53 of 58 people found the following review helpful
Great nice toy for travelling,
After hours of research, I decided to go for this binoculars. I was particular about the binos being weather-proof. We had some bats making their home in our attic and I had to find out where they would get in during sunset. So I had to have a bino! I didn't want a particularly full-size one due to their heaviness, or so I thought. I was keen on at least 10x magnification. All this lead to the Nikon ATB weatherproof, fogproof Trailblazer 10x25.
I was amazed at the size of it when it arrived. I didn't visualize the size when I ordered it. When you order one online, don't forget check out its measurements, as it is the closest thing to actually feeling it or seeing it. The trailblazer felt so light, that I didn't feel good about it. I felt I preferred a slightly heavier one.
The clarity was excellent. I am not big critic of binoculars. My use is very limited, at least so far. My 60mm Meade telescope obviously gets better clarity and distant viewing, but given the trailblazer's size, what you see is amazing. They will make an ideal companion to take along on a tour without adding any weight. They, in fact, can easily fit into your pockets, even with their carry bag on!
Size, clarity and weight - I give top marks for the money I spent. However, I felt I needed something slightly bigger and heavier.
The construction is fine for most part. The lens caps on the eye-relief fit too smugly. While pulling them out, be careful not to use too much force or you could yank out the eye reliefs. The eye reliefs, themselves, are a plus as many with glasses will benefit from these.
Overall, I can't complain too much given the ninety dollars I paid for these. At these price ranges, you won't find a perfect one, there will be something or the other that you can find fault with. I am sure I will use these binoculars for a long time, though.
Nikon has a 25 year warranty, that I read is excellent. They don't ask questions if they need to replace, which is another plus.
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Initial post: Jun 14, 2009 1:05:58 PM PDT
J. Craig Jackson says:
The review is for 10 x 25 but is located in the 8 x 25 section.
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