I have had a pair of Pentax 12 x 24 binoculars since 2006. I love them. I bought them from Dubai Duty free shop at the airport. I got it for a pretty bargain deal, I must say.
Prior this one, I had a Nikon which I lent my brother-in-law who is an avid wild photographer. Since the last 4 years, they have been my companion. What I like best them is they are powerful, light-weight, compact and has a beautiful carry case and neck strap.
I carry them especially on weekends when we go for fishing and onto the mountains. During one of the trips, my son accidentally dropped it in the water. We managed to retrieve it quickly without much damage. Believe me, it is intact and as powerful and beautiful has it always been.
It became extremely handy when we went to Singapore and Thailand during last summer. We went to several worth-seeing touristic locations and it was wonderful watching all the parrots, birds and wild life from my binoculars. My family enjoyed very much especially our kids went gaga over the images when they could watch, like wild animals in close range.
The name Pentax stands for quality, durability and a high class product. In my opinion, the best binoculars are the ones that give you clear, close range images without any disturbance and blurred pictures. The amazing feature is the zoom facility which is extremely powerful. I would recommend this binocular for anyone who is looking for a durable, solid and reliable binocular