October 12th, 2022
Searching for a tactical scope? Discovered of our continental 8x 1-8X24 SFP tactical scope. Then, we'll introduce about this scope and high light transmission. If you have a plan to have a tactical scope, this passage is a must-read!
In order to offer more optical choices for our customers, Vector Optics has updated our Continental 8x 1-8x24 SFP series. Added a tactical version(SCOC-T37) to the original Continental 8x 1-8x24 SFP Hunting Scope(SCOC-37). They are available on our online official store now.
Other main future of Continental 8x 1-8x24 SFP Tactical Scope ED:
√ Light Transmission Reaches to 93%
√ Turret lock adjustment
√ 95mm 3.7 Inch Long Eye Relief
√ Etched glass VEC T8M reticle
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Continental --- Vector Optics top premium line that use the most worldwide famous German Optics System with Crystal Clear Image, ED Glass, Light Transmission Reaches to 93%. Light transmission rate is a really important piece of information. This is a percentage of light transmission that goes through scopes instrument.
As so far, Common scopes have the light transmission around 80%. And only very few scopes have a maximum light transmission of 90% or more. The new 8x scope has a superior performance compared to the 6x scope. We continue to challenge in technology, from the original maximum 90% light transmission to the current 93% light transmission.
Ps: The light transmission is not constant, there are peaks and valleys.
This is not absolute. High light transmission ≠ Great image quality.
The light transmission has an effect on the brightness of the image. High light transmission has obvious advantages in low light environment. And the higher the light transmission, the brighter image. It is important when using optics at dawn or dusk.
Divide the objective diameter by magnification. The larger the value, the more light is transmitted.
Ps: There is a limit to how much light the human eye can accept, so the effectiveness is not infinitely better if the exit pupil(or light transmission) is infinite high. When the rate of light transmission exceeds what the human eye can accept, the excess is meaningless.
There must be some loss when the light passes through the lens of the scope. The more lenses there are the bigger the light loss is.
The glass quality is also worthy of mention. The glass of different materials can also affect light transmission. The glass of transparent material will have higher light transmission.
These coating comes into play, which can reduce losses and help to get a bright image.
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There is no doubt that the optical system will also affect the light transmission. The excellent optical system can reduce these losses and help to get a better image.
*For the more about the main factors that affect the light transmission, please click https://www.vectoroptics.com/about/view/id/56.html
The user received Vector optics paragon 3x Prism scope(SCPS-M03) and mounted it to the .223 AR-15.The glass clarity in this price range is excellent. The image is clear from edge to edge with no blurring on the sides. It is clear and well thought over, brightness is good enough to be clear on a sunny day, not mega bright but good enough. Prism scope has the added advantage that if the battery runs out you can still see the reticle in black as it is etched into the glass.
The eye box is good, not the best but certainly best out of the similar or close price range, there is a focus ring that is easy to use so focus will not be an issue. The field of view is excellent better than prism scopes costing twice as much. Even as the 3x is intended for close to medium range, I was able to make consistent shots to 300m with no problem, thanks to the reticle having hash marks for bullet drop compensation.
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