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    A review of Zeiss 8x42 SF vs Swarovski 8.5x42 EL

    The only difference that my non-scientific view can detect is that EL is a bit more warm while SF is a bit more natural. And I could be wrong. It's completely subjective. Brightness is the same, if there is a difference, it's undetectable without lots of tests or equipment. I think I prefer...
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    A review of Zeiss 8x42 SF vs Swarovski 8.5x42 EL

    My review is subjective and non-scientific. No exciting numbers. I am reporting it as I see it, from the trenches, not from a lab. EL is still a very viable contender. Hard to improve upon, maybe impossible. I got SF with the idea of adding a 10x50 later on and 8x42 and 10x50 make more sense...
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    A review of Zeiss 8x42 SF vs Swarovski 8.5x42 EL

    No, it doesn't. The 5 extra degrees are hardly noticeable. The difference in the lost FOV is made up by the more narrow FOV that is in sharper focus. 8.5x resolves more and reaches farther than 8x with the slight reduction in FOV, you can't have one vs the other. That is obvious and to be...
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    A review of Zeiss 8x42 SF vs Swarovski 8.5x42 EL

    I only compared EL with SF because that is what I have. The FOV is not a noticeable advantage. The most important factor for me is that SF is a bit steadier.
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    A review of Zeiss 8x42 SF vs Swarovski 8.5x42 EL

    This is a very unofficial, "first impressions" type review without deep diving into any deep analysis. I have had this 8.5x42 EL since 2008 and decided to finally upgrade to the first gen "gray-green" 8x42 Zeiss. I was able to compare it directly with the 2008-vintage EL. First of all, I...
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