From Sangay in Washington:
I just purchased the leupold rogue 10x25 to replace my lost vortex spitfire binoculars. I could not recall whether my vortex were 8x25 or 10x25, but I wanted a good all-around pair that could be used for birding, wildlife viewing, backpacking. I decided that I wanted the magnification of a 10 and did a huge amount of research before buying the leupold. I was not disappointed after taking them on a recent backpacking trip. I really love the clarity and the ease of using the adjustments. I had hesitated on the weight but now feel that they are definitely worth the weight (just a bit more than my vortex had been) and the price. I am very very pleased.