Thanks guys for the advice.
I should add, I have a friend with Swaro EL's which I really like and my brother has the Leica Geovid HD's. I've had more experience with my brothers pair but both are excellent in my opinion and neither have had any issues at all with them.
Any other considerations other than these two in the $2500-3000 price range?
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I have both. I like the swaro better for one reason. In the early morning and late evening they let more light through. But I believe durring the day the Leica has better better glass. Get the swaros! You really can't go wrong with either