From Roger C. in Detroit:
Had to have my own!
In September of 2013 I purchased the Zeiss Terra ED 8x42 Binocular and was very impressed with the brightness of the optics, the close focusing and the ease of turning the focus knob, the feel of the binoculars, and everything about them (although I probably could have lived without the plastic display case that they came in).
This spring I was out birding with my wife, and she asked if so could look through them. I guess she was just as impressed as I was, because although she never said anything--she also never gave them back.
We both own more expensive binoculars, but the Zeiss Terra ED's are #1 for both of us. I would highly recommend them.