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Awards Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award    
Price $489.00 at Amazon$2,149.00 at Amazon$2,699.99 at Amazon$2,700 List$496.95 at Amazon
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Pros Very clear and bright, easy to adjust, comfortable and qualityIncredible clarity, brightness, comfort, and construction qualityExcellent clarity and brightness, great construction quality, quite comfortableExcellent clarity and brightness, great construction qualityHigh quality construction, very comfortable to use, great clarity
Cons On the expensive sideProhibitively expensiveVery expensiveVery expensive, not quite as comfortable as other high-end modelsHeavy for backpacking or carrying long distances
Bottom Line Gets close to the quality of multi-thousand dollar high end bins at a much lower priceThe best in our testing, and our first recommendation for those that are willing to shell out the money for a pair of high-end opticsTop notch optics that just aren't quite as comfortable as the SwarovskisAmazing optics that lack a few of the touches of other high-end modelsA great pair of bins, but not the best at its price point
Rating Categories Vortex Viper HD 8x42 Swarovski EL 8.5x42 Zeiss Victory HT 10x42 Leica Noctivid 10x42 Nikon Monarch 7 ATB 10x42
Clarity (25%)
9
10
10
10
8
Brightness (20%)
9
10
10
10
8
Ease Of Adjustment (15%)
9
10
10
9
9
Construction Quality (15%)
10
10
8
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10
Comfort (10%)
10
10
9
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10
Close Focus Range (7.5%)
8
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8
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7
Field Of View (7.5%)
9
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10
9
Specs Vortex Viper HD 8x42 Swarovski EL 8.5x42 Zeiss Victory HT... Leica Noctivid 10x42 Nikon Monarch 7...
Glass type HD HD HD HD ED
Multi - Coating FMC FMC FMC FMC FMC
Magnification 8 8.5 10 10 10
Field of View ft/yards 409/1000 399/1000 330/1000 337/1000 351/1000
Close Focus 6.5ft 4.9ft 6.2ft 6.2ft 8.2ft
Eye Relief 18mm 20mm 16mm 19mm 16.4mm
Prism Roof Roof Roof Roof Roof
Waterproof/Fogproof? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Size (length x width) 5.8 x 5.3 in 6.3 x 4.8 in 6.3 x 5 in 5.9 x 2.7 in 5.6 x 5.1 in
Weight 24.2 oz 29.5 oz 28.4 oz 30.3 oz 26.3 oz
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