The other day, during the whole day they let me use a small binocular, the Nikon EII 8x30, we were in the field, hiking, the day was dry and sunny with very good light, here the Nikon was in all its sauce, bright, The images were very, very contrasted and sharp, especially in the center of the image, towards the edge the thing does not go too, for example the images of the feathers of the birds are beautiful, with an unusual definition, it has a Very extensive field, about 8.8º if I remember correctly, the landscape vision is very good, very bright despite being an 8x30 ...
I have medium-sized hands, not very big and even so it is not easy to take this little one in your hands, there is a need for more binoculars to fill the hands ..., the mechanics in this binocular seem excellent, the focus wheel like butter , it is full of quality, although it is a pity that it is not waterproof, it may fog up a lot in colder weather ...
I have found a very good binocular for bird or insect and flower observation, with a spectacular image ... but only in good weather.
During the night the image so contrasted that it provides I liked more than the other two binoculars I had there, a 10x50 and a 12x36 IS, although with 8X it did not have as much penetration as they for example for deep sky observation, to show a button: Double cluster of Perseus, greater contrast with 8x30, greater number of stars with 10x50, greater penetration with 12x36 ..
Now, with those 8.8º the Nikon "fractured" the images of the other two in terms of wide field, what a joy to walk with them on the Milky Way .. !!