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  1. yarrellii

    Leica Retrovid 7x35 vs Swarovski 8x32 EL SV

    Hahahhaha, this is hilarious :D I like the attitude, however, personally, I couldn't care less if someone sees me destroying the retro-sleek looks of a 2020 Trinovid with an ugly DIY eyecup. Hopefully I don't come across a Leica designer, so I won't have to watch him/her colapse due to heart...
  2. yarrellii

    Leica Retrovid 7x35 vs Swarovski 8x32 EL SV

    Sorry, I haven't seen this before. Thank you ever so much for taking your time and measuring it. As soon as I've seen your pictures I've realised that I do have something similar at home (from a microscope), so I've just rushed to the microscope box and found them and... voilà. I don't know how...
  3. yarrellii

    Leica Retrovid 7x35 vs Swarovski 8x32 EL SV

    Yes, the view through the ELSV is simply stunning. I though that was it. To be honest I didn't expect to find such a noticeable difference, but I've been surprised as I could have never imagined, and now I'm spoiled by the view through the 7x35. I'll try to fix the eyecup issue, because they...
  4. yarrellii

    Leica Retrovid 7x35 vs Swarovski 8x32 EL SV

    Hahahha, Penelope Cruz in wellies sounds pretty trendy to me ;) I'll send you a direct message. John, thanks for the follow up and the nice advice. I'd ve wary of putting a lot of pressure on the new Retrovid eyecups. Actually, now that I think about it, I don't even now if they can be...
  5. yarrellii

    Leica Retrovid 7x35 vs Swarovski 8x32 EL SV

    Patudo, thanks for the suggestions. I've been thinking about trying to attach some sort of wider eyecups, or broaden the existing one with tyre rubber, but I'm not sure that will offer a good performance, unfortunately. So I'm afraid there's little to be done (the more I use them, the more...
  6. yarrellii

    Leica Retrovid 7x35 vs Swarovski 8x32 EL SV

    Tenex, absolutely agree on the weight limit (and a lot of my birding involves hiking, so...). For me the limit sits around 600 g (the lesser, the better), but it also has to do with how the binocular fall and feel (I opened a thread a while ago about the perceived "density" of different...
  7. yarrellii

    Leica Retrovid 7x35 vs Swarovski 8x32 EL SV

    I did a review of the Traveler ED a while ago. It can be found here: https://www.birdforum.net/threads/opticron-traveler-8x32-bga-ed.392367/post-4073171 I simply like it a lot. I have had 2 units of the M7 8x30 and the Traveler belongs to the same family, but I think it suffers less veiling...
  8. yarrellii

    Leica Retrovid 7x35 vs Swarovski 8x32 EL SV

    I'm afraid this is an impossible question for me to answer, since anything I say can prove wrong, such are the games memory plays! However, I can try to make an exercise of logic (if this makes any sense). I have not compared the UVHD 8x32 to the Retrovid 7x35 (that's the cold fact), but I've...
  9. yarrellii

    Leica Retrovid 7x35 vs Swarovski 8x32 EL SV

    And now let me talk about the not so nice. First, the lesser part: CA. I’m not particularly bothered by it, although I obviously prefer not to have it within my view. Under not very demanding light conditions it is almost invisible on axis, but as soon as you go off axis (and you don’t have to...
  10. yarrellii

    Leica Retrovid 7x35 vs Swarovski 8x32 EL SV

    Leica Trinovid 7x35 2019 (Retrovid) First impressions. My initial idea was to post this as an answer to another two threads about the 7x35 Retrovid being a viable everyday birding binocular and also about the possibility of the Retrovid replacing a top 8x32, which in my case is the Swarovski EL...
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