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Compacts for general traveling and an Alaskan Cruise

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Compacts for general traveling and an Alaskan Cruise

Postby bertad on Wed Dec 21, 2005 10:43 am

From reading your forum I know that porro are better than roof for equal money. I really need the smaller thickness of the roof prism. Is it possable to get a good quality, rough service, 8X20 something, roof prism for $300 or less? Will they be as optically good as Nikon prostaff wp or similar porro prism 8X25?
Thanks in advance

Postby on Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:11 pm


As long as you get a phase-corrected (PC) roof prism, optics will be on a par with a porro like the Nikon. In that price range, you can get some good ones.

First, try the Kowa 8x25 (love the blue color option), ... ulars.html It does not have a double folding hinge, so it doesn't fold as compactly as high end roofs. It is, however, waterproof.

Definitely consider the Zeiss 8x20 Classic, ... pouch.html It's not waterproof, but optics are excellent and it just squeezes under your price limit. Really a very nice compact.
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