Excerpt: I had done a lot of internet research to find the best bang for the buck in binoculars. The Cornell Lab ornithology group published a review in 2013 that identified the Zeiss Conquest HD 8x32 binocular as the "best in class" and more recent reviews identified the Zeiss Victory SF 8x42 as the very...
Pros: Close Focus, Comfortable, Compact, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof
Excerpt: Finally sprung to get a set of high-end binoculars and I'm asking why I waited so long. These are many levels above a $[$]set. Incredibly sharp, great light transmission (can still watch birds at dusk), very lightweight, focus ring is silky smooth. These binocs seem built to last a lifetime.
Pros: Close Focus, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
Excerpt: I bought this binocular to replace my Nikon 8x32 SE for bird watching, primarily because I wanted something more weatherproof. The optics on these are fantastic, and the focus point is extremely crisp; there is no need to focus back and forth to find the sharpest point.
Excerpt: These are great do-it-all binos. The image quality is amazing. Size is just right for travel, birding, etc. Compared these to Swaro 8x30 CL Companions. The Zeiss blow them away in every respect but weight.
Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof
Excerpt: These binoculars are lightweight, compact and offer a bright, sharp image. Very high quality build. I wear glasses and wish they had a little more eye relief but other than that highly recommended. I use them almost exclusively for birding.
Excerpt: I bought this on a B &H over the phone recommendation. I was going to get a type that was more expensive (different manufacturer), but the B & H rep gave me the low down on comparisons and I went with the Zeiss.
Pros: Close Focus, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction