I have an old set of Ashai Pentax 8x40 widefield binoculars that I purchased in an USAF BX in Izmir, Turkey back in 1973. The only thing I don't like about them is the short eye relief, as I wear glasses. Last night I was playing with them looking across our living room watching a couple of raccoons feeding outside. Looking through the window, a storm window and screen I was amazed at the clarity. I think back in those days I probably paid $40-50 US for them. They have not been used much and are in almost new condition.