Summary: Have used 14x40s for four years and love them. I use them primarily on a small boat and the stabilization is unbelievable. You couldn't dream of this level of magnification without it. I have found these binos to be everything as advertised. They are waterproof and very durable. Aboard my boat they endure some fairly rough treatment in tough conditions and hold up well.
Summary: These binoculars are not "waterproof" The battery unit rests on the outside of the unit and internally corroded to the point the AA battery clips dropped out in less than 2 years. This occurred while these binoculars were turned off & sitting in a drawer of the main cabin of an air conditioned 42ft boat. Other cameras & flashlights in the same drawer had no corrosion problems at all.
Not one adverse comment from my rescue service mates who have tried them
5 October 2012
Summary: I could not believe how how stable these binos are. Probably would have gone up a magnification or two if i had known. Well designed with all the necessary buttons at your finger tips while holding them. Cannot recommend Optic Zone highly enough.
Excerpt: I will be using this product on my boat this coming summer. I have used it on land, and it blows away my other binoculars. (Steiner 7X50 ect).<br />The stabilization capabilities are unbelievable. Most faraway views become almost "Rock Steady" as compared to other units. The only comparison can be made with a unit and tripod arrangement. My only "Con" about this product is the weight.
Pros: Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
Summary: Awesome beyond belief. So clear, bright, powerful and stable. And I mean stable. I expected some darkening of the view because of the 14 power, but there is none that I could notice. Maybe a little heavy, but what would you expect with all that is going on inside.
Excerpt: Sharp clear images. Noticeable difference when using stabilization. Comes with rubber lens caps for ocular lenses but no lens caps for front lenses. Because 14 x magnification difficult to view objects closer than 75 yards.