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    Entry/Test 8x32 binoculars

    I have now had about a week with the Victory SF 8x42 and the NL Pure 8x42. I have spent ~5 hrs out birding with the NL Pures and about 1.5 hrs with the Victory SFs. It's unfortunately been a fairly rainy week here in Buffalo, so I've only really had one solid day out, but my impressions so far...
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    Entry/Test 8x32 binoculars

    Yeah, I'm a bit tempted to try the 8.5x42 ELs that are listed on the classifieds right now. Sounds like he is located ~10 minutes from my house. But I also kinda want to try the SF/NL Pure because of the whole FOV thing. I'm debating on whether to order the used Victory SF 8x32s and used NL Pure...
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    Entry/Test 8x32 binoculars

    Yeah, the only place I could try bins at locally was Cabelas, so I tried the Trinovids, Conquest HD, and Razor HD's all in 10x42, which was all they had at that level (no 8x at all there). I knew I wanted 8x though, and hadn't done the research to get an understanding of AFOV, etc. and liked the...
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    Entry/Test 8x32 binoculars

    I agree, I've been paying a lot of attention to AFOV. I think it's the perceived size of the image that gives the sense of immersion, and that is what matters more to me, not the extra foot of view (though that matters to me too). They do generally seem to run together though (most of the time...
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    Entry/Test 8x32 binoculars

    Yeah, what bothered me about the Trinovids was the FOV. I hated how they felt really constrictive, I preferred basically every other binocular I've tried because of that. Hence me writing off the Noctavids, since they seem to be similarly inferior in that regard. And in fact that is what is...
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    Entry/Test 8x32 binoculars

    I'm definitely going to either a Victory SF or a NL Pure (I have been decided unimpressed with the Leica Trinovids I've tried vs. Conquest HD's, so not interested in Noctavids). I'm well aware the cheap binoculars will look worse. I'm interested/curious about using the 8x32's, but am a bit...
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    Entry/Test 8x32 binoculars

    Yeah, I'm trying to walk that line of how cheap can I go before some other factor will be annoying to me and make it not a helpful comparison. Do you think it is useful to try a cheaper 8x32 for awhile, or is it mostly down to the specific binocular model how easy it is to get good eye alignment?
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    Entry/Test 8x32 binoculars

    I've been researching and thinking about buying my first alpha binoculars (between Victory SF/NL Pure), but I'm a little bit on the fence as to what to buy 8x32 or 8x42. I currently have a pair of Razor HD 8x42's that on the one hand don't feel heavy to me (24oz), but on the other hand I've had...
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