I'm using these at the moment. I always wanted a pair years ago, and couldn't afford it back then.
I found these in a local shop, just refurbed by Leica, looked through them and bought them there and then, mainly on nostalgia,
The view is so much better than I was expecting.
It's not technically up with the new stuff as far as CA, field edge sharpness etc. FOV is only 135m.
But the joy of using them far surpasses all of this, with a rich detailed beautiful view.
Along with the size, and weight of around 600g, I find I am picking these up all the time.
I'm currently thinking that these are possibly my favourite of all time..... I just love them, and have strange amount of pride of ownership when using them out and about.
For me, I've found it's not all about the technical perfection of optics, which I fear is an endless game, but the ownership and attachment to an instrument. There is NOTHING I am missing out and about with these. Nothing an NL Pure or Zeiss SF would see that these won't!!
Always wanted a Habicht, but when I test them against new stuff, they are always slightly lacking in areas..... but this Leica purchase has somewhat changed my opinion on that.... Habichts would also be nice 'to own' and enjoy.