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Vortex Razor HD (new model)

Postby jnielsen on Wed May 09, 2012 2:37 pm

Has anyone looked through the most new Vortex Razor HD?

Compared it to the Zeiss Victory, Leica Ultravid HD, Swarovski SLC HD?

Vortex does not advertise a flat field like the Swarovski Swarovision or Nikon EDG series so I'm not expecting that.

I am looking for a good 8x with better build quality then the China ED binos and the Razor HD in in my price point.

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Re: Vortex Razor HD (new model)

Postby Jne_K on Thu May 10, 2012 7:29 am

Haven't seen the new version, but old or new, the Razor is certainly a good choice. The Pentax DCF ED is certainly another optically excellent choice in that price range.
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Re: Vortex Razor HD (new model)

Postby Razor FOV on Thu May 24, 2012 5:30 pm

How useful is the 477 FOV @ 1000 yards of the Razor HD 8x32 and how does it compare to others useful FOV?
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Re: Vortex Razor HD (new model)

Postby Jne_K on Fri May 25, 2012 7:44 am

Not sure what you mean by useful, but as 8x32s go, that is about as wide as gets in FOV.
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Re: Vortex Razor HD (new model)

Postby Guest on Fri May 25, 2012 9:40 am

Some binoculrs will lose clarity towards the outer edge of the cirle you see when looking through.
The manufacturer may give a FOV but it may be a little less given the distortion.
Did that make any sense?
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Re: Vortex Razor HD (new model)

Postby Jne_K on Sun May 27, 2012 8:04 pm

Okay, yes, I understand.

There is some give and take on published fields of view as far as effective or actual field of view. Distortion and lack of sharpness, especially on wide-angle models tends to reduce the effective field of view. Still, for an 8x binocular, 325-350 is plenty for any application. What really counts is the central 60-70% of the field, though I do tend to be fussy about edge sharpness, myself.
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