Here's a bit of a follow up...
After a few weeks of use, the objective lens covers now snap into place quite easily. They seem to have worn in just a bit and fit perfect.
The main focusing action has also become less stiff and smoother. It too has sort of worn in and is quite acceptable to use.
I just came in from a quick session looking at the waxing Crescent Moon using the 15x70s on my monopod and the focus continues to snap into place. There is no fussing to find focus. When it is focused...you know it! My unit stays in focus and does not drift. The Lunar surface detail was crisp and sharp. And yes, there is a very thin greenish line of CA around the limb. These are not apos. But the views are still excellent.
I then looked at Venus and Mars below and to the right of the Moon which are nearly in conjunction. I estimate less than a degree apart. It was still twilight but Mars was easy to see and had a faint reddish tint. Venus was dazzling but the monopod is a little too shaky to tell if I could see any sort of phase. But the lack of flaring off bright objects like Venus still surprises me from a binocular this big.
So after about a month of use I am totally satisfied with their performance and would recommend these as an excellent option in the lower mid-range of binoculars.
P.S. my bino-chair is coming along slow but is almost ready. Another couple days and I'll have it done! Very excited to see how it goes!
Edited by John Miele, 13 July 2021 - 08:50 PM.