I just received my Fujinon 7 X 50 binoculars from home, my wife having shipped them to me; I’ve owned them for years. Dang, they are incredible to look through!
- Fujinon's Brightest Mil-Spec 7x50
- Water & Fogproof
- Porro Prism
- 7.5° Angle of View
The MOST critical thing in a binocular for working comfort is eye relief, especially for use with eyeglasses and/or sunglasses.
With 23mm eye relief, nothing beats the Fujinons—most binoculars have a miserably difficult-to-use 15mm to 19mm eye relief—very uncomfortable very quickly with constant blackout if the pupils are not kept rigidly in position—not so with the Fujinons. I consider 19mm eye relief an absolute minimum for comfortable use and that is a real compromise.
Large and heavy, these Fujinons are not for everyone and not for casual hiking/carrying, but the porro prisms kick the crap out of roof prisms, based on all the binoculars I have experienced including far deeper real depth of field viewing, which saves the endless hassle of adjusting focus as with roof prism designs.
The size and weight are no fun to carry but when using them the ergonomics/haptics are far superior to other designs. I can perfectly adjust for each eye individually, and the grip on them lets me pin my arms to my side for extended viewing comfort.
The 7X magnification and 50mm front elements make dim light viewing a jaw dropping experience—it feels like having night vision.
When I tested them, the viewing quality was hugely superior to any Leica or Zeiss offering when I tried them all some years ago.