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Vortex Razor 10X42

Postby Ron V. on Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:19 pm

I have read some good reviews on these binos. At slightly over $750, how do they compare to similarly priced 10X binos like the Kahles, Pentax DCF SPs and DCF EDs?

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Postby wildcat on Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:43 pm

I have the Pentax DCF ED in the 8x43 configuration and think that it is an outstanding binocular. Edge to Edge clarity is very good with a very flat depth of field. Only drawback on this bin is the field of view is is narrower than most. While I have not looked through the Vortex Razor, I have heard on numerous occasions that it is the best binocular at it's price point. Outstanding warranty as well.
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Postby Jne_K on Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:50 am

Hi

At the $1000 price point, the DCF ED is as good as it gets. Really outstanding optics. I also rate the DCF SP as excellent and it would be my choice at $650 or so. Also check the Minox HG.
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Postby Ron V. on Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:07 pm

Thank you, both!
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Vortex Razor 10x42

Postby LarryS on Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:32 pm

I hunt Mule Deer and Black Bear on the East Side of the Cascades in Washington state. It's rugged, open country with the need for binoculars a constant. After passing on what turned out to be legal deer for two years in a row because I could not adequately or positively identify antler points at the distance the deer often appear, I decided to upgrade from an older pair of Bausch & Lombs to something better.

I spent the better part of 3 months researching, pricing, and physically testing everything from Nikon Monarchs to Zvarowski EL's...with Zeiss, Burris, and Leupolds in the middle.

I finally, with some trepidation settled on the Razors and, throughout an 11 day hunt (one 300 pound black bear and a 3x4 Muley), put all those to rest. They are rugged (took 2 falls with the bino's ending up under me on some rocks) and the resolution is outstanding. They were - at times - wet, cold, covered in snow, dropped once, and in general used hard...and stood up to it all. Yes, they have some minor drawbacks - the variable eye cups could be better designed, but for the money, I think they performed in spades.

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Postby Jne_K on Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:45 am

Hi

Thanks for the great feedback!
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