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Unread 08-09-2013, 09:49 PM
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Zen Rays


I just learned about zen ray binoculars and they seem to be providing amazing values for the price point. Anyone have any experience with them?

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Unread 08-10-2013, 03:59 AM
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Re: Zen Rays

I have the ZRS HD 10x42 and the ZEN ED3 10x43. For the price the ZRS HD's can't be beat!!! The ZEN ED3's are only a slight upgrade from the ZRS HD's, mainly a slight bit better contrast and resolution as well as a slightly larger "sweet spot". They both handle stray light and CA about the same, the ED3's have a slightly larger field of view. I examined a set of Vortex Talon HD's at Cabelas last weekend, but an in-store review only told me so much. The Talon HD's are a direct competitor to the ED3's so I wish I could have taken to the field with them for a better idea of their standing with the other two.

Bottom line, I don't think there is any binocular out there that can compete with the ZRS HD's in the sub $400 category.
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Unread 08-11-2013, 12:32 PM
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Re: Zen Rays

I read a lot of hype about the Zen Rays and decided to buy a set. I got some ED2's, 8x for half price. They are truly amazing binoculars. I have a set of Zeiss 10x30 that I take backpacking and the Zen Rays are much clearer to my eyes. For the money they are the best thing out there.
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