Discontinued Full-Sized 7-8X Binoculars

Bausch & Lomb Elite 8x42

The Bausch and Lomb Elites have always been among the two or three finest 7 to 8 power full sized birding binoculars. After phase coating was added, their only major short-coming was the lack of any kind of weatherproofing. (In fact, in my initial review of the phase coated model, I just assumed that any binoculars that obviously well designed and made would be waterproof, and listed it as a feature in the review. The people at B&L were quick to point out my mistake, and I had to print a retraction.)