Zeiss Diascope Spotter VS Swarovski HD Spotter?

Bearhunter

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I just recently got on Promotive.com and found that I can get a pretty smoking deal on Zeiss optics... What do you guys think is there much of a difference between the two? Is the Haze around the edges less noticeable on either model, what about overall size? I havent had the opportunity to check out the Zeiss first hand so any opinions would be great!
 

Matt Cashell

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The older Zeiss 20-60 eyepiece had a soft edge at low power. The new 20-75 does not.

Both are world-class super-spotters, but the newest Diascope is a little better optically (and offers a little more magnification). The Swaro is really light for an 80mm spotter. The Swaro 25-50 WA eyepiece is sharp across the field and really wide (especially at 50X).

For hunting, I like the idea of a 20 - 75 better, even if the field of view isn't as wide. At the low end you get more exit pupil for low light, and at the high end ... well ... you get more high end.
 
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