Pros: Excellent value, Good range of view, Perfect Size For Pocket
Excerpt: use daily to see number of bus 6 or more blocks away allowing more time to pick up packages and move into position for boarding calmly can see clear details of objects on the ground without bending over close up can see threads of cloth and ones own skin surface able to see everything in home magnified...details on walls, ceiling, floor...can see the tiny dots of the TV screen Very practicle and also fun to explore the environmentl No complaints yet.
Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
Summary: I like this because it's small & lightweight- I put it over my neck every day before I walk my dogs. It's so small & lightweight I barely notice, yet it's strong enough I can distinguish hawks from crows & read roadsigns at much greater distance. Only used the close focus once but worked well.
Summary: I never had any optics that I could say glass made a difference before. I have Bushnells and I can't tell the difference between them and a friends Swarski's. But these, I can honestly say are hurt by the poor glass.
Summary: I bought this so I could read the displays on my audio-video system. When seated far enough away to enjoy it properly I can't read most of the displays, especially my radio. The close-up monocular was just what I needed.