I was on ebay looking through spotting scopes for a big eyes project. I was concentrating on older Leica 62 and 77mm scopes, then stumbled across this: Swarovski 30x75s. I was 1 of 2 bidders. The price was right; just over half the price of an old Leica 77mm APO Televid, and no custom bracket to fabricate. Yeah, they're kind of old, but...Swarovski!