Hey guys, I just received my new Leupold Wind River Olympic Binoculars 12x50mm. I am very impressed with the clarity and quality. I was going to buy a pair of Swarovski's, however, I also needed a new range finder, so I went with Leupold Binoculars and bought the Swarovski 8x30 1500 Laser Guided Range finder. I loved the Swarovski Binoculars, but I had to save some money some where if I wanted to get both binoculars and rangefinder. I am very impressed with the Leupold Binoculars, and I would recommend them to anyone who is trying to find a quality pair of binoculars for $400.00. I looked at the following pairs of binoculars in the price range between $350.00 to $450.00, before I made my final decsion; Burris, Nikon, Bushnell, Browning and the ones I went with Leupold. This is how I ranked them in my opinion; #1-Leupold (Very nice, Excellent Quality, Very Very Clear, Very Impressed) #2-Browning (Really nice and Clear) #3 Nikon(Good) #4-Burris (Good) #5-Bushnell (Ok). I hope this info was informative. Good Shootin, Wildcat!