I have not extensively field tested this binocular yet, so I can't say yet how well it holds up or how waterproof it actually is but it fully meets my expectations for a small and rugged binocular. I chose this binocular because I have narrow pupils, and so most binoculars do not fit my eyes properly. I was concerned that some users claimed that it did not sit on their face properly, and they had to hold it unsupported from their eyes. I had no such problem: The eyecups were actually a little too far out for me when fully extended, but they have a little detent at the halfway mark that allows me to rest it against my eye sockets or nose bridge to keep it supported with a full view. They retract fully for eyeglass wearers. They have a great, wide-field view. The inner 75% of the field of view is sharp, and the outer edges has some barrel distortion and focal and chromatic aberrations, but you'll understandably have to pay a lot more for edge-to-edge sharpness, so this is expected for the price range. Overall, the binocular is heavy and very rugged feeling--it doesn't feel like it will bend out of collomation like a lot of cheap binoculars I have encountered. Only time will tell, however, so I hope I can add an update for these in the future.
Please note that my binoculars arrived with bad optics on one side (the right side would not come to a sharp focus) I spoke to a customer service representative at Vortex, and they sent me a free return label for FedEx, and they had my binos back in their shop within 3 days. They concluded that the pair I had received was faulty, and they sent me back a brand new pair and a complimentary hat, just a few days later. The new pair works great! I mention this because it shows that Vortex had great customer service, but also as a caveat that their quality control may not be perfect for this model. If you ever receive a questionable model, you should contact them and hopefully you'll receive the great service that I did. Quality control is also something that you can expect to be lacking in a cheaper model such as this one, but you'll get more than your money's worth if you are diligent and work with the company if you have any problems.
|商品尺寸||15 x 9 x 11.4 cm; 490.45 克|