Carson TrailFinder 10 x 25 Binocular - Carson
Carson TrailFinder 10 x 25 Binocular
Average Rating: Average Rating: 2.5 Stars
Description

Serves as two pieces of field equipment with a built-in digital compass that tells you in which direction you are looking.
User Reviews
Great Optics
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Although I didn't purchase these binoculars from this site, I felt the Carson product deserved a positive review. Ironically I received these binocs as a gift during second year physics, optics section. So, technically I understand a lil more about how they are built and what the lenses actually do. These binocs are lightweight, a lot of plastics around the critical parts so use caution I wouldn't want to drop them. The compass is electronic so it requires calibration not only after a battery change but also before use. In the latter case, the instructions fail to mention to calibrate before use if required.The minimum focal distance is really sharp. Wish I had these on my recent Red Rock canyon field trip!!
Kzudid - April 6, 2014

Junk
Rating: 1.0 Stars
I was looking for a simple pocket binocular when I stumbled on this item. The idea of a built-in digital compass (as a backup) was intriguing. When I opened the box, one of the rear lens caps popped off. With some precision screw drivers I repaired it. When I looked through the binos the first thing I realized was the glass looked foggy and it was difficult to see (on a clear sunny day). The compass also didn't work as it was off by as much as 90degrees. Look elsewhere and don't buy this item.
David - March 24, 2009