New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - differences between Leupold lens systems
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

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

differences between Leupold lens systems

 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: January/22/2011 at 19:50
fairchase View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper


Joined: January/22/2011
Status: Offline
Points: 39
I've read where many think the vx3 has better glass than the mark 4.
 Leupolds data states the Mark 4 series has the index matched lens system while the vx3 has the xtended twlight lens system.
 
 Can someone with more knowledge on this subject explain the difference between thes two lens systems ?
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/22/2011 at 20:52
Bitterroot Bulls View Drop Down
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Avatar

Joined: May/07/2009
Location: Montana
Status: Offline
Points: 3379
Its mostly marketing jargon with xtended twilight being newer than index matched.  The new Mark 4s get the xtended twilight coatings like the VX-3.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/22/2011 at 21:04
RifleDude View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar

Joined: October/13/2006
Location: Texas
Status: Online
Points: 14313
It's all marketing jargon.  Xtended twilight is L's latest, greatest lens coatings.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/22/2011 at 23:47
JLud View Drop Down
Optics Journeyman
Optics Journeyman
Avatar

Joined: January/30/2010
Location: Bettendorf, Iow
Status: Offline
Points: 544
I think im going to start a new scope manufacturing company, come up with catchy phrases like "Infinity Squared" coatings utilizing monalithic flucuations of the gamma rays to better modulate existing light while actually magnyfiying and intensifying it.  So good, it will enable blind people to utlize this technology.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/23/2011 at 09:22
3_tens View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Knight
Optics Jedi Knight
Avatar

Joined: January/08/2007
Location: Oklahoma
Status: Offline
Points: 7180
Sorry Countersniper beat you to it.Big Grin
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/23/2011 at 11:04
fairchase View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper


Joined: January/22/2011
Status: Offline
Points: 39
I see we don't have many leupe fans here. So your saying these 2 lens systems are the same ?


  The new Mark 4s get the xtended twilight coatings like the VX-3.
 
 I'm not disputing you , but this is not what leupolds info says.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/23/2011 at 11:11
Bitterroot Bulls View Drop Down
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Avatar

Joined: May/07/2009
Location: Montana
Status: Offline
Points: 3379
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/23/2011 at 11:16
RifleDude View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar

Joined: October/13/2006
Location: Texas
Status: Online
Points: 14313
It's not an anti-Leupy thing.  All scope companies use technical sounding marketing jargon to tout their new stuff, some more than others.

I actually like some of Leupold's stuff, namely the low magnification VX-3's.  They make a fine scope, just not always the best cost:value ratio scopes.

Yes, the glass used is the same, and the lens coatings are now the same.  The new MK4 is getting upgraded with their newest, improved lens coatings used on the VX-7 and VX-3 series, nothing more.  There's far more that influences optical quality than just the glass type and coatings used.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/23/2011 at 11:59
fairchase View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper


Joined: January/22/2011
Status: Offline
Points: 39
Thanks you were right.
 For some reason when I pulled up leupolds page and printed out the specs of the m4 LRt target it listed index matched lens system. When I pulled up the link you posted it says xt lens system. Don't know what happened , but thanks for getting me on track !
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/23/2011 at 19:05
Dale Clifford View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Knight
Optics Jedi Knight


Joined: July/04/2004
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 5087
The problem is how leo dealt with the whole thing. I have 3 mark4's with the older lenses. Then leo came out with the new model of the vx3 with the extended lens, but waited almost 2 years before putting them in the mk4s, when they could have easily changed over. As a long, long time user of leo (currently 15 leo scopes) these mks will be put on old varmit guns because of better stuff coming out by other companies. Yea, no bitter taste here.  I vote with dollars.
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Similar Threads: "differences between Leupold lens systems"
Subject Author Forum Replies Last Post
Any noticeable difference in Leupold VX1 and VX2 tpcollins Rifle Scopes 2
Wow - Leupold price difference Renico Rifle Scopes 2
Leupold’s Ballistic Aiming System (B.A.S. Chris Farris Rifle Scopes 2 10/5/2004 9:33:38 PM
Leupold ring heights on QR system 8shots Rings and bases 2 3/26/2007 11:39:54 AM
NEW Leupold Custom Dial System CDS Urimaginaryfrnd Rifle Scopes 10
Leupold Custom Dials System? dukesbb37 Rifle Scopes 0
Leupold updating their illuminated reticle systems black frog Rifle Scopes 3
Leupold Alumina Lens Cover Sizes Hokie1850 Tripods, sun shades, lens covers, etc. 7
Leupold Alumina Lens caps MarshallNole Rifle Scopes 7
Butler creek lens cover for leupold 6x36 Speakski Tripods, sun shades, lens covers, etc. 1


This page was generated in 0.172 seconds.