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Vortex Razor HD's, anyone used them?

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Topic: Vortex Razor HD's, anyone used them?
Posted By: jimlittle
Subject: Vortex Razor HD's, anyone used them?
Date Posted: July/12/2009 at 12:59
Looking for a Spotting scope to enhance my Wildlife Digital Photography and just wondering about this model-----Vortex touts it as comparable to the high end Swarovski's or Leica's------

Otherwise, I'm pretty sure going with either the

PF-80ED-A w/Zoom Eyepiece
or the
Nikon Fieldscope ED82-A w/25-75x Zoom Eyepiece

james d. little

Oregon Coast

Posted By: RifleDude
Date Posted: July/12/2009 at 16:20
The Razor HD spotter is so new, you aren't likely to find many people who have used it.

I will say that I looked at it at a trade show and was extremely impressed!  I can believe it's in the same class as the alpha scopes.  It at least appeared equivalent to the Swaro, Zeiss, etc. scopes I've seen, as best I could tell inside the convention center where I saw it.  Admittedly, this isn't a good environment to do a comparison, but it sure seemed to have the image quality I would expect to see through the alpha scopes, at a much lower price.


Money can't buy happiness... but it's much more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than on a bicycle.

Posted By: Rancid Coolaid
Date Posted: July/12/2009 at 18:13
I have the Pentax and love it, great eye piece, great scope - no experience with the Vortex though.

The plural of "anecdote" is not "data."

Posted By: JGRaider
Date Posted: July/13/2009 at 09:43
I just wished the folks at Vortex would have given the option of having a straight eyepiece version of the Razor HD instead of only an angled.    If so I'd be very interested myself.

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