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If anyone has one of these, I'd like to hear pros/cons from someone who is currently using the Rogue 8x50mm, or, comments from anyone who may have tested one.
 
Alot of individuals really like the Leupold Yosemite 8x30mm, so, I'm wondering IF? the Rogue is a step up optically.
 
 
 
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I looked through both yesterday, and for $75 more for the Rogue, I didn't see anything different optically, maybe size of the objectives and overall size, but glass seemed to be exactly the same.
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Thank you.
 
Rogue Exit Pupil = 6.25mm vs. Yosemite E.P. = 3.75mm
 
I'm thinking the Rogue would be much better for dawn & dusk, as well as dark cloudy days & shady wooded areas.


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 I had my Yosemite's out last night at 11 pm, and saw the back treeline (400 yds) with very clear lines, and would be able to see between shades of dark and light, same goes for a lighter background with darker objects. I liked the Rogue's, just didn't want to pay that money for them.
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The first time I saw the Rogue was at a NW SPortsman's show at the Leupold booth.  They had the Rogue, Mesa, and the Yosemite.  The Rogue does bear a fair resemblance to an overgrown Yosemite, but I think the Yosemite is a more solid build.  I think the Rogue could be a bit better built.  When the Leupold guy picked up an 8x42 Rogue to hand to me to look at, the eyepiece came off in his hand.  The image is pretty good, pretty close to the Yosemite.  But in the 42 mm stuff the Mesa is better than the Rogue, certainly feels better built.  But then again the Mesa has no 8x50.
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Originally posted by Klamath Klamath wrote:

The first time I saw the Rogue was at a NW SPortsman's show at the Leupold booth.  They had the Rogue, Mesa, and the Yosemite.  The Rogue does bear a fair resemblance to an overgrown Yosemite, but I think the Yosemite is a more solid build.  I think the Rogue could be a bit better built.  When the Leupold guy picked up an 8x42 Rogue to hand to me to look at, the eyepiece came off in his hand.  The image is pretty good, pretty close to the Yosemite.  But in the 42 mm stuff the Mesa is better than the Rogue, certainly feels better built.  But then again the Mesa has no 8x50.
 
Steve,
 
I really appreciate your input.
My addiction is Porro prism binoculars.
SO, the eyepiece fell off of the Rogue, sounds like typical Chinese Quality Control, or, the lack thereof. Wink
 
One of these days, perhaps in 2011, I may get around to testing a Rogue 8x50mm.
My only other option would be a Swarovski 8x50B SLC, which is not a Porro, nor is it in my 'comfortable' price range.
 
I have wanted a large Exit Pupil binocular for sometime, but, have never been able to talk myself into a 7x50mm.
I prefer the extra magnification of the 8x, maybe even a 9x63mm, someday.
My older eyeballs prefer extra magnification and extra aperture. 
Stan
 
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