Excerpt: Not nearly as heavy as some other reviews suggested, these binoculars felt right from the moment I got them out of the box. Bright, good eye relief, nice optics. The less than perfect: the focusing ring could be a little bigger and smoother, but I have big strong hands, so I got used to it.
Pros: Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
Excerpt: I bought these binos for my 15 man group three years ago and we have had great service from them. The 7x50 gathers a lot of light in dark conditions and were perfect for our requirements. We use them on a daily basis and they have proven to be very rugged. They take a lot of abuse with no problems.
Summary: The Nikon Oceanpro 8208 Binocular is exactly what we wanted for our volunteer whale watching activity. The binocular works great. The field of view is much better than our other binocular and the Nikon is extremely easy to focus.
Excerpt: Have yet to use on the water but initial impression is that the product is consistent with what is advertised. Image is sharp Focus is smooth and easy Have not dunked in the water yet. I plan on using on inland water and general spotting.
Excerpt: I bought a second set of these and now have 2 pair. I wanted a separate pair for each of us (wife) when we travel. Using the compass and reticle I can call out precise coordinates so my wife can quickly view what I am looking at.
Pros: Close Focus, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Optically, these are fantastic binoculars. Chrystal clear with no glare, etc. Perfect for out on the water. My only gripes are that they are on the large/heavy side (which explains the excellent optical quality) and that the battery cover is virtually impossible to get screwed in w/o stripping.
Excerpt: I've owned quite a few different binoculars over the years and these are hands down the best I've used. I bought these primarily for the 50mm aperture for stargazing, but on a recent trip to Costa Rica and Panama they were very useful for wildlife and sightseeing, especially because of the...
Pros: Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Works Well With Glasses