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I'm trying to do a head-to-head comparison of these 2 binoculars, and would appreciate feedback from anyone who has had experience with both of them.  I've done a fair amount of research online already, and have pretty much made my mind up to get the Leupolds.  I use a Nikon scope (which I am please with), so I started out wanting to stay with the Nikon brand.
 
Here's what I've come up with so far:
 
Leupold Pros:
Slightly Smaller
Less Expensive
Sharper edge to edge image
Lighter
 
Nikon Pros:
Larger magnification (1 power)
 
As you see, the only thing I really like better about the Nikons is the extra magnification.  I've looked through both of them in a store, however, and honestly couldn't tell that much of a difference in the magnification between the two. 
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Get the Leupold.  I bought my wife a pair because she wanted something to look out in the yard and woods with while in the house and I hate to leave my Swarovski's out all the time.  I have to be honest I liked them so much I bought myself a pair for the truck and when I don't feel like I need the Swarovski's.  They are definately worth the $$.  
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another vote for the leupolds; best there is for the money, and probably for quite a bit more money.
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Don't leave the 6.5x32 Vortex Raptor/Eagle Optics Raven out of the equation either.  They will show a little bit bigger image than the Yosemite.  They are a bit longer than the Yosemite, but the image is actually a bit better.  They cost more too, about $120, but I have come to like my Raven better than my Yosemite.  I would prefer either over the Nikon.  Actually the image difference in 1x magnification is mostly simple nit picking.
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Is the Raven the same as the Raptor?  Is it the same as the Fury with a different name?

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Originally posted by cajunhunter cajunhunter wrote:

Is the Raven the same as the Raptor?  Is it the same as the Fury with a different name?

 
Yes, they are the same binocular, one with green armor, the other black.  The Raven/Raptor is a porro prism and the Fury is a roof prism.  The images are directly comparable.


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I purchased the Leupold Yosemite 6x30 last week, and couldn't be happier. 
I appreciate all of you re-affirming my initial instinct.
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jabo, they should give you many years of great service.  If anything should ever happen to them just call Leupold up and they will give you a return number to send them back for servicing.  They have A+ customer service.  My wife likes hers so well I hardly ever get to use them.  LOL


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