Summary: A correction to the comments by "Bird Watcher" about the Nikon SE porro prism binocular: The SE is not waterproof. The sealed waterproof Nikon model is called the Premier LX or LXL series. It is a different design employing the roof prism configuration. It is not a "replacement" for the SE, as both offerings have co-existed for years, though there is a rumor that Nikon is going to drop the porro prism SEs at some point. Who knows?
Summary: I've used this binocular for over 7 years and I can validate every thing that Vallis said in a previous review. You cannot go wrong with this unbelievable binocular. But, in the same previous review, one thing is, by experience, not true: "Still, one need not be extremely cautious with these optics and water, as a little water usually won't hurt them.
Summary: This is truly a marvelous binocular, and unquesitonably one of my favorites. The size is perfect, it's lightweight and very comfortable to hold. And the images are breathtaking in their clarity and detail. In terms of image quality I prefer this binocular over much more expensive models by Zeiss, Leica, and Swarovski. Yes, it's that good.