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Does the diopter adjustment of the Zen Ray ED or Zen Ray ED II have detents or is it smooth.  My brother and I have found we can't adjust the diopter to fit the differences in our eyes because optimal focus happens between the detents.  Binoculars that are smooth (infinite) in this adjustment we can adjust for proper fit.  I haven't had a chance to put my hands on any Zen Ray products yet to check this out.  I would appreciate it if someone who has their products could answer this for me.

 
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  HEY Scott, here's info on the ED2:
 
   New Zen-Ray ZEN ED2 models are packed with features.
  • Extra Low Dispersion (ED) glass
  • VividBriteTM Ultra High Reflectivity (UHR) Dielectic Prism Coating
  • SpeedDialTM focus wheel offers 30% faster focus rate
  • CrystalViewTM water/oil repellent coating  
  • Phase-correction with BAK-4 roof prisms
  • Magnesium Alloy body for long lasting durability and light weight 
  • Open Frame Design to minimize the weight
  • Heavy-duty, 100% waterproof/fogproof construction: Argon charged
  • Metal alloy  3-stage PCDTM Twist-up eyecups optimized for taking full advantage of the optical eye relief.
  • Locking Diopter adjustment  to fine tuning focus
  • Extra large center focus knob for smooth and precise focus
  • Ergonomic shape for stress free use
  • Rubber armor absorbs shock
  • Tethered flipdown objective lens protection covers
  • Premium Cushioned Neckstrap with quick connect
  • Hard carrying case
  • Fully multi-coated optics allows 99.5% light transmission at each glass/air interface 
  • Lifetime Warranty


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I have a pair of 10x43 ed2's that are over a year old and they have indexing diopter adjustments. Do not know if Zen-Ray has changed this feature. I like it  IMO 
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Originally posted by Sled2live Sled2live wrote:

Does the diopter adjustment of the Zen Ray ED or Zen Ray ED II have detents or is it smooth.  My brother and I have found we can't adjust the diopter to fit the differences in our eyes because optimal focus happens between the detents.  Binoculars that are smooth (infinite) in this adjustment we can adjust for proper fit.  I haven't had a chance to put my hands on any Zen Ray products yet to check this out.  I would appreciate it if someone who has their products could answer this for me.

 
Thanks
Scott
 
How many different binoculars are we talking about here?  The situation you describe has to be pretty rare.  You use binoculars in the plural so I'm not sure.
 
There the slightest barely perceptible detents in the ZEN ED diopter focus.  You almost need to use your imagination to feel them, but they are there.  The click are also a lot closer together than some click stop diopterts.  The ZRS on the other hand has a very stiff non click stop diopter. 
 
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Thanks for the information about the detents. I have a pair of bausch and lomb custom compacts that I need the diopter to stop just between the detent "clicks".  My swarovski SLCs have the same problem to get things dialed in exactly for my eyes.  My brother has had the same problem with my swarovskis.  I guess our eyes just don't hit the factory changes exact.
 
I guess he will just have to order them and send them back if they won't work for him.
 
Again, thanks for the info.
 
Scott
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