Had an opportunity to use the new Leica Geovids severa; times last week in Alaska - they are very nice units. Excellent optics, as would be expected from Leica, weight is entirely reasonable for toting around your neck all day, laser reached out to 1200 on a sunny day, shot a variety of small spruce trees, arctic vegetation etc. Appeared to outdo my Leica 1200's for sure. Did not do any caribou - my 1200 did the job for me but the Geovids would have elliminated carrying one unit. Are they worth the 1600 bucks or whatever they will street-price for - definitely.