Going to be having a pair of these in the new year. The Zeiss Victory 8x25 is a marvel, but I love the 8x32 format.
As for Opticron Aurora, these will be a pair of bins I have for decades to come. Mine are absolute cherry, and everytime people have a look through them in the field, they are...
So you rate the sharpness as good as the new 8x42 Aurora? Thats freaking incredible - I wouldn't swap my Aurora for anything and have tested it against some of the biggest hitters in the field - But if the 8x32 Verano lose nothing to it then I may get a set! To be fair - 800 quid verus 400 thats...
Low light is one area that just absolutely blew me away. I had them with me as the sun was down behind the mountains and the forest was gloomy. Still performed to a level that defied belief.
I love them. For a compact, light, sturdy travel binocular / For my hands / eyes / face - perfection...
Zeiss 8x25 user here - and globe effect makes me sick to my stomach instantly if I find it in a binocular.
Happy to write that for all the times in all the environments, I have never once found any. It is a stellar set of bins.
Opticron Aurora - easily equal to the Conquest in sharpness, better to my eyes in colour and contrast, and a delightfully wide field of view. A dreamy binocular to use in the field as the form and fit is impeccable - and for me? It is where my search for an 8x42 ended.
Take out the eyepiece, hold it to a bright light and look through. It sounds like you have something creating this - so go have a look see if there is something insise the eyepiece. Then examine the scope the same way.
My fondest love. Mine were stolen during a nights star gazing at an organised event. Was absolutely devastated and it is the reason I gave (organised) astronomy a wide berth ever since. It is also why I never take honesty of fellow hobbyists for granted.