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Old 01-23-2017, 06:28 PM
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The most disruptive technology in our lifetime-the use of specially engineered polymers that will replace glass lenses-will make our binoculars, spotting scopes and rifle scopes much lighter, and more powerful than ever- Andrew McKean/Outdoor Life Technology Report.

Nano engineered lenses able optics that have higher resolution, wider fields of view, and are lighter. Nano lenses can have as many as 500,000 to 3.5 million layers. They will be lighter, shorter, clearer and stronger according to McKean. Currently the military is replacing the glass in the PVS-14 night vision units with the new techology. The glass version is 4.4 oz and polymer nano version is 2.9 oz. The new optics may debut as soon as the 2018 Shot show.

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Old 01-24-2017, 03:18 AM
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The most disruptive technology in our lifetime-the use of specially engineered polymers that will replace glass lenses-will make our binoculars, spotting scopes and rifle scopes much lighter, and more powerful than ever- Andrew McKean/Outdoor Life Technology Report.

Nano engineered lenses able optics that have higher resolution, wider fields of view, and are lighter. Nano lenses can have as many as 500,000 to 3.5 million layers. They will be lighter, shorter, clearer and stronger according to McKean. Currently the military is replacing the glass in the PVS-14 night vision units with the new techology. The glass version is 4.4 oz and polymer nano version is 2.9 oz. The new optics may debut as soon as the 2018 Shot show.
Great get the checkbook out !lol
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Old 02-06-2017, 11:24 PM
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they'll be some good opportunities to get some second and third generation optics for us retired folks.
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Old 03-14-2017, 11:50 AM
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They said it would revolutionize the jewelry market when man-made diamond production became feasible too...

I'm sure at some point, if I don't own one, then my son assuredly will, but I can't fathom the unlikely potential in which my great great great grandson would never see a glass lense sporting optic. My son will never hold a bakelite rotary phone (which I grew up with myself), he'll likely never even live in a home with a land line of any kind. Cellular phone technology was revolutionary. Different optical lens material technology is not revolutionary.
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