I feel like the spotting scopes are where the disparity was very noticeable. Don't get me wrong, my 12X50 ELs are noticeably better than my old B.2s, but I could have definitely lived with them more easily than my A.1 vs ATS my brother has. I skipped over the ATS and just ordered an ATX after about a year and a half of himming and hawing. Although, I will say that I think my 8X30 B3s were actually better than the 8X30 CL Swaros. Better field of view and I'd say the clarity etc. seemed on par or better than the CLs after a sheep hunt with both. If I were to do it again I'd either get the 8X32ELs or say to hell with it and just keep running the B.3s for compacts.