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|Monday 5th August 2013, 17:19||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2011
New RSPB HDX 8X42
I was at Darts Farm Topsham today and popped up to the RSPB shop and looked at the binoculars there, I noticed this new model and was offered to try it.
Whilst there I compared it briefly to the Conquest HD and Viking ED models.
The Conquest still does`nt work for me (black outs) and I did`nt like the Viking much.
But, the Hdx was a real gem, very nice ergonomics with the small bridge and flaring tubes, lightweight but with a quality feel to the construction.
The view was really good, bright, sharp over 90%+ almost to the edge infact, no ca of note either.
But the best thing to me was the 7.8* fov in a 42mm optic, it felt expansive, the other two felt claustrophobic afterwards.
I actually preferred it to the Zeiss and if I was looking for a £6-700 roof now I`d probably pick it over an Aurora/Dba or anything else at the price.
Just my quick take on a really nice (to me) binocular, well worth checking out.
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