Extremely compact and lightweight, the 8x25 IS introduces a new kind of Image Stabilization to the most popular size of binoculars. Image Stabilizer counteracts hand tremors for 1 movement in all directions. Field-flattening lens element with Super Spectra coatings
My father has season's tickets to the Yankee games this year. Unfortunately, the seats aren't very close. His birthday was last week, and I thought it was a thoughtful idea to provide him with binoculars for him to take to the games to be able to get a better view of the stadium, the players, etc. He used them a couple days ago and was very happy with them. He noticed the stabilizer controls are easily accessible for both hands. The textured rubber coating was also a great plus, being he is clumsy. Now he can handle a beer in one hand, and the binoculars in another with out the fear of dropping anything. I'm going to see a concert next month, I'll be sure to bring these along (damn nose bleed section).