Excerpt: When I opened the box, I was pleasantly surprised by how compact these binoculars are. The images are clear and very sharp at the centers; although the image loses a bit of bite around the edges, that's a very forgivable problem from a set of binoculars of this size and price. There are only two noticeable cons.
Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof
Excerpt: I've had this pair since Feb 2002. It is just now getting a little fuzzy in one lens. I give it a four star bacause it's really not a long view pair. I'm now looking for one with a wider and longer view to take to Alaska.
Excerpt: I bought these over another cheaper pair due to reviews saying they had great lighting and I was not disappointed. These are very bright, and comfortable on the face. The only reason I've knocked off a star is due to the awkward application of the neck strap, the flimsiness of the lens caps (and how easily they come off) and the fact that they're pretty difficult to hold stable.
Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
Excerpt: At under a C-note, the Nikon 8x25 Trailblazer ATB binoculars offers an unusually wide field of view, excellent build quality, very good optics, weather proofing (i.e "waterproof"), turn-to-adjust eyecup eye relief, effective diopter correction, easy fingertip focussing and compact size. It is the least expensive pair of binos I own and keeps up with all of them. In nitpicking mode, I've only noticed the following very slight imperfections: 1.
Pros: Compact, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Wide field of view, Works Well With Glasses
Excerpt: These will be used for general viewing at close distances. The optics are excellent and they are lightweight and easy to hold. The focusing ring is a little small and can be slow to focus. Overall a very good choice.
Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
Excerpt: We got these for general usage on the rural property we have. We have a pair of Nikon 7x25 compact binoculars that are at least 20 years old and they are still excellent, so we wanted Nikon for its quality and performance. These new 8x25 binoculars have an excellent image and the focus mechanism works very smoothly. Although they might not do as well in lower light situations as a full size pair with larger lenses, they are great in normal daylight.