From Curt in Colorado:
Compact and light, but very solidly built. This is a fine optic for birding in forests, with a very bright, stable, and wide field of view ---- very helpful when searching for small birds moving through shrubs or tree canopies. A great beginner's optic, or for eyeglass wearers needing maximum eye relief. But also sharp and solid enough to become your standard pair for birding at less than 100 yards. Super close focus, for those who like to look at flowers, butterflies, and bugs from a standing position. I now own two of this binocular.