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roque vs prostaff vs vanquish

Postby hunterfisher on Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:25 pm

Hi
Which compact binocular model would be the best purchase for image quality and durability. I am choosing between nikon prostaff 8x25, vortex vanquish 7x26 (a bit larger front lens, then again being an older model) or the new release leupold roque 8x25. They all claim to be fogproof, fully multicoated and nikon claims to have aspherical eyepiece lenses. How to find the best, none of them are available in my area to feel them out in the store. Thanks for the help.
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Re: roque vs prostaff vs vanquish

Postby Jne_K on Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:53 am

Hi

A difference in one mm - 25 vs 26 mm - is insignificant in terms of either performance or size, given that these are all reverse porro prism models.

In fact, all are very close in performance and you would be hard pressed to see a difference on an optical chart. If I had to pick one solely on the basis of optics, I would give a very slight edge to the Nikon, though you would probably have to put it on a char to prove it.

In terms of other features, you will have to decide on some of the finer points. For instance, the Vortex, on paper, does have a touch wider field of view, even the current 8x model, and also excellent close focus for a compact porro binocular.

In the end, I think it will be a matter of brand preference and warranty for you, but, again, all are excellent in this respect.
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Re: roque vs prostaff vs vanquish

Postby hunterfisher on Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:34 pm

Thanks for the quick replay, What do You think about the new roque compacts and why they are cheaper? I am wondering is the price of the roques gone down because of the technology to make better glass has gone cheaper in past few years or are they simply not that good compared to older vanquish and prostaff which are priced higher without the discount. I dont now how but i think that the roques focus lock would give some advantage, but i am not sure how the roques compete with other features. Then again Vanquish features looks nice, if the picture is clear and crisp and having wider fov how about the sweet spot quality on these?
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Re: roque vs prostaff vs vanquish

Postby hunterfisher on Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:21 pm

Iam still bit confused, vanquish and roque compact look a like exept the armoring, are they same technically as well?
opticsplanet has sale item 62855 leupold compact bino 10x25 + knife 85.-, where the bino looks exacly like roque 10x25 allthough specs does not say that it is roque. If it is, then this means the roque is not that quality item compared to vanquish when offered like this without the label?
I tend to think that vanquish has wider fov, but because of that the edges would be blurier?
Please help me off the hook here. Thanks.
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Re: roque vs prostaff vs vanquish

Postby Jne_K on Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:00 pm

62855 is an Olympic compact, not a Rogue. The Olympic is an older series of binos, but not fully multi-coated like the newer Rogue. Forget the knife - it is a promo item designed to move the older Olympic.
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Re: roque vs prostaff vs vanquish

Postby hunterfisher on Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:22 pm

Which one has better viewing quality then - vanquish or roque?
Thanks
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Re: roque vs prostaff vs vanquish

Postby Jne_K on Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:30 am

Not much difference, really, but I would give the Vanquish a slight edge.
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