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Thread: 10x42 els versus mk4 leupy 6x20x50

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    10x42 els versus mk4 leupy 6x20x50

    Hi all.i was out stalking sunday eve and took my 308 out for a change which has the above scope on it.when light was fading i notice scope was clearer,brighter and had betta definition than my els at higher magnification too which to me isnt right.something wrong me thinks.what say you.atb swaro

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    sounds right to me..higher mag, bigger objective lens..better light..

    like for like the swaro's should be better though, but you were not looking at like for like

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    Quote Originally Posted by swarovski View Post
    Hi all.i was out stalking sunday eve and took my 308 out for a change which has the above scope on it.when light was fading i notice scope was clearer,brighter and had betta definition than my els at higher magnification too which to me isnt right.something wrong me thinks.what say you.atb swaro
    Thats because the Leupold optics are not as bad as many of the european optics users seem to think they are

    Ian.

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    Surprised by that , I like my leupold gear , and I think for toughness it's hard to beat !

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    10x42 is not a great combo in my opinion
    8x42 is vastly superior in low light, more than the maths would tell you

    take the objective and divide by mag
    in simple terms the higher the number the better the light gathering

    42/10 = 4.2
    42/8 = 5.25 (25% better in maths but twice as good in my eyes! couldnt get on with the 10x42 ELs I borrowed)

    vs your scope:

    50/6 = 8.333
    50/10 = 5
    50/20 = 2.5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitebeard View Post
    Thats because the Leupold optics are not as bad as many of the european optics users seem to think they are

    Ian.
    Quite right. My Leupold 4x12x50s match up pretty well with my 8x42 Zeiss binos at last light.

    John.

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