Well I did call Orion today to find out the dimensions of the product and to double check what type of case/carrier they came with. Agent on the phone verified that they came is a soft carrying case which I'm OK with. I'd rather they spend the extra 20 bucks or whatever on optics. He did also verify that they were O-ring sealed and Nitrogen purged. Woohoo! I did send an email to support with several questions:
I have a few questions about this new binocular. I am having a hard time finding some detailed information about the construction of the binoculars.
What is the total light transmission through the binocular?
What is the clear aperture of the objective?
What type of glass is used to make up the objectives?
Is it purged with nitrogen or argon and / or O ring sealed?
What eyepiece design is used in to binocular e.g. erfle, plossl etc and what is it's field stop and diameter.
Thank you so much for any info you can give me!
We shall see what information if any they are willing to release to me.