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Pentax, Minox or Vortex?

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Pentax, Minox or Vortex?

Postby Stinger1 on Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:46 am

OK, I'm looking for a bino that will be with me while hunting. I mostly bowhunt and wish to have a bino that will perform in low light conditions and wooded areas. It seems I am very sensitive to CA while scanning in the wooded areas. All those branches seem to create that color fringing or whatever and it really bugs me. An overly large glass wont do either, but my main concern is a crisp clear image.

I have narrowed the search down to:

Pentax 8x43 DCF SP

Minox HG 8x33 BR ASPH

Minox HG 8.5x43 BR ASPH

Vortex Viper 6 or 8x32

Vortex Viper 8x42

If you have used or looked at any of these and have some input that would help in my decision, or if you have another model for me to consider it would be much appreciated.

Stinger
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Re: Pentax, Minox or Vortex?

Postby Jne_K on Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:29 am

Have looked at all of them and any of them will do a nice job for you. really as much a matter of your personal preference (not mine) as to handling and brand.

Optically, I rate the Minox HG and the Pentax DCF SP to be first rate at their respective price points. Buy the HG if you can afford it, but you won't lose much, if any, performance with the Pentax.
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Re: Pentax, Minox or Vortex?

Postby Stinger1 on Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:31 pm

Thank you Joanie.

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Re: Pentax, Minox or Vortex?

Postby Jne_K on Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:17 am

You are very welcome. Good questions.
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Re: Pentax, Minox or Vortex?

Postby Dornblaser on Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:03 pm

Joanie,

How would you compare the Minox 8.5x43 HG's to the more comparably priced Pentax DCF ED 8x43 Binoculars?

And, yes, I did just post a question about the 8x42 Burris vs. Vortex Viper binos. We are actually in the market for two new binos, one at the $500ish range, and the other under $1,000.00 for birding and general wildlife viewing. The one thing that concerns me about the Vortex binos is their wider field of view. Do I have reason to be concerned about seeing less detail with the Vortex line?

Finally, do you have a showroom? I am in the Chicago-area.

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Re: Pentax, Minox or Vortex?

Postby Jne_K on Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:03 am

Hi

No, we do not have a show room. We are an internet only retailer. Sorry.

Field of view has nothing to do with resolution or detail, so feel free to choose a Vortex if you like them. Excellent binos. Detail is a function of magnification and optical quality.

Two excellent in binos in the HG and DCF ED - almost too close to call, but my personal preference is the DCF ED for its superb contrast.
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