Zen Rays

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by CleanShot, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. CleanShot

    CleanShot Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2013

    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?

  2. dk260

    dk260 Active Member

    Jul 6, 2013
    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.
  3. jpd676

    jpd676 Well-Known Member

    Oct 28, 2010
    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.