Owned previous weakly constructed Barska binoculars that gave double images. These reverse prism optics are sharply surprising. Excellent & easily obtained sharp focus, these 8x42 Barska's beat my 8x42 roof prisms quick sharp focus ability. They also give a sense of durability. The reversed prism construction gives a higher view since the lens barrels are higher than the eyepieces. I've had situations where I wished I was an inch taller to see something. These binoculars give that inch. This binocular design resembles my Galaxy 12x42 optics from 5 years ago, which are also sharp, but which had a much larger apparent field of view.Tho they appear a bit bulky, the reversed prism Barsha 8x42 cause the binocular width to decrease & they are not as heavy as the Galaxy 12x42 . Do wish the field of view was wider. For a new design, they should focus a lot closer. They are the worst, focusing past infinity a long long way. Adjustments could have been made to allow much closer focus. Many other binoculars do the same miserable thing, just wasting their closer focusing ability. There is good accommodation for eye width distances.
Pros: Very sharp, durable (?). Design gives a higher viewpoint.
Cons: Close focus is 30+feet.
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.