I'm finally gonna bite the bullet and get myself a good pair of binoculars. I had a cheap, crappy pair of Simmons that I was glad to lose in the woods the last time I went out. Since I'm planning on using these for a long time for many things, I wanna spend a little more $$$ and get a good pair. I'm thinking Leupold, Steiner, etc. I've kinda got my eyes set on the Steiner Predator series right now. I haven't gone to the shop yet to try them out, but I'll probably be doing that next week. Anybody have a good pair of binoculars they really like? Would be nice to hear some reviews. I went out wildlife-watching with my folks today. Dad's got an OLD pair of 8X40's that he got long before I was born, and using them again further fueled my itch to get myself a new pair of decent ones. I took my POS $100 spotting scope that I've had for a few years. I'm done buying cheap optics. As an amateur photographer, I should have known better from the beginning.