Honourable mentions for great products, in alpha order:
Was there anything new from them besides the new Kowa compact?
Did you try the Genesis 33mm? If so, let me know how you liked it.
I've never even seen it in person and always wanted to try it.
I tried it briefly and enjoyed it but I then got into a discussion about possibly obtaining a review unit and then had to dash for an appointment elsewhere. So I hope to report on it in more detail in the not too distant future.
Thanks for your interesting report, Paddy. Do you have any comment on the glare control of the Monarch HG? I know you did not have a lot of sun, but glare can affect the view even under cloudy skies.///Peter.