I'm not well versed in the termanology so I will tell it to you strait. I wanted these to get a closer look at the Moon, as well as some stars. I also use them for Bird watching and what not. The Bino's are very powerfull. I have 10x50's and they are perfect for most viewing applications. These really get me close "Real close" to the things that are far away. There is another review on here that states after you zoom you lose some light and that is true. However it was not an issue for me at all. I have zoomed these all the way out to 140x and have NO complaints at all. You also lose some feild of view when you zoom but again for me that is not an issue. They are not as heavy as I thought they might be, but the will need a tripod for when you zoom. I had a cheap tripod that fit the the Bino's built in mount, so it worked out well there. Once you have your triopd you will be able to zoom out like I said but you will need to try and keep the Bino's on the tripod tight so when you start to view you limit as much gittering as possible. In ending this review I will state that they are a bit spendy but the quality is top notch. From the prism's, mirrors lens coating and over all build. When you try anything new you must have an open mind and reasonable expectations. I do recommend these :)
- How accurate was the sizing? The sizing is good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great quality
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
The binoculars arrived in good condition and timely. As suggested they need a tripod mount to steady the view. If you intend to hold them, the view will jump slightly caused by your heartbeat. The only downside to them is they tend to loose some focus when you rotate the distance lever. I may find this will disappear after mounting on a tripod. If one purchases this, I think you will be overall pleased.
- Did the product fit true to size? yes
- How is the quality of the product? good
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
I ordered the Barska 20-140x80 Zoom Gladiator Braced-in Tripod Mounting Post Binoculars for my husband for Christmas and he loved it, I mean really loved it. I was amazed at the distance and clarity that you could see from these binoculars. Great product!
The delivery was not good at all you need to change the delivery method the ups guy just left it on the porch and someone took it from my porch you need to set it up so that if no one is home they keep it and try again or have someone sign for it I put I. A complaint to start an investigation but I have not received an email from you guys
- How accurate was the sizing? i dont know i didnt get it
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. have not recieved
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? did not get product
I purchased this set to view the Puget Sound from our living room window in more detail! We are about 5 blocks off the water but I can see who is out on their boat and am even able to read the boat names! Great pair of EYES! I am a Realtor and will consider buying these for all my customers who buy view homes.