Summary: I bought these for my husband's birthday and he was thrilled with them. The magnification is great and they were crystal clear. I would have given them 5 stars but for one little niggle which is that the lens caps come off far too easily and you could be in danger of losing them.
Summary: The caps for the objective lenses do not fit. Stupid really - this precision instrument fails simply because a small piece of plastic is the wrong size! Without caps the lenses will get scratched. If you don't mind scratched lenses this may be fine - but I returned them. The other issue that annoyed me was the price. I paid £139 - I later realised the vendor at the top of the Amazon page was charging far more than the cheapest (£104).
Summary: Bought these based on a review and am glad I did so. High quality lens give crisp clear image. Very sturdy body yet still light to hold and don't feel cumbersome in the hand. Good quality neckstrap too. Only criticism would be the bottom lens covers. They don't fit especially well and don't fasten to the strap with any conviction., I just know in time I will lose one or both. That said, the quality of bino for the cost supercedes that one gripe!
Summary: I bought these binocs without having seen a review on them.I had previously checked reviews for others, but i settled on the kowas and i certainly have made a very good purchase. Not only are they strongly made,and waterproof,they are also very compact.They provide great viewing,either long range,or close up.eg ideal for bird watching.The price is reasonable, so if you are looking for a first class set of binoculars without spending too much money,you could do worse than...