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Can it be? Zeiss has better glass than Swarovski

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Can it be? Zeiss has better glass than Swarovski

I just returned home from hunting where I use Swarovski Bino's and I was looking at deer at Grey light with my Swaro's and I could see them but not all that well. So I pulled up my gun with a Zeiss scope on it and it seemed a heck of a lot brighter. Is it because of its a scope or are Zeiss glass really brighter than Swarovski's? If so what are reveiws on Zeiss binoculars?
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    Unread 11-01-2011, 08:21 PM
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    Re: Can it be? Zeiss has better glass than Swarovski

    Call a few optics companies that sell to bird watchers, they make us shooters look like
    cheapskates when it comes to buying glass. Zeiss is thought very highly of.

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    Re: Can it be? Zeiss has better glass than Swarovski

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    I just returned home from hunting where I use Swarovski Bino's and I was looking at deer at Grey light with my Swaro's and I could see them but not all that well. So I pulled up my gun with a Zeiss scope on it and it seemed a heck of a lot brighter. Is it because of its a scope or are Zeiss glass really brighter than Swarovski's? If so what are reveiws on Zeiss binoculars?

    You're comparing 2 different critters. Gun scopes and Bino's.

    Swaro is the better but I refuse to pay the BIG $$$ difference between say a Zeiss Conquest and a Swaro anything.....
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    Re: Can it be? Zeiss has better glass than Swarovski

    you shouldn't be surprised, was the swaro a 10x unit?? the exit pupal was likely smaller on your binocular than where your variable was set on the zeiss. if you crank the power down on the rifle scope the exit pupal gets larger and thus the scope is brighter. I have hunted alot with a bushnell 4200, with the scope set to 3x or 6x I can tell you its brighter than my leicas
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    you shouldn't be surprised, was the swaro a 10x unit?? the exit pupal was likely smaller on your binocular than where your variable was set on the zeiss. if you crank the power down on the rifle scope the exit pupal gets larger and thus the scope is brighter. I have hunted alot with a bushnell 4200, with the scope set to 3x or 6x I can tell you its brighter than my leicas

    Ya that was what I was wondering, if it was because I had the scope set at 4x and Binos are 10x42's. It was a lot brighter through the
    scope and its my first Zeiss so I was blown away thinking this glass is amazing for bringing in light.

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    Re: Can it be? Zeiss has better glass than Swarovski

    Why do some assume swaro glass is better? Zeiss has excellent glass.They are known for it.
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    Re: Can it be? Zeiss has better glass than Swarovski

    After comparing 10X ELs and a zeiss hensoldt set on 4x to 16x I still have to give the edge to Swarovski binos for seeing animals at late dusk.
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