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In this review of the Eyeskey 10-22×50 binoculars, I’m not going to be able to tell you much more than what they’re made of. I don’t own a pair to test them myself, and finding other reviews to summarize the impressions of other owners for you here is virtually impossible…because there aren’t any.
With that caveat in place, let’s take a look at what you get with these Eyeskey binoculars. Whether you decide to try a pair for yourself will probably come down to their cost.
If you simply want to check on that cost at Amazon before you read the rest of this review, you can click (or tap) the link just below.
Update: It seems these zoom binos are no longer available. You might consider these non-zoom Eyeskey 10×50 binoculars instead.
- Eyeskey 10-22×50 HD Binoculars
Specifications of the Eyeskey HD Binoculars
You can tell just from the numbers in the name of these binos that they are quite large. The 50 centimeter diameter objective lenses are among the largest that most people ever encounter. They should let in plenty of light, even in dim light conditions, such as just before sunrise or just after sunset.
The glass being fully multi-coated, you should get a clear picture of your target. There are other treatments that manufacturers can apply to glass and the prisms inside that Eyeskey apparently chose not to add here in order to keep costs down. This means that the image you see could be better in other binoculars, but for many owners this won’t matter.
The dimensions of these binoculars are 7.2 inches long by 7.7 inches high by 2.6 inches wide. Those figures are from the manufacturer. I think most people would swap the height and width measurements, but you get the idea. Just think of standing the binoculars upright on their objective lenses, and it should make sense.
This pair of tubes weighs 31 ½ ounces. That’s quite heavy, but it’s what you should expect in a large pair at this price point.
You can zoom these lenses from 10 to 22 times real life magnification. It’s quite possible that at the highest magnification you might not get as clear a picture as you will at the lower settings. Such is often the case with high powered optics that don’t cost a lot.
These Porro prism binos have the fairly standard BAK4 prisms, but as I mentioned, there is no special treatment of these prisms. They have to do the best job they can in their raw form.
In the description that I found online for these binoculars, there is some conflicting information when it comes to waterproofing. There is a sentence that claims they are waterproof (along with several other “proofs”). However, the listing of specs says that they are not waterproof, nor are they nitrogen filled. For the price, I am inclined to believe the latter – that they are not waterproof (or fogproof or anything else proof).
Adjusting the Eyeskey HD Binoculars
You can adjust the foldable rubber eyecups to your liking. The eye relief is a rather generous 19 millimeters. Wearing glasses while using these shouldn’t be a problem.
After you set the diopter as needed to compensate for any difference in the focusing ability of your eyes, use the central focusing knob to bring your target into sharp focus. It’s a little unusual for the diopter to have 8 clicks on the positive side and 4 on the negative. I think that more often the number of clicks is the same in each direction. That said, it doesn’t really matter. A total of 12 clicks – no matter how many in either direction – is plenty for any pair of eyes.
You can also adjust the interpupillary distance from a close 56 millimeters to a distant 72 millimeters. This too should be plenty of variation for any face.
The field of view is only 198 feet at 1000 yards. That’s not very wide. If you’re into bird watching, you’ll probably want to find a different pair. For many other uses, this FOV is just fine.
The close focus distance is 8 meters (just over 26 feet). That’s not very close. If you want to examine objects closer than that, again, look for a different pair. However, many people want to use binoculars to see things far away (obviously), so these would be just fine for those folks.
Construction and Accessories for the Eyeskey 10-22×50 Binoculars
These binoculars are tripod adaptable which is common for large binos. They are just too heavy to hold for long periods of time. If you plan on spending a day with them, you’ll appreciate being able to attach them to a nice tripod or monopod.
The aluminum alloy housing helps keep the weight down, but that can only do so much. The aluminum does a good job of protecting the optics inside.
You get a neck strap, which you might use for shorter periods of use. You also get a lens cleaning cloth and lens cover. It seems that the covers are just for the objective lenses. There are no covers for the eyepiece lenses.
So that’s all I can tell you for now. If you think you might like a smaller pair of Eyeskey binoculars, check this article instead.