Wednesday, September 28, 2011

6x32 Binocular Comparision

Eagle Optics,

I see you have the Vortex Viper 6x32 for $275 and the Leupold Katmai 6 x 32 for $399.99. I don't know anything about the Vortex but have been interested in the Katmai for a while. Which is the better binocular, in terms of not getting a headache after long periods of viewing time and optical quality?

Thanks,
Greg




Greg,

Thanks for your interest in Eagle Optics. I don’t think you’d get a headache with either one. The low magnification and midsize front lens should mean you’ll be able to hold them steady for long periods of time.

They are both quite good optically at their price, but I do think the Viper will be a bit sharper and brighter to the edge. It’s on closeout because it was redesigned and this model is being discontinued. The specifications will all be quite similar.

Aside from optics, the other big thing is warranty coverage. Leupold will cover manufacturing defects for the lifetime of the piece, whereas Vortex provides lifetime, no-fault, no charge coverage against anything other than theft or loss.

Thanks,
Eagle Optics

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