The optics are amazing. I own Swarovski, Leicas, and Zeiss binoculars, and these are on par. I love the style. I have several pairs of the small ones, I’ve given as gifts.
The Pro’s edged out the standard version with a bit more light-gathering ability and color rendition (the ability to produce true hues). Light yet sturdy and well balanced in the hand. That doesn’t diminish the standard version at all, especially given it’s $95 cost. Both compete with brands many time their price.
no complaints here
Though this is my first pair, the research I've done suggests that these are the best bang for your buck binoculars out there. I have 8x25s and now 10x42s. The 8x25s are great, but really can't compete with the new Pro model. Obviously the Pros are are bigger and heavier but what is gained in magnification and field of view ... they're a no brainer. My ONLY gripe is that the case the Pros comes with is a piece of junk as are the standard straps. That's fine. Nocs sells great straps on I'm rockin one of those. Maybe they'll start making cases as well? I'd buy if they did. Because I don't think the current standard case will last too many suitcase travel trips. I feel like I'm being nit picky here. The nocs are from the gods and that's all that matters.
Mother’s Day gift
Great. Everything I hoped for.
My second pair of NOC’s. Love them
My experience has been great. I have owned a 8x25 which was awesome. I saw you all came out with the larger 10x42 pro issue. After using them for a couple week I love them and are worth every penny. Though larger. The quality of the glass with being water proof exceeds the quality of much more expensive brand names and remain practical and portable. I will always be a NOC’s fan.