Amazing that out of 1407 reviews with 83% 5 star - 10% 4 star and only 6% 3star and below (and mostly for sample variation quality) you find a couple to suit your opinions and purposes. So, 93 out of 100 find them great. And on the last review you posted, you neglected their last line:No, I tried 3 different samples. Beyond 100 yards they seem to have poor resolution IMO. Here are a couple Amazon reviews that concur with me.
3.0 out of 5 stars, Poor distance viewing
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on April 7, 2016
Style: Papilio II 6.5x21Verified Purchase
I must have read the description wrong; I thought it would work for long distance viewing as well; but I could not see detail of a bird flying or in a tree in my neighbor's yard.
I had to return the product because it wasn't quite what I wanted; poor distance viewing on the Pentax Papilio ll.
3.0 out of 5 stars, Not As Expected
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on April 2, 2017
Style: Papilio II 8.5x21Vine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
Hubby expected them to be easier to focus and said they are not good for his intended purpose - viewing targets at the gun range. When targets are set at 100 yards, it is difficult to distinguish if he hit the target.
"Hubby expected them to be easier to focus and said they are not good for his intended purpose - viewing targets at the gun range. When targets are set at a 100 yards it is difficult to distinguish if he hit the target.
They are compact and prefect for watching the wildlife in our yard."
Being a member of the shooting sports, I myself would find it difficult to see a quarter inch hole in a black target at 100 yds with any 8 power bino.