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 First let me give a bit of background.  I'm planning a Dall Sheep hunt for 2008.  I'm going to purchase a high quality spotting scope in the next year.  I'm contemplating 4 choices. Swarovski, Leica, Zeiss, & Nikon Field Scope.  I would like personal opinions here.  I'm not going to hold anyone to what they say. 

 

I need a very high quality scope.  I will be glassing mountains over a mile away.  Good glass can make the difference between knowing there is an animal there and knowing that its too small to bother with. 

 

I've heard really good things about the Field scope.  I'm just wondering if its as good as the big names.  I would love to save the $1000 and buy the Nikon, but I don't want to throw my money away either.  Is the Field scope ED as good as say the Swarovski HD?  If not, how much of a difference is there.  Is the Image quality of say a Swarovski or Leica significantly higher?  If I purchase the Nikon, will I cuss myself later for not ponying up the dough for the Swarovski? 

 

I can afford to buy the Nikon now.  I will have to save for another 6 months or so to purchase a Leica or Swarovski.  If I am better off saving that is what I will do.  I wish their was someplace that I could test the Nikon, Swarovski, Leica, & Zeiss side by side.  No place seems to have all of them.  If anyone has tested all at the same time I would appreciate some feedback.

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Originally posted by shatodavis shatodavis wrote:

 Is the Field scope ED as good as say the Swarovski HD? 

 

Yes it is. 

However, if you go for the smaller scopes, the Nikon is a 60 mm and the Swarovski is a 65 mm. I don't think that this will make or break your hunt, but the 65 mm scopes may give you a slightly brighter image for a few minutes at dawn and dusk.

Don't forget about a compact carbn fiber tripod - scopes are only as good as the tripods they are mounted on. For tough mountain hunting i would get a Fieldscope 50 mm ED with a 20x eyepiece.



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this might help you out. This is one of the best reviews I have every read.
<http://www.alula.fi/gb/smalltelescopes3-2002.htm>


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