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Are the Pentax SP even a little close to the Leica Trinovid model in regards to clarity and brightness. I know leica has the other better models. Has anyone compared these two bins?

Im thinking of getting the SP but is paying an extra $500.00 really worth the difference. I can get the SP for about $400 and the Trinovid for $900.

I mean If Im going to see a HUGE diffrence then I'll make the leap.

When I mean HUGE, It has to make me say "OH MY GOD"

If I'm only going to see a small difference the ill save the money and buy me a new rifle.

 

 

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Honestly I haven't had any experience with the SPs so I don't know.  However I owned a pair of trinovids and then bought a pair a Pentax WPs  10x42s (which looked great in the store).  After using them the Trinovids blew them away.  The difference in the field was more than huge.  However the SPs have replaced the WPs are supposedly alot better.  Personally I would save the money and go for the trinovids.
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The SPs will give you around 90% of what the Leicas will.  I prefer the Leicas but I do know some birders who prefer the SPs.

 

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The Leicas will also keep a higher value for a lot longer.
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     Thank You guys for your advise, However I fell in love with and purchase the Pentax SP. I went to go see them today at my nearby sporting goods store and was surprized how good these binos are. I took them outside and where very bright and sharp. I have a friend who showed me his Leica Trinovid and were also super great. But I have to admit for $400 bucks these SP satisfied me well and purchased them. With the extra money I bought me a new Leupold VX-III 3.5 10x40 to replace my old one, and I have to say this scope is super awsome, will highly recommend it to anyone. I added another $200 to my $900 budget and got me a Nikon Laser 600 rangefinder, I will also recommend this device for the price. Very accurate and fast readings out to 600 yards.  This whole bundle I got for under $1200, which I sure I'll have a great time when hunting the open country this August.

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