When I was told that Leica would introduce a 10X binocular using the same optical chassis as its popular roof-prism Trinovid 8x32 BA model, I had misgivings. Not that I didn't expect the new 10x32 BA to be good, but I thought that increasing the power to 10X might stretch the resolution and light-gathering capabilities of the relatively small 32mm objective lenses. I need not have worried. Field-testing an early production model during Montana's 1998 deer season showed the 10x32 BA to be exceedingly sharp. And though it wasn't as bright as an equally good 10x42 glass, I had no problem counting points on bucks during all legal hunting hours. In short, this Leica delivers full-sized binocular performance in a delightfully compact 23-ounce package.