Summary: I love these binoculars. I wear glasses and have been looking for some binoculars that would work well with glasses for about 10 years. I have tried the inexpensive to the moderately priced ranges. I can see more(even at 15 feet) than I could the others.
Summary: For years I have read on the net that 7 x 50 binocs are required for stargazing. Baloney! I take this 8 x 42 on my travels and found that it is more than adequate for stargazing in just about any condition.
Summary: I bought these binoculars primarily for birding but I also wanted an instrument that could pull double-duty for stargazing. I have been using them for a few years and I have not been disappointed!
Summary: Well, maybe not the color of their eyes, but when I used the Ultra view 8x42's that I sent to my daughter in New York city, I was very pleased. She and her husband live in Columbia University housing on the east side of the Hudson, about 1/4 mile south of the George Washington bridge.
Summary: Beside the advantage of leaving my eyeglasses on because of the great eye relief, the FOV remains intact. I don't lose that split second to see the fleeting bird. No more removing my eyeglasses. Hallelujah!
Summary: I"ve had these for a couple years now and they are FAR superior to 'budget' type binocs. I compared these to several other similarly sized budget type binocs on a recent whale watching trip and these Ultraviews SOUNDLY beat them in sharpness, color, contrast, and feild of view. It's not even close.
Summary: Bought the Ultra View for my wife for bird watching. I asked Orion for a technical description of this and similar models. I was surprised and happy to receive a personal response from their labs. My wife is very happy with the binoculars. She prefers them over my more expensive Orion binoculars .