Just received this pocket-sized set. I have been trying to stay away from "the sites", because I tend to be too easily nearly obsessed with the hunt. This sometimes leads to actual purchases that add up quickly, if I am not careful. But, before work the other morning I couldn't help myself, and took a quick peek to see if there were any interesting new postings. There were a few, including this one.
These are about the same size as my Fujinon 16x70s. I have not had clear-enough skies to really rate them, but a few minutes on the moon this morning showed a great image. The craters were sharp, and there seemed to be almost no color at all. Compared them quickly to the Fujinon, and the Swifts showed less color...I think. Thin clouds did not allow more than a couple of minutes per bino.
Regardless, they are very nice. They are missing the strap, manual, and ep cover. With no cover, the eps are pretty dirty. There is one tiny defect, of sorts, in the pebble coating. It is barely noticeable. They came with the mounting bracket. Seem to be very nicely finished and solid. So far, the only questionable thing, in my estimation, is that the right side CF arm is a bit flexible. There seems to be a bit of a gap between the center-screw-disk and the arm which allows the play. So far, though, it does not seem to actually affect the ease or consistency of focus.
Very nice binos. Don't know much about their reputation, but as much as I like them, I am surprised I haven't seen more of them around. I could not find the JB numbers???