I have been running Reconyx only for the last five years. I had a bunch of Primos and other brands and none of them lasted beyond a couple of years. The Reconyx are expensive but you get what you pay for. Most guys don't skimp on their Archery equipment, guns or pickups but they want the cheapest thing they can get for the best scouting tool they have. It doesn't make sense. You get exactly what you pay for.