i wish I could get new lenses for my leitz 10x42 made in 1982. I waited too long and lenses no longer available.This is all over all kinds of newsgroups. Meateater keeps Vortex alive. Just don't.
I had a friend that had a binocular from them. Broke in the middle. Replaced promptly. He loves them.
I have a Leitz Wetzlar, made in West Germany in the 50's; had it rebuilt last year for less than the price of a Vortex. Superb.