I finally bit the bullet guys and bought my first pair of good binoculars for my birthday a couple of weeks ago. I was dead set on a Set of the Nikon Dream Season 10x42 untill I went to BPS and the salesman said try these!! He actually showed me some 8x42's and of course I hopped on ebay when I got home, and found these 8X50's and man are they nice!!! Talk about gathering light, when out tonight at 6:30 pm and sat till really dark and still could see back in the woods. I am very impressed to say the least. Gave $375 and they list in Cabela's and BPS for $600!! I would highly recomend to anyone!!