Summary: Wife has physical limitations and needed something lighter than our other birding binoc's, so we tried these. They are light, easy to use, and give her a quality view better than I expected for the price level. She can even view objects fairly close, less than 10 feet.
Summary: I purchased these binoculars to take on a cruise to Alaska. The zoom mechanism is very poor quality, the resolution is poor and they are very hard to get focused. I have a pair of Minolta binoculars that I paid the same price for, but they are heavier. The Minoltas are 100 times better than these.