A customer came to the Northern Optics retail outlet recently. Her requirement was a good quality lightweight pair of binoculars. Despite looking through some 8×32 and 10×32 binoculars, she opted for the slightly larger Opticron Discovery WP PC 8×42.
Even though these have 42mm objectives, they feel as lightweight as many 32mm binoculars. This was a major factor.
The two main reasons why the customer chose the 8×42 was the brightness of the image, and the fact that they are only £10 more than the Opticron Discovery WP PC 8×32