I have owned these binoculars for three years and love them. I am a wildlife biologist and also an ecotour leader and have subjected these binoculars to a wide range of adverse conditions (e.g. the binoculars fell part way down a rocky slope, 100% humidity at 100 degrees F in the tropics, and 35 degrees F in snow in Yosemite, among other trials) and they have performed perfectly. They have great relief for eye-glass wearers. I agree with one of the other reviewers that the lens caps (back ones) are difficult to secure - I've already lost mine. But this isn't a really big deal. If you want a fantastic binocular with a ironclad warranty at a great price, get these binoculars...you won't be sorry! Alpen is a great optics company too with many other fantastic products and great service.
Pros: Great clarity, ease of use, value for $
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