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I highly recoommendthese binoculars, but they're not perfect. I purchased them for birding around large lakes. I consider them excellent for that pu...
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Great product

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on September 11, 2010
I am very happy with these binoculars. They are worth the price. Very clear and easy to use. 17x magnification can be shaky but I was able to get used to them.
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Great Open Spaces Birding Binoculars

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, PA Written on August 28, 2010
I highly recoommendthese binoculars, but they're not perfect. I purchased them for birding around large lakes. I consider them excellent for that purpose, but prefer the 7/12x32 model (which I also have) for general and woods birding.

At 10 power I consider them the equal of my 10.5x43 Brunton Epochs. There is no perceptable difference in sharpness between the two (field comparison - I don't bother with things like resolving the lines on a dollar bill), and while the Bruntons have a very slightly wider field of view, the difference is negligible. Focus on 10 power is a little faster than I prefer, and the close focus distance is about 11 feet which is a little long for butterflies.

17 power is definitely useful. They don't seem quite as sharp at 17 as at 10, and I think this is both because of the difficulty of holding 17 power steady without a tripod, and because the focus is extremely sharp and critical at 17 power. Close focus at 17 is about 14 feet. Contrary to some opinions about 17 power being no better than 10, I find it very useful. Hand-held on a sale sign on a house about 100 yards away I can easily read text at 17 that I have trouble making out at 10. They really work.

When switching from 10 to 17 it's definitely necessary to refocus, but the object stays centered in the field and is generally still identifiable before refocusing. It would have been nice if Leupold had managed to make the focus hold when changing power.

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The best!!!

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on April 19, 2010
These seem like great binoculars. They are the most expensive binoculars I've ever bought and so far seem to be worth every dollar.Very satisfied customer.Your customer sevice is perfect and the product as well! ...
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