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Old 01-14-2021, 2:12 PM
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Originally Posted by anthracite View Post
Does a shorter magnifier (in this case “micro”) create more scope shadow than longer traditional sized magnifiers?

New to magnifiers.
No, not necessarily. Many of these "micro" magnifiers have excellent eye relief, when compared to the normal sized magnifiers...

However, since the micros are shorter in length, and since eye relief is measured starting from the end of the eye piece, a lot of the eye relief advantage is "given up" with a micro, and results in your head needing to be in pretty much the same position as a regular magnifier would dictate in order to see clearly through the magnifier without a lot of scope shadow.

There are other advantages to the micro magnifiers, namely size and weight - which are the reasons most people choose them over a traditionally sized magnifier.
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