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Postby PW on Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:41 am

I have a Bausch & Lomb Legacy 7 x 35 purchased around 20 + years ago. They have always served me well. However, I am looking at buying Leupold binoculars in 10x42 There is nothing I can find on a 20-year old Legacy to compare with a LP Olyimpic, Mohave, Katami, Pinnacle. I've seen where Joanie K says the Mohave is the same glass as the Olympic. Is this true? So, your Thoughts? Will these new Binoculars provide better light transmission, Clairity than mine? Also now after more searching I'm considering the 8x42's I saw Joanie mention her atricle regaridng info on Binoculars where can I find this to read?

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Postby Jne_K on Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:49 am

Hi PW

See my article by clicking on How to Understand Binoculars

Yes, the Olympic and the Mojave are basically the same in terms of optics. Only significant difference is the body design. If you can afford it, I would opt for the Pinnacles - that's the best in the Green Ring series and an excellent bino.

Lens coating and optics in general have improved over the years with new technology. May not be a night and day difference, but it is there. I like an 8x42 as an all around, do everything bino, but your choice between an 8x and a 10x is still a personal choice as much as a performance choice.
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Postby PW on Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:17 pm

Joanie:

Thanks, I found the article and it helped. I see favorable coments on The Pentax 8x43 DCF SP. How would you compare it to the Leupold 8x42 Pinnacle.

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Postby Jne_K on Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:13 am

Hi

They are close, but I will give the SP an edge in terms of overall optics - resolution, brightness, contrast. Really tough to beat an SP in this regard until you get up near the $1000 price point.
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Postby ET on Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:02 am

If you really like 7x, there is one model out, and Vortex will have a 7x36 Diamondback soon.

the Swift
http://www.opticsplanet.com/swift-7x36- ... ulars.html
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