Re: IOR SCOPES - light transmission ~ light gathering
There's another way scope makers make their scopes brighter and is what you usually find on scope manufactures low end scope lines. I have no idea if this is what the Zeiss conquest scope line does this but Iím assuming they are.
Lower end scope manufacture will remove a series of internal lenses within the scope. What you gain is a very bright scope at a lower cost, what you loose is contrast and clarity. This is why some of the lower end scopes are much brighter than some of the top of the line scopes. But the contrast and clarity suffer, but they donít mention that in there adds. Zeiss uses much better glass than other scope lines in there price range and are probably able to gain some of the contrast and clarity back, but no where near that of a scope with a full set of high grade multi-coated lenses
Iím assuming this is what the Zeiss Conquest does to make their scopes bighter. I may be splitting hairs here, but Zeiss and IOR use basically the exact same optic coatings. The Conquest is a 1Ē tube design which is Zeissís lower end scope line.
Still a great scope for the money.
Distance is not an issue, but the wind will make it interesting!