Excerpt: I found this model on a site that reviewed binoculars for nothing but safari use. They are perfect because they're lightweight and small yet powerful enough to give you the view you need. I just returned from my trip, and these were great - not so heavy, so I didn't mind carrying them everywhere.
Excerpt: Bought this to use on trips. Good size and weight. I wanted a pair between 8 and 10 power with good quality but that wouldn't break the bank.. This set seems to be a good compromise. I haven't had them long but have been pleaed so far with them. For their size they offer a good field of view and images appear clear. The set feels comfortable to hold and focusing adjustments are smooth.
Excerpt: These are great binoculars. I was looking for lightweight, high quality binoculars for concerts, both indoor and outdoor. I needed something that would work well in both broad daylight and low-light environments. Having field-tested them now at several events this summer, these binocs certainly meet the standard. The clarity and brightness are excellent. The are easy to hold, adjust quickly to each user's eye and feel good in the hand. I like the open-bridge design.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Small / Compact
Excerpt: I brought this binocular in May. It's a light weighted binocular with good optical quality. Good for safari or travel. focus knob works great but focusing is slower than average. The image quailty is good but it can not identify small object in front of complex background. Overall it's a good binocular for traveling but not so good for birding.
Very useful for African safari. Great quality and value.
6 March 2013
Summary: We bought these binoculars to use on an African safari. What a fantastic purchase! They are lightweight, easy to use, and worked perfectly for the trip. We were able to spot and focus in on animals and the ease of adjustment made it possible for the two of us to share the one pair of binoculars, when needed. Priced just right for us, too. Could not have been happier with the ease of use, the quality and the value of these binoculars.
Excerpt: "It was a tough choice...but they are that good!" I recently visited the Eagle Optics store in Madison to compare several moderately priced glasses that I was considering. I went there fully expecting the Eagle Optics Ranger 8 X 32 to win my heart, and in many ways it did: Wonderfully ergonomic and perfectly sized with just the right amount of eye relief, super easy to focus with a bright and clear image, quality accessories to keep the glasses safe even when handled...
Excerpt: Fantastic example of money for value product. They have been great for whale and bird watching of the coast. The light weight smaller construction of the Pentax DCF BC 9x32 binoculars is a big plus when using them over a reasonable length of time without any form of support. The view is picture sharp with excellent natural colour and brightness. The second pair I purchased has gone on to our house boat and looking forward to using them this summer and for many more.
Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
Excerpt: Very nice, lightweight, with good optics. It is a little larger and heavier than I expected, but still very lightweight and compact. Easy to adjust eyepieces and excellent focus. Exterior coating is just rough enough to make holding feel secure. Neckstrap is narrow and unpadded, so I may have to purchase a more comfortable strap.
Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Quality Lenses, Waterproof
Excerpt: I have been looking for a good pair of bins for birding. I needed something light, I already own some Olympus 8x42 which are Japanese made and really nice. The Olympus are a tad too heavy to carry along with my camera gear.