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    Field Review of my (four) binoculars and my gear setup

    Wow. In a thread that is already full of shockingly good photos, this one is something special. Congratulations. There is something kind of haunting about this image. Absolutely beautiful.
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    Naked My Junior!

    What a fascinating seller. Unfortunately for me, I prefer binoculars with the armor on.
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    Initial user impressions of the NL x52’s

    What do these 'ML's mean?
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    New binocular day! Nikon 7x42 EDG

    I was wondering aloud if these are new old stock or if they are new. I'm envious that you can simply reiterate your previous statement with capital letters and assume that the question is answered.
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    New binocular day! Nikon 7x42 EDG

    Are these still being made? I was under the impression that Nikon had stopped. And the low serial number. I'm a little confused.
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    SFL 8x40 or 10x40?

    I think the small size and weight of the SFLs suits the lower magnification. Get the 8s! I’m biased towards lower magnification almost always though, so take whatever I say with a grain of salt.
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    What’s going on with hawke on these Swarovski’s???

    They certainly look real to me. Maybe the hawk logo is a brown metal coated in a white metal - I think it's pretty common to use nickel coated brass for cheaper metal components. I don't know any facts about this situation, just a guess.
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    New way to determine the weight of binoculars?

    Interesting. I'm glad you said that. Field of view specifications have often been an irritation to me. How did you measure the field of view on your 12s? Also, did you measure the weight with the eyecups on?
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    First image of NL x52's!

    Yes! An alpha binocular with tripod mounting capability from the manufacturer! This is the best news of the release.
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    Which binocular(s) did you use today?

    Haha. Watch your head! Cool binos!
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    New way to determine the weight of binoculars?

    It is kind of a big deal. If the specs didn't matter, then they wouldn't be fudging them. Even if it is only a little. Swarovski and other manufacturers know this, that is why they do it. It's not a coincidence that they are always fudged in the direction that makes their products more competitive.
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    New way to determine the weight of binoculars?

    If you trust their representative, then the weights of the NL 10x32s are determined with the eyecups off. If that is true, then the methodology is the deceptive part. Not the number on the scale.
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    New way to determine the weight of binoculars?

    Wow. This is pretty deceptive. I am disappointed in Swarovski. You need the eyecups to use the binoculars, therefore they should be treated as integral to the binocular.
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    NL >=50 mm versions?

    Hmmm... Yeah, that is a pretty tough price to overcome. It was just a couple of years ago when the NL 42s got me over the $3k hurdle.
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    Want to buy my son a gift. I am clueless

    Wow, a lot of users find 42s much bulkier than I do. I think that 42s are pretty tidy and compact. I've walked many miles with a pair of 8x42s in my hand. No matter, it sounds to me like Helpingmyson is looking for something quite small. Helpingmyson seemed particularly interested in pockets...
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    Want to buy my son a gift. I am clueless

    I suspect that he will be able to use them for many things. Does he wear glasses?
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    Want to buy my son a gift. I am clueless

    Yeah, maybe pockets are the right choice if they are primarily for opera. 8x20s are cool. They are about as small as they come. And I love Trinovids. That pair of 7x35s are also a pair of Trinovids. 8x20s are often described as fiddly to use, and they are, but I've still used and enjoyed them...
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    Want to buy my son a gift. I am clueless

    That is a good deal on those. They retail for $480.
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    Want to buy my son a gift. I am clueless

    And here is a size comparison between the three.
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    Want to buy my son a gift. I am clueless

    And here is a pair of 7x35. This is a little bit of an oddball size, but it is pretty close to the size of a typical 8x32.
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    Want to buy my son a gift. I am clueless

    And here is a pair of 8x42s.
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    Want to buy my son a gift. I am clueless

    Denco above has a good recomendation. Oh good. Figuring out the size and magnification is half the battle. There was a class or style of binoculars for opera that were very small. It seems to be a dying breed though. Below is a pair of 8x25s in my hand. I am a 6'2" man with regularly sized hands...
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    Want to buy my son a gift. I am clueless

    That is a tough question to answer. 42mm binoculars are not typically called "compact binoculars." 8x42 binoculars have a magnification of 8x, meaning that an object will appear 8 times larger through the binoculars than with your naked eye. Put another way, an object will appear as if you are...
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    Want to buy my son a gift. I am clueless

    I would buy him a pair of 8x42 Nikon Monarch 5 binoculars if I were in your situation.
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    NL >=50 mm versions?

    Wow, the prospect of a 14x52 seems unpopular. I would definitely buy a pair of 14s. I was actually hoping for 15s. I use my 15x56s a lot.
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