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Excellent little Bins!,
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This review is from: Barr & Stroud Sahara 8x32 Binoculars (Electronics)
I got these for my wife, who found my Barr & Stroud 10 x 42's (reviewed elsewhere)a little too big and heavy for her hand. The more compact size and lighter weight of the 32's suit her perfectly. As far as performance is concerned, we were both surprised to find that these little binoculars performed very well indeed and even on gloomy days they still provide a good clear image and not far off my 42's.
The BAK 4 prisms give a good sharp image with no obvious aberrations, the focussing is smooth and precise and the rugged waterproof and fogproof body means they perform just as well on a dreich Scots winter's day. Another nice touch is the tethered lens covers and eyepiece caps - many makers just can't get these right.
These binoculars will compete with much more expensive makes. At this price they are a bargain and would make a great first purchase for someone interested in birdwatching or watching wildlife without having to lug around a heavy pair of bins.
Whilst the maker is not the Barr & Stroud company of yesteryear, we are very satisfied with the quality of the item and would recommend these to anyone looking for a good quality piece of kit on a budget.