Summary: purchased these after reading several reveiws and they are brilliant..nice size and managable in smaller hands..I fancied the NIKON SHE model (Not available in uk)until a professional user highlighted the fact that these were the same binoculars under all the fancy cammouflage (fancied myself as LARA of the LOTHIANS) so I felt confident in buying them....nice rubberised easy grip, easy to set up, weight is good and most importantly the images are very clear...
Summary: These binos provide a crystal clear image. They were bought for sailing, because of their compact size and waterproof abilities. They are also brilliant for birdwatching or any other pastime. I use them every day on the beach, walking the dog. The lenses are easy to clean, because they are waterproof, so salty spray can easily be washed off. Adjustment of the lenses is easy and they have a nice solid feel to them.
Summary: Not knowing what binoculars to buy these were very good for using when out hiking and seeing wildlife around. My son loves to bird watch and he found they worked well for seeing more than just one thing. They took in a wider range than just narrowing in on one object too.
Summary: I have bought a few binoculars and these are great value. They are well made, sharp and bright with no chromatic aberrations and little distortion. I wanted a compact and light binocular to take on an overseas holiday and these Monarch 8x36 will do the job brilliantly. They compare well with any binocular under £500 and will be much easier to carry around than the one's I usually take birdwatching. Highly recommended.