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Zeis victory rf vs leica rangefinding binos
« on: January 14, 2024, 01:14:10 PM »
Iíd like to hear different opinions on these two rigs . Everyoneís eyes are different

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Re: Zeis victory rf vs leica rangefinding binos
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2024, 02:14:06 PM »
I looked through several brands of rangefinding binos in the field while hunting with buddies before I settled on Swarovski El Range binos. The old adage buy once, cry once kept ringing in my head as I was paying for them though.

For what it's worth, I couldn't tell much difference between the two as I tested and looked through several brands before making a decision. I hunted with Zeiss classics for years with no complaints, but I think the Geovids are slightly better. Really I don't think either are bad options if that is your budget and both are noticeably better than some of the cheaper rangefinding binos like Vortex Fury, Bushnell Fusion, Sig Kilo and Burris Signature.
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Re: Zeis victory rf vs leica rangefinding binos
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2024, 02:46:39 PM »
If I had to choose between the those two I would pick zeiss every time. My family use to own liecas and had a nightmare with customer service warranty on some binoculars that failed.only thing that saved us was cabelas stepped in and stood up for us. After that I swore Iíd never own anything Lieca again, doesnít matter how good it is.
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Re: Zeis victory rf vs leica rangefinding binos
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2024, 02:47:54 PM »
Never looked through the Zeiss, Iím sure they are great. Love my Geovids, zero issues.

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Re: Zeis victory rf vs leica rangefinding binos
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2024, 04:09:17 PM »
Iím on my 2nd pair of Geovids with no complaints about either pair. I bought a second pair after 15 years because I wanted the features of the newer model.

So far no one I know has complained about geovids other than the have fogged up under extreme conditions (on the outside)

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Re: Zeis victory rf vs leica rangefinding binos
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2024, 04:57:08 PM »
Since getting my Leicas I almost never use my Swarovski binos. I think the Leica is the best on the market.
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Re: Zeis victory rf vs leica rangefinding binos
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2024, 06:59:05 AM »
Great Question!  I have the Pro 32 Leicaís and Pure 12x.  Buddy has the Zeis.  If the Pures had rangeing they would be perfect.  I use the Leicaís for hunting.  I like the size.  They are a hair smaller and lighter than the Zeiss which are also nice.  Between the two there is no clear winner imo.  But Leicaís were little less $ and I had years of experience with a Leica 1600B rangefinder so I knew that worked. 

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Re: Zeis victory rf vs leica rangefinding binos
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2024, 07:00:57 AM »
I have had both , my Geovids are clearer and ranged farther than the Zeis. Sold them and use my Geovids for all my hunting except archery
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Re: Zeis victory rf vs leica rangefinding binos
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2024, 09:14:31 AM »
I have had both , my Geovids are clearer and ranged farther than the Zeis. Sold them and use my Geovids for all my hunting except archery
do you have the 3200s or the newer pro leica

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Re: Zeis victory rf vs leica rangefinding binos
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2024, 09:38:27 AM »
I have had both , my Geovids are clearer and ranged farther than the Zeis. Sold them and use my Geovids for all my hunting except archery
do you have the 3200s or the newer pro leica

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Re: Zeis victory rf vs leica rangefinding binos
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2024, 10:46:46 AM »
I have the leica 3200's and love them. I think they're all pretty great ad went with the leica's simply because they felt better in hand than any of the other big 3 for me and that with the new leica's released the 3200's are marked down to I want to say $2600.

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Re: Zeis victory rf vs leica rangefinding binos
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2024, 11:22:52 AM »
Which Leica's?

I looked though the Geovid R and Geovid Pros a few month ago, and while the R's were fine, the Pros were on another level in regards to brightness.

I looked though as many range finding binos as I could (I don't think I got my hand on the Zeis though) and Geovid Pro's and Swaro El Range stood out among the rest.
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Re: Zeis victory rf vs leica rangefinding binos
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2024, 04:55:55 PM »
Canít say anything about zeiss. Never looked through them. Iíve had the Leica hdbís for 5 years now. I have zero complaints. Side by side to the elís I honestly couldnít tell much of a difference other than the leicaís range finder was faster than the elís. At the time it wasnít worth the extra 1k for not much difference between the two. I made the mistake of looking through the nl pure at the expo and it really has me thinking about going back to regular bino and separate range finder. Hands down the best bino glass Iíve looked through!
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