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Old Tuesday 27th September 2016, 04:36   #1
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Pro Guide 8x32?

Why doesn't Leupold make a 8x32 in the Pro Guide model? If they do Ive never seen one. Maybe they feel the Mojave 8x32 is good enough, or maybe it doesn't sell enough to merit them upgrading it to the HD glass?
Anyhow, an 8x32 Pro Guide with the Kryptec finish would be pretty awesome.
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Old Sunday 6th November 2016, 14:11   #2
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Hi,

A good alternative and close match to what you mention is the Maven B3 8x30. You can customize it with either of two different choices of Kryptec for a slight upcharge. I suspect the optics and build to be better too. Win/Win.

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I looked today and they have what I think has already been discussed here few months back but bot sure and looks like Leupold Mojave 8x32 but with a 420 fov which is good higher than the Mojave I have. Not sure if is ED glass or if is Japan made.
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I looked today and they have what I think has already been discussed here few months back but bot sure and looks like Leupold Mojave 8x32 but with a 420 fov which is good higher than the Mojave I have. Not sure if is ED glass or if is Japan made.
The regular Mojave 8x32 has a 420' fov. It is a very good mid range compact glass. Frank and I both did reviews here in the Leupold section and there is a fair bit of discussion vs the Mojave and the Nikon Monarch 7. It is in fact Japanese. There is no ED glass, unless they have changed that recently. The way it handled CA caused me to inquire with Leupold as to its presence. They said no ED glass was used.
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I see BH says that Mojave 8x32 is discontinued. Hopefully there is a Mojave 8x32 with ED glass on the way.
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Old Tuesday 24th January 2017, 22:17   #6
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It is not only B & H Photo. Leupold no longer lists the Mojave 8X32 on their web site. They only show Pro Guide Series models. Also, Cabela's does not currently show the model.
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Funny BH shows now in stock lol


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The regular Mojave 8x32 has a 420' fov. It is a very good mid range compact glass. Frank and I both did reviews here in the Leupold section and there is a fair bit of discussion vs the Mojave and the Nikon Monarch 7. It is in fact Japanese. There is no ED glass, unless they have changed that recently. The way it handled CA caused me to inquire with Leupold as to its presence. They said no ED glass was used.
While some people get twitterpated over just seeing ED, I think it is important to realize chromatic aberration can be handled more effectively by one of the industry leaders using traditional glass than a company that does their best but really just relies on the acronym ED to turn heads and poach pockets. Physics never takes a backseat to opinion. But its opinion, not physics, that makes the cash register ring.
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Is a BX-4 Pro Guide HD 8x32 on the way? I've seen placeholders online, but the links won't work after I post them. Anybody interested can google "leupold pro guide 8x32 172658" which is the grey armored unit, or "leupold pro guide 8x32 172659" which is the camo unit. The price for the grey unit seems to be $479.

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Old Friday 19th May 2017, 19:07   #10
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Is a BX-4 Pro Guide HD 8x32 on the way? I've seen placeholders online, but the links won't work after I post them. Anybody interested can google "leupold pro guide 8x32 172658" which is the grey armored unit, or "leupold pro guide 8x32 172659" which is the camo unit. The price for the grey unit seems to be $479.
According to Leupold, a new BX-4 8X32 HD (dropping the name "pro-guide") could be announced in June. It should have similar\same specs as the old BX-3 8X32 Mojave (BX-3 nomenclature also to go away) but with "improved" (?) HD, or ED (extra low dispersion) glass. They can't say if it will be mnf. in Japan or China, but at OP, they are already posting some general info on this new BX-4 8X32 HD !

Hope this newest BX-4 isn't the optical disappointment that the original McKinley 10X42 models were (returned the 117790 and 119282), or the Pro-Guides (returned 2-10X42's)! As Bill eluded to in post #8, For me, their past "HD" designations had more optical issues than their previous "non-HD" glass offerings!

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Leupold's website now features the
'BX-4 Pro-Guide HD' in
8x32 10x32 8x42 10x42 10x50 12x50 models.
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By the look, those BX-4 seems to come from the same factory of the BX-3 Mojave, which is a good thing: made in Japan. Also it has calcium-fluoride glass lenses, hence the name HD. Can't wait for Cabelas to update its Guide Series to these.

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Pro Guide 8x32?

This is a welcome addition but at twice the price of the non ED, I will have to pass.
Not that I would but the Nikon Monarch 7 in the 8x42 is now $422 on Amazon. That is some tough competition.
Not only that but this bx4 looks identical to the Cabela version non ed.
I tried the cabela 8x32 non ed and compared with my bx3 Mojave 8x32. The fit, the focus on the cabela non hd is nowhere as good as the 8x32 mojave.
I would be interested in the original design 8x32 mojave with ed glass for $275.

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