Oh, maybe not? I'm not throwing mine away, just yet. You still pay a premium for the 56MM objective, and perhaps the deciding factor is the tube size, one inch or 30mm? Another factor is your mission. Top quality optics should allow for almost any situation, during legal hunting hours, without the need of 50 or 56mm objective lenses. Hunting after dark is where the large objectives and 30mm main tubes excell, other than that, they may be too bulky and too expensive? Decide what you want to do and buy accordingly.
Good hunting. LB
edit: high magnification requires more light gathering, also, kind of like an f-stop on a camera.
[ 09-09-2004: Message edited by: LB ]