I had to pick the best one-size-fits-all birding binoculars,
they would be the 7x42
Zeiss B/GA T. With 7 power magnification, they are universal
binoculars that everyone can hand hold.
slim, tapered shape fits large or small hands.
Resolution and color accuracy are unsurpassed.
optics are incredibly bright, and a 6 mm exit pupil gives
excellent low-light performance.
focus close - 11 ft. An 8.6° field of view delivers a
big picture, and they're wonderful, wonderful with eyeglasses.
rugged instrument is armored and won't fog up in wet weather.
At 28 oz. it may be a tad heavy for some, but the performance
is worth the weight.
Their only flaw is that the diopter adjustment is easily turned
off its setting. However, other users might consider the ease
of re-setting the diopter adjustment a desirable feature.
Michael and Diane Porter