Excerpt: I purchased this binocular several years ago from B&H and use it for birding. The optics are unmatched and the view is crisp and bright. I bird in high humidity areas and appreciate the waterproof and fog proof design. It is heavy but that is to be expected. My only complaint and the reason for four stars is that the focusing knob is somewhat sticky and has never loosened up even after several years of use.
Pros: Close Focus, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof
Summary: Once you have used these binoculars out and about. Once you have experienced top of the line optics/glass put together with precision and quality when you are walking around in the woods. You will wonder why you did not buy them sooner, except of course for the price. The price is terrible, but that is the price you pay for simply the best binocular on the market. Save your money and get these, they are worth it.
Excerpt: The 12x50 Ultravid HD is an outstanding optics package. I've compared many binoculars in the 12x to 15x range and nothing compares to this overall package. At this price point you obviously expect top-flight optics and the Ultravid HD doesn't disappoint. This package also offers the widest field of view of any 12x, excellent close focus, good eye relief, light weight and great ergonomics.
Pros: Close Focus, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction