Summary: I like that the view is good, bright, and un-distorted. I had the Pentax 8x32 SP and I did not like the way the designers incorporated a little optical bending in the edge of the view. The new Pentax 8x33 XP seems even brighter and clearer. This XP version seems even smaller than the SP version by at least a half an inch. The true view field of view is about 6.5 degrees. It does seem not as broad as others, but I like the controlled view.