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.
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: 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.
Summary: Better than anticipated. Wider view with glasses than my faithful Leica 10x32. Lighter. Instead of using them as back up as intented, they are now my primary binoculars. Let's see how they last.
Summary: They arrived within 48 hrs of ordering, superb. Although not the most expensive binoculars these are by far the best I have owned. Excellent quality of build and the ergonomics allow ease of use with one hand if required. Being water and fog proof just adds to the spec. The optics are superb for this price of binocular and adjustment smooth and faultless.
Summary: I bought these binoculars to replace an old pair of Leica 10x32 Trinovids, and they are excellent - especially for the price. I was finding it a little difficult to keep the image through the 10x Leicas steady enough, but didn't want to go down to 8X for - mostly - birdwatching. 9x magnification seems to bridge the gap well: you don't notice the drop in magnification too much but you get a less shaky image. This Pentax model is very well designed.