Monday, September 19, 2011
From Kimball in the US:
The 16x70 FMT-SX is a wonderful binocular. Bright, with tremendous light gathering ability. Easy to focus. Flat field. Huge depth of field beyond a moderately close, distant focus point.
Hand holdable for short intervals. Hand holdable with monopod for much longer intervals. Fantastic on tripod. A sharpness and definition that surpasses many alphas, especially out toward the edge. Excellent contrast. A very relaxed, coherent view that sucks in visual information. Shock and impact resistant.
All of this is to say nothing of how great the binocular is for astronomical use. Now, if I had a light weight, medium sized pair of these in 12x45 in a roof prism binocular . . .