Excerpt: Close birdwatching the day they arrived proved amazingly clear with good contrast. Last night, viewing Comet Lovejoy with the use of the included tripod adapter on a Gitzo Tripod, the scatter of light was minimal. It provided great views of star clusters and the Orion Nebula.
Pros: Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Works Well With Glasses
Excerpt: I bought thereto use for general astronomical viewing in an area with lots of town light. They're great for this and have exceeded my hopes. They also provided enough magnification to see Comet Lovejoy recently. I strongly recommend using them on a tripod.
Excerpt: I'm a birder of sorts, and my wife and I have two pairs of 10x50 Nikons that work just fine. I wanted more enlargement, and these 16x50s are just what the doctor ordered. They don't weigh but a few ounces more than the 10x50s, but seeing something at 60% larger is a real thrill!
Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof
Excerpt: Heavy, yes, and that's the one and only con I have for this well built piece ( some may need a tripod ) The optics are amazing, the view is so bright and clear and I am so surprised at how crisp and detailed the subject was at a distance of a couple miles, I've owned binoculars, spotting scopes and...
Pros: Bright Image, Compact, Crisp Focus, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
Excerpt: I'm using these because I live in a highrise with the best view in the world and wanted to get a better view of the boats and wildlife from my balcony. Glad I chose the 16x50's instead of 10x50's - the extra magnification is helpful.
Summary: My wife and I took an Alaska cruise and did not feel the binoculars we currently owned would be satisfactory. We stopped by Cabela's on our way to the ship and after trying out several pairs we choose these as they seemed to be very good for the price. We were not disappointed.