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is the quality in the vortex 65 spotter as good as in the 85, and how do the 65 vortex compare with the zeiss victory spotter.  huge dollar difference, but I keep hearing how great the vortex is for the money

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What 65mm Vortex are you referring to?

There was a 65mm Stokes Sandpiper available some time ago, and it was good for the money.  The Nomad 60mm is a lightweight spotter with a serviceable image at lower power, but I can't recommend it.  I had one and sold it soon after. 

The Razor HD 85mm is a direct competitor to the Zeiss 85 TFL.  The Razor image has no color bias (as opposed to the Zeiss warm image) and better contrast than the Zeiss.  The Razor has excellent CA control that only shows up in the most extreme situations.  However, CA in the Zeiss is even harder to produce.

I am referring to the now discontinued Zeiss Diascope in this post.  I still have not seen the latest, greatest, most expensive Zeiss spotter and/or eyepiece.


Hopefully a 65mm Razor is forthcoming.

For Scott and Sam at Vortex:  PRETTY PLEASE!
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If I reread your post correctly,

The 60mm class Vortex spotters do not compare favorably to the much more expensive 65mm Zeiss spotters.

I had a 65mm Diascope T FL, and loved it.  I did sell it to procure the Razor HD85, however.
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thanks for the reply.... I actually meant to refer to the vortex nomad 20-60x60 compared to the zeiss.  any other suggestions for the range and hunting?
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The Razor HD would be ... and is ... and excellent choice for a full size spotter.

Want something light?  Pick up the Nikon Fieldscope ED50.


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