Finaly aquired my EL 10x42's tonite! 1 word. AWESOME! These truly are the most awesome bino's I have ever looked through. I truly believe though that differant people will percive differant optical qualities through differant glass. There are some optics out there that I cant see anything clearly despite being "fine European optics", yet other guys look through the same piece of glass and swear its the best they have ever seen and vice versa! I am planning my anual Arizona deer hunt in January (archery) though a bow shot on this hunt can be quite long. 60+ yards. To me thats as poses the same challenges as 600 yard rifle shooting. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif So I am still long range hunting. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif I am eagerly waiting to spend some time behind my new EL's mounted to my new "Outdoorsmans" light weight tripod.