New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Low Light Performance
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Check GunBroker.com for SWFA's No Reserve and No Minimum bid firearm auctions.

Low Light Performance

 Post Reply Post Reply   Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/05/2008 at 04:58
cajunhunter View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice


Joined: August/08/2007
Status: Offline
Points: 133
I am sure that this has been discussed much on this forum, but I wanted to get the input from some you guys on this issue.  I was hunting over the weekend and testing out my 8x32 Ultravids.  They are light, compact and clear.  Maybe it was just too dark, but it seems that my 8x42 Kahles had significantly better low light performance than my 8x32 Leica.  Now I was looking at deer in a field thru the woods at about 5:40-5:50.  Am I expecting too much?  Now I know there is a large difference in exit pupil, and that is the key issue.  What is you guys experience?  Did I make a mistake spending more money?  I don't have the luxery of comparing side by side.  But I know that some of you have.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/05/2008 at 07:43
bird_hunter66 View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice


Joined: September/29/2004
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 88
The 42mm is definately better in low light the the 32mm.  I myself wanted to get a 32mm because it was lighter, easier to handle, carry around with you but a friend of mine that owns a gun show showed me the difference.  You definately have a very nice binocular and if you wanted to sell it and get a 42mm in Leica I'm sure you wouldn't have any problem selling it.  I had the Kahles 8x42 myself and loved them but a friend of mine talked me into selling them to his so I went and bought a 7x42 Swarovski and I couldn't be happier myself.  I'm sure if you wanted to sell the Kahles you wouldn't have any problem selling those as well.  
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/05/2008 at 13:43
cajunhunter View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice


Joined: August/08/2007
Status: Offline
Points: 133
What is the difference between the 8x42 kahles and the 7x42 swarovski?
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/06/2008 at 07:14
bird_hunter66 View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice


Joined: September/29/2004
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 88
The new SLC Swarovski have the same glass in them as the EL's do.  Thus your getting the top of the line glass for about $700 less.  Plus I like the feel of the SLCs in my hands and they seem to be more rugged and able to take more abuse then the EL's.  Besides Swarovski has the best customer service in binocular business period!
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/18/2008 at 09:34
snowflake77 View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice
Avatar

Joined: March/19/2008
Status: Offline
Points: 66
If you bought the ultravids at a retail store then take them back and get what you want.  I am currently doing research on 7 or 8 X 42's thus coming across your post. I am looking at the swaro, zeiss, and meopta. Just trying to convince myself on what to buy as I have gotten my hands on all of them.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/26/2008 at 14:37
SGT_Shooter View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: November/25/2008
Status: Offline
Points: 28
steiner night hunter xp...
 
you will not be sorry
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/26/2008 at 16:58
Roy Finn View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Steiner Junkie

Joined: April/05/2004
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 4856
I hear a 7x50 is in the works. I had a pair of the 8x56 NH's XP and they were the brighest glass I've ever owned or looked through.
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Similar Threads: "Low Light Performance"
Subject Author Forum Replies Last Post
Best low light performance w/o glare CWPINST Rifle Scopes 5 8/9/2004 2:30:12 PM
Best low light performance under $700 CWPINST Rifle Scopes 14 10/25/2004 3:29:15 PM
Super Sniper low light performance Red_SC Tactical Scopes 8 12/10/2004 11:56:40 AM
Low Light Performance Rusty Binoculars 7 8/2/2005 9:45:36 AM
Exit pupil & low light performance Stud Duck Binoculars 2 6/10/2005 2:25:28 PM
Optical performance & durability Stud Duck Binoculars 6 8/1/2005 2:51:47 PM
range performance tree vs. deer bigo_m Laser Rangefinders 2 2/18/2007 8:13:58 PM
Bino performance factors jeffbird Binoculars 1 9/22/2006 10:00:59 AM
Scope performance evaluation question SingingRiver Rifle Scopes 20 5/12/2007 7:24:08 PM
Need low light, light weight rifle scope ElkMan Rifle Scopes 1 4/29/2004 3:26:17 AM


This page was generated in 0.484 seconds.