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Wingspan Optics Spectator 8X32 Compact Binoculars for Bird Watching Lightweight and Compact for Hours of Bright Clear Bird Watching Also for Outdoor Sports Games and Concerts

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2019 (Refresh Now)
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Review Summary - 760 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Size
 128
size, lightweight, carry, weight, binoculars
+99%
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" ...  Compact and works great!  ...  "
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" ...  Lightweight, clear—I’m really satisfied!  ...  "
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" ...  I like the small size and fit in my hand.  ...  "
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" ...  compact and light.  ...  "
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" ...  They are very portable and compact.  ...  "
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" ...  these are great so far, lightweight and easy to bring along on a hike.  ...  "
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" ...  A perfect traveler's and birder's companion.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent excellent quality small binocular.  ...  "
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Price
 112
value, optics, cost, binoculars, reasonable
+99%
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" ...  They can't be beat for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  priced and took my chances with an order.  ...  "
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" ...  These are an outstanding value. ... I was surprised at the quality of these for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent product, exceptional price.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for the cost  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  They seem to be fairly well built, and have darn good optics for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Tks for a good product at a resonable price.  ...  "
Lens
 100
lenses, lens covers, optics, caps, wingspan
+84%
-16%
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" ...  A genuine value in birding optics.  ...  "
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" ...  I can focus on birds at my feeders and see amazing details from yards away, as if they were a few feet away. ... These binoculars are very clear with no significant image distortion.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the wide field of view on these binoculars.  ...  "
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" ...  Like the design of the eye covers and lens covers.  ...  "
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" ...  Great lenses and lightweight.  ...  "
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" ...  >Fairly compact, but good-sized objective lenses for nice bright views ... >Fully multi-coated lenses ... The desire for compactness combined with decent-sized objective lenses called for the roof prism design, which based on many reviews of other models tended to be mutually exclusive with my other need for durability, as it seems that bumps can potentially move the prisms out of alignment on lower-cost models. ... They compare favorably with my Nikon binoculars. ... Other observations: very nice quality strap and decent case, I LOVE the lens caps which stay attached to the binocular body to mitigate the risk of loss, smooth focus action, standard 1/4” x 20 socket for attaching a tripod bracket (although the bracket itself is not included).  ...  "
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" ...  Nice set of compact binoculars.  ...  "
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" ...  The quality of these lenses are outstanding really great price, my other binoculars Cost me over $1200 each and are much heavier.  ...  "
For Travel
 71
cruise, hiking, binoculars, alaska, upcoming
+100%
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" ...  I use them mostly for birds, and ocean/whale sightings.  ...  "
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" ...  Especially good for travel and as an extra pair in the car.  ...  "
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" ...  Brought them with me on vacation to Maine and they have really worked well to view some of the lighthouses, birds, lobster boats at work, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy for travel great at the beach or a concert.  ...  "
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" ...  So far I've followed a hawk in flight and a wily fox sneaking through my backyard.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the compactness and lightweight of them for hiking!  ...  "
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" ...  These were lightweight and waterproof, great for my trip to Hawaii  ...  "
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" ...  I bought it for my upcoming Alaska cruise trip in June. ... I use it for bird watching to test it out before my trip.  ...  "
Build Quality
 58
strap, well made, construction, binoculars, eye
+90%
-10%
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" ...  they are light, seem durable and the field of vision is nice.  ...  "
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" ...  The knobs and joints feel substantial and are easily manipulated.  ...  "
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" ...  The belt loop is good for a man as most wear belts but not all women have belts to slide the case onto, and since my wife is the primary user of the binoculars, this arrangement makes it difficult for her to have the case on her body.  ...  "
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" ...  The case is very basic but I was very impressed with the neck strap cushion and material that the strap is made out of because it was completely non-irritating to the skin.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the size and construction.  ...  "
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" ...  They are easy to hold and nonslip.  ...  "
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" ...  Love that they come with the case, strap and protective end caps  ...  "
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" ...  Good quality and built strong. ... And yes I have already dropped them with in the case, and no problem.  ...  "
Clarity
 55
clarity, view, optics, crystal, easy to use
+100%
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" ...  Clarity was very good.  ...  "
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" ...  Very clear and not very heavy  ...  "
