With their SG 2.1x42, Vixen had a shocking winner. Bringing that design to market showed a lot of original thinking and guts. The same seems true of this SG 6.5x32. But if I were they, I would thought instead along these two paths:
(1) There is proven demand for the Komz 6x24 11.4 degree. Yeah, our highly experienced MarkS recently asked rhetorically if it's really worth its price. And yeah, it is aperturely challenged. But it's a proven want-to-have model. I find myself grabbing mine more and more. (And ahem, I have other great choices.) So if I were Vixen, I would have looked into a model like this with great coatings, individual focus, and maybe a slight bump in mag/aperture (or not).
(2) Likewise the 7x35 extra-wide is a proven winner. I would think an update of any of the several excellent 11 degree models would be a home run (admittedly in a small ball field). If with individual focus, the boaters might also love it. If with center focus, the birders.
I am quick to plop down cash in this genre, but on this 6.5 x 32 I'll pass.
Edited by Neil Sanford, 26 December 2016 - 11:37 AM.