Re: Leupold Binocs.
I have a pair of Acadia's. I want to say they are 8x40's.
I got them at a very good price on a silent auction at a NRA banguet. Around the same time, I got a pair of Nikon Monarch's, also 8x. Between the two, I think the Nikon's are better glass. In fact I took the Nikon's when I went to Alaska on my grizzly hunt.
Can't speak to the other levels of Leupold binos. Not saying they are bad, just not as good as the Nikons.
That being said, I tend to be pretty hard on equipment. I have had issues with the Nikons that I've had to have repaired, but have had no issues with the Leupolds. So on a durability standpoint, I'd give the nod to the Leupolds.