Summary: I'm not wealthy, but paid a kings ransom for these anyway; expecting them to be heirloom quality. They make for truly amazing viewing (will use mostly for birding), but when I got them home (April 28) I realized that the zipper on the case was defective.
Summary: I bought these binos after years of debate with myself on wether it was worth the big price tag? My final answer? Yes it is .If your in the outdoors year after year in an attempt to harvest game, or on a family vacation at yellow stone or on the lake for a weekend outing great optics are priceless.
Summary: I like my 8/32s KAHLES made by Swarovski. They are good to have when bow or gun hunting. I like a light pair of glasses. Not to heavy carry all day. So I went up a little, 8/42s Swarovski. What a difference . It's like everything is closer, an clear. Glad I made the upgrade .
Summary: I was looking for the best high power binoculars on the market and after extensive research, I settled on the Swarovski 15X56. They are very clear edge to edge (but not as good as the 8.5x42 EL) and work well in low light conditions.
Excerpt: An excellent binocular at a good price After purchasing a Swarovski spotting scope a year ago to assist my aging eyes at the range, I started noticing that my eyes were getting tired when glassing the woods with my Pentax binoculars. They aren't the top binos Pentax makes, but they are very good.
Summary: We use these extensively for rock chuck shooting and it literally is a game changer. I mount them on a Manfrotto 055 tripod set off to my left side with the center column horizontal, this places the binocular over the left side of my shooting bench. That allows me to rest my elbows on the bench too!
Summary: Although expectations were high for Swarovski, these glasses were even better than I had hoped for. Extremely clear and easy to adjust and use, these are by far the best binoculars i have ever owned, including some high-end competitors.
Summary: I just bought a pair of ZEISS HD's last week on sale and although the Clarity and low light visibility were exceptional the eye relief with the eye shields was frustrating. Just could not get them to rest up against my eyes and be picture perfect without black rings.