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Zeiss diavari V 3-9x42 T*

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Forum Description: Centerfire long gun scopes
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Printed Date: November/18/2018 at 15:34


Topic: Zeiss diavari V 3-9x42 T*
Posted By: Robster80
Subject: Zeiss diavari V 3-9x42 T*
Date Posted: September/29/2016 at 14:38
Does anyone own this particular scope? Durable and bright?   I know a guy selling one and have contemplated getting it. Is the 56mm diavari THAT much better in lowlight than this 42mm?



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Posted By: abailey54
Date Posted: March/14/2017 at 21:03
Yes.  Generally speaking the larger the objective the more light as long as you are comparing apples to apples.  A smaller objective in a quality optic will usually give clearer picture than a average scope with a larger objective.  But thats just my experience.

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Posted By: R H Clark
Date Posted: March/15/2017 at 07:59
I see everything as a trade off. I've never kept any 50mm or larger scopes. I much prefer lighter scopes mounted lower. You may see some difference in last light performance, but for me it is a very small difference and not my top priority in choosing a scope. I've never not been able to make a shot in legal light even with an old 2-7X28 VariX Leupold. The only time I might choose a large objective scope is if I were legally night hunting hogs. 


Posted By: cbm
Date Posted: March/27/2017 at 09:43

I had one for a while and I wish I would have kept it. It was great in low light but has a thin plex reticle(2nd focal plane) that is not great in low light. Managable, but not great.

I would not have considered it durable. If I bumped it pretty good, it would need to be re-sighted. And it has plastic turret caps. I broke one of mine one day when my gun slipped out of my hand and bumped my nerf bar step on my truck. Not a big deal but I have had some older Swarovski's and now have some Schmidt and Benders that can take a lick and still be dead on.




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