Summary: Excellent quality. The lenses are perfectly clear and crisp and the pop up eye caps are brilliant. I compared these side by side with a pair of $2000 swaroski and didnt notice a difference. The 12x magnification is the most I would go for handheld use.
Summary: Some may say these are a bit heavy but for what one gets the trade off is no biggie. I'm in good shape n can hump these all day in the field any who I bot them for my women and she loves them. You get a lot of bang for your buck with Nikon's.
Summary: Very good clarity and they fit my hands well. The armored shell seems like it will take substantial abuse and the surface is non-slip. I will use these primarily at the rifle/pistol range and the 12X magnification is probably the max I can hold by hand without unacceptable hand shake.