This optic is fantastic - I'm using it as a magnification tool for holidaying and travelling around the world. When I'm not doing that, i use it as an astronomical spotter for my telescope and general night viewing. The fully multi-coated optics help a lot.Note: The carry case included which i received was not the cheap, simple protector that everyone else talks about. Instead, i received a very nice nylon, velcro, elasticised case which it fits perfectly into. Although it has a stitched belt loop on the back, i would've liked a molle system instead. Hey, you can't make everyone happy i guess but I got the nice case, so that's nice.