New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Aging Spotter
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Check GunBroker.com for SWFA's No Reserve and No Minimum bid firearm auctions.

Aging Spotter

 Post Reply Post Reply   Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/26/2016 at 15:03
muleymaddness View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice


Joined: May/04/2008
Status: Offline
Points: 112

Question: the debate between Razor and  Swaro spotter has been beaten to death.  My question though is, after 5-7 years, is the image on the Razor going to be the same as year 1?  And is the image on the Swaro going to be the same as year 1?


Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/06/2016 at 21:04
SafariDreaming View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper


Joined: May/18/2016
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Points: 12
Im not sure if I understand what you're saying. 

There is nothing on the spotters that is going to "degrade" the image so unless your eye site has changed, the image from spotters should be identical throughout the life of the spotter (unless coatings etc have worn off).

That being said, new models may looks significantly different if they have changed their coatings etc.

I've had my Swaro bins for 10yrs and looking through them they are just as sharp now as they were when I bought them.

I haven't had a spotting scope for that long but would expect no less.

apologies if i've misunderstood what you're asking.

cheers
Jeelan




Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/06/2016 at 21:29
koshkin View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Dark Lord of Optics

Joined: June/15/2004
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 10977
With reasonable care, the image through the a well-made spotter should not have any noticeable degradation in five years.

There are of course potential issues if there were QC slip throughs, but they can happen to any brand.

For example, I have occasionally seen coatings delaminate due to repeated temperature/humidity cycles, but that usually means that there were problems with the deposition chamber and that is fairly rare with high end glass.

ILya
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/11/2016 at 10:22
muleymaddness View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice


Joined: May/04/2008
Status: Offline
Points: 112

Nope - that answers my questions completely! Thanks for the replies.


Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/11/2016 at 12:07
Son of Ed View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar

Joined: June/18/2011
Location: TEXAS
Status: Offline
Points: 53925
I thought this was about age spots.  








 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Similar Threads: "Aging Spotter"
Subject Author Forum Replies Last Post
Help identifying age of my Bushnell Elites justinbusse Binoculars 4
Older Redfield Identification/age?? rockbottom Rifle Scopes 5
Best 65MM spotter under $1600 Hunthigh Spotting Scopes 7
Mildot / Rangefinding spotter tucansam Spotting Scopes 4
Age of Zeiss Dekarem binoculars billc Binoculars 1
Swarovski Nova age CaptainBobby Rifle Scopes 5
Age limit to hunt ???? Chris Farris General Hunting 18 5/31/2007 9:05:19 AM
Kahles Age ? B&C Buck Rifle Scopes 1
Guess the age. 8shots Reloading & Ballistics 9
Spotter for mountain goat hunt??? Maverick2 Spotting Scopes 10


This page was generated in 0.344 seconds.