Excerpt: My good friend wanted to give me a Christmas gift and we went to B & H to check out Binoculars. I chose the 8x25 Waterproof ProStaff ATB Binoculars by NIKON. I had a few portable Binoculars many years ago of different brands. However, the ProStaff NIKON Binoculars are the Best I ever had! They are steady, easy to handle, lightweight and compact. Try them out at B & H and see for yourself! You will not be disappointed.
Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Easy to Handle, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
Excerpt: I use this binocular for hiking, traveling, and for boating. For serious boating you really need a 7x50, or maybe one of the stabilized products, but I like to have the Nikon in my bag because I don't own my own boat. And the ProStaff is actually waterproof!<br /><br />The view through this binocular is about as good as you can get in an 8x25, bright and sharp. Actually better than my old 7x35. Construction feels rock solid and the design details are really well done.
Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
Summary: I give these a 5 because the depth of clarity is great. The only improvement I would make is the eye-piece really needs a better cap than the one provided. There is NO WAY the eye piece cap is functional if you wear these binoculars.
Excerpt: This has the same optics as the Travelite, but in a tougher, waterproof casing that adds a bit of weight. They are still quite compact, and they are a better choice for active use - I have had a pair of travelites for many years, and they have had to go back to Nikon to be realigned twice after very minor bumps.
Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
Excerpt: I use these binoculars for observing the shoreline and wildlife from on board a boat. They are the perfect magnification, and give a stunningly sharp image- very crisp and clean. Since I use them in a wet environment, the waterproof nature is critical, and so far, after 2 months of hard use, I've been very happy with the fog-free lenses. Nice and lightweight. I like these a lot!
Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Easy to use focus, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof