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    Best 8x Bino’s for the money

    SF's are really sharp on-axis, aren't they. My SF 10x32 is ungodly sharp in the center. They are sharper than the SFL or Conquest HD, easily.
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    Best 8x Bino’s for the money

    An NL 8x42 would be a little better for astronomy than an SF 8x42 because it has sharper edges and a flatter field. Binoculars with sharp edges and flat fields show star fields better because the stars are sharp and crisp right to the edge of the FOV.
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    Best 8x Bino’s for the money

    That depends on how the 32mm fits your eye sockets. If the 32mm fits your facial structure perfectly, a 32mm can have as good eye placement comfort and fewer blackouts than a 42mm. You just haven't found a 32mm that fit's you good yet. The SF and NL 32mm's fit my eye sockets perfectly, so I...
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    Best 8x Bino’s for the money

    I agree that choosing a binocular should be based on personal preference and usage. I am not talking about astronomy or distant landscapes. Likewise, I have the Zeiss SF 10x32 SF for more distant birding and the NL 8x32 for close in birding. The HD 8x32, EDG 8x42 and SFL 8x40 are not inadequate...
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    Best 8x Bino’s for the money

    I find the alpha 32mm's to be better, as far as, eye placement compared to less expensive 32mm's. The SF and NL 32mm give me about the same eye placement comfort as any of the 42mm's. They seem to have a bigger eye box.
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    Best 8x Bino’s for the money

    I had the same problem with the HG 8x30's. It is a very common problem with those. The eye cups are too short for the ER. It all depends on how the diameter and depth of your eye sockets.
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    Best 8x Bino’s for the money

    Yes, but neither the Zeiss Conquest HD 8x32, Nikon EDG 8x42 or SFL 8x40 gives me the big FOV of the NL 8x32. Why not have one alpha binocular that gives you the best view instead of a bunch of binoculars that aren't quite as good. Sure if you tried them all personally, and you like the Conquest...
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    Best 8x Bino’s for the money

    BUT without that huge FOV that the Zeiss SF 8x42 has. If you like a huge FOV, the SF and NL are where it's at, Jack! I always preferred the EL 8x32 over the EDG 8x32 also because it is smaller, has a bigger FOV, it is brighter, more color neutral and has sharper edges. Also, Swarovski still...
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    Best 8x Bino’s for the money

    That is because there isn't one. The Nikon MHG 8x42 binocular is Made in Japan and always has been. I don't know where that rumor started about them being Made in China, but it is false. I emailed Nikon and asked them where the Nikon MHG was made, and this was their email response. You have...
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    Best 8x Bino’s for the money

    Here is like new Swarovski EL 8x32 Swarovision from Japan on eBay for $1199.00. (Plus $50 shipping) These are VERY hard to beat for the price...
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    Best 8x Bino’s for the money

    Once I compared a Conquest HD 8x32, a Nikon MHG 8x42, a Canon 12x36 IS III to a Swarovski NL 8x32 just looking at a Robin on a summer day. Not in any way a rare species, but nonetheless an interesting and beautiful bird to observe. I observed him first with the NL and was struck with how...
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    Best 8x Bino’s for the money

    That being said, just buy a Swarovski NL 8x32 and be done with it.😁
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    Best 8x Bino’s for the money

    Get a Swarovski NL or Zeiss SF in an 8x32 or 10x32. If you want just ONE binocular get an NL 8x32.
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