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Howcome no one else sells them, not that I won't buy from swfa but why is this?

I am looking at spotters was told they were spectacular for the money...
 
What seperates them from the others?
 
What is so great about them?
 
What about field of View?
 
What type of eye distances?
 
Any other brands compare for the price?
 
Any info well appreciated...
 
 
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These are new to the market a few months ago they did not exist so you wont find a lot of intel out there except on their ED binoculars.  The price point does seem cost effective but if you want Fantastic you want Swarovski but be prepared to mortgage the house.   I would think you might get a good value with the Bushnell Elite
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Originally posted by 338LAPUASLAP 338LAPUASLAP wrote:

Howcome no one else sells them, not that I won't buy from swfa but why is this?

Probably because they're pretty new to the market.

Originally posted by 338LAPUASLAP 338LAPUASLAP wrote:

I am looking at spotters was told they were spectacular for the money...
They don't cost much, that's for sure...

 
Originally posted by 338LAPUASLAP 338LAPUASLAP wrote:

What about field of View?

...but the FOV is pretty poor compared to say the Vortex Skyline (89-44@1000yards vs. 115-55@1000).

Originally posted by 338LAPUASLAP 338LAPUASLAP wrote:

Any other brands compare for the price?


Not that I know of for that price but if you look a little higher in price there are Vortex models and the Bushnell Excursion that really might make you more satisfied in the long run.
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Any more info about the Vortex Brand???
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Hello 338, Zen Ray is a marketing company who is importing optical products from China. They have limited distribution and SWFA is one of the only outlets for them. 

They have a loyal following on the forums and the image quality of the ED binos is good... but he mechanical reliability is still being questioned.  They do stand behind their products... but a "lifetime" warranty doesn't mean squat, if the unit fails you during an adventure or firefight...   NV Hunter 

 

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I am still wondering as to the quality. 
 
Someone compared a Bushnell Elite(old B&L) ED to VORTEX skyline ED (not the Razor) to ZEN RAY.
 
Wondering if their are any truths to this.
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