Here are a couple of good choices for binoculars that run the price tag gamut. At the high end are the Zeiss Victory T* FL binoculars.
Many consider this model as the best you can buy. You get bright, clear images in a comfortable housing. Light is optimum as is color perception due to the Zeiss use of fluorite prism glass. Focus from six to four hundred feet…the Victory can handle everything in between. Plus they are waterproof, fog proof and carry a lifetime guarantee.
If $1500 is too pricey for you, take a look at the Nikon Monarch 8 x 42 binoculars. Unless your eye is persnickety in its viewing pleasure you won’t be able to discern the difference in optics.
If you wear eyeglasses, the Monarch can accommodate them. Its focus range is from just over 8 feet to over 300 feet and they are the desirable water and fog proof. Add on a 25 year warranty and you are on your way to a perfect pair of binoculars.