| Randall45 wrote:|
You should be comparing the Vortex Crossfire line to the SS line.The Zeiss Conquest blows it away in every category.
Optical quality of the current production 10x42 S.S. scope is somewhere between Diamondback and Viper (if you are comparing it to the Vortex products).
Optical quality of the 3-9x42 S.S. is a bit better than the Viper and, to my eyes, marginally better than the Conquest.
10x42HD is better yet and runs right along some much more expensive scopes (I'll touch more on this in an upcoming review).
Now, onto the original question: light transmission differences between 6x42 S.S. and 3-9x40 Conquest have little to do with the image quality you get out of each scope. Importance of light transmission is overblown.
That having been said, Conquest will have a definite edge in optical quality.