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Old Monday 19th February 2018, 08:07   #326
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Mine should be here tomorrow, and I`m hoping to get over to Yarner Wood looking for Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, so may get to try them out.
Good luck with the woodpeckers. We still remember a pair that came to look at us by peering around the trunk of a tree as we sat in Groton Wood, Suffolk, having a picnic from about 12 metres away. This was about 40 years ago!

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Old Monday 19th February 2018, 19:10   #327
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On the site you linked "8x30 New" has "ER 13". Elsewhere for 8x30 CL ER is quoted as "16" but, strangely, on Swarovski's own site I could not find ER for 8x30B at all, and is that the same as '8x30 New'?

Also, I think I understand that ER is a simple spec. and that whether a user can see the limits of the view depends upon his/her face-shape, as well as upon the depth of the eyepiece-lens-surrounds, rather than upon the ER itself.

I see than non-glasses-wearers are said sometimes even to need extended eyepieces, but what sort of glasses-wearers can usually enjoy CL 8x30 New please? (I am the sort which often needs 'ER 16')

Edit: even more so so CL Companion 10x30, "ER 14" on Amazon uk:-
Is that one really only a 'companion' for non-glasses wearers?

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Old Monday 19th February 2018, 20:17   #328
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The clean eyerelief (measured) is 16 mm, but if you wear spectacles you have to take int account that the eyecup rings are about 3 mm thick, so with spectacles you can not use the full 16 mm, but 16-3=13 mm. I hope that this is clear (it has been discussed before).
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Old Monday 19th February 2018, 23:19   #329
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Isn't its new "Optical Box" design for its eyepieces supposed to take care of eye placement issues?

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Gijs, your post 328.

Right, I have got that.
Can usually get way with 'ER 15' - 3mm eyecup rings = 12mm, so 16-3=13mm should be ok,

but for CL Companion 10x30: 14-3 = 11mm may not thank you
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Old Wednesday 21st February 2018, 00:41   #332
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Thanks to one of my phone customers, (you know who you are), for giving me permission to open his sealed Northern Lights case box to take a look at the grey wool felt case before shipping. Now I can say, yes, it is very nice, instead of I don't know.
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Been using mine quite a bit since they arrived on Monday, I`m struggling to find any thing negative to say about them, easily the most competent 8x30 I`v ever been Birding with, (ok I don`t like the diopter wheel), if I could only ever use this from now on I`d have no reservations.
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