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Very disappointed with Merlin Pro

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, TX Written on February 6, 2014
I purchased these thinking Steiner's would be about the best binoculars I could find under a thousand dollars. I was very disappointed with these. The biggest problem is the severe glare at night and during the day. At night, nearby lights had a "star burst" shaped glare obscuring my view. During the day, bright sunlight created glare. The next problem was the eyecups are so tight I thought I would break them trying to adjust them up or down. They do not adjust smoothly. Lastly, the objective lens covers have no tab to pull them off. They fit snug inside the objective lenses and I had to pry them out with my finger. In the cold or with wet slippery hands, it would be very difficult to remove them. Also, the focus knob had too much play and was not firm and responsive. I returned these for a refund and will not buy Steiner again. After returning these, I found out they have already been discontinued by Steiner.
Pros: well constructed
Cons: sever glare, eye cups hard to adjust, objective lens covers hard to take off and put on...
Would recommend: No
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Great value

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, NJ Written on September 6, 2013
big optics...don't settle for less
Pros: premier optics and durability at a reasonable price.
Cons: Be nicer even cheaper....
Would recommend: Yes
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Steiner 10x50

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on August 12, 2013
These binocs can't be beat when cost is figured in. German quality at Asian prices. Warranty should be as good as the one from Vortex but the cost makes up for it. These binocs perform very well in low light conditions with outstanding clarity. The focus wheel turns effortlessly. I can see the whiskers on prairie dogs at 150 yards! I like the side guards on the eye cups that keep side light to a minimum. Great Value!!
Pros: Price! Quality product, Included lens covers, Nice neck strap and bag
Cons: Eye cups should come out just a bit further, wish they had Vortex warranty....
Would recommend: Yes
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Holy smokes!

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on October 2, 2012
Most amazing pair of binos I have ever owned. Compared to 10x50 military Leos I was using these are night and day and those Leos were nice. When buying optics never skimp. These are amazing.
Pros: Crystal clear, no fogging, light weight
Cons: could not find anything I did not like...
Would recommend: Yes
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