Top positive review
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Nice quality and good optics, great close up ability
on 27 July 2012
There are cheaper ones around for a Monocular, this seemed to be a step up in quality and a not unreasonable price for what you get. Build is nice with a solid metal casing which is soft to the touch. You get a supplied case with belt pouch, lens cleaning cloth and an attachment to put around your neck to hold it. Optics are better than expected with a good control of abberations (ie not a problem) sharpness is good too, with a nice smooth focus and zoom action
You can use the zoom control near the eyepiece to zoom from 8-25x magnification, this isn't a fast optic so low light isn't it's ideal application but quality remains good at the full zoom end with decent contrast and sharpness (albeit fairly dim at the 25x end... not an issue in good light but one to watch).. Push the front part forward to enable the macro capability. Close up ability is excellent really good macro for looking at bugs and fine details.
Overall very pleased nice and compact make this a device you would be happy to take anywhere with you
Update Feb 2014:
Still very pleased with the Monocular it's still working very well
Added photo to show the various controls (see users pics)
The only real downside is the rather mediocre case supplied this really needs a better quality case to store it in. In all other ways the unit is still working fine and looks fresh despite being used quite a bit.