if you were still in the market for a gen1... https://www.sportsmans.com/hunting-...hd-20-60-x-85-spotting-scope-angled/p/1232811thanks. Seems like gen 1 provides much better control. I personally like have two options for control vs 1 hammer approach. Now must track a gen 1 for sale
The main reason is durability and precision. The helical focus found in the Gen 2 will allow for more precise adjustments to fine tune the focus better. With the focus adjustment being built into the body of the optic it also protects it better from falls.I love the focus knob on the gen I. I’m not sure why they ditched that. I got the gen I dirt cheap at sportsman’s warehouse. I’m sure over time I’ll drop it or do something dumb and vortex will send me a gen 2 lol.
I got my Razor Gen 1 a few weeks ago and tried it out in the field a few times, then went to the store to look at the Gen2s. I will say optically it is better then the Viper, and feels equal to the Gen 2 Razor it optics, granted I thought the field of view seemed worse on the Gen2 throughout the zoom range (I know it is different on the low end of zoom 20 vs 27). I think the Gen1 is easier to focus with the dual knobs then with the helical on the Gen 2s, but I do not doubt the Gen 2 will take a fall better.I love the focus knob on the gen I. I’m not sure why they ditched that. I got the gen I dirt cheap at sportsman’s warehouse. I’m sure over time I’ll drop it or do something dumb and vortex will send me a gen 2 lol.
Can confirm, this is a Swarovski 20-60 eyepiece from my ATS HD that is a perfect fit on my Gen 1 Razor HD.I've also heard the Swarovski eye pieces work on the Gen I Razor. Can anyone confirm that rumor with first hand knowledge?