Summary: I have tried friends binos, purchased other brands and sizes and none of them match the quality and performace I get for all reasons. This is my second pair of these Steiners and the only reason I needed a new pair was bug spray leaked out on rubber covering and had a melting effect.
Summary: I am somewhat of a binocular collector, owning at least 50 pairs over the years, and these were always one of those "gotta haves" to add to my collection. I'd wanted the 20x version but ultimately settled on the 15x version being a better choice, those using this for purely astronomy applications and using a tripod may do better with the higher magnification.
Summary: When it comes to quality optics, you get what you pay for and I was fortunate enough to pick these up for a great price and from a straight forward seller. I did my research before buying and encourage everyone to do the same to avoid making a wrong choice.
Summary: I bought mine several years ago. I didn't know what quality binoculars were until I got these. I was amazed at the clarity. Until I got these my experience was with cheap ones and all you saw was a magnified blur. I am able to glass in low light conditions and pick out details that I never believed was possible. They are very rugged and well worth the money. The auto focus is the only way to go.
Summary: I have had a pair of these for 10 years and they work wonderful and are great glass. The one time adjustment for focus is wonderful. They stay on my dash all the time and have been all over the US hunting with me. I think they are great.
Summary: High quality optics solidly wrapped with with durability and robustness for the long haul. Although not specifically marketed for low light conditions, I was a little suprised at the quality of viewing in twilight and pre-dawn light conditions.