I bought this for my 10 year old grandson. It is perfect for someone his age without spending lots of money. If he stays interested, we can upgrade him when he is older.
I like the product but it may be a bit over powered. The field of view is small and the depth of focus is limited. I just wish it had listed the case and tripod that come with it. I ordered a tripod because it appeared to not have one.
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 :)
Another hit for a little boy for Christmas. We have looked for organisms in mud puddles, fungus on the back of leaves, plus all the exciting things in the box that came with it. I was as happy with it as he was, The first thing he said was "Grandmother, we need some of your nursing gloves to do scientific things." I was amazed that a 5 year old would come up with that.
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