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Swarovski NL Pure 8x32 (Green) A Brief Review

NL Pure 8x32

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Having had many Alpha binoculars over the last 40 years or so at last I have found my personal favourite. Recently I tried an SF 8x32 and an NL 8x42 and for my taste they are not as pleasing as the NL 8x32. I also tend not to go for higher magnification, this being due to the fact that I prefer a steadier image and I have found that with10x or more I struggle to actually see more detail, although I have enjoyed an EL 8.5x42 in the past.
The NL 32 is not small, but that is the very reason I like it, I find compact 32's too small in the hand and prefer, what I consider to be a more compact version of the NL42 model, it feels just right for my hands with the added bonus of being more lightweight whilst having a similar image. Personally I really like the FieldPro system, I find I spend less time fiddling around with tangles and very much like the protection the lens covers give.

The image quality of course is what it's all about and I can honestly say that I have never been wowed quite as much as I have with this binocular! I'm a spectacle wearer and have previously spent too much time trying too find the full picture without the dreaded blackouts. I'm lucky with the IPD set fully closed and I am able to bring the oculars up to my eyes and experience an immersive image immediately, and that's with Varifocals! I haven't experienced rolling ball effect with this instrument and find the FOV and lack of CA very pleasing.

To sum up, I can appreciate that statistically this binocular may not have the widest field of view and be the lightest and smallest 32mm binocular on the market, but one thing I can honestly say is that it brings a huge smile to my face and to me that's what really matters.

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