Excerpt: Have had these for only 3 days now... the clarity, focus adjustment, eyepiece stops, everything that counts is outstanding. How Pentax can produce this quality at this price with this warranty is remarkable.
Excerpt: I use the binocular for just about anything and it serves me well. Whether in my travels, nature exploration as well as at work (inspection of electrical equipment), I am very well satisfied with the unit.The only things I don't like are the lens caps which easily fall off and the pouch which leaves...
Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
Excerpt: A good choice for active, rough use. These binoculars have served me well for a couple of years in a wide range of crummy weather, from cold snow to warm salt water, with minimal attention to where they were stored, dropped, or thrown.
Pros: Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Works Well With Glasses
Excerpt: Bright image, good control of colour dispersion, good sharpness, but depth of field is not very good. reasonable price but provide you metal frame inside, very solid body like a tank. That is why it is heavy and big. My hand is not big enough to focus smoothly.
Pros: Bright image, very solid structure, water and fog proof.
Cons: Heavy and big, but most porro types have this problems.
Summary: Brilliant pair of binoculars. I use these for Astronomy and these are great for looking at the moon, the planets and some deep-sky objects. I own a telescope as well and am very impressed with what I can view with these binos.
Conclusion: If you want a porro with superb image quality then your choice is becoming very limited. The EII is out of production, the Swaro 8x42 is very expensive and the superior E is not the easiest to live with.
Summary: As you would expect from Pentax the build quality of these binoculars is excellent. Good design ergonomics and the high quality of the materials used give these binoculars a very solid but comfortable feel and stable handling.