Quote Originally Posted by Peltigera View Post
Yes: Bausch & Lomb are pretty good. I don't think they make camera lenses any more but they were good enough for Carl Zeiss to have a co-operative venture with them. Bestbeloved assures me that her Bausch & Lomb spotting scope is as good as they get.
Spencer Buffalo made microscopes and such, during WWII they made binoculars for the military. I have a coated pair of 7x50s that are just superb - even by today's standards. I also have a B&L spotting scope, and it is as good as they get.