I have the Kite Lunx HD + 10x50
I have the Kite Lynx HD + 10x50 and it is much better in low light than the Leica UVHD + 7x42 I had. The bigger aperture and higher magnification are the reason. The Kite also has 90% transmission and the Leica is probably 87% at best.
"So for me the amazing bit of the Retrovid 7x35 is that it offers much of what a 7x42 has while remaining in 8x32 territory when it comes to bulk/weight. A winning combination."
You hit the nail on the head with the Retrovid. That is the nice thing about it.
I had the 7x42 UVHD and the 7x35 Retrovid at the same time and I found the optics on the Retrovid to be every bit as good as the bigger UVHD. I know it doesn't seem possible but I actually found the Retrovid a little brighter probably because of their higher light transmission than the UVHD. I...