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steiner peregrine v Pentax DCF SP

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steiner peregrine v Pentax DCF SP

Postby Craig on Thu May 21, 2009 5:56 am

Hi, how do the steiner peregrine 8 x 42 stack up against the pentax DCF SP 8 x 43 please. rgds
Craig
 

Re: steiner peregrine v Pentax DCF SP

Postby Jne_K on Thu May 21, 2009 6:20 am

Hi

Optically, I'd give a slight edge to the DCF SP but durability and, of course, the name go to the Steiner. The Peregrine is my favorite Steiner birding bino.
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Re: steiner peregrine v Pentax DCF SP

Postby Craig on Fri May 22, 2009 1:27 am

Thanks. Judging by some of the specifications the Steiner Skyhawk may be a re-badged Merlin. How do you rate the optics of ther Merlin against the Peregrine/Pentax DCF SP please. My application is all round use including hunting in Austalia's alpine areas. The durability of the Steiner is appealing however the DCF SP's come very well rated. rgds
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Re: steiner peregrine v Pentax DCF SP

Postby Jne_K on Fri May 22, 2009 5:35 am

Hi

We don't carry the Skyhawk in N.A., so can't vouch for that, but optics in the Merlin are a step down from the peregrine. go with the Peregrine if you can afford it.
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