yesterday i was out after a fallow buck , anyway no luck as only a few does appeared. as it got darker the moon appered (with lot more deer)and it was light enough to see the deer on the field on this wounderfull moon lit night .
i sat a watched the deer feeding and listening to the bucks grunting for a few hours , it was that bright i could clearly see the deer at 9:30pm with your eyes and had a great view through the bino's and scope and a shot if allowed would have been 100%, deer were 130-170m away
the moon got obscured by some cloud and it got dark i checked again and could clearly see the deer and make out all parts of it with my Minox 8.5x43 but when veiwed through the S&B 8x56 all i could make out was a brown blob with a possible head at one end , i swapped and changed bins and scope every few seconds and was amazed at how much more detail and clearer the Minox bins were that the S&B
i am not moaning about the S&B as it was dark and the S&B is not a night sight but the Minox far exceeded it in very low light
if i got my math right the higher the number for the size of exit pupil the better
1/ S&B 8x58 = exit pupil of 7
2/ Minox 43x8.5 = exit pupil of 5
so on paper the S&B should be better or is it as its a bino and you are using two eyes they are diffrent ?if you know the answer i would love to know , and Minox bins ROCK...............neil