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For those who have used the Swarovski PH and the Zeiss Diavari, which one do you believe is better in low light........not just 15 min after sunset but 45 min to 1 hour after sunset?  Without the ability to test both, I would appreciate  opinions from folks who have experience with both of these.  They are priced similar, but I would hate to plunk down 1.6K without some valid field (not armchair) experiences to draw from.

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I am going with the Zeiss. I have compared a Swarovski PH 2.5-10X56 and a Zeiss Diavari V 3-12X56 amd the Zeiss is a bit brighter in low light but not very much notable difference.
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UMMMMMMMmmmm. Dude, not trying to make you feel bad or make it sound like that I am a Pro. But if you find that scope let me know. I own  a Swarovski, and let me tell you, I might have and stress the word might have 15 mins. over the others. Zeiss, Leuo, and to me the better of the two for the money is the bushnell 4200. there is no scope that can see that long after hours unless it is made to shoot in the dark.

 

   As far as my Swarovki......... Well I can hit a fly on his ass on the back side of the sun if there is light, there isnts much better then a Swarovski for the $$$$.

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On a clear evening with a little moon you can definitely see 40-45 min after sunset if you have good optics, after that it gets dark pretty quickly.  My latest "in the evening" kill was 57 min. after sunset, but the background was sandy and there was a good bit of moon out that evening.  If the background is fairly light, i.e. sand, harvested corn, etc, and the distance is not too long, you can silhouette a deer pretty well and judge his rack to a reasonable degree.  An extra 15 min. would be huge.  Try it sometime.......if it is legal in your state.
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Around here is normal to stay on stands entire night and hunt wild pigs. A decent scope like the 2 you are considering is realy going to help you. You must have a good pair of binos also-you spot the game with binos and the scope is only for taking the shot. You must have the scope that is able to keep up with the binos.You can forget very long shots unless it is full moon. I am currently hunting with 1,5-6x42 Swarovski, and cant keep up with my 8x40 binos. I am also in the market for the same scopes you are mentioning-I think both are equal-it is a matter of personal preferences,reticles...

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zeiss - the diavari is top of it's class and pricepoint.

 

go Schmidt and Bender if you got twice the money.

 

you will be blown away by the zeiss OR the swaro, but i have to pick Zeiss.

 

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I own both Swaro and Zeiss and would give a slight edge to the zeiss.  Swaro, Zeiss, and S&B will allow you to shoot 45min-1 hour after "sunset" if you are going by what the news calls "sunset" but realistically it will give probably add 10-15 minutes over a Leupold or other comparable scope.  Look at the optical rating scale.
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