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I loved these binoculars when I purchased them. I got them to take to my field research station and when i first got there they were FANTASTIC. But After a month of use the Lenses would fog up from breathing to close to them or from the rain - i literally had to have a microfibre cloth with me to use them - not easy in a rainforest but I was like okay at least they work at the moment. Then, it happened, they broke. As you can see the Eye piece completely popped off. This mechanism is supposed to rotate for you to place your eyes on so you can use them properly. It was my favourite feature about the binoculars. Unfortunately, its out of the return policy and because I had no internet at my biological field station there was nothing I could do until I returned on August 14. Besides the issues I had with them, I really Love them! They were fantastic for seeing facial features on moneys which is exactly what i needed. If they added broken this product would have received 5 stars from me no problem!
These binoculars were rated best value for ruggedness and warranty by an independent review site. I found these on Amazon as well as another store. But then Amazon had a listing for an "open box" deal. I took the deal and, yes, the box was scruffed up -- but the binoculars are fine and are covered by the same warranty as the regular price. I am very happy with these.
I like these. They are comfortable and the optics are clear. However, after a year of use I noticed considerable wear on the rubber grip. These aren't the same quality as the Nikon Monarchs I purchased 10 years ago. I'm a little bit disappointed, but I don't regret buying them. They are a good entry set of binos for people who are getting serious about binos.
Happy with the binoculars and are as advertised. Got a great deal from Amazon warehouse as they were in open box. Cannot detect any fault with them, so pleased with purchase. I do a lot of birdwatching and they work well in field. The extra magnification over my old pair really helps.
Wonderful optics, rugged high quality build. 10x42 is perfect for hunting. The only thing that is not perfect is the eye relief and position is not very forgiving with or without glasses. This may just be a function of 10 power vs 8.
Eye piece cover is the only thing making me put 4 stars. Optical quality is awesome, absolute clarity, vibrant colours, wide view. Build quality is great too. Eye piece covers just do not fit eye pieces and fall off every time you touch it. Astonishing optical quality excuses the only drawback.
Performance is really good... only drawback is that the cover for the eye piece is too loose, as if it is one size bigger than the binox... not sure if it is how Nikon supplies or something went wrong in packaging...
Fantastic binoculars. High quality material and sturdy build. Included pouch is good and the eye piece covers fit well. Image is sharp, these are the best binoculars I have owned. Well worth the purchase.
Clear view, great quality, not huge or heavy, they are a pleasure to use. It was love at first sight! The case is well padded but the cover is not quite covering the binoculars. As it would not protect the binoculars if it started to rain, I bought a better case made by Steiner, Germany. Happy Trails! :)