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  1. brocknroller

    Monarch HG 8x30 vs Swaro CL-b & EL quick comparisons

    Hi Dennis, I haven't tried the 8x42 model, only the 10x42 SLC HD, which I really liked. It was sharp almost to the edge, and this was the first 10x42 HD version with the better close focus. Again, I don't know why manufacturers feel the need to add field flatteners when they can make optics...
  2. brocknroller

    Monarch HG 8x30 vs Swaro CL-b & EL quick comparisons

    Does this mean that you sold your Leica 7x42 Ultravid HD? It's about the same weight as the Nikon 8x42 EDG, which is 27.8 ounces. Swaro and Zeiss top bananas weigh more. Amazing as it seems, the $200 Cabela's 8x32 Guide is nearly as good to my eyes as the $2,000 EDG in resolution, contrast and...
  3. brocknroller

    Monarch HG 8x30 vs Swaro CL-b & EL quick comparisons

    Hi Beth, The pre-SV ELs circa 2009-2011 have all the SwaroSuperDuper coatings, but they don't have is the field flatteners and click stop eyecups (all the way up or down), and the ER is only 15mm, which might not be sufficient for your eyeglasses. While the pre-SV ELs are quite long for an 8x32...
  4. brocknroller

    Monarch HG 8x30 vs Swaro CL-b & EL quick comparisons

    Hi Beth, Good to see you are doing well. NJ got hit hard by the pandemic, and some of my relatives were laid off from their jobs. I think I was the first to to coin the term "rolling ball" on Cloudy Nights after seeing it the Nikon 8x and 10x42mm LX and LXLs. I did a lot of research into it...
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