Swarovski is really delivering this thrilling product and it superior to any of other brands in my private view. My pair of the 1042 shows me the sharpest image quality, I could see more details of the birds. Another point that makes me rate this pair high is the brightness. I feel as if the sky as well as the birds had been just washed and the world becomes a new, clean one. At dawn or near dark, it still gives me a better vision than any other binoculars that I had ever owned.