| perterra wrote:|
I'll take this as a pass on the leos, so I'll look for other brands.
I don't know that you should take the lack of response to your question as a reason to "pass on the leos." After all, you are asking a fairly narrow-focused question that presumes that someone will have had occasion to compare the two basically identical models.
I own two 6x Yosemites (well, technically my sons own them) and think that they are fabulous. I simply don't have any cause to buy more for a comparison as the ones we have work perfectly. So too, stores carrying the Yosemite don't generally carry both the older and newer versions so an in-store comparison isn't possible either.
If you're looking for a low-cost, high-performance, semi-compact binocular, the Yosemite should be on your short list. Whether they are the same as or better than the original model is purely an academic exercise.