The Bushnell Legend HD binoculars surprised me. I've been birding for over 45 years. I own and have owned dozens of binoculars. Some lasted years, some only months. I've had Bushnells, Trax, Nikon's, Kowa's, and some I have no idea on the brand/mfg. For the past few years I've purchased Nikon's. They are well made, have excellent optics, and carry all price ranges I'm interested in.