Excellent optics for field work at affordable price. Highly recommended.
7 July 2012
Summary: Outstanding binocular for the price. I also own Leitz Trinovid and Zeiss binoculars for field work. I bought these for one of my students to use and they are amazingly good. I have also used the Nikon Monarch series and honestly, these Trailblazers are almost as good. The eye relief is excellent on these for those who wear glasses. Chromatic corrections is also good. The 10x50's feel a bit large to the hand, but they are superb at gathering light at dawn/dusk.
Summary: To my surprise, my interest in birding has gone way up the last few years. I'd been a backyard birder for 20 years, but now I'm going out into the field to see more species. I'm beginning to meet birding enthusiasts, and they all have the roof prism binoculars, which was making me self conscious because mine were the porro prism type, but they were Nikon. To find a pair of roof prism Nikon binocs for a little over a $100.00 was what I'd been waiting for.