This is a nice idea....
Not everything could be criticism...
All binoculars allowed, but it would be nice to hear not only names, but whys
For me, the best ones optically are now in the hands of a fellow CNer and where the Nikon ProStar 7x50. Almost perfect to the edge, and no residual color. I would prefer a bigger Afov though.
Others that I have and have incredible optics and wider Afov are the 10x42el Swarovsky's, but I don't like their focus to infinity, as if somehow they lack a bit of focus for very distant targets, that's why I'll prefer the Nikon's optically.
In the giant class, nothing has beat the 150mm Fuji's, I guess only the ED's would be better.
I really enjoy in my Canon 18x50 IS binos.
They are for sure best binos I ever used.
Mechanics is super strong, very precise, realy Japan precision and quality.
Not too big, not too heavy.
Excellent daytime and nighttime performer.
Optic deliver pinpoint stars across whole FOV, even on extreme edges, and very flat FOV.
Eye releaf is very good, contrast is simply amazing, as well sharpness, and as well excellent colour correction.
I use it almost every day, and would pick it any time over Nikon 18x70, Zeiss 15x60 GAT* and other binos I owned.
I know many love Nikon 18x70, but what bother me on Nikon is too much false colours, too short eye releaf, a bit warmer image and bad corrected FOV, where most FOV is actually unusable at stars.
Popular Zeiss 15x60 GAT* have bit yellowish tone of image which I dont like, and shorter eye reelaf tan I prefeer. Also not as sharp across FOV and not so good contrast as Canon 8x50 have.
And most important, Canon have that magic IS button, which leave any other non IS bino in dust handhold
Had also Canon 15x50 IS and Canon 10x42 IS, but Canon 18x50 IS is definetly for my taste on highest bino rank I ever owned.