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Tremendous performance for the money, easy to handle, and rugged
on December 16, 2013
If you don't have a lot of money for binoculars, getting bigger objectives (the 42 of the 8x42) gives you a lot for the money. So does the porro prism layout (not straight-barreled) .The problem then becomes weight. Nikon really cuts the weight on the chassis. The build quality is still good. There are compromise: the color isn't perfect, the brightness varies a bit, but Nikon never gives in on super-sharp resolution. If someone doesn't have binoculars this will blow them away. If they have little 8x21 or 10x25 binocs, this might blow them away even more. I have fancier binoculars, but I toss these in the car sometimes because they're plenty good and I don't fret about mishaps. They are cheap, almost excellent, and very rugged. The light weight and nice hand-grip shaping really reduce image shake a lot.