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    Zeiss 10x54 HT and 8x42 SF - an informal review and first impressions

    I upgrade from a 10 year old Swaro EL to a much newer, albeit first gen SF 8x42 and kind of regretted it, the 8.5x42 was generally more useful and that had bit of extra reach. However, I then got a 10x54 and usually use it when I need a higher power and 8x42 when I need the wide FOV so it all...
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    Zeiss 10x54 HT and 8x42 SF - an informal review and first impressions

    Who makes a nice hard case for the 10x54 HT? The soft case that came with it is just barely OK. Or does it not make sense to get a hard case, since the soft case is more compact and can be folded when not in use? Opinions?
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    Zeiss 10x54 HT and 8x42 SF - an informal review and first impressions

    Just to clarify the above point, SF is not an inferior binocular to Swarovski EL. It does make certain and important improvements, namely: 1) Lighter weight 2) Better eyecups (IMO) 3) Better hydrophobic coating 4) Bigger filed of view 5) more neutral vs warmer Swarovksi The issue is not so much...
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    Zeiss 10x54 HT and 8x42 SF - an informal review and first impressions

    I get it. As they say, it's not a bug, it is a feature. Fully extended, the ocular pieces on SF are too high, have to twist them down a bit. This kind of irritates me. The ER on HT is just right with eyecups fully extended. It has less ER which happens to be just right. That is, using...
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    Zeiss 10x54 HT and 8x42 SF - an informal review and first impressions

    Here is a more formal review (that has been floating around here for a while), not sure I agree with all of the points made but for what it's worth: Zeiss HT 10x54 review specifically, this. I think you have to believe it to see it. Just enjoy the view without overthinking it, I do...
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    Zeiss 10x54 HT and 8x42 SF - an informal review and first impressions

    I got the 8x42 SF to replace the aging Swarovksi 8.5x42 EL circa 2008. Thinking SF would constitute an improvement, the same quantum leap I experienced when I upgraded from Leica Trinovid BN to Swarovski EL. That was not the case, SF does not present a single optical improvement over 8.5x42 EL...
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    Zeiss 10x54 HT and 8x42 SF - an informal review and first impressions

    So I got the Zeiss HT 10x54 and writing my first impressions without going into much objective analysis. I compared it to the first generation green-gray 8x42 SF which I also got fairly recently. I know it's not a direct, fair comparison given different classes of optics but FWIW. Having done a...
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