Originally Posted by 95huskers
Not sure on the spotting scopes but the rep is wrong if he is talking about binos. There is a definite difference in HD and non-hd in my opinion. Either one is great but the difference is noticeable when comparing side by side.
AMEN to that. Bino's and spotting scopes alike.
Just yesterday I drove close to 150 miles one way to a bird watching symposium where MANY different "glass makers" were plying their wares.
Celestron...etc..etc...just name it.
My own are Pentax and they are pretty decent in themselves. BUT..they dont hold a candle to the top tier glass makers.
The Swaro's are definitely "something else" and their 50MM Bino's are heavier than HE**. I sure could hang them around my neck and take off hiking. If the Leica's scored 100...then the Swaro's and the Zeiss score a 99 ( you pick the one thats a 98....lol)
I bought the Zeiss but could have afforded any there....just didnt have the heart to spend THAT much on the Leica's or Swaro's.