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Hi,

 

I'm confused.  If Burris makes Pentax, and Pentax super multi coats their glass w/ stuff like Pentabright; does that mean Pentax is superior over Burris?  Or does Burris have the same glass w/ the same coating stuff but under a different name?  Help.

 

I know Koshkin did a review on a Pentax Gameseeker w/ 20mm obj lens that graded below avg in low light.  Would the 40mm obj lens model perform the same in low light?

 

Kind Regards,

Sean

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From what I've read and seen with side-by-side comparisons between Pentax Lightseeker I & II and Burris FF II, Signature Select and Black Diamond, I'd say that Burris is using their very best glass in the Black Diamond series.  After that, I'd say that the Lightseeker II glass is very close or identical to Signature Select.

 

I haven't looked through a Pentabright yet.  Can't comment on that...

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A older pentax lightseeker 30's that I saw did not seem to have the quality of a Burris Black Diamond.

Alot of changes have happened within the last several years and koshkin has stated that the Signature

and Black Diamond vs the Pentax Lightseeker series now uses the same glass. Pentax is still using

the old name for thier glass and so is burris? Bottom line is koshkin has said that the high end models

use the same glass. On the lower end pentax has some models that are inferior to Burris including a

model made in china so I would recommend to stick to Lightseker,Signature, and black Diamond scopes.

IMO they are worth the little extra money.

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