I started birding in the eighties with a Leica trinovid which was considered as the best birder bin around.You couldn’t find a swaro in birder’s world.Now these days , 85 % , just my guess and in my region , is swaro and swaro % increases every year.This is probably because it is a glare bin...
I have been using my Pure NL 1042 quite intensively during the whole afternoon today and glare was not an issue at all.In certain light circumstances you sometimes get a small amount of glare but certainly not more than my previously owned 10X42.I can say I have been using Swaroski bins since...
I had the chance to test my new 10X42 NL against my wife’s SV 8,5 X42 yesterday evening in open field with sun setting at 45°
Compared to the SV , the NL has no more glare problems!The behaviour against sunny conditions at various angles is about the same as the SV.
What surprises me every time...
Testing NL pure
In August House of Outdoors gave me the possibility to test the new range of NL binoculars.Thanks for great service and technical background info!!
3 types were present : 8X42, 10X42 and 12X42.
Conditions of testing : warm hot and very sunny weather in a nice Dutch shopping...
Great optics but...
I sold mine last year.The construction is robust and reliable but the trade off is :
-cumbersome change 5-15 x : takes time to change!
From my experience old fashioned optics right now and would not advicse them anymore
I normally like to use them on my 8.5X42 , but the objective cover connection with the barrel gets broken overtime very soon.I reported this several times to Swarovski and got new ones , but same problem.
I am talking about the rubber connection which fits into the barrel, quite frustrating.
Thanks Lee for this great review!
I have the harpia 95 now in use since 2 months and I am very pleased with its performance
The best optical instrument I ever used together with the zeiss 8x25 and swaro 8,5x42
I have been using the harpia now for 3 weeks quite intensively and compare it several times with the ATx 95 of my brother and we exchange both scopes quite often
What is clear to U.S. till know:
-the harpia is ergonomic superior due to the great working dual focus drive
The feel it gives is...
Still using them quite often , especially in open marsh land.
No experience yet in darker woodland , but more evening sunset open water
These bins keep on astonishing me even in darker circumstances
My harpia 95 is now in use for 2 weeks and the scope is stunning!!
I am extremely satisfied with the optimaal performance at highest magnification, the great FOV at lower magnification and colour fidelity
The focus drive with its dual speed is also a joy to |:D||:D||:D|
I have mine now for about 2 months in use know and am very satisfied with them!
They astonish me every time I use them , they have great FOV and great contrast
Also at low light conditions they do a great job
One of the big optics dealers in the Benelux told me that 7 out of 10 bins sold in the upper class are zeiss SF , 3 out of 10 SV and almost no NV
Personally iI have the SV and SF both in use and must say that the SF is to my opinion the best birding glass
I never had problems with the grey zeiss...