Excerpt: Have spent over 25 years doing nature photography semi-professionally. Always had a nice pair of 10X binocs with me (a major 'alpha' brand, Nitrogen filled, BAK-4, Porro, etc) and always believed that any money spent was best spent on camera lens glass - Leica, Zeiss, Nikon, Canon L.
Pros: Close Focus, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
Excerpt: Superb optical clarity. Nothing can compare. Leica, while expensive is without question worth the money. My 10 x 50 HD was a perfect choice - powerful, easy to use, ergonomic and like having telephoto eyes. I use these for sports, birding and architectural viewing.
Pros: Close Focus, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof
Summary: The optical clarity of these binoculars is outstanding. The quality and craftsmanship of the binoculars is second to none. I would definately recommend these binoculars to anyone looking for a high-end, high-quality pair of binoculars for hunting, bird watching, or any other type of activity that...
Excerpt: I utilize my 10x50 Ultravid HD Binoculars to locate desert bighorn sheep. As expected, the depth-of-field is shallow requiring constant focus and re-focus. The brightness is exceptional. As expected the binoculars are heavy.
Pros: Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Works Well With Glasses
Excerpt: I used these extraordinary binoculars recently on a 3 week trip to the Galapagos & Mindo, Ecuador. The image quality is absolutely stunning in all light situations. Heavy rain & 95% humidity in the cloud forests didn't faze these incredibly well built optics.
Pros: Close Focus, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Works Well With Glasses
Summary: Having needed to upgrade for more magnification from my 8x42 Leica's but fearing the loss of exit pupil and image brightness when going to more magnification I have been hesitant in making the jump. The 10x50mm Leica is the answer.