Summary: I wanted a pair of compact binoculars to take with me on walks rather than carry my heavier Audubon 8 x 40's. After a great deal of research I settled on these Olympus 8 x 25's and they are brilliant. What really amazes me is the quality of the optics. These little bins give an astonishing amount of light from just 25 mm objective lenses - I believe just as much as the 40 mm ones on my Audubons.
Excerpt: Ever since I was a child I have loved binoculars. There is something childlike about them. I love the way you can zoom into something far away and see it as though it is close up. It's like having a toy that you love playing with. However, my childhood binoculars were never as sophisticated as they are now. When I last went camping I wanted to take a pair of binoculars with me.
Pros: Clear pictures, water proof, fog proof, mold proof, Light weight
Excerpt: Olympus are the manufacturer of this most excellent piece of equipment for the professional bird watchers amongst us or for the everyday person. Purchaser will be delighted to see that these binoculars are widely available at most good outlets or online. Purchaser can expect to pay over £200 for these lightweight and durable binoculars which give excellent focus and sharp images to the human eye.
Summary: Very good pair of binos. Worth every penny. The most clear and detailed image I have ever seen through a pair of binos. I chose these over the x10 magnification because they are steadier to use. I find the larger magnification has too much shake in my hand. Light enough to take along backpacking (unless your going ultra light). The neoprene case is just right for these waterproof binos, has a good feel too.
Summary: These binoculars feel like a quality item, very sturdy and I like the non slip rubberised coating. The view through them is clear and fairly bright. Although they are a great size for take anywhere bino's for birding the field of view could do with being just a little greater. There is the normal dioptre adjustment on the right lens and both sides have a click up and down eye cups which make them very easy for spectacle wearers.
Excerpt: Binoculars are mainly used by bird watchers as to get a closer look at them. Many people also use binoculars for occasions such as holidays where they travel to destinations of natural beauty. Using a binocular enables them to see the scenic beauty from a better and closer perspective. The Olympus 8X25 WPI is labeled professional, but can obviously be used by everyday and ordinary people. These particular binoculars have an 8x magnification ability.
Pros: Image adjustments to give great view, waterproof, adjustable eye - relief
Cons: fixed magnification, average build and design quality
Pros: Прекрасный бинокль. Качество изготовления на высоте - никаких люфтов, крепкий обрезиненный корпус. Стекло - супер. Светлый и резкий по всему полю - многим фору даст, даже с большей "дыркой". Мульки вроде защиты от УФ, воды, конденсата, пыли, плесени и микробов =) - на любой экстрим, вылазки на природу. При этом достаточно компактный (не пойду же я в театр с морским 10x50 =)), а с этим - вполне, причём любой театральный бинокль останется нервно курить бамбук в сторонке...
Cons: Жуть какая цена за всё это великолепие! 8~O Однако если встретим, как и я на ebay'е или еще каких барахолках, да за 50$ (кто ищет - тот найдёт ;-) - тем более сейчас масса более новых китайско-пластиковых моделей, с куда более "выдающимися" характеристиками... на бумаге ;-)) - пристально осматриваем стёкла, забираем и... радуемся удачной покупке =) - ни разу не пожалеете, уверяю.