Summary: Just received these binoculars and they are OK but not great. For Olympus the build quality is pretty poor. The zoom function is OK but not all that strong and the eye relief isn't deep enough for me but would be OK for most people.
Summary: The image is fantastic, they are light enough to chuck in a rucksack and take out and about. On full zoom they are difficult to keep still enough held free hand, you need to support your arms on a wall or similar or by a tripod adaptor. There are cheaper brands available, but get what you pay for, I bought these based on the reputation of Olympus in general.
Summary: Bought these as a gift for my husband - he wears heavy prescription lenses. Absolutely great, likes to watch birds (feathered variety) but not a twitcher, and these really are good, the zoom allowing easier focusing. Not too heavy for long term use although there is a facility for fitting a bracket in order to use a mono- or tripod, supplied with a case.
Summary: An excellent piece of kit. The image clarity is very good. The image is pin sharp and clear. Build quality is excellent and I would thoroughly recommend this, a good general allrounder for EVERYONE.