Re: Zeiss or Swaro Spotting scope
I have a new Swaro HD 80 w/25-50 and a standard Nikon fieldscope non ED.
Low light and SOME color definition is the only place I can say my Swaro HD is better than my Nikon and this is comparing them side by side same-o same-o. IMO, certainly not $2500 worth better but better nonetheless.
If you are set on a Swaro spotter that's ok but don't spend the money for the HD. I've had both and couldn't see ANY difference between the two.
I haven't had the chance to look thru a ED Nikon fieldscope but if they are atleast as good as my standard fireldscope I would save that extra money for some Swaro EL binos because they truely are awesome. As for their spotters, IMO, not so much. :(