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I'm wondering what makes a binocular more prone to external lense fogging ? I had a pair of Zeiss terra ed that I just returned because I wasn't impressed with them at all. They seemed like cheap junk to me and they fogged up super easily when I put them up to my eyes and it wasn't even overly cold on the hunt I was on. Do lense coatings matter or is it just a factor of eye relief and eye cup design?
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They all fog externally in certain atmospheric conditions IME.  Fog Zero helps a ton, as does Parker's Perfect.  Even the glass with a hydrophobic coating fogs, but not as bad. 
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If it is very cold out, I try to keep my bino's inside my coat so they are closer to my body temp.  Helps a lot.
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Also have used Parker's Perfect with some satisfaction.
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