My Leupold Wind River 10x50 porro prism binos arrived! They're the same ones that Steve has. I did a comparison test with them against the Cabela's Pine Ridge 10x42 roof prism binos that Cabela's brags about. I stepped out onto my driveway and checked out the vacant field next door. It was mid-morning, clear and sunny. I viewed various crows in the field at different distances from 25 yards to 650 yards (laser ranged). I also viewed the pipes and structure of some old feed silos/buildings at about 750 yards, and the mountains in the distance.First I used the Cabela's binos, then the Leupolds at each distance. THERE IS NO COMPARISON!
The Leupolds win hands down. The Leupolds are brighter, clearer, more comfortable to hold, more comfortable on my face with the twist up eye cups, have a clear and crisp view all around the edges of the lenses, and are just easier to see thru. After watching a bunch of crows at 530 yards for a few minutes with each pair of binos, there is no doubt that the Leupolds are MUCH better binos. Definately the clearest I've ever used, even though they are Leupold's base model. The only issue I have with the Leupolds is that the focus ring has a little bit of lag when you change directions. Just a little. Dang... Now that I've tasted my first Leupold glass, I might have to get some of their VX III scopes to replace my Simmons scopes. I'm sure I'll be suprised... I've never looked thru a Leupold scope outside a store.