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Swaro 25-50x WA in Vortex scope

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Old Saturday 7th May 2016, 06:17   #1
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Swaro 25-50x WA in Vortex scope

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Newbie here. Been following the forums for a while but only a recent participant for posts etc.

I've recently got my hands on both the two Vortex Razor spotting scopes (65mm and 85mm) as well as a Swaro ATS HD 80mm so I thought I'd confirm that the Swarovski 25-50x Wide Angle eyepiece does indeed fit on the Vortex Razor scopes. The eyepiece locks in exactly the same as the Vortex 20-60x eyepieces.

i could NOT however, get the Vortex eyepiece to lock into the Swaro ATS 80 scope - it goes in and twists about 5mm but stops then as its hitting something. I'm hesitant to apply more pressure that I already have - suffice to say, in my experience, a Vortex eyepiece on the Swaro will not fit.

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Old Tuesday 10th May 2016, 08:52   #2
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That's correct, the Swarovski SW series of eyepieces (25-50x / 30x) WILL fit the Vortex Razor HD 85/65 scope but the Vortex 20-60x zoom will NOT fit the Swarovski.

Conversely, the Vortex 30x eyepiece with the ranging reticle WILL fit the Swarovski ATS scope as we have supplied these before to Swarovski users.

Trust this helps.
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Old Thursday 7th July 2016, 10:44   #3
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How much its improve?
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Old Friday 15th July 2016, 14:14   #4
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Just wondering - What was your impression about using the Swarovski eyepiece in the 65 vortex scope body? Did you like it much better or wasn't there much of an improvement between it and the vortex eyepiece? Thx.
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In terms of colour, contrast etc, i didnt notice much difference, although my testing time was limited to one day in a park.

Obviously the biggest difference was the wider AFOV of the 25-50x Swaro eyepiece vs the 20-60x Vortex eyepiece which is NOT a wide angle eyepiece.

Because of the wider angle, it sometimes "appeared" that the image through the Swaro eyepiece was brighter.

the field was equally flat through both eyepieces and from what I can recall CA was controlled extremely well through both eyepieces although again, I didnt specifically "test" for this.

I find the 25-50x eyepiece to be a general improvement over the 20-60 anyway which is also a common sentiment when comparing the Swaro 20-60 vs the 25-50.

In terms of build quality, both seem to be well made with smooth rotation of the zoom barrel and a generally solid feel in hand.

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The Vortex zoom eyepiece that comes with the Razors is an exact copy of the Swarovski 20-60x zoom eyepiece and in my tests it performed just as well as the original. Count me as one who prefers the 20-60x Swaro zoom over the 25-50x for the higher useful magnification.
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