Summary: We were looking for a set of binoculars that both my wife and I could use to view the stars and planets. These binoculars fit the bill. We had a clear night early last night and checked out the moon, Jupiter and its moons and much more. These binoculars worked well with and with eye glasses. These have good optics - very clear viewing.
Summary: I recently purchased the Orion Ultraview 10x50 and also own a Busnell Legend 10x50 - so I can fairly compare the two binocs. Overall the Orion is better quality. The focuser is smoother and the optics seem very slightly brighter and sharper. The Bushnell is very close optically and is more rugged with an easier shape to grip and a nicer armored coating - but it's also a bit heavier.
Summary: if you plan on buying binoculars that are going to give you the best value and 5 star optics...then get the orion ultraview 10x50. These are a super buy that would make Galileo jeolous. Thank You Orion.
Summary: I bought these binoculars for astronomy, bird watching, and to be portable, but still tripod adaptable. These have excellent optics (FMC) and with the short close focus, and wide field of view, they are a great all around binocular for watching birds at close range, or star clusters at long range. The long focal length is great for eyeglass wearers.
Summary: Hi all, I have been an amateur Astronomer since before my parents purchased my first telescope from the Sears and Roebuck Catalog for a Christmas present in 1965. I own and have owned many telescopes and binoculars over the years. A couple of years back, I read Phil Harrington's "StarWare" and noted that he rated the Orion Scenix as the best glass under $100. Having a lot of respect for Phil's opinion, I went online and ordered a pair.
Summary: Good value. they're my second pair for upstairs viewing. lets in plenty of light. they are heavy, which is expected, so support is needed for extended use. This is my 2nd pair of Orion binocs. One thing many of their binoculars lack is attached lens caps. The first thing I lose is a lens cap.
Summary: I'm a novice birder and after searching for the perfect pair of binoculars for my use, I decided on the Ultra View 10x50 Wide Angle. I'm so pleased with my binoculars that I purchased another UltraView 10x50 as a gift for my sister-in- law. She was using whatever binocular that was available but really liked the features of my 10x50's. The comfort of the eyepiece (soft!) is a must when you are troubled with fragile skin.