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I own 4 pairs of binoculars now having bought myself Pentax ucf Xii 16x25 for bird watching plus a cheap pair of opticron for my wife when she occasionally needed a pair. The magnification on the Pentax was good but in low light the visibility was not so good. So I upgraded to Nikon monarch 10x42 which are really good. So good that when my wife compared the other two pairs she decided she wanted a better pair as well! With her not being a frequent bird watcher it did not seem worth almost £300 for another set of monarch, so went for these instead. Very pleased indeed. Hard pressed to see much difference in the quality, just 25g heavier and a cm longer, so they are a bit of a bargain if they are only about £165 as mine were. I'd say they are well worth paying £200 for, and can't really fault them. I think if you can afford the extra for the Nikon monarch it is just about worth it, but that may be because I am used to them and they just sit perfectly in my hand. The prostaff is sculpted slightly more and the extra texturing is not really necessary given the rubber casing is never slippery, so I prefer the smooth finish of the monarch. Going back to the Pentax and opticron, if you are thinking about a cheaper pair, I'd strongly recommend paying a bit more for these nikons as you won't be disappointed.
Been promising myself a good pair of binoculars for a while now & after plenty of research I settled on the Prostaff 7s 10x42. They are absolutely stunning optics, very clear & bright & as sharp as my best prime lens that cost over £5000. They do suffer from a little chromatic aberration in high contrast situations but this hasn’t been something that has taken any of the enjoyment of these amazing optics. I’ve had several different pairs of binoculars in the past from several different reputable companies but there has been nothing in the class of these. If you’re on the fence then my advice is take the plunge, you won’t be disappointed. Only downside I can point out is the lens caps, I’ve had to replace them with Opticron.
I needed a new pair of bingo's for deer stalking and am not in the market to spend big bucks. I contemplated pairs around £500 but bought these and am delighted. I have compared with my sons Monarch 5s and some Burris 10x42 ( about £300) and the colour is the richest and glass gives the best clarity. i have Nikon scopes on my rifles and I think they are underrated by some of the optics snobs out there - made in Philippines and not Germany so they turn their nose up. I think these are remarkable value for money at under £200. Only downside is the caps are rubbish and not even worth taking out of the box. I keep mine in a binocular harness case so I dont need any ( Tip - Decathlon have an amazing value bino case sub £20!)
The binoculars themselves are really good, very lightweight and fairly easy to focus. They let in a lot of light and are very sharp. Where they fall down is with the lens covers. The set on the top is too big and doesn't stay on. The two bottom ones fit snugly but there is no means of securing them to the binoculars so you can't fit them when using the binoculars as they easily fall off and are likely to get lost.I think Nikon could do better in this respect
These binoculars are really good but the only thing I have to say I was bitterly disappointed at the way they were posted out to me no packaging at all just a sticker stuck on the box sent them back got another pair the exact same way just a sticker on the box. They were for my husband Christmas present he opens the door to delivery man 😳😳there went my surprise but can’t complain about the binoculars they were great
Bought these for a coastal holiday and was impressed with clarity and field of view with points of interest and the ability to view shipping 5-8 miles away. Will also use for viewing motorsports and general use. Didn't like the lens covers for the eyepieces as they're loose, although fastened to the strap, and the objective lens covers which are easy to drop. I followed other reviewers and bought Opticron covers which are much better. Very happy overall and love the precision and quality feel of the adjustment and case. Good all rounders.
After researching heavily (and admitting that I’m a bit of a Nikon brand aficionado), I narrowed it down to these. And I’m absolutely delighted with them. The clarity and focussing on them is simply superb. Nice and bright, with a good field of view and pin sharp. The weight is pleasant and the ergonomics make them comfortable to handle. As had been noted, the lens covers are a little awkward and not really fitting of a product of this quality (the eye piece covers particularly are not great), but in general terms, the quality of the glass and the ergonomics make these a superb purchase and I’m very pleased. Amazon delivered within 24 hours, too. Great product, great service.
To start with, I was surprised and a little horrified by the packaging. This product arrived in its off the shelf box with the Amazon address label stuck on the front of it. One side of the box was bashed in and the flap to open the box and remove the product was not sealed in anyway. I'm amazed it actually arrived in my mail box and even more surprised that, given the value of it, I didn't have to sign for it. Happily the binoculars were in tact and undamaged so because I needed them for a nature trip I kept them, otherwise would have returned them. Not like Amazon at all. Product a little heavy to hang round the neck for security alongside camera.
I thought that my existing binoculars gave a decent image until I bought these. Although technically a similar specification, these are much brighter and sharper. A real eye opener. The adjustable eye relief is a significant bonus, and the only criticism would be of the lens covers which are useful for storage, but not for in the field.