I find it very amusing that I had little interest in these binoculars since I first advertised them in December. It probably didn't help not adding any pictures to my advert! I then had interest from Thailand (prosptive buyer then bought brand new Leicas) and then recently from New York. It has taken a huge amount of work to find out the best and safest way of transferring money from USA to UK and also posting. I then had two people from UK interested in the last couple of days!!! I do wish the UK birders had expressed an interest/seen my advert before the New York man, it would have been much simpler!!! But the main thing is they are sold and I hope very much that M. K. in New York enjoys using the Leica's as much as I did. I would have loved to have kept them as a spare pair of bins, but not really in a financial position to be able to do this. I know this is probably a sad thing to say, but I am really going to miss those bins, they have seen some seriously MEGA birds in their time!!! Bon Voyage!!!