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Bought a Swarovski STS 80 with variable 20-60 eyepiece and not too impressed with the field of view.  Will the 20x or 30x eyepiece impress me ?  Which would you recomend?   Use would be for hunting.
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Yes....either one is more impressive than the zoom eye piece.  Everything is better with the 20x when compared to the 30x and 45x.  Since you already have all the power you need in the 20-60 I would go with the 20x.  Its like looking through a totally different spotter.  You will be impressed.

 

 

 

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Eyepiece
20xSW
Eyepiece
30xSW
Eyepiece
45xSW
Eyepiece
20-60xS
Magnification
20x
30x
45x
20-60x
Objective lens diameter (mm)
Exit pupil, diameter (mm) for all Ø 65
3.3
2.2
1.4
3.3-1.1
Exit pupil, diameter (in) for all Ø 65
0.18
0.09
0.05
0.18-0.04
Exit pupil, diameter (mm) for all Ø 80
4
2.7
1.8
4-1.3
Exit pupil, diameter (in) for all Ø 80
0.16
0.11
0.07
0.16-0.05
Exit pupil, diameter (mm) for CTS 85
2.8
1.9
4.3-1.7
Exit pupil, diameter (in) for CTS 85
0.11
0.08
0.18-0.07
Eye relief (mm)
17
20
18
17
Eye relief (in)
0.67
0.79
0.71
0.67
Field of view, real (m/1000 m)
60
42
28
36-20
Field of view, real (ft/1000 yds)
180
126
84
108-60
Field of view, real (degree)
3.44
2.4
1.6
2.1-1.1
Field of view, apparent (degree)
66
66
66
40-65
Shortest focusing distance (m)
Shortest focusing distance (ft)
Diopter correction at 8 (dpt)
Twilight factor (DIN 58388) for all Ø 65
36
44
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Forgot to mention.  I have a pair of 15x56 slc binoculars.  Would you still recommend the 20x ? or go with the 30x ?
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The 15x is close enough to the 20x that I would go with the 30x for the spotter.  The 30x has the longest eye relief of all their eye pieces at 20mm and is very easy to use.  If your 15x56 SLC binocular did not come with a tripod mount I would suggest getting one for them while your at it (makes a huge difference).

 

 

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Are you happy overall with your new spotting scope & why didnt you go for the High definition option

 

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The HD option works best at closer ranges.  Its ment for bird watchers and doesn't do much good for long range stuff.  There is a slight difference, but not much you can tell.  The way I understand it, the more air you have between you and whatever you're looking at, the less of an advantage the HD spotter has.
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