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Vortex Fury 8 x 28 Compact Binoculars FRY-8-X
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Vortex 8x28 Fury: Very Good Compacts

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, AZ Written on July 27, 2008
Perfect size (not too small for my hands) and very light weight (11.8 oz). Great take along binoculars; however, image quality is only good (good to very good for compacts), resolution is good to very good, packaging is good (rubber armor is good) - although not as sturdy as the less expensive Vortex Hurricane's. Eyerelief is very good, almost a bit too much for my glasses. Twist up eyecups are typical (good), Diopter control binds against twist up eyecups when eyecups are down and diopter is turned toward negative - twist eyecups up one notch and all is OK. Focus control is excellent: very large depth of field for 8x, total adjustment in just 3/4 of a turn, close focus at 7 +/- feet, field of view is larger than I would prefer. Comes with a good soft case, fair strap and standard (good) lightweight rainguard. No objective lens covers. No after-market tethered objective lens covers will fit (barrel diameter is too small). A very, very good take-along binocular! If possible, try to compare these with the 8x Hurricane's. I could never find a pair of 8x Hurricane's, so I bought the Fury's. However, the Hurricane's are better packaged (a bit heavier - 14 oz), probably share the same lenses (but possibly not the same coatings?) and Hurricanes are a good bit less expensive.
Pros: Leightweight and perfect size
Cons: Only good image quality and a bit pricey...
Would recommend: Yes
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