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When I first started birding, my parents got me a pair of Jason 7x35's for
Christmas in about the third grade. At that age, they were what I considered
top-of-the-line. As I got to know more about binoculars, i realized they
weren't so great after all. This past fall, I finally invested in a new pair,
Swift Ultralite 8x42's. From my experience, I felt that the Jason's had fairly
poor brightness, somewhat cheap construction (almost entirely plastic), and
the lenses seemed to be poorly coated. Even with careful cleaning, *spots*
appeared on them.
Nick Barber, 10 Jan 1996