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    Entry/Test 8x32 binoculars

    He seems to be enjoying all that good glass, I didn’t want to motivate him to go down the slippery slope of the alpha chase 😔
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    Entry/Test 8x32 binoculars

    Sounds to me like you got all the bases covered. A lot of good glass there.
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    Entry/Test 8x32 binoculars

    It doesn’t get much better than 8.5x42 EL’s. But if your leaning to lighter and very wide FOV, then this may not check all the boxes.
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    Entry/Test 8x32 binoculars

    Another binocular to consider If you don’t mind buying used is the 8x32 EL. Lots of times these come up for sale in real nice condition. These are amazing top of the line ,and imo as good as the SF’ and right there with the NL’s, but not quite in field of view. But these would check many of the...
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    Entry/Test 8x32 binoculars

    If you like a wide FOV, you definitely would’ve liked the Nikons better. The conquest is also very nice glass. Another interesting point, the NL 10 x 42 has a larger FOV than the Razor and Trinovids in 8x42. If you didn’t buy the razor too long ago, B & H sometimes will buy them from you and...
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    Entry/Test 8x32 binoculars

    Something else to consider when we’re talking about FOV in your two examples the Vortex Razor 8x42 and the Trinovid are , that both have smaller FOV than many in the 8x, they’re are both around 380 ft. Interesting to note the 10 version of the Razor (362) is very large and second only to the...
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    Entry/Test 8x32 binoculars

    Says the resident glare arbiter. Under 90% of observing conditions you’d only see a slight difference in side by side comparisons between the 32 & 42 ,unless you have some eyesight deficiency like Dennis. Eye box is extremely toloraant and comfortable in the alpha 8x32’s. And they’re lighter...
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    Entry/Test 8x32 binoculars

    Trying them out in the store is always an option, but it’s not the best option. The little nuances of each does not come out in a store in a half hour. Much better to order them use them for a week or two fall in love and then return the other. The only thing you pay is return shipping. And you...
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    Entry/Test 8x32 binoculars

    This by no means is a fair comparison, the Noctivids are on the same level as the NL and SF , and some say better if you dismiss the larger FOV on the the Swaro and Zeiss. The difference from a Conquest and Trinovid is like the difference between the razor and the NL and SF. But regardless the...
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    Entry/Test 8x32 binoculars

    Theres a guy here on bