Summary: I purchased these binoculars for an Alaskan cruise last month. After studying many brands and specifications I chose the Magellan 8X25 for the sizee and weight for walking trips and I was not disappointed. Besides those attributes, the Magellans performed extremely well both in clarity and ease of use as well as use with or without glasses. The only downside is the carry case which is cumbersome but adequate. I highly recommend.
Summary: I bought these binoculars to take on our Alaska cruise and land tour and they worked great. Easy to use and the view was perfect. I carried them around my neck all day long during excursions and hikes. They are very light weight and easy to carry. I would highly recommend these!
Summary: Very impressive for smaller binoculars. I have compared these in terms of image quality to inexpensive 10x50s, and I thought these are as good. Even when I look at the stars using these small binoculars, the stars are clear. Excellent quality.
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: "...me. I had heard that Olympus 8X25 WP I were very good binoculars so I thought that I would buy them. The camping trip turned out disastrous thanks to terrible rain. Apparently it was the worst rain of the year and we were camping in it. This was my first introduction to camping and I'm not sure if I am keen to try it again. Maybe one day once I have gotten over the first camping trip. However, the binoculars I bought saved the day and provided me ...
Pros: Clear pictures, water proof, fog proof, mold proof, Light weight
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.