These binos provide a high-definition view that will make you question why anyone would pay $2k for an alpha-brand. Extremely wide, bright, and sharp. As one would expect, these have an excellent quality of construction, and I really like the rubber armor which is not as tacky as other brands. Focus knob is light, quick, and with no backlash. Eyecups very comfortable for me, and solidly click into place. Neckstrap very comfortable. Case is adequate, as is the rainguard. I don't like the objective covers because they leave little dimples in the rubber armor. The great thing about these is that they are easily as good as the Meopta HD and Zeiss Conquest HD. The only downside is that the Vortex cost more than those two. However, Vortex has the best CS in the industry, so that counts for a lot. I purchased these over it's competitors because I greatly prefer it's ergonomics and it's weight over the other two (and I have 32mm's from Meopta and Ziess anyway).
Pros: Lightweight, build quality, excellent view
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.