I’m old enough to remember the old style Gallilean binoculars, so I was a bit dubious about buying these unseen online. I'm glad I did though. They are ultra compact, the build quality and optics are excellent, and the live, magnitude enhanced, whole constellation views are very therapeutic. My other binocs are 36x100 Miyauchi’s and 12x50 Swarovski’s, so these 2x54’s fill a gap. They’re actually good for observing fast moving flocks of birds too. I suspect spectacles may be a problem. I’m short sighted but setting the eyepieces to infinity works well without specs. The depth of field is remarkable so everything over 3 meters away is fine (with a little help from my eyes auto focussing). My only criticism is that the hard metal eyepieces are uncomfortable, but a pair of eye cups solved that problem.
These are a serious piece of work: well engineered, great optics, good heft, and fills an important niche. I’m fortunate to live under clear southern skies that reward ***** eye viewing, but these make it a whole new experience. Brilliant.