Excerpt: I have only used these binoculars a handful of times to test them. The focus adjusts easily and they seem to be of very good quality. I bought them for my wife to use backpacking or at a baseball game, they are small enough to fit in her purse or bag without weighing it down.
Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
Summary: A very good lightweight binocular. Excellent light gathering lenses chrystal clear. The focusing mechanism for individual lenses is not so good. The method used is a system which moves the eyepiece away from the lens which although it works. I found pressure against the eyepiece tends to force the eyepiece back to its original position nullifying any focusing achieved.
Summary: These binoculars are not made to be sturdy. My pair broke the first time we took them out. Also, the strap would not fit through the strap holes on the binoculars. I'd recommend getting something slightly larger and more robust - likely 8 x 42. I've since bought the Barr & Stroud Sahara and am very pleased.
Summary: These binoculars look good and are easily portable with a good positive focusing wheel. They are very clear and great for watching birds and looking at landscape. The price is excellent for the quality. The case is robust and fits easily on a belt.
Summary: Bought these for trip to Africa. Tried them out and they're easy to use and give good clear views. Expect them to be very useful for watching wild life. Seem rugged and well built with quality lenses.
Summary: They are a good size, the weight is fine, you can see far away , its not shaky, quality seems good. I bought them to take to Glastonbury 2013. I was torn on buying the 12x magnification model. I probably should have to get that extra bit closer to the action.