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    Zeiss Conquest HD 8x32 vs. 8x42 for birding

    Today I made the decision to make use of the open purchase on Conquest HD 8x32. A decision that hurts for this is an excellent pair of binoculars. Perfect in the hand. Super sharp on axis, in my eyes rivalling NL Pure 8x42. But when I get used to and learn to appreciate a relaxed image with long...
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    FOV - beyond what value is too much?

    I am not sure what you mean is not true. 7 and 10x42 in same series use the same objective lens, while Nikon SE series uses the same eyepieces. So in the first case the magnification difference is because of ocular focal length difference, and in the second case it's because of objective lens...
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    FOV - beyond what value is too much?

    I know that eye relief of a certain eyepiece design is directly related to the focal length. But is really the field of view as well? I guess 8x32 and 8x42 use different eyepiece design. We know that the field stop sets the limit for TFOV, I guess that's the reason that for example 10x42 always...
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    FOV - beyond what value is too much?

    I wonder about the reason to that almost all 8x32 have wider FOV than 8x42 in same series. And as you say NL Pure is an exception. But does the 8x32 have less glare than the 8x42? One reason to that NL Pure 8x32 has narrower FOV than the 8x42 can also be that Swarovski chose not to sacrifice eye...
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    Why buy SFL 8x40 and not Conquest 8x32?

    I think one reason is better eye relief. Together with larger exit pupil 8x40 is surely more comfortable. But it's twice the price...
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    Zeiss Conquest HD 8x32 vs. 8x42 for birding

    These numbers look good! Still I am not sure they are comparable in practise. In many cases the stated ER has to be taken with a pinch of salt. But I want to try out other models in the NL Pure line.
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    Zeiss Conquest HD 8x32 vs. 8x42 for birding

    Yes, NL Pure is in another league when it comes to contrast and flat field. Still I have no problem with the smaller sweet spot with Conquests. The optical "problem" with 8x32 is because of the shorter objective lens focal length, which requires a shorter eyepiece focal length for a certain...
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    Zeiss Conquest HD 8x32 vs. 8x42 for birding

    I received Conquest HD 8x32 yesterday. My impression from the try in the store was the same when it comes to size and weight compared to the 8x42. It's a clear advantage to 8x32. I see the entire FOV with eyeglasses. Compared to 5+mm exit pupil there is a certain difference when it comes to eye...
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    Zeiss Conquest HD 8x32 vs. 8x42 for birding

    I will give a report later today!
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    8x42 NL image circle

    I cannot comment about this because I have slightly squinting eyes and don't experience stereoscopic viewing.
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    Swarovski 12x50 EL versus 15x56 SLC

    These 54 and 56mm models look BULKY! As I can understand based on my experience, I would find them too bulky and heavy for continious handhold use. SV 50mm is big and heavy enough.
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    Zeiss Conquest HD 8x32 vs. 8x42 for birding

    I recently placed an order for Conquest HD 8x32. It will be interesting to see how I perceive them side by side compared to the 8x42.
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    Swarovski Curio 7x21 versus Victory 8x25 and Ultravid 8x20

    Especially with a pocket binocular a brighter image is appreciated, as well as more stable image. And a lightweight pocket model is less stable than a fullsized so 7x21 is a very good idea. Not to forget the wider TFOV and longer ER.
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    Swarovski Curio 7x21 versus Victory 8x25 and Ultravid 8x20

    I am not either a fan of dual hing design. It makes it narrower when folded but instead thicker. Is it really much better?
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    Maven B1.2 10x42 depth of field

    Justified question by Harber8. I wondered about this myself, because I know DOF is related to the magnification and I read some have claimed that two binoculars of same configuration still have different DOF.
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    New Zeiss binos 8x40 SFL and 10x40 SFL

    That's true. And actually I don't see the same tint with my both eyes.
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    New Zeiss binos 8x40 SFL and 10x40 SFL

    It's interesting that some find CA a problem with binoculars while it's a non issue for me when it comes to normal handheld magnifications. Am I less sensitive than the average person, or are you who perceive CA being an issue, more sensitive than the average person? 🤔
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    Is it safe to Look at clouds with binoculars during the day?

    I am sure watching clouds through binoculars is not a danger if sun is not behind or close. The intensity is not that high so it would be harmful. The danger is if you get the sun in the field.
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    This isn't in Traveller 8x32's Specification

    I want to get a 8x32. Opticron Traveller BGA ED and Zeiss Conquest HD 8x32 are attractive. I understand Conquest is better but also much more expensive. And it weighs 180g more than Traveller. Conquest has stated 16mm eye relief and is fully sufficient for me with eyeglasses, I tried it a few...
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    Move from Viper HD to Conquest HD?

    By the way: based on my opinion about my Viper HD 6x32 and Conquest HD 8x42, if you already have a Viper HD I don't find it worth to upgrade to Conquest HD of same configuration. These are very close. But I have not compared the new and old Viper HD more than that I know the eye relief is worse...
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    Zeiss Conquest HD 8x32 vs. 8x42 for birding

    I am just curious: is there any reason to expect that your dilated pupil size might has been worsened because of bright daylight? I have not heard about that before.
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    Which 10x binoculars to pair up my SLC 8x42?

    I can't see how FOV has to do with stability. But the head rest is a great idea' in my opinion. Maybe like half way to IS.
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    Zeiss Conquest HD 8x32 vs. 8x42 for birding

    Sope0018, I have the 8x42 since several years but consider to replace it with the 8x32, because I recently got a NL Pure 8x42. I recently tried 8x32 and was glad the eye relief was fully sufficient with eyeglasses, maybe the most eyeglasses friendly 8x32 on the market. But it's bulky for being...
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    Poll: does NL glare depend on eyeglasses?

    I voted I use eyeglasses and do not find glare a problem. I can see glare like in the picture in post 6 in some situations but mostly not. And I do not consider it as a problem.
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    Swarovski Field gloves pro review

    Instead of charging extra for us to advertise Swarovski, they should give these gloves away for free to all Swarovski owners!