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Vortex Vanquish or Hurricane compacts

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Vortex Vanquish or Hurricane compacts

Postby John F. on Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:05 pm

I'm kind of torn between these two. I need a compact pair of binocs for backpacking and photography where I'll need to pull them out in a hurry to scope out wildlife and birds for potential pics, sometimes in lower light conditions. My 10x42 Pentax are just to heavy and bulky for this, but I really appreciate the sharpness and brightness. I do realize I won't acheive that type of quality in a compact, but I'd like the best between these two. Thanks again for steering me in the right direction in my spotting scope purchase.
John F.
 

Re: Vortex Vanquish or Hurricane compacts

Postby Jne_K on Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:41 am

Hi

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Reverse porro compacts like the Vanquish gets you better optics for the dollar than a roof compacts like the Hurricane, but you still get good optics with a PC roof like the Hurricane and better handling and an overall more compact bino. If the best optics are important, I'd go with the Vanquish by a slight edge. Overall, though, be tough to beat the Hurricane.
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Re: Vortex Vanquish or Hurricane compacts

Postby John F. on Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:31 pm

Thanks once again. My birthday list is now complete. Since quick accessibility is the priority, I'm going to opt for the hurricane. I hope you are paid well for the invaluable info you provide here.
John F.
 

Re: Vortex Vanquish or Hurricane compacts

Postby Jne_K on Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:33 am

Glad to help and, yes, they treat me very nicely, here.
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