Excerpt: I bought this for my wife. She normally uses 8x42 Pentax and Loves them. Only problem is, she is always backing up when wanting to look at something close. She really didn't even want to try these but I ordered them anyway for her to try.. They arrived promptly and packaged well. She immediately fell in love with the light weight, fast focusing, CLOSE focusing, and bright views!! She also likes the screw down eyepiece design, versus the fold down on her older models.