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    Swarovski SLC. Zeiss Conquest Nikon MHG and Vortex Razors 10x42

    Very well put. The differences are slim when you get to this level of glass and yes, all are very good glass. fwiw- I was told by a Vortex rep a few years back that the move from Japan to China wasn't initiated by Vortex themselves, but by the actual optics manufacturer. Their Japanese...
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    Swarovski SLC. Zeiss Conquest Nikon MHG and Vortex Razors 10x42

    Yes. Ok, so your son thought the SLC and Razor looked "nearly identical" but thought the Razors were "a tad brighter"? My apology, I misread. From my personal experience, I would always choose a MIJ optic over a MIC, although that option is rapidly becoming obsolete. The MIJ Razors usually...
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    Swarovski SLC. Zeiss Conquest Nikon MHG and Vortex Razors 10x42

    Keep in mind the latest versions of the SLC were designed more as a hunting optic with low light clarity, depth of field, and light gathering ability being the primary goals while the EL focused more on color rendition and giving a nice even FOV. It's the clarity at first and last light, along...
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