- Jan 5, 2012
Are you saying you do not experience the same problems with the Alpens?
If that is the case, then the Zen is likely defective. The Primes I looked at had very high levels of resolution.
One thing that helps get a diopter set is to remove the other variables by putting the binocular on a tripod. Also make sure you aren't looking through a window when setting the diopter.
Another thing to consider if you have a sharp high resolution image on things close, but not far away, is the atmospheric disturbance. Mirage can interfere with an image, and that interference increases with distance. However, both binoculars should be similarly affected.
That is correct, I did not/do not experience it with the Alpens.
I set it while outside and holding the binos and it was a clear day. I will try and set it while having them mounted on a tripod and see if that makes a difference. The first pair on Zens I had seemed more crisp (but had dust inside the lens and were sent back), the new pair I got and have been useing for a while at first seemed fine, but things lately have seemed less crisp the more I think about it and then comparing them to the Alps is when I noticed the huge difference.
Would there be a way to tell for sure if they are off or defective?