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Athlon #8462741 11/30/21 03:47 PM
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Looking for some experience/opinion about Athlon binoculars. I’m interested in the Cronus G2. Thanks in advance.

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For a little more I’d go with tract toric. I’m sure the athlons are pretty good as I have their btr scope, but under $1000 the tract toric is quality

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I just upgraded to the Cronus G2 binoculars and love them. I had been using some older Nikon Monarchs and the Athlons are better in low light and image quality is slightly better, IMHO.
I got them from CameraLandNY and they were great to deal with and shipping was free and super quick.


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Originally Posted by exoticbob
For a little more I’d go with tract toric. I’m sure the athlons are pretty good as I have their btr scope, but under $1000 the tract toric is quality


I have Toric 8x42 and they are awesome. Under $700. The are consumer direct so you get a lot for the money. Schott glass and made in Japan.




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Considering the Athlon Cronus and Tract Toric scopes are both made in the same factory, I'd bet their bino's are too. I'd be surprised if there's any difference in the optic quality.

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Originally Posted by Txhillbilly
Considering the Athlon Cronus and Tract Toric scopes are both made in the same factory, I'd bet their bino's are too. I'd be surprised if there's any difference in the optic quality.


Just because they are made in the same factory doesn’t mean they have the same specs and glass.




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Originally Posted by scottfromdallas
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Considering the Athlon Cronus and Tract Toric scopes are both made in the same factory, I'd bet their bino's are too. I'd be surprised if there's any difference in the optic quality.


Just because they are made in the same factory doesn’t mean they have the same specs and glass.


VERY TRUE


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Considering the Athlon Cronus and Tract Toric scopes are both made in the same factory, I'd bet their bino's are too. I'd be surprised if there's any difference in the optic quality.


Just because they are made in the same factory doesn’t mean they have the same specs and glass.


That's true, but most wouldn't be able to tell the difference between any of them. Just like everyone saying "It's got Schott glass", Schott produces many different grades of lenses, not everyone orders the top tier stuff for their specs.

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Originally Posted by Txhillbilly
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Considering the Athlon Cronus and Tract Toric scopes are both made in the same factory, I'd bet their bino's are too. I'd be surprised if there's any difference in the optic quality.


Just because they are made in the same factory doesn’t mean they have the same specs and glass.


That's true, but most wouldn't be able to tell the difference between any of them. Just like everyone saying "It's got Schott glass", Schott produces many different grades of lenses, not everyone orders the top tier stuff for their specs.


I don’t know about all that. I was recommended a bino I have. I also have the older Japan made Vipers and Meopta Meopros. I like the Torics the best. Can’t compare them to Athlon as I don’t have that model. I was just making a recommendation to the OP.




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Looking at both I’ll would take the Tract. I really like their upper end stuff except I don’t want a gray scope

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Doug, what is your opinion on Cronus vs Tract binoculars? Also, is there any difference between the Cronus and Cronus g2?

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Good afternoon,
I have never seen a Tract anything so I cannot give an opinion. The Cronus are excellent, that i can say. The G2 is a cosmetic, not an optical, difference


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