I have owned several cheaper binoculars, bushnell tasco etc.... I had a pair of 12-22 zoom nikons that were ok to say the least. These are amazing, even with my glasses on the picture is wide and clear. No they're not Zeiss or Steiner but these are not thousands of dollars either. Hands down one of the best bang for buck binos anyone could own. I recieved them today and the first use was spotting deer at night with a bright light. I seen deer at over 500 yards that we never ever dreamed of seeing in the past. Dont hesitate these are worth twice the cost!!!!
This is a replacement binocular for a Nikon 10x50 I had for 25 years. That was the best recreational binocular for the price I had ever owned. The new 12x50 Nikon is absolutely great. It picks up light very well and the glass is very good. I have owned and do own 7x40 Steiner and a 10x40 Leupold and a compact Pentax (7x). I also own Bushnell glass. For the intended use, the Nikon 10x50's are great for spotting and birding and recreational use. They rest comfortably in my hands and they are steady in my hands. Great price and great binoculars.
These are great, I have been through two other pairs of Nikon binos in the last year and I think these are absolutely the best for my needs.
Let me start off by saying that I use my optics for spot and stalk hunting in the west. I bought new 8X42 aculons last year and was very satisfied with them throughout the 2014 season. Eventually my desire to get a higher power set grew so I would not have to lug my spotting scope around as much. So I sold my aculons and bought 12x50 Nikon extremes, They were great optics and price wise until I found these for only a little more. When I compared the weight I was amazed that the prostaffs were almost half the weight and way less bulky. I returned the extremes and have been satisfied with these. Anyone looking at Nikon should really give the prostaffs a hard look, if you don't have the money for the monarchs this is the best way to go. the extremes are great but if you need to hike with your binos or carry them with all your other hunting gear the prostaffs can't be beat. I also tried to fog theses up and couldn't, this was a big problem with my aculons on cold mornings. for the power and objective lens combo these are worth way more than you pay..
I live in the high desert of S.E. Arizona. I was driving back into some canyons full of cattle. I saw some cattle quite a ways away. My range finder said over 300 yards. Excellent glass but I thought the cattle had wrinkles in them. At first I thought there was something wrong with the lenses so tried to adjust. Finally realized the glasses were great, binoculars were great but why the wrinkles until I realized I was looking at the cattle's ribs. I had to shake my head as I left.
OUTSTANDING AND SUPERIOR QUALITY PAIR OF BINOCULARS! THIS PAIR OF BINOCULARS IS SO IMPRESSIVE THAT ITS UP THERE WITH MUCH HIGHER PRICED BINOCULARS SUCH AS ZEISS AND SWAROVSKI A+++++ DESERVES WAY MORE THAN 5 STARS!!
They were very nice and strong but they didn't work with my vision. I could see black on the sides interfering with my vision. I tried to adjust but I have a wide bridge and my eyes just wouldn't focus enough. For someone else, I highly recommend.