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Feel the intensity, not your equipment. Maximum image quality. Minimum weight. The new ZEISS SFL, up to 30% less weight than comparable competitors.

In praise of small scopes (1 Viewer)

Vespobuteo

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Meopta produced for Zeiss before, so everything is possible ;)

I know the Dialyt scope is made in Japan, but I wanted to know if "made in Japan" is on the scope. I can't find it.

Yes that's correct, I think it was at least some Zeiss scope model made by Meopta.

The new SFL binocular has the marking "Made in Japan" so not sure why they wouldn't mark the Dialyt scope as well.

Maybe the hunting market (for whom it's mostly aimed) is more sensitive to place of origin?
 

Thotmosis

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Netherlands
Yes that's correct, I think it was at least some Zeiss scope model made by Meopta.

The new SFL binocular has the marking "Made in Japan" so not sure why they wouldn't mark the Dialyt scope as well.

Maybe the hunting market (for whom it's mostly aimed) is more sensitive to place of origin?
Can be, but i really don't, know. Hunters use Conquest a lot and they are also made in Japan. I believe the Terra line is made in China....
 

dwever

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Went from too big to medium-large and very happy. Swar ATX 115 to 85, and didn’t lose much ground on the exit pupils thanks to a 5X power drop from 30 to 25 (3.83 to 3.4 EP at lowest power).
 

Hermann

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Went from too big to medium-large and very happy. Swar ATX 115 to 85, and didn’t lose much ground on the exit pupils thanks to a 5X power drop from 30 to 25 (3.83 to 3.4 EP at lowest power).
Well, but even the 85 hardly qualifies as a "small scope" ...:) These big scopes ARE nice, however, the point of this thread was to point out the very real advantages small scopes have in many situations.

Hermann
 

Hermann

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There appears to be a rumour that Swarovski  may be releasing a new pocket scope later this year: NL Pures Optically superior?. No details known yet, however, such a small scope - if it ever materialises - may be an interesting product if the specifications are right.

Interesting times.

Hermann
 

William Lewis

Wishing birdwatching paid the bills.
United Kingdom
There appears to be a rumour that Swarovski  may be releasing a new pocket scope later this year: NL Pures Optically superior?. No details known yet, however, such a small scope - if it ever materialises - may be an interesting product if the specifications are right.

Interesting times.

Hermann
I'd have a look if they did, wouldn't want to go far below a 2.5mm exit pupil though.
 

Hermann

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I'd have a look if they did, wouldn't want to go far below a 2.5mm exit pupil though.
Well, I need more magnification than 20x quite a lot. If this were a 20x50, I'd have to use the Zeiss 3x12 quite a bit. 60x is a bit much for a 50mm scope, but it would allow me to get IDs if the birds are too far away. I've got the Zeiss Mono 20x60S, and I find 20x is often not enough magnification, at least for my purposes.

Hermann
 

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