Summary: these binos are very clear and steady.i can't tell any difference between the 7x and 8x magnification wise but the objects viewed through the 7x's appear steadier which is a big deal for me because I'm shaky.
Summary: When I retired 4 years ago, I began birding again in earnest. I soon realized that with my old cheap bins, I was going to miss a lot of birds, so I did a lot of research, including reading Pete Dunne's excellent explanation of how to choose binoculars in one of his books.
Summary: BLINDINGLY BRIGHT! I have owned the ultravid HD 7x42, Swaro SLC 7x42 and tried the EDG 7x42. THe zeiss is the brightest, sharpest of the bunch! Holy smokes! THE FOV gives it a picture window feel. I love the lightweight @ 26 0z and the focuser is second to nikon only.
Summary: I have been birding for over 30 years and I think the Zeiss 7X42 FL LT binocular is one of the finest field glasses out there.The weight,shape and feel are perfect for me. With an excellent field of view and very good resolution you just can't go wrong.