Summary: We are avid "birders" who own numerous pairs of binoculars, several of which are much more expensive. We own 2 pairs of these binoculars and have bought another pair as a gift. For the money, this is an outstanding product. Its most impressive feature is the ability to close focus (on butterflies, for example); distance viewing is also quite good. We also own the 6 power version but prefer the 8. Very highly recommended.
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.
Summary: Excellent for viewing butterflies, dragonflies, bumblebees and other insects because of the close focus. Being small and lightweight, they are good to take on a casual walk when you may want a closer view of birds or insects. If bird watching is your main interest, you may find the narrow field of view a bit limiting but at this price they are an ideal second pair.
Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Works Well With Glasses