Originally Posted by django
I agree that choice of binoculars is a very personal thing! but what according to the experts are considered to be the highest quality lenses on the market
Unfortunately a binocular is a compromise between cost, size, weight and ergonomics. And the bad news is that high quality optics are very expensive. IMO image quality is not perfect, though whether it can get any better given the constraints is unclear. Although there is no perfect binocular, there are some nice instruments out there. In favourable conditions the image quality can seem extraordinary. I am impressed by small compacts despite the slightly pokey view for an eyeglass wearer such as myself.