Got to go out and shoot today, and here’s my take. @schmalts hooked me up with a couple 4.5x14-40 CDS ZL2 windplex and I waited until dusk and a little drizzle to compare to my VX5HD 3x15-44 CDS ZL windplex. So about as apples to apples as you can get. My son and I both concluded that the VX5 was SLIGHTLY better, but not $200 better. Take it for what it’s worth.