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Old Wednesday 24th March 2010, 18:24   #1
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Vortex Viper 15x50

Does anyone know anything about this binocular? Just wondering. I saw it on a few sites and it seems to be a little brother of the Vortex Kaibab 15x56. It has "XD" glass and all the trimmings, apparently.
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Old Wednesday 12th May 2010, 20:35   #2
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I am wondering the same thing. I looked through a pair today and was surprised at how stable I could hold them. They were light and had a clear bright picture.
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Old Friday 13th August 2010, 17:33   #3
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Just got in a pair of 15x50 vipers yesterday. I ordered it with the the universal binocular adapter and the vortex doubler. I spent several hours last night evaluating them and my emotions are mixed. The fit and finish is very nice, everything is tight and works well. the interpupelary distance is almost to wide for my narrow set eyes. I spent the evening comparing them to my non swarovision 10x42 el's, and they were very hard to compare because they were so different. The 210 fov really made me feel claustrophobic, the el's had a much flatter picture, and as it got dark the el's remained a smidge brighter. That being said the vipers have a nice view, the resolution is good, the focus wheel is very fast, perhaps to fast for my taste but i am not a birder just a big game hunter that will be using them for antelope and very open country mule deer hunting. Looking at a small real estate sign 500 yards away I could read all of the information with the vipers and not quit all the info with the swaro's. I am content with the vipers but would like to compare them to some of the other big eyes.
By the way don't waste your time with the doubler, image quality is poor, at least with that combination
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Many thanks for that, tonydc.
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