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HAS ANYONE OUT THERE KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE NEW LEICA ULTRAVID BINOCULARS? OR THE SWAROVSKI EL's? I WOULD LIKE TO HERE YOUR COMMENTS ON THESE TWO BINOCULARS I AM INTERESTED IN. HOW WOULD THEY STACK UP TO THE ZEISS VICTORY'S?
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First off I think the Leica and Swarovski are better binoculars.Those are the two I would stick with. Leica and Swarovski are the best out there.

The Leica has a housing made of magnesium, a central hinge shaft of extremely sturdy titanium  which materials could possibly be more robust and lighter at the same time ? They have a HighLux System (HLS) rubber armoring,good grip, high stability and easy to use because of its compact ergonomic shape.This

binocular is one of the highest demanded binocular in the market now.

The Swarovski has a lightweight housing of magnesium alloy, and gives intense sharpness of images. It has dioptric correction system integrated in the focusing wheel and a pull out adjustment. Unique prism coating  .Thumb depressions, 3-lens objective lens with high light-gathering power and extra large field of view.

With these two binoculars you can not go wrong!!!   I give them  stars!!!!

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Being in the business for several years, LEICA is the front runner in binocular development.  They cost a bit more, but they are worth the price difference.  This may sound a little cheesy but pay close attention to what you see being used by professional guides (TV, magazine articles, etc.).  Nine times out of ten they are using Leica or Swarovski.
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I see more professional hunters and guides using 10x40 Classic Zeiss over any other brand or model.  That particular model has got to be the most widely used and revered binocular ever made.


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Does this mean the old Zeiss Classics were better than any of the others of their day, or has Zeiss fallen 3 notches in the last couple years?

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For what it's worth, I think that the Zeiss classics were probably better than other binoculars in their day.  They still are a great binocular I just don't think that they are currently the best available.  I have had the chance to compare a new pair of Zeiss classics 10x40 against a Leica Trinovid 10x42 in the field on a hunt.  Although the Zeiss classics were good, the Leica were noticably brighter, had better resolution, edge to edge sharpness, and seemed to have a better field of view.  I would have to say that the Leica were much more impressive.  I have also had the chance to compare a pair of Zeiss Victories but not in the field.  It was outside in the back of a hunting store.  They appeared to be a great binocular (probably better than the classics), but I still thought the Leicas were better.  Like I said though, it wasn't an in the field comparison so I can't say for sure.  I have had more in the field experience with Leica and Swarovski.  Hope this helps.

 

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