Nikon Diplomat 10X25 ASPHERIC Compact Binocular-Excellent Condition in Box WITH BLANK WARRANTY CARD AND NEW STRAP-STILL IN PACKAGE. Better View Desired had this to say about this binocular:
"...Diplomats are the only compacts that I would even consider as my primary birding glasses..."
"...none of the roof prism glasses come close to the Nikon Diplomats when it comes to detail."
"Their measured resolution was at or beyond theoretical resolution for 25mm objectives ‹ within one or two tenths of an arc second of the Reference Standard for full sized glasses. Still, the lab tests did not prepare me for what I was going to see when I actually pointed the things at a living bird. In almost all cases they show as much detail on birds under 50 feet as any full sized binoculars I have compared them to (including the Reference Standard Zeiss 7X42s and the Product of Special Merit Swift Audubon 8.5X44s). Indeed, they held detail out to 200 yards and beyond, often showing more detail than the 7X42s or 8.5X44s at those distances. ("If this be heresy, then heresy is sweet." Or sentiments to that effect.) When you consider that these are 12 ounce binoculars, that is nothing less than amazing. The body shape and size is also quite nice ‹ a bit on the large side for compacts without being heavy ‹ very holdable in extended use, and very steady in the hands. The locking, pull up, push down, individual eyepiece focus adjustment ring is one of the most intelligent designs I have ever seen."