I started with a Weaver 2.5 and thought I was on top of the mountain. That as followed by B&L 2.5x 8, a Redfield 2x7, several Leopolds and now I'm back to Bushnell Elite 3200s. Why a 3200 3x9? Because when compared to a 4200 3x10, it was much brighter. Why a Bushnell (actually a couple)? They were the only ones with "rainguard". Have you ever managed three days running to get into an elk herd during a blizzard and gone from attempting to get the snow out of your scope then your glasses, then bionoculars? Yes, it was that wet and nasty. yes, I did go to Bushnell binos too. Now I only worry about my glasses. To heck with us, find out what your needs are and meet them.