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bushnell xlt 8x28 vs nikon ecobins

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bushnell xlt 8x28 vs nikon ecobins

Postby rayman on Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:20 pm

Has anyone tried out this new trophy series 10x28 and be able to compare it with the same price class nikon ecobin (i am aware that one is roof another reverse porro). What do You think which one has better image quality and better handling overall, which one would you buy? Thanks

Re: bushnell xlt 8x28 vs nikon ecobins

Postby Jne_K on Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:59 am


The Ecobin wins in terms of optics, but handling typically favors a roof like the Trophy, though some folks do prefer a reverse porro, here, in a compact.

A roof, like the Trophy, in order to even compete with a good porro like the Ecobins, would have to be at least phase-corrected, like the Bushnell Excursion or Legend. The Trophy is not phase-corrected. If you want optics more comparable to the Ecobins, you would need to upgrade to the Legend or Excursion series and, even then, I'd still give a slight edge to the Ecobins. Be almost impossible to beat the Ecobins for the bang for the buck in terms of optics
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Re: bushnell xlt 8x28 vs nikon ecobins

Postby ET on Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:25 pm

There are a few 8x28 models coming along worth looking at. I am going to try Vortex Diamondback 8x28.

Re: bushnell xlt 8x28 vs nikon ecobins

Postby ET on Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:45 am

Just a note on the Vortex Diamondback 8x28. The optics ar just barely acceptable, though most people would not complain too much. But the eye relief is too long, I got black outs easily and found no easy way to place them near the eyes. So they went back.

The Excursion 8x28 is OK, but I just glued the outer skin of the eye cups back for the third time. It is on a metal frame, the eye cup.

I am getting a Vortex Vanquish 8x26 reverse porro for hiking etc activities where the binos are not the main activity. They fit in my coat pocket.