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Old 06-09-2014, 11:56 AM
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bino problem

Hi first post here, so be gentle
I have recently purchased some Swaro SLC hds 8x42s...great glass, makes the world look a better place.
I did however really want range finder binos, but just couldn't come at eating dog food for a month, in order to buy them.
but of course three weeks after buying the Swaros, i have found a pair of Zeiss rang finders binos, for not much more than I had already paid.
My question is, will I be disappointed with the Zeiss victory's 8x44 RFs compered to the SLC HDs....
many thanks

Rob.
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Old 06-09-2014, 12:24 PM
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Re: bino problem

While Zeus are good I don't think they are as good a the Swarovski. They may appear close in full daylight however in early morning, late evening, or heavy fog there is a difference in my opinion.
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Old 06-09-2014, 12:24 PM
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Re: bino problem

Rob,
I own the Zeiss victory, I do not own the swaro but have looked threw my friends. IMO you will be disappointed. I just think the glass is superior in the swaro. I guess the question is are you willing to give up better glass to have the RF. Hope it helps.
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:29 PM
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Re: bino problem

Thanks for the replies, just wasn't sure if I'd look through the victorys a regret the change.
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:46 AM
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Re: bino problem

My biggest concern would be the rangefinder. $3000 + would be alot of coins for a
good set of glasses. If you pm me i will aim you at some people who own the swaro
combos. I also own a swaro rangefinder and id reccomend you buy a Leica or maybe
a new Bushnell.
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:01 PM
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Re: bino problem

Thanks for the replies, I've just bought a pair of swarovski el's 10x50s, obviously no range finder, but the quality of the image can't be ignored...stunning.
So now a separate range finder unit.
Which unit do people recommend..value for money?
Thanks..
Rob.
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Old 06-29-2014, 06:15 AM
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Re: bino problem

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Originally Posted by Rob M View Post
Thanks for the replies, I've just bought a pair of swarovski el's 10x50s, obviously no range finder, but the quality of the image can't be ignored...stunning.
So now a separate range finder unit.
Which unit do people recommend..value for money?

Thanks..
Rob.
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