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  1. tenex

    Swarovski SL porro models

    Yes, I see that now, quite normal. Previously I was looking at the top view in your post #4 which shows curious diopter markings inside the eyecup, where no index mark is possible. Anyway, an interesting episode in the development of modern Swaro binos.
  2. tenex

    Swarovski SL porro models

    Yes, thanks for all that information. That diopter scale inside the right eyecup looks useless because there doesn't seem to be an index mark for it. And here we have the original thumb grooves! (For very large thumbs.) Interesting that this distinctive SL line was then discontinued in favor...
  3. tenex

    Swarovski SL porro models

    OK, lazy me... quick summary of several threads that came up in search: optics similar to Habicht line (nice but limited FOV), often yellowing over time. Clunky forward focus knob moving oculars inside modernized shell, uncomfortable eyecups, eye relief not glasses-friendly. (Did I miss...
  4. tenex

    Swarovski SL porro models

    I ran across a photo of the sleek "SL" porro-prism bino from the 1980s, which I've never seen. I'm curious to hear what owners (present or past) think of them, compared to others (Zeiss etc) of the period. They appear to have internal focusing, perhaps the only porro models that did? How...
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