The Zeiss 8x42 Victory FL Binoculars are not cheap, but you do come pretty close to binocular perfection.
The 8x42 T* binoculars from Zeiss are extremely popular for countless applications and make excellent birding and wildlife viewing binoculars and are more than up to the task for almost any sightseeing venture.
Find, follow and study your subject from the beginning to the end of the day with these outstanding binoculars. With this full size glass, you'll enjoy brilliant views of absolutely natural colour, very wide 405-foot fields of view, extreme durability, minimal weight (27.33 ounces), and smooth ergonomic handling.
The Zeiss 8x42 Victory FL really are awsome binoculars
Highest light transmission of any binocular in its class > 90% - with lowest stray light
Zeiss Fluoride glass (FL) -- outstanding edge definition and minimal color fringing
Innovative Advanced Optics System (AOS) -- environmentally friendly thin lens technology for lighter & higher optical performance
Effective protection system repels water, dirt and grease.
Streak-free cleaning is fast and easy (without smearing) due to the extremely smooth surface.
Fully multi-coated lenses with patented T* anti-reflective coatings
Phase-corrected Abbe-Konig prisms with P* coating -- brightest and sharpest view
High impact armored housing
Nitrogen filled to prevent fogging
High eye-point, wide field eyepieces designed for eyeglass wearers
Adaptive Lockable Eyecup Design with 4 precise positioning click stops
Intelligently Tuned Focusing mechanism -- infinity to close focus in one turn
Ergonomically designed for remarkably low weight, balance and easy handling