From Mark in CA:
I got to compare the Zeiss side by side with the various 42mm and 50mm models from Leica and Swarovski at a festival. The Victory 10x54 T* HT Binocular had the brightest view and best resolution while looking at birds skulking in shadows.
Focus is extremely smooth and very precise. They are only about 6oz. heavier than the 42mm models while offering superior dawn/twilight/shadow resolution. Despite their size and weight, they're very comfortable for all-day birding with a bino harness.
The only drawback is close focus isn't the best (approx 11 feet). I would recommend these to anyone looking for a top quality 10x binocular.