Summary: Best bins ever had, crystal clear & surprisingly light in weight for size of binocular. They easily focus in on our bird table which is only 8 feet away. The eye cups are great & work well which I have not found the case with other binoculars, also the dioptre adjustment locking system prevents unintentional adjustment which I've always found to be a pain with other bins.
Summary: I cannot disagree with previous reviews - these Binoculars are simply superb.Living on a hill next to the coast I get brilliant views of sailing ships and sea birds. For bird watching I cannot imagine a better product.The clarity of view and complete,well almost complete lack of CA is excellent.The eyepiece lock is great.I would like to have had screw on type bottom lens caps .The push on style is no good for protecting the lenses outdoors but in all other respects I am...
Summary: I first read about the 10x42 HG in an American Audubon Society review, they out performed in all areas. In following years reviews the story remained the same Nikon came out on top. Eventually I saved enough "pocket money" and bought a pair. That was 10 years and many days of "work" ago.They have been every where with me and have stood up to extreme cold, dust, heat and damp.
Pros: bright images, superb optics in a rugged and yet light exterior
Cons: swap the strap for something more discrete, try them and you may not want to give them back
Summary: I have watched birds for 33 years and owned several pairs of binoculars of various makes and seen dozens of good ones, but I had never seen any as good as these. The picture is bright and clear as it usually is in the modern high-grade/high-definition binoculars, but in the Nikon it is also sharp to the very edge of the picture and w/o any chromatic aberration. Normally the edges are more or less blurred and CA is quite common.