I have narrowed it down to the vortex diamondbacks or Nikon monarch 5’s. I looked at both in cabelas store and didn’t see a lick of difference. The nikons are $70 more so I’m leaning towards the vortex. Also they get great reviews and many people say the same thing on the web that they can’t tell The difference. Since the vortex are cheaper I’m leaning towards the 12x50’s instead of 10x42’s with the nikons. I think the nikons have the ED glass and is probably slightly better. The vortex warranty is a draw for me. Also there is a used pair of vortex intrepid HD for $300. They are a grand brand new. Are used ones worth looking at and any way to tell how old they are. Seems like this model came out in 2014 from what I can tell and are a cabelas exclusive product. What do you all think. I have a $35.00 pair of useless binoculars now so anything I get will be great.