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Old Friday 6th October 2017, 19:00   #1
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swarovski sv 10x42 or zeiss sf 10x42

I am very interested which is brighter bino with more contrast: zeiss sf/ht 10x42 or swarovski sv 10x42? Many thanks!
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Old Tuesday 17th October 2017, 13:43   #2
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Hi Nase,

as I own a Zeiss SF and know the other bins, this is my experience:

Zeiss HT: brightest image (highest transmission)
Zeiss SF: very bright image, widest field of view, best handling,
Swaro SV: image brightness equal to Zeiss SF, sharp to the very edge

The bins of my dreams had the brightness of the HT, the view and handling of the SF and the image of the SV.

Just buy each of them :-D
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I agree with Vollmeise but with this note. Swaro EL is a little sharper at the extreme edge of the field of view but SF is not unsharp, it is easily usable-sharp and with a field of view that is almost 15% bigger (by area) you are likely see stuff at the edge of the SF's field of view that won't even be visible through the EL.

There is more to binos than just field of view and edge sharpness of course and both EL and SF are terrific binos.

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Many thanks Troubador and Vollmeise for the valuable experience and the great help!
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