Leupold used to source its binoculars from a supplier in Japan. They were excellent instruments for the price, especially the bullet-proof individual eye focus models which did away with the cumbersome, complicated, and delicate center focusing gimmick. Those sell for a premium these days when you can find a used-but-unabused one. When they moved their sourcing to China the quality went in the toilet. Unlike their scopes which they will fix (or more likely replace) under warranty, they have no idea how to line up the two barrels of a binocular, thus if you have one which has a problem with collimation (perhaps one of the most important factors in how well a binocular works) there is no point in sending them in to the factory.