It's hard to find brighter, more practical binoculars on the market than those made by Steiner. The new Wildlife Pro Ultra Sharp 8x30s would appear to be no exception.
These binocs feature automatic focus for objects from 30 yards to infinity--permitting lightning-fast target acquisition, particularly on moving objects--and a ribbed fingertip wheel allows you to fine-tune the focus for closer objects. The autofocus system also lets you adjust the left and right barrels separately to accommodate anyone's visual acuity. The lenses feature a high light-transmission coating and the body is rubber-armored.
Weight is 21 ounces. $399.