I have owned Leica and older EL'S these are the Best Hands Down!!!!!! If you can Afford them? Buy them!!!!! You will not find better ones...I know I have tried!!!!! I recommend the 8.5 power over the 10 power. But I live in the Eastern US and I have used them in Africa. If you live out west you may want 10 power, but, I would still go with 8.5 power and buy a backup pair for when you want 10 or 12 power. For that I would buy the Vortex HD Vipers 10 power for under $600. I have a pair! Cannot beat the quality and glass for the price and they have a great warranty you can't beat.
However, they are not Swaros!
Pros: Clarity, Erognomics,
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.