This thing rocks. I don't bird watch or nature watch so much, but people watching is great. I drive taxi at night and have been able to scope out scenes very nicely with this, works great in low light. I've used it at a few shows, and you get a great close up even with all the variances in lighting. Nice and compact but solid feeling, good texture to grip, hardly need to focus at all, and has already survived a bounce off of pavement at low speed(in it's case). Some comparable pieces have a shorter minimum focus, but they also have less overall magnification so this seems a small trade off. Well worth the price!
Pros: lightweight, power:size is high, waterproof, easy focus, drop proof
Cons: would be nice to have smaller minimum focus
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.