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Old Friday 13th October 2017, 03:39   #26
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Swaro has brought a masterpiece, but....... with this piece of device, do I still need a 25 or even a 32SV?

For me the answer is No. Where the former Companion IMHO was not a Swarovski worthy piece of optics, this little jewel is from another planet.

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Jan better than the 32x8 SV?
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Old Friday 13th October 2017, 06:51   #27
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Thanks Jan, I like the sound of that. The old one was a bit of a joke.

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Old Friday 13th October 2017, 07:23   #28
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Hi SBB,

No, this one is not better than the 8x32SV, but compared to what is puts on the table it's a winner for me.
In carrying it beats both the CL25 and SV32. It is optical superior to the 25. Considering price and performance it beats the S... out of both. Do you need the extra meters FOV and edgesharpness, the SV is your destiny but only in the 42 configuration because of the extra dusk and dawn advantage.
This little gem is gonna take a lot of trade away from the CL25 and SV32 and much more from the competition.
Work for Zeiss, Leica, Kowa and Meopta.
IMHO this CL is the EL from 1999. It will fill the landscape.

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Thanks for the Update Jan! Nice review
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Hi SBB,

No, this one is not better than the 8x32SV, but compared to what is puts on the table it's a winner for me.
In carrying it beats both the CL25 and SV32. It is optical superior to the 25. Considering price and performance it beats the S... out of both. Do you need the extra meters FOV and edgesharpness, the SV is your destiny but only in the 42 configuration because of the extra dusk and dawn advantage.
This little gem is gonna take a lot of trade away from the CL25 and SV32 and much more from the competition.
Work for Zeiss, Leica, Kowa and Meopta.
IMHO this CL is the EL from 1999. It will fill the landscape.

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But do you like it?

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But do you like it?

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We've put the CL25 Mountain next to the new CL30 (in the same color) and imagined the 32SV and 42SV in the same color and came to the conclusion that it (hopefully) will be a matter of time they will come up in this color.

Yes, I like it a lot

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Oh gosh. Now I'm going to want one!

Hey I know-I'll say it's for my WIFE! Yeah...that's the ticket... It would be a step up from her only bin (a Leupold 6x32 Katmai) but still small for her hands. Yeah... !

Jan-do the Field Pro sockets on the side not interfere with a smooth comfortable grip though? They LOOK like they would but I'm picky sometimes.
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Oh gosh. Now I'm going to want one!

Hey I know-I'll say it's for my WIFE! Yeah...that's the ticket... It would be a step up from her only bin (a Leupold 6x32 Katmai) but still small for her hands. Yeah... !

Jan-do the Field Pro sockets on the side not interfere with a smooth comfortable grip though? They LOOK like they would but I'm picky sometimes.
David,

The palms of your hands don't reach that area. They are below that point because of the grip.

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The bin does look a little longer (than the previous CL) in those photos of people holding it.
But, it looks very nice in those photos.

*sigh* Swarovski...I'm not supposed to consider any new binos.
CL was my 2nd fav bino I've owned. '
This new one has more ER and better specs and optics according to our first review. This is just too tempting.

Never expected the CL to be upgraded.

I made a promise to myself to keep it simple and have just 2 nice binos which I have now. ugh.
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We've put the CL25 Mountain next to the new CL30 (in the same color) and imagined the 32SV and 42SV in the same color and came to the conclusion that it (hopefully) will be a matter of time they will come up in this color.

Yes, I like it a lot

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Come on, Jan, you know this model is just another stepping stone to the 10X50 SV.
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I made a promise to myself to keep it simple and have just 2 nice binos which I have now. ugh.
Doing much the same. Spent the first seven months of the year cutting back, tossing, sending to the goodwill, craigslist for sale, and just giving away. It has been a noticeable improvement but don't think many would realize. Took the last two months off... needed the break from always trying to find something to part with. Now that winter is closing in I'll soon be back to it. I do allow trading off large bits of clutter to allow for small bits of clutter. It is still moving in the desired direction....

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Doing much the same. Spent the first seven months of the year cutting back, tossing, sending to the goodwill, craigslist for sale, and just giving away. It has been a noticeable improvement but don't think many would realize. Took the last two months off... needed the break from always trying to find something to part with. Now that winter is closing in I'll soon be back to it. I do allow trading off large bits of clutter to allow for small bits of clutter. It is still moving in the desired direction....

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I did the same over these past two years. I sold a good amount of stuff on eBay, consigned some items , donated, recycled, sent some to the dumpster and gave stuff away to friends.
Now I'm at a point where I feel pretty content having my living space de-cluttered...it feels good. I moved so much stuff I guess it's not so bad buying something small I would really enjoy. I'll never go back to having as much as I did. I really like having less clutter and unnecessary stuff - keeping it simple.
I'll only buy things that I need or enrich my life in some way.

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Thanks for the photos. Same green with some gray metal.
Also a wool bag, like Meopta.

Jan, you seem to be impressed, I wonder how the 10x30 would perform ?

Where will actual prices be, USA ?

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