lecia or swaroski or zeiss spotting scope which is best

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  1. enigma

    enigma Well-Known Member

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  2. Buster1

    Buster1 Well-Known Member

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    Kinda like asking, which is better, blonde, brunette or redhead?..
     

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    30-338 Well-Known Member

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    You'd be happy with either. I was told by owner of a company that sells only European optics (new and used) that Zeiss edged the others a bit. I did a side by side a while ago of binocs going back and forth between the new Zeiss and the top Leica and I had to look quite a while to see the subtle differences. I concluded that the Leica had a slightly "warmer" tone and was very pleasant to look through and could see "into" shaded areas with more definition, but to my eyes the Zeiss was definitely brighter, although they had a "flatter" field. I went with Zeiss just for the brightness but liked the Leicas a lot. Darrell Holland had a Leica for himself at his school. You can't go wrong with either or with Swarovskis. They are all very close when you get to that level. 30-338