I'm in the same boat as you. From the research I've done, it seems the swarovski is the one to get. That's what I've done with other glass, and when I finally got tired of buying the less expensive brands and wound up with swarovski binos, I've never looked back and regretted it. My problem is reading the write up here on LRH regarding the new G7 rangefinder
. My wife was reasonably okay with the $1000 swarovski, but when I told her I wanted a G7 at $1600.....well I don't need to go into specifics.