Down here the brand Swift is very, very well known and the demands for used Audubon 8.5x44s are still great.
Oh, Jan, we still see them here. But, for my money they've just become another "me, too" optical brand. Before the sale, they seemed to have their own identity.
The 8.5x44 Audubon was my birding glass before I got my SE. I still have the Audubon ... and will until the end of time. :cat: