From Sam in West Chester, PA:
Happy with these
For many years I used a Bausch & Lomb Zephyr 8X30, which were my grandfather's from the 1940s. I found it to be perfectly good for birdwatching and horse racing, the things I use bins for.
Then, a friend told me how much better modern binoculars are--so I bought this Vanguard Endeavor ED 8x42 Binocular and it is true! It is sharp and clear and gather light well early or late in the day. They are a little heavier than the mid-sized Zephyr, but fulfill my needs just fine.
Very nice at a reasonable price.