I got my Leica 8x32 bn bins about 8 years ago to replace my fogged up swift audubons, and they have surved me very well. I bought them for their great field of view and depth of field and their close focus. I got them at a bargan price of £559 new, they were selling in other shops at anything between £629 - £700. Having said this in recent weeks whilst out with people with 10x42 bins I found myself struggling to id distant birds whilst they had no problem. I was recomended the Opticron Explorer 10x42 by two birders who paid just over £200. I looked on the internet and found them going for £159.99 so with my birthday comming up I ordered a pair
and they arrived yesterday. Took them and my Leicas out in the field to compare but thick fog had desended. First impressions are very favorable and I will try and give a review to follow.