Not quite the same performance as the more expensive phase corrected 25mm Opticrons, but a very pleasing image. One of the biggest factors is the very wide field of view. Later models upgraded with better twist eye cups. Not really long enough eye relief for spectacle wearers.
Very compact when folded, so can be placed in a shirt pocket. For general use, the wide angle of the 8x makes it a better option than the 10x.
Comes with a very good quality case and strap. Handling is very good, but the small focus wheel may not be to every ones taste.