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I'm in the market for a new set of binoculars and have been considering the IOR porro 10X40 and 10X50.   I spoke with Val at Valdada today and he mentioned that IOR has a new roof prism in 10X50.  Very comparable in size and weight to the 10X40.  I am familiar with the IOR scopes but not their binos'. Can anybody give me their opinion of the IORs listed or what they would recommend that would be comparable.

 

 

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Great optical quality in rugged, traditional (and fairly heavy) military style binoculars.  I'm talking about their porro prism binoculars.  I own the 8x30, 7x40, and 10x50 models.  I don't have any experience with their roof prism models, which, I guess up to this point, were compact models. 

 

The porro models are not as refined in body build, but they're very rugged and will most likely last a lifetime.  Optically, I think that they are practically at the top. 

 

There are at least a couple of other owners that frequent this forum. 

 

Any specific questions that I might be able to answer?

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I have the 7x40 porros and they are awesome.  I have also spent a little time with a 10x50 porro and it is very impressive as well.

 

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Canavar,

 

Search also the name Holger Merlitz.  His website has good evaluations of at least two of the porro prism models.  I recall that koshkin said that the 7x40 model was improved, since that evaluation, in flare performance.

 

 

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I've had a pair of the 7x40s for a couple of years and love them.
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I'm NOT a big IOR fan.

But, I'll give the Devil his due here. IOR binos are a great value, and should cost a lot more. You won't be disappointed. 

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I have an older pair of the 7x40's. Wonderful hunting binoc's. Not as sharp as my Zeiss-Jena EDF 7x40's, however, they make up for that by giving a slight edge in low light conditions. Depth of field with the IOR's is fantastic..I can really look over a woods from one end to the other. Despite the weight they are the most comfortable glasses to use that I own.
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