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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good disposable emergency travel binoculars, November 29, 2008
This review is from: Tasco Essentials Binocular (Electronics)
Good disposable emergency travel binoculars

I bought these binoculars to leave in my SUV as an emergency backup when I forget my excellent Nikon 7216 Action 8 X 40 Binoculars. They are much lighter and smaller and I can leave in my map holder on the door or even in my pocket and forget I even have them which leaves the old saying binoculars are only good if you have them with you. And that's where these binoculars shine they are very tiny and very light.

They do bring things in close and after a little bit of focusing and adjusting width you can make things out if you have plenty of light. The little case they come with is pretty decent as well.

Now for the bad parts. The eye relief is pretty bad, you will have to prop your eye glasses above them and or remove them to use. Also they are pretty dim which of course a lot of cheaper 10x25 binoculars are. The strap is a small little string that does the job but is pretty thin. But hey for the price go ahead and purchase a couple one for your coat pocket and one for your vehicle oh and maybe one for your camera bag.

These would be a great pair to have children learn on as if they drop or abuse them its no big deal.

Pros:

Nice case
Super small size
Super light weight
Disposable price tag
Great learning binocular to hand to small children

Cons:

So so focusing
Just Ok low light ability
Just Ok optics
Not water tight or resistant

Verdict:

Purchase as disposable emergency travel binoculars and or as a toy for children to learn birding with and no more.

12-3-2008 Update:

Went to the store and tested a lot of different small bincoulars trying to find a pair that are almost as good as my Nikon Action 7216 8x40's and found the perfect one. If you need small and want a good view and a good price get the Nikon 7508 Travelite 8 X 25mm V Binoculars. They are: light (8.9 oz), fit the hand well are well made and very bright in the viewfinder for their size.
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Initial post: Mar 29, 2012 2:44:26 PM PDT
Dan says:
Pass at nearly a hundered buck there are some good 8x40 and 42s that would do a better job and not a lot bigger.

Posted on Oct 14, 2012 1:20:38 PM PDT
Joyce says:
Dear Grant:
don't know if you have ever looked at the tasco 8 x 21s, but if you haven't, they are slightly cheaper in price, a lot clearer, not much smaller in image, and a lot smaller in size....i ordered both, but will return these (10 x 25s), and keep the 8 x 21s, as a 'portable', inexpensive, but still good pair of binoculars...these 10s are a lot more blurry of an image, even though they are just slightly 'larger'......(the size difference between these two binos, imo, are significant....) if you get the chance, and want something just to carry around, or for a kid, imo, the 8s are superior to these 10s, in every way...
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