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" ...  They are light and very clear.  ...  "
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" ...  Small and lightweight but excellent clarity.  ...  "
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" ...  glass is very clear.  ...  "
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" ...  The viewing is very clear.  ...  "
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" ...  They are so clear.  ...  "
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" ...  Once I got the hang of this device it's crystal clear view from my spectacle.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 54
easy, easy to adjust, clear, optics, compact
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  easy to use, easy to carry, great binoculars.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to calibrate to "older" eyes.  ...  "
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" ...  easy to use and works great .  ...  "
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" ...  High quality and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Came with easy to use instructions plus email instructions.  ...  "
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" ...  They are easy to adjust and work well for people with glasses.  ...  "
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" ...  They are compact, easy to use and are as clear as a bell.  ...  "
Comfort
 54
neck strap, strap, hands, easy to use, adjust
+94%
-6%
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" ...  I am not very inclined to spend more than $5 return postage for a $10 strap I don't need.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to adjust, love the neck strap, not too heavy, fit my small hands well  ...  "
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" ...  The compensation for people wearing spectacles is a plus.  ...  "
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" ...  And the strap that's included is comfortable and well built.  ...  "
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" ...  I took them on an Alaskan cruise and these were easy to use and comfortable/ not too heavy  ...  "
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" ...  When i took it in my hands I felt their versatility.  ...  "
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" ...  They fit into my hands perfectly & are light weight.  ...  "
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" ...  She loves them.just wish they came in pink she said!Great  ...  "
Weight
 35
light, size, compact, light weight easy, easy to use
+100%
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" ...  They work well for me, they are light weight and I would get them again.  ...  "
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" ...  Small, light weight, and cute .  ...  "
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" ...  Very clear images and light weight, easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  They fit into my hands perfectly & are light weight.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice and compact too, and not very heavy.  ...  "
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" ...  light weight, great for watching birds  ...  "
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" ...  I find these binoculars to be light weight and easy to hold - of course, I do realize that I'm just sitting on my back patio and not hiking through a dense forest, or a steep mountain trail, lugging a pair of binoculars around my neck, and having to focus on a certain rare bird for several minutes, or scanning a vast expansive field for hours, searching for that rare bird.  ...  "
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" ...  Light weight and compact.  ...  "
Fit
 30
binoculars, stay, optics, straps, strap
+87%
-13%
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" ...  I attached them to a tripod with a DIY "L" bracket.  ...  "
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" ...  If your looking for an affordable pair of binoculars these are a perfect fit.  ...  "
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" ...  They are compact and powerful and fit the purpose for which they were purchased.  ...  "
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" ...  The belt loop is good for a man as most wear belts but not all women have belts to slide the case onto, and since my wife is the primary user of the binoculars, this arrangement makes it difficult for her to have the case on her body.  ...  "
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" ...  Fit easily in my carry-on brief case without taking up too much room.  ...  "
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" ...  You are not going to put these in your pocket but it is possible they can hang from your belt if you really wanted to do that, but may be a bit big for even that.  ...  "
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" ...  awesome binoculars, clear optics, lightweight, easy to handle/hold  ...  "
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" ...  These were a great size for throwing in a backpack or putting on your belt, if you have a sturdy belt.  ...  "
As Gift
 25
purchased, christmas, birthday, binoculars, husband
+100%
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" ...  I bought these as a gift and may get a pair for myself.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a gift for February 19.  ...  "
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" ...  They will make a excellent Christmas gift.  ...  "
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" ...  it was a gift for someone else  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased as Christmas gifts for our grandchildren, and we find them to be amazing!  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased the binoculars as a birthday gift so I have not had the opportunity to enjoy them.  ...  "
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" ...  This was a gift for my wife and she loves them for watching birds at our multiple feeders.  ...  "
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" ...  This purchase was a Christmas gift for my daughter who travels a great deal.  ...  "
Zoom
 24
magnification, binoculars, lightweight, zoom, easy to focus
+100%
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" ...  Easy to focus, work well with or without my glasses, and were even easy to focus when wearing only one contact lens (diopter focus control worked well).  ...  "
