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Sorry for the confusion, I think that the ZR are quite good optics, just shy of alpha glass and an excellent optics value.  I was just saying that I hope they can make a nice compact light weight 6x32 because that is what I want next. 
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I have not heard anything about Zen Ray offering a 6x32 but rumors have been floating around a bit about another popular binocular manufacturer producing one that should be very appealing. Maybe ZR will follow suit.
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I tested the 6X32 Vortex Viper for a few weeks, and it is an excellent binocular in all respects!

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Here is another Zen Ray 7x36 ED 2 review that might interest some of you.
 
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Interesting review.... Thanks for bringing it to us Frank! I think Holger has come to the conclusion that I would though.... Their is no way I would trade a pair of Docters for a pair of ZR's Big Smile
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If that is the way in which you interpret his conclusion....
 
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I got the impression that if the eyecup design had one more clickstop and the flare control was better in low light conditions then he would be choosing the ZR ED over the Docter. Maybe he will come over and post on one of the forums to clarify things a bit.
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Well maybe? But if you have read Holger he is a very big fan of Carl Zeiss Jena / Docter..... He has written some extensive history on them and has always, as I have, had good things to say of Docter.
In the comparison he clearly states that the 08 and new Docters are better optically and also gives several IF's with the ZR.... If ZR would do this and if ZR would correcet that then they would qualify....
I don't really see this as a serious replacement statement but rather him saying that they still have a way to come in build quality to be in the league of Docter. Notice he said qualify not replace....  And when they do get to that level, if they ever do, then we'll see if the likes of Holger will trade in their Docters for ZR's.... 
I'm certainly not speaking for him, I don't even know him other than through his writings. I could be totally wrong but its what I take from itSmile
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Just saw this thread, excellent review Frank!! Excellent
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

I tested the 6X32 Vortex Viper for a few weeks, and it is an excellent binocular in all respects!


I'm currently doing the same, so far I'm very impressed!!  Thunbs Up
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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

I tested the 6X32 Vortex Viper for a few weeks, and it is an excellent binocular in all respects!

I'm currently doing the same, so far I'm very impressed!!  Thunbs Up

I am glad you like them.  However, I must say the same thing to you that I said to rifledude: they are mine.... muaahahahaha, and you can't have them Big Grin

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Hello, ..."Dark Lord" looking for Mike...uh... Mike who??

 


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That very well could be. I guess we are just going to have to wait to see if anything further develops.
 
Mike,
 
Glad you enjoyed it. I always get a great deal of enjoyment in writing them.
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