Originally Posted by Jaywalk
I had a B1 8x42 and a B3 8x30. Both models showed significant internal reflections and both showed two false exit pupils in each connected by an arc of light. 8X42 had specs of dust in left barrel, right clean; both barrels had reflective items within barrel, such as silver connecting screw and what appeared to be the inside of the silver strap lug. Also, I needed to wear glasses to avoid blackouts. I wasn't impressed and returned both pairs.
On the issue of the false pupils only:
I understand that false pupils are outside the cone of light that is delivered to the exit pupil and into ones pupils.
My large Zeiss Victory 7x42 T* FL uses AK prisms and it has large ovoid false pupils. My little Swarovski 8x25 CL Compact also shows small false pupils.
I can't see the false pupils while using the binoculars and and they have no effect on the view.