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" ...  I attached some photos of how the detail looks from the magnification of the Wingspan Optics Spectator compared to my phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Focus easily and the diopter seems to stay put as you focus.  ...  "
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" ...  These are nice, compact, lightweight binoculars that give a sharp image, and the price is quite modest.  ...  "
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" ...  Coming from a photographers perspective these have a remarkable focal sensitivity giving an apature of f0.95 with the same weakness. ... The Wide to close up zoom, just means you can focus closer as in the distance between you and subject, then far away, and the angle of view is wider as in more of subject is viewable compared to other binoculars with same zoom.  ...  "
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" ...  Its a solid performer and although the Nikon has a longer zoom and is lighter in weight I would prefer the wingspan.  ...  "
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" ...  Super clear image, I will need to get a better magnification in the future to see birds more closely.  ...  "
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" ...  You can adjust the focus for very close up views and relatively far for 8x magnification. ... The magnification is just perfect for on the move birding.  ...  "
Picture Quality
 23
clear, picture, images, stable, sharp
+100%
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" ...  Shows a very clear image  ...  "
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" ...  They are easy to keep stable and adjust and have a very picture.  ...  "
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" ...  Bright and clear image.  ...  "
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" ...  I have paid over 3 times as much for slightly smaller and the quality image just wasn't there.  ...  "
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" ...  Ashov is nice, light, and clean, and the picture is pretty good  ...  "
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" ...  Liked image clarity, nothing I didn't like.  ...  "
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" ...  The image is very clear.  ...  "
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" ...  The image quality is unbelievably crisp and vibrant -- the best binocular optics I've ever seen. ... But again, the image quality of this device cannot be overstated -- it is SUPERB.  ...  "
Color
 23
image, bright, images, clear, crisp
+100%
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" ...  The views are bright and sharp.  ...  "
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" ...  I've checked them out and get vivid images of whatever I'm looking at - which is the point  ...  "
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" ...  Shows a very clear image  ...  "
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" ...  I could see some grip and color choices, but really, was the optic all the same?  ...  "
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" ...  I have paid over 3 times as much for slightly smaller and the quality image just wasn't there.  ...  "
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" ...  Oh, and I love the green color, subtle but different.  ...  "
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" ...  Bright and clear image.  ...  "
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" ...  Images through them are crisp.  ...  "
Delivery
 23
delivered on time, arrived on time, received, promised, packaged
+100%
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" ...  The new one has arrived.  ...  "
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" ...  Received the glasses in the time promised.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived on time.  ...  "
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" ...  The receipt of the package was within two days and everything looks good.  ...  "
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" ...  I received my order promptly.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived on time.  ...  "
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" ...  They arrived quickly.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent product, delivered on time and as represented.  ...  "
For Kids
 19
loves, husband loves, children, birthday, bird
+100%
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" ...  My 9 year old granddaughter used them with great success.  ...  "
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" ...  Our son in law really liked these.  ...  "
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" ...  I gave these to my husband for his birthday today and he really likes them.  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased as Christmas gifts for our grandchildren, and we find them to be amazing!  ...  "
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" ...  He loves them.  ...  "
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" ...  My wife loves them.  ...  "
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" ...  My 4 year old loves it as we can go bird watching together now  ...  "
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" ...  Husband loves it!  ...  "
Water Resistance
 17
water, binoculars, trip, rain, proof
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Awesome Knocs, I needed a pair of Binoculars as my old pair were ruined from moisture.  ...  "
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" ...  Just so happen we heard that it may rain so the waterproof feature will come in handy should that happen.  ...  "
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" ...  Although I already had a good pair of binoculars, I needed a waterproof pair for birding while kayaking.  ...  "
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" ...  Being waterproof made it perfect for our river raft trip.  ...  "
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" ...  I needed a pair of waterproof binoculars to use when on my boat. ... >Waterproof, of course  ...  "
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" ...  Lightweight, rain proof, and great field of view.  ...  "
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" ...  I just got these so durability and water proofing is still up in air .  ...  "
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" ...  I live near the salt water (3 blocks uphill) so I love looking out at the water and across to another island from my house.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 16
view, viewing, resolution, vision, sharp
+94%
-6%
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" ...  The viewing is very clear.  ...  "
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" ...  That does not control anything, but the narrowing happens to be an effect that happens when viewing.  ...  "
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" ...  Very light, great resolution.  ...  "
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" ...  Clear, bright optics.  ...  "
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" ...  Optics are clear edge to edge.  ...  "
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" ...  Light and clear vision  ...  "
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" ...  The glass gets a little fuzzy at the edges but the center2/3 is clear and sharp.  ...  "
Band
 15
neck strap, come, comfortable, belt, neck
+87%
-13%
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" ...  These come with a nice case and neck strap.  ...  "
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" ...  And the strap that's included is comfortable and well built.  ...  "
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" ...  Has nice case to attach to a belt., good strap.  ...  "
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" ...  They come with a comfortable neck strap and I like design where the protective caps remain attached and cannot be misplaced.  ...  "
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" ...  The belt loop is good for a man as most wear belts but not all women have belts to slide the case onto, and since my wife is the primary user of the binoculars, this arrangement makes it difficult for her to have the case on her body.  ...  "
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" ...  Love that they come with the case, strap and protective end caps  ...  "
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" ...  Neck strap has nice padding and is adjustable but attachment ends don't use a method that gives me confidence.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice case and strap that came with it!  ...  "
Product Reliability
 14
last, review, months, defective, days
+71%
-29%
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" ...  I just got these a couple days ago and so far I really like them!  ...  "
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" ...  Will be using them next month in the field, so will be better able to judge then.  ...  "
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" ...  This is the second pair of these I have bought in 3 months.  ...  "
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" ...  It seems to have enough quality to last many years.  ...  "
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" ...  Will see how long they last.  ...  "
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" ...  These "Field Glassex" (as we called them in the old days) were  ...  "
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" ...  They will last a lifetime.  ...  "
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" ...  Have owned these for only a couple months so I’ll see how they stand up.  ...  "
Marketplace
 14
thank, amazon, product, received, promptly
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Item as described.  ...  "
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" ...  product as described . ... fast shipping as usual!  ...  "
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" ...  there excelant thank you very much  ...  "
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" ...  The product itself is as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Thanks for answering our questions so promptly.  ...  "
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" ...  I received my order promptly.  ...  "
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" ...  Great - as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Thanks for the nice product and great shopping experience.  ...  "
Returns
 11
returned, returning, reason, one, item
-100%
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" ...  I can't return them because I bought them in July.  ...  "
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" ...  Returning the item for full refund.  ...  "
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" ...  May I return?  ...  "
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" ...  We are actually sending these back.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm returning the item.  ...  "
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" ...  Had to return these as they were slightly out of calibration  ...  "
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" ...  I returned them  ...  "
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" ...  Had to return. ... Tried for an hour before giving up and returning.  ...  "
Night Photography
 9
low, resolution, night, bright, also
+89%
-11%
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" ...  It's is very bright even at night it will look as it appears.  ...  "
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" ...  Light and high resolution.  ...  "
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" ...  Very light, great resolution.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, work well in low light, as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Views of the night sky are very bright, revealing much more detail than the naked eyes could discern, so low-light terrestrial viewing should also be very good.  ...  "
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" ...  Good and light binocular.  ...  "
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" ...  Clear and sharp, easy to focus, even in low light.  ...  "
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" ...  The low light visibility is incredible.  ...  "
Gaming
 8
used, games, football games, views, made
+100%
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" ...  I use them for hunting small game.  ...  "
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" ...  Going to be awesome for everything from football games to hiking.  ...  "
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" ...  The strength is just right for bird watching and high school football games.  ...  "
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" ...  I brought it to a Rutgers Football Game.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought a pair for me and my wife while we go to the Saints games throughout the year.  ...  "
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" ...  Used these at recent NFL pre-season game in the nosebleed seats and it made the game much more enjoyable.  ...  "
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" ...  Used for first time at the Padres game.  ...  "
Design
 8
detail, see, looks, much, well made
+100%
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" ...  Can’t believe how much detail I can see.  ...  "
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" ...  Very good detail.  ...  "
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" ...  They look nice from what I can see  ...  "
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" ...  I love how much detail I get with these .  ...  "
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" ...  Haven't used it yet, but looks good.  ...  "
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" ...  Look forward to using them in the Grand Canyon.  ...  "
Product As Described
 7
product, illustration, described, picture, photos
+100%
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" ...  Great - as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  It is exactly as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  The product itself is as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  product as described .  ...  "
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" ...  Item as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Product is as advertised!  ...  "
Camera
 7
well, using, monarch, built, sharp
+100%
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" ...  I have a very good Nikon binocular and have enjoyed using it for quite a while.  ...  "
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" ...  These are great- even better than the Nikon that I am replaces.  ...  "
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" ...  It is a well built and has similar features as my Nikon Monarch.  ...  "
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" ...  When focused view is share and clear.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent for viewing birds and other wildlife!  ...  "
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" ...  Very nice size since I also am using a dslr camera.  ...  "
Storage
 6
fit, easily, bins, 4, size
+100%
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" ...  I like that they're not too big and they will fit easily in a backpack or bag.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m going to keep these in my golf bag.  ...  "
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" ...  Fit easily in my carry-on brief case without taking up too much room.  ...  "
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" ...  The locking eyecups are a bonus as I have found similarly priced bins don't have that feature or if they do they are constantly sliding back down.  ...  "
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" ...  Very happy with these bins.  ...  "
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" ...  Out of the case, they are roughly the size of 4 rolls of quarters placed next to each other.  ...  "
Video Playback
 5
great for bird, bird, viewing, concerts
+100%
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" ...  Great for bird watching.  ...  "
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" ...  Wonderful for bird watching.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for bird watching.  ...  "
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" ...  Great viewing for plays & concerts.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought these for my father to watch bird watching.  ...  "
Overall performance
 5
job, fast, compact
+100%
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" ...  Its so very well constructed, bright and smooth.  ...  "
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" ...  I recommend it's compact side and performance.  ...  "
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" ...  Does the job.  ...  "
Features
 5
features, bins
+80%
-20%
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" ...  these are light .  ...  "
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" ...  The locking eyecups are a bonus as I have found similarly priced bins don't have that feature or if they do they are constantly sliding back down.  ...  "
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" ...  While I understand that that is a cost saving, it makes it difficult to determine just what features my product contains.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm very pleased with the quality and features.  ...  "
Capacity
 4
pond, live, large, feet
+100%
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" ...  We live in a very rural area with abundant wildlife right in our backyard.  ...  "
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" ...  A fox family no less,,,,, I would recommend  ...  "
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" ...  And out my upstairs loft window, I have buildings and all kinds of city environment things to look at, which makes it interesting to people watch between creating a blog post, or programming a web page.  ...  "
Setup
 3
easy to use
+100%
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" ...  Came with easy to use instructions plus email instructions.  ...  "
For Running
 3
riding, hikes, bike
+100%
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" ...  I LOVE THESE and have started carrying them with me on all my runs and hikes and bike, motocycle and car rides.  ...  "
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" ...  I did take them on a singular trial run, and think I will be very happy with them.  ...  "
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" ...  Used them even while horseback riding.  ...  "
Cover
 3
carrying, really, nice, like, fit
+100%
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" ...  I like that they're not too big and they will fit easily in a backpack or bag.  ...  "
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" ...  Good carrying case:  ...  "
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" ...  even came with a really nice carrying case.  ...  "
Screen Protection
 3
like, clear, edition, clear and sharp
+100%
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" ...  out of the box, godd clear glass . ... Look and Feel like quailty glass.  ...  "
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" ...  The glass gets a little fuzzy at the edges but the center2/3 is clear and sharp.  ...  "
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" ...  glass is very clear.  ...  "
Cleaning
 3
clean, optics, close, binoculars, 3d
+67%
-33%
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" ...  OMG, the images through these binoculars were so clear, clean and close up, at times appearing as close to 3D as possible without actually being 3D binoculars.  ...  "

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