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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/14/2011 at 17:25
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I have interest in the a Vortex monocular for my Mom to carry around the farm with her in her pocket.
 
It comes in 8x25, 10x25, 8x36 and 10x36.
 
From their web site:
 
Solo 8x25 Monocular
Packing super light? Then take a closer look at the all-new 8x25 Solo monocular. Weighing in at less than six ounces, is there any reason not to pack it along? This little waterproof wonder is easy to pocket, and will serve you well in any weather.
 
Solo 8x36 MonocularBuilt to be carried as a standard piece of equipment, close-at-hand, the Solo monocular gives you a closer look when you need it. And with the integral carry clip, the Solo attaches securely to any belt, strap or webbing. This premium roof prism with fully multi-coated glass surfaces delivers bright images in a unit that is compact, lightweight, and easy-to-handle
 
The bold italics are mine.
Questions please:
   * Is this just a better description than the one for the 25mm or is it in fact better glass?
 
   * There is a focus ring on the monocular.  Does it work like a binocular?  In otherwords does one have to focus for each object at each distance? Or is the focus for the user's particular eye condidion - like a diopter adjustment?
 
   * Do the concepts of 8 vs 10 power work like a binocular?  8 obviously smaller, but steadier and easier on the eyes?
 
   * If low light is not an issue, will the 25mm be sufficient or will 36mm be very different?
 
Anything else I should know?
 
Thanks in advance.
 
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I am interested in the 8 x 36 as well, but no one locally stocks the for me to look through. Looking for something small for bow hunting with decent low light capabilities. I wonder if anyone on the forum has had any experience with these.
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Originally posted by stilhuntin stilhuntin wrote:

I am interested in the 8 x 36 as well, but no one locally stocks the for me to look through. Looking for something small for bow hunting with decent low light capabilities. I wonder if anyone on the forum has had any experience with these.
Thanks for bring my post back up.  I know its a fairly dull topic and likely not a lot of first hand experience, but we sure appreciate any info from the experts.
 
Thanks
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