Summary: I have used these four times since I received them and really like them. They are easy to set up, focus, and use. They are easier to use than my older pair and much sharper. I do not have to futz with them at all like my older pair. They are sharper, brighter, and easier to use for bird, plane, and boat watching. I do alot of photography and use my binoculars to find my subject matter before I turn to my cameras. Great optics - probably the best I have ever used.
Summary: Very bright, very sharp, nice wide field. I bought these to supplement my star gazing-8" SCT and 25x100 Zhumell binocs are great, but I needed something more quick draw/wide field to find my way around a target area. These are ideal for this purpose. In fact, they are a joy to use when I don't feel like lugging 75 pounds of hardware to the pasture. The Auriga trio of open clusters are visible, and M37 resolves into some of its component stars.
Summary: Superb binocular from Olympus. Very well made with smooth accurate focussing. There is no play in the bridge. The optics are fully multicoated throughout, The image quality is excellent in terms of resolution, contrast and brightness and compares well with other binoculars costing at least twice the price. When compared with the Nikon Action EX equivilent the Olympus is clearly brighter and sharper and this is notably due to the poor optical coatings on the EX.
Summary: I've had a pair of these for 10 years. They've seen better days so i replaced with some Bushnell H2O's. I should of stayed with Olympus! these are just so good. Clear, bright, sharp picture and fantastic field of view. If you are looking in this price range don't consider anything else. Superb for birdwatching. They're the dogs......