Zeiss Victory RF -vs- Leica Geovid -vs- Swarovski Rangefinder

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I will be purchasing one of these binos in the next few days. There is not a dealer around that has all three to do a side by side comparison. Any thoughts or recommendations would be a big help. Thanks Gerry
 

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The Zeiss was a good bit better through my eyes, but the readout was quicker as well.

The Button on the Leica is on the wrong side (unless you're left handed).
 

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VANDAL 44, Cabela's in Post Falls had all three last week. Go check them out!
 

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The Ziess Rangefinding capabilities were excellent. I ranged right out to 2000 yards while carrying the 10x45 RF last year.
 
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I spoke with Neil today, they have some awesome deals on the Zeiss that would make it very hard to turn down. Ryan, I went to cables about two weeks ago and they only had the Leica Geovids, I will go to cabelas on Sunday to check them out. I have big hands so I can reach the button on the Leicas. Thanks again.
 

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I spoke with Neil today, they have some awesome deals on the Zeiss that would make it very hard to turn down. Ryan, I went to cables about two weeks ago and they only had the Leica Geovids, I will go to cabelas on Sunday to check them out. I have big hands so I can reach the button on the Leicas. Thanks again.
If you order from Neil tell him Tim from KC says hi and tell him to get his boss to get a banner :) I think they have had 10 or more sales off rokslide in the past few weeks.
 

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I've used both and also prefer the Zeiss over the Leica hands down, no question. Especially in the ergonomics department.
 
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I went with the Zeiss 10X45 Victory RF from Camer land, I believe I made the right choice. The read out is very fast, they are comfortable in the hand. I like the fact that you only tap the range button once and you have the yardage. The glass is very good I campared them to my swarovski 8.5 X 42 EL last night at 7:30 and it was very difficult for my to tell which one was better. I will write a better review this weekend.
 

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I tried the Lieca and the rangefinder was horrible. It would not work worth a $hit. I must have got a lemon as everyone else seems to like them. I have the Swaro EL Range now. I think optically better than Leica and rangefinder works great.
 

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I compaired the Swarovski amd Zeiss at csbelas the other day. It was hard to tell the difference in the store. The swaros seemed a bit brighter and overal weight was a lot less. The range finder on the Zeiss was much quicker and I like the fact it is on the right. Camera land has a smoking deal on the 10x45s right now. I think I will be going with Zeiss. I would like to get the 10x56s but not sure it is worth the extra 1/2lb in weight and overall size being larger. What do you guys think.
 
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Taser, I bought the Zeiss from Camera Land because of the somking deals. I think that 1/2 pound hanging around your kneck would get old real quick. I am glad I bought these, I will be selling my Swarovsky 8.5 X 42
 

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I just scraped all my money and trades together and got the Swaro 10X42 RF from Alex at EuroOptics. He's always been great to deal/trade with. I like he calculation for distance, considering angles. So far I like'em. Ive had Geovids in the past, and no complaints there, either.
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The Swaro Rangefinder Binno's are simply number one - period! The glass & rangefinding capabilities are awesome. That said I've been perfectly happy with a set of Leica Geovids even over my mates Zeis Bino's. Yourve made a great choice!
 

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Vandal 44, how about that review? Zeiss is now offering a $300 rebate and I'm real close to pulling the trigger. Need them for my September elk hunt so I best act fast.
 
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