Just a quick thumbs up for these binoculars. They are clear, bright, and the 12x power makes for great long distance viewing, with decent fov at closer ranges. I have lots of scopes in Nikon, Zeiss, Steiner, Leupold, and Bushnell, but these are my first Vortex product. I have to say, the glass is comparable to the mid level Nikon and Leupold glass. These binos are very stout, thickly armoured, and well made. Vortex has a great no questions asked lifetime warranty, too. Snagged them for $159 on a Cabelas blowout sale. These are the 2015 model, not the newer 2016 redesigned version. Great binos for the price.