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Will a comparle quality bino produce better image quality then a comparable quality scope? The reason I ask was last night I was looking through my $300 bino's and the image quality blows away the 3 scope I own with retail values of $200-$500
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Not necessarily, but with a bino you get the benefit of being able to use both eyes simultaneously, which results in less eye fatigue and provides your brain with more information, so you enjoy the view better through binoculars -- provided it's a decent binocular to begin with.
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If both are built to the same quality, you will see a fair bit using a binocular.

Part of the reason is the usage of two eyes.
Another is that the eye is much closer to the binocular ocular that to a riflescope ocular and that helps image fidelity considerably.

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Yes, the fact your eyes are closer to the ocular and the fact the binocular has eyecups that fit into your eye sockets, there is much less light entering from the side to compete with your view through the binocular.
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The bino's only for the most part magnify the image and change the focus at different distances. The scope does that plus allows for elevation and windage adjustment, and has a reticule for sighting. Plus it may have a magnification range as well if it is a variable. The scope is much more complex than a pair of binos so part of the cost has to go into these other areas and glass may suffer as a result. It is more complex than this explanation but this is the general idea.
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As a specific example:
 
What would one expect the to be the comparison between Fujinon CD 8x42 Bino vs Burris 4200 (at 8x) Riflescope?
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Originally posted by robbie robbie wrote:

As a specific example:
 
What would one expect the to be the comparison between Fujinon CD 8x42 Bino vs Burris 4200 (at 8x) Riflescope?
 
Exactly as stated; the bino wins on ability to resolve detail in all light conditions for the reasons stated.  If the binos were low end and the scope mid to high end, the reverse would be likely, as the higher end scopes image quality could trump the low end bino's "2-eyes" advantage.
 
Incidentally, there is no such animal as "Burris 4200," the "4200" was a Bushnell Elite model series designation.
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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

If both are built to the same quality, you will see a fair bit using a binocular.

Part of the reason is the usage of two eyes.
Another is that the eye is much closer to the binocular ocular that to a riflescope ocular and that helps image fidelity considerably.

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I know a penguin that would disagree
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Originally posted by Roy Finn Roy Finn wrote:

Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

If both are built to the same quality, you will see a fair bit using a binocular.

Part of the reason is the usage of two eyes.
Another is that the eye is much closer to the binocular ocular that to a riflescope ocular and that helps image fidelity considerably.

ILya
 
I know a penguin that would disagree

Don't remind me.
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Originally posted by Roy Finn Roy Finn wrote:

Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

If both are built to the same quality, you will see a fair bit using a binocular.

Part of the reason is the usage of two eyes.
Another is that the eye is much closer to the binocular ocular that to a riflescope ocular and that helps image fidelity considerably.

ILya
 
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Yes, of course - Bushnell, not Burris.  I have 3 4200's and also have the Burris Sig Select 8x56.  Guess thats where my mind was.
 
Well, here's the deal.  There was so much of a difference that I though of the possibility that I have a bad scope. 
 
In general, I thought the 4200 was nice, but not wow nice.  This past season while in a stand, I was having trouble making out trees etc right at last light and when I looked through th binos (Fujinon) it was not even close.  I thought in my mind on a scale of 1-10, the bino was an 8 and the 4200 was a 2.  I know that is totally subjective, but does that seem reasonable?
 
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