Unbeatable for the price. I can see into the hardwoods across the street, on the side of the mountain and see things like moose and dear wandering by and bobcats chasing rabbits. The real cool part is that they are anywhere from three to five miles away! Too cool. And the night sky is even more awesome. They are "giant binoculars" so you will want to have them on a tripod or other mount, they are not something that you can hold, looking through for any length of time.
If you are on the beach you will easily be able to see the people on a boat that is on the horizon 7 miles away.
The optics are great--best I have encountered at this price. I wear glasses, but due to the large eye-piece I can use this without taking off my glasses and still have a very good field of view. The focusing is quick and clear. Although it is slightly heavy (probably due to the higher quality lenses and prisms), the zipper case has a sturdy belt loop. Overall, the best monocular I have ever owned.
Adequate for most range-finding/compass uses - but not a classic viewing optic.
1) Slightly larger than desired - but consistent with aperture.
2) Would prefer 1-mil tick increments to the 5-mil increments it provides (makes the math/estimation a bit more challenging).
3) Would prefer 360 degree field of view:
Note: field of view is much less than 360 degree, since the bottom 1/5 is blacked out to show the compass.
A full field could have been obtained by using a smaller compass window aperture - which means this is not a viewing optic.
4) Aperture cap is good construction - eyepiece cap is common string - replace with flexible wire ASAP!
5) Solid, waterproof, stable
6) Large 6-millimeter exit-pupil is nice - don't see that on most monoculars.
7) Compass reads in degrees only - no direction mnemonics.
8) An optic you won't be afraid to knock-around in the field.
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