Well, that is considerably cheaper than I found it (including the cashback). In the end, I paid around CHF 1300. But I agree that it is a great tool if size/weight are important.I took the plunge and bought the SFL 8x30. So far only balcony testing, but looks very good. Could replace my 8x42 Ultravid as my main bin. I'll know it after the summer holidays. But in any case, looks like a great bin for 1000 CHF (benefiting from the trade-in action).