From John in California:
Subject: Don't leave home without it.
Rating: 5 (of 5)
Many photographers have learned the wisdom of always keeping a small, tough pocket camera with them when traveling without their primary camera kit. For them the little camera means the difference between a missed opportunity and capturing a great surprise. For the last two years I have carried my Vortex 8x28 Furies for the same reason. The Vortex is my go-anywhere, always-there, back-up binocular. They are small and tough, fit in an oversized jacket pocket or small pack and deliver good, dependable views. Ergonomics, precise focus, and very good optics in a waterproof, highly portable package.