Traditional style binoculars seem to be making a come back lately. The waterproof Neoma are aimed at the birdwatching observers. OK they are not the lightest, or most attractive binoculars. Also there are many others in this class that give a wider view. However the image is bright, crisp and difficult to find a fault. A combination of BaK-4 prisms, multi coated optics and great internal baffling gives excellent low light performance.
Handling is OK, but for some reason seems to have a narrow IPD. In other words, you will find that you have to open them fully to align with both your eyes. Once you have mastered this you will get used to it.
Twist eye cups are smooth in operation. Goof eye relief for spectacle wearers. Over all build quality is very good, but the case feels budget.
If you put quality of optics ahead of styling and weight, the Neoma 8x42s will equal many roof prisms costing twice the price