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8x28's

Postby bearclawthedonut on Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:10 pm

Joanie:

Have you had the chance to check out Vortex's new 8x28 Viper's?
Are they a step forward or simply a repackaging of the apparently soon to be discontinued Fury 8x28's. The original 8x28 Hurricanes were folded into the Diamondback line, I assume the same is happening to the Fury 8x28's?

I have both the Hurricane and Fury 8x28's and there is not much of an advantage in resolution/image quality for the Fury over the Hurricane's. However, I do like the Fury's handling and greater depth of field. I'm wondering, does the Viper 8x28 version present noticable improvements in resolution and overall image quality? Low ED glass in a 28mm objective might just be a plus for marketing? Please advise.
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Re: 8x28's

Postby Jne_K on Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:22 am

Hi Bearclaw

No, no chance to see them, yet, but I suspect you are right. It is common practice to keep reshuffling the models for the sake of marketing, though other factors can also be a factor. Be glad to post my two cents worth when I get a chance to test.
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Re: 8x28's

Postby Bearclawthedonut on Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:45 pm

Thanks JK, I will look forward to your review.
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Re: 8x28's

Postby Jne_K on Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:04 am

I'll try to hurry that, along though a request to OP to send me one to review.
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