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vortex models

Postby les on Tue May 25, 2010 9:07 am

Would appreciate advice for the following models for viewing mountains, rock formations, wildlife,long distance objects . To be carried in ATV and hiking situations. Not for hunting!
Have been looking at the following models, but cannot decide
Vortex models:
fury-10x32 or 8x32?- pro's and con's
diamondback- 9x36?

Thanks
les
 

Re: vortex models

Postby Jne_K on Tue May 25, 2010 11:13 am

Hi

For distance work, you will probably be happier with a touch more magnification provided by a 10x, though the difference between a 10x and an 8x is mostly psychological than real in terms of performance. If you are using an ATV. no need to skimp on size. I'd go to a 42 or even a 50mm objective to get more resolution, but, of course, size does become a factor when hiking.

The Fury is a brighter bino with better build quality than the Diamondback. I'd opt for the Fury, even if it means dropping down to a 32 mm objective, instead of the 36 on the Diamondback. Really your choice as to 8x or 10x
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