Thanks. So you think the 65 being 1lb more then the 85 is worth owning if its my only scope? In the high country every lb adds up fast.
Chad, it looks like a few posts were deleted as the new server for Rokslide is being worked on! Let's see how long this post lasts? (grin)
I had the Razor HD 85 & the Razor HD 65 out yesterday for comparisons. I was viewing various landscapes from 1 mile out to 4 miles out. I'm a big user of that 85, I love that thing! I think it was Aron that stated once you use the 85's for a while it's tough to go down in size! (grin) With the units side by side for an hour of comparisons you can appreciate his statement. Both did well & the 65 was every bit as clear & focused in exactly as the 85, very impressive! I thought maybe the 65 would lack a bit more behind but it held up well. Between the two the field of view was better on the 85 & I just liked it better especially at the longer distances. I just don't want to pack it miles into the mountains. I will never give up the 85 but will add the 50mm for packing back in, that Spotter really impressed me for its size & crystal clear viewing! All in all, if only one spotter could be owned the 65mm is a great all purpose size!
I did switch eyepieces, both work just fine on one another, the 85 eyepiece goes to 60X & the 65 goes to 48X, once switched the 65 with the now 60X eyepiece it never did magnify over the 48X, so although interchangeable the magnification is not increased.
It's true that the limited focal length on the 65mm is the reason for that spotter to only be able to entertain up to the 48X no matter the eyepiece.