Well I recently learned something the hard way and am posting this just in case someone is looking to buy any Swarovski product. I had a mishap with my slc 10x42 binoculars that resulted in the magnesium housing coming loose. Called Swarovski right away to get them sent in and fixed. Once they received them they looked them over and the conclusion was it was not a manufacture defect so I was the one paying out of pocket. I was told and have always been told Swarovski is lifetime warranty. It is not so don’t make the mistake I made. It’s a limited lifetime manufacture defect warranty.Spend good money on good glass and the manufacture gives you the shaft. From here on out vortex will be getting my business. If anyone is looking at buying Swarovski I would think twice.