Based on a magnesium-alloy chassis, they feel sturdy and their heft reduces wiggle and shake. At a $400 price point, these glasses astonished us with their clarity, ease of focus and large exit pupil. The compass is easy to read. It’s lit by natural light, but not electrically illuminated.
IN THE BOX: The box is a watertight hard case, and inside is a padded neck strap and lens caps, plus a cleaning cloth. CONCLUSIONS: In bright daylight, these binoculars provided a clear view and are easy to focus. Once focused, the depth of focus was fairly generous, but refocusing from 100 yards to 20 yards had to be done one ocular at a time. At 25 yards, most testers could nearly read the entire bottom line on a Snellen eye chart in both bright and dim light. At 100 yards we could clearly read to the third line from the smallest. The binoculars are the heaviest we tested, which initially provided stability, but fatigue set in sooner, destabilizing the image.
WARRANTY: Unavailable (at press time) POWER: 7
EXIT PUPIL: 7.14 mm
EYE RELIEF: 23 mm
FIELD OF VIEW: 393 ft.
FOCUS STYLE: Individual eyepiece PRISM STYLE: Porro with BAK4 multicoated glass
RUBBER ARMORED: Yes
LENGTH: 7.5 in.
WIDTH: 8.75 in.
HEIGHT: 3.5 in.
WEIGHT: 57.14 oz.
COATINGS: Fully multicoated lenses WATERPROOF: IPX7
NITROGEN FILLED: Yes
O-RING SEALED: Yes