Summary: Living in the countryside we felt we weren't maximising the potential so searched for a suitable pair of binoculars. Having experimented with many of those available of the shelf we finally agreed on these & haven't regretted it once. They are light, easy to set up ideal for amateurs such as ourselves & have added a whole new dimension to our walks in the countryside.
Summary: I've been looking for compact, quality waterproof binoculars for ages. I wear glasses and these fit the bill perfectly, as they have adjustable eye pieces for specacle wearers. Vision is excellent in all but very dull light and they are very easy to focus. I may be lucky, or else Olympus have changed the lense caps but mine are very easy to slide on and off.
Summary: Fantastic product. Great for sporting events - Open Golf could follow ball from tee / watch play on other greens and holes! Easy to use, good for spectacle wearers. Superb definition of athletes' faces at Olympics!
Summary: Excellent compact easily focusing binoculars perfect for bird and animal watching.Only slight problem as others have noted is that the protective caps are far too tight to take off easily and quickly-although when out and about I don't use them-only when storing.
Summary: Perfect binoculars! Very light-weighted, easy to carry with good lenses and clear picture. Perfect for winter sports. The only negative for this binocular is the very tight eye cup covers - it is hard to pull out the covers and look immediately when something interesting occurs, but binocular is in the case. The rest is perfect!
Summary: Our pup Ellie decided to eat my previous pair, these are a lot better, the case is handy to keep them in my pocket, I don't use the lens covers or the massive neck strap. The clarity is very good, they focus easily. These binoculars are a serious piece of kit, I use them every day and have recommended them to friends.
Summary: Setting the glasses up takes so long that by the time they are ready the desired object has disappeared - in my case usually birds. The problem is a simple mechanical design fault. The lens covers are rigid plastic and are too tight, it takes ages to lever them off and in the process completely messes up the previously set focussing. Even slipping them on only partially as opposed to jamming them on all the way makes no difference.
Summary: Having read reviews recommending this product I purchased one. To anyone else considering it I would issue the following warning: If you have arthritic fingers steer clear. The lens caps are only removable with difficulty and the eyepiece focussing is extremely stiff. Furthermore, the attachment of the carrying strap is far from easy to achieve. The satisfactory optical properties and convenient size are in my case negated by the above defects.
Summary: This product is not worth the price tag. For comparisons I have Bushnell 10x25 (more than 4 yrs old) which is similar in specs but less than half the price. The olympus doesn't perform any better on the optics. The olympus is brighter (maybe because it's brand new) but there is visible chromatic aberration on the left lens (tested against moon at night). And on sharpness they both performs similar.