I have an old 22mm Panoptic. Would it work as well, assuming I can find a mate? Alot cheaper since I only need one, and it would be used.
I much prefer the 24mm Panoptic to the 22mm Panoptic and here's why:
Check this comparison photo
24mm - weight: 08.2oz field stop: 27mm
22mm - weight: 16.0oz field stop: 25mm
For binoviewing, I really don't think they can be compared. The dual barrel is a real turn-off with the clicklock eyepiece holders in the MarkV, not to mention the diopter adjustments.