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When it comes to handgun scopes, you have to look at the big picture. As magnification increases, eye relief shortens. If a handgun scope had a constant eye relief at all magnifications, you'd lose full field-of-view.
Zeiss scopes are engineered to maintain this important feature throughout the magnification range. While shooting off-hand, higher magnifications usually will require a rested position. When in a rested position, your head naturally moves forward, compensating for the eye relief lost to using higher magnifications.