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koshkin,

Would you please comment on the "COLD MIRROR COATED PRISMS" that are being advertised on the latest Leupold model.

Here's the wording from the 2008 catalog:
"This innovative technology improves the reflectiveness of the prism, for even greater resolution and clarity".

Leupold says the COLD MIRROR COATED PRISMS improve light transmission by 5%.

Are you familiar with this new process? Does anyone else use it?

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If I  had my guess I would stay that it is a mirror coating that is already being used on other brands of binoculars.  Manufacturers like to come up with fancy names for certain things, copyright them, then make you think that their product is different from a competitor when they are actually made out of the same factory with the same parts.   I could be wrong, but that is generally the case in today's global market. 

I like to look at different brands of binoculars and try to determine which ones are the same.
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I have a Swift Eaglet 7x36. Swift advertises this glass, along with its 8&10x42 siblings as having what Swift refers to as Cold Fusion Technology (CFT) on the coatings on prisms of these binoculars.  They state that this new technology allows the prism coatings to be applied without heat, thus maintaining the integrity of both the prism and the coating. Or words to that effect.  Makes it sound sort of like the old way of coating prisms was done in the fires of hades.  Marketer talk I suppose.  Anyway Swift advertises this with a 64 layer coating process.  My conversations with the Swift technical service indicate that this process allows a far more precise coating process giving them greater control over both the number of coatings that can be applied and the order and type of coating at any given point.  Whatever it is, the Eaglet is one bright and sharp glass.  Sounds like the cold mirror terminology may well be Leupold marketer talk for their use of a same or similar process.  However that is just my guess, and as such I may be all wet.
 
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Leupold also advertises the 64 layer anti-reflective coating for the Katmai series.

As long as it does something beneficial to the optics that's all that really matters.   
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