These were a gift to myself; possibly an upgrade to an excellent pair of Eagle Optic Denali binoculars. The Denali's are roughly $50 less than these Vortex's and I watched/envied these for a year before Optics Planet gave me a break that halved this difference. Am I glad that I made the jump! I just compared these at night looking at stars, clouds, distant city lights, and the moon. These Diamondbacks are noticeably better in low light so either the glass and/or coatings are better. The very close focus (4.5 ft. vs 7 on the Denali's) and the really wide field of view (420 vs 408) make this an excellent value. Love the rounded eye cups but they really need tighter covers for both ends.
Pros: Well Constructed. Excellent in low light.
Cons: Loose tethered lens caps
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.