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    16x and steady views. Sig Zulu6 16x42

    I may try comparing my 15x50 Canon to the 16x42 HDX again, but this time with both tripod mounted so I can quickly go back and forth. I don't expect my initial impressions to change much, but am curious if the HDX can actually resolve more in that center FOV region. Hopefully a different...
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    16x and steady views. Sig Zulu6 16x42

    That was a long winded and poorly written post. Hopefully there's something useful to somebody in it!
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    16x and steady views. Sig Zulu6 16x42

    A local store has the non-HDX 16x42 and new HDX 16x42. I took my Canon 15x50 to compare outdoors, but I was really there to see the new 56mm scope from Vortex! Most of my time and attention was on the scope but I did take some notes. Conditions were hot and sunny. Lot of heat haze but I was...
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    16x and steady views. Sig Zulu6 16x42

    Thanks for the information, Henry. I have not been able to get to the store to try the flashlight test yet.
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    16x and steady views. Sig Zulu6 16x42

    Interesting observation and thoughts, Henry. I wish I had access to the 10x30 format, as I want to say that the exit pupil on that model had an octagon shaped exit pupil and not just the one flat side of the 16x42. My local store doesn't have the 10x30, and I sold my sample. Do you think that...
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    16x and steady views. Sig Zulu6 16x42

    Thanks, Henry. That doesn't seem like a good thing, having reflections like that. Jason
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    16x and steady views. Sig Zulu6 16x42

    Here's another photo taken outside where you can see the flat side of the exit pupil, but with what appears to be a sliver of light inboard of the flat. Anyone know what that sliver of light might be? A reflection, or the edge of the lens?
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    16x and steady views. Sig Zulu6 16x42

    I have never used that method, but am up for trying when I get back to that store. I searched online and found this: The flashlight Test for Aperture - Illustrated - ATM, Optics and DIY Forum - Cloudy Nights Jason
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    16x and steady views. Sig Zulu6 16x42

    Hello Henry, Does this photo help? The objective lenses sure looked sliced on one side, but the photo was taken at a bit of an angle. Jason
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    16x and steady views. Sig Zulu6 16x42

    I also took my 15x50 Canon to the store and compared it to the grey 16x42 SIG outside. Not an exhaustive comparison, but long enough to get some impressions. And for reference, I previously owned one of the 16x42 but sold them shortly before buying the Canon so I didn't own them at the same...
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    16x and steady views. Sig Zulu6 16x42

    Here are a few photos from the objective end.
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    16x and steady views. Sig Zulu6 16x42

    I took these photos of the 16x42 at the store. This version had the grey armor, so not the new UDX version which has beige armor. Anyway, I made sure that the unit was pointed towards a blank wall, so the flat portion of the exit pupil is a characteristic of the binocular and not some object...
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    16x and steady views. Sig Zulu6 16x42

    Interesting, B. Thanks for the comments. I don't have the SIG binoculars anymore, but I believe that the exit pupils on one of them, maybe both, were not round. I want to say that they were partially round, with a flat portion but I don't think that I took a picture of it. The next time I go...
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    16x and steady views. Sig Zulu6 16x42

    The heat haze, shimmer, or mirage was due to the air and had nothing to do with the stabilization mechanism. I could focus the SIGs at various distances and see the mirage all along the way. This was last summer when it was really hot but there was no mistaking what was observed.
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    16x and steady views. Sig Zulu6 16x42

    Yeah, "low optical quality" is perhaps a bit too harsh. Maybe "mediocre" or "decent" would have been more appropriate? Either way, how would you explain the SIG 10x30 showing strong heat haze when other 10x didn't? Do you have any theories, other than optical quality? I suppose that it's...
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    16x and steady views. Sig Zulu6 16x42

    I would assume that the low optical quality and subsequent aberrations compound the atmospheric aberrations.
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    16x and steady views. Sig Zulu6 16x42

    If the SIG work for you, that is great. Enjoy!
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    16x and steady views. Sig Zulu6 16x42

    I went to a local store to see if they had the new HDX but they only have the older non-HDX. My non-HDX 10x30 and 16x42 were fine for the money that I paid for them last year which was discounted. And the weight and stabilization were impressive. And in general use I liked both. However, I...
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    16x and steady views. Sig Zulu6 16x42

    I'm really interested in the new Zulu6 HDX. I owned the non-HDX in 10x30 and 16x42, but sold them and now have the Canon 15x50.
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    16x and steady views. Sig Zulu6 16x42

    I'm really interested in the new Zulu6 HDX. I owned the non-HDX in 10x30 and 16x42, but sold them and now have the Canon 15x50.
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