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    Best alpha binocular for ageing glasses wearer?

    I wanted to provide an update - not least out of gratitude for all the useful advice I received. I few days later I went back to the shop for a second look. This time I just tried the NL and SF 8x42, and also the 8x40SFL which I’d forgotten about the first time. The weather was overcast making...
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    Best alpha binocular for ageing glasses wearer?

    I promised I’d give an update and today I spent a delightful hour carefully comparing a number of alpha binoculars. Big credit to Viking Optical in Halesworth for being so accommodating. Suffice to say, I had a lot of fun and it didn’t quite go as I expected. The contenders were: Zeiss SF 8x32...
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    Best alpha binocular for ageing glasses wearer?

    Thanks to all for the further advice, suggestions and valuable information. I’m particularly grateful for the links to other useful resources. I hadn’t come across the Pina Collection before and notice that two of my current binocular - both of the Zeiss actually - have shorter eye relief in the...
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    Best alpha binocular for ageing glasses wearer?

    Yes, I’ve been reading the reviews of the SFLs with interest, so they’ll certainly be on my shortlist. They clearly tick quite a few of my boxes and are a bit lighter than the other full size Alphas, which is no bad thing. However, I’d be willing to accept the additional weight of something like...
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    Best alpha binocular for ageing glasses wearer?

    Many thanks for all these helpful replies. I’ll try to clarify my situation in relation to the various points made. Until two years ago, I only used glasses for reading and computer work. My main binocular then was the 8x42 Nikon HGL used with the eyecups out, while my wife used the Nikon...
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    Best alpha binocular for ageing glasses wearer?

    This is my first post so apologies for a long-winded question. I’m interested to know your thoughts on the best alpha binocular for use with glasses on. Here’s the context. After over 40+ years of regular birding I’m finally at a point where I need to wear glasses all the time. I’m long...
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