I think that of the four UK posters to this thread three either own or have owned the Viking and the other would have done so if the price hadn't gone back up to £255 !
I agree with Andrew (#16) that it is very good optically, and with David that it is sharp, and I use mine often.
It's just a nice bright wide angle low power good for work close to in increasing light and for general walking during the day. Good contrast and colour, field of view is spot on. Less perceived hand tremor with the lower power. Fairly heavy with a utilitarian appearance but perfectly functional, good tight diopter and smooth quick focus. Long eye relief (22mm). Value is what you think it is and for me, for the money, a bargain.