Swaro to Gold Ring HD= Huge disappointment
So I had a non HD Swarovski spotting scope that I have used for a 3 years, awesome glass, obviously but as heavy as my 30" barreled Edge. I wanted something with close to the same glass but much lighter and compact for putting in my pack.
It looked like my only option was the Leupold Gold Ring HD, which I found many great reviews for but when I got it on the tripod, man was I disappointed. At 12X everything looks good, anything above that, I can't get a clear picture, looks out of focus no matter what. Every time I move my head the image moves and the whole picture gets wavy, not clear on the edges the list goes on and on.
My question is, did I miss a model somewhere out there that is compact and lighter like the Gold Ring but with much better glass. Please let me know if you are aware of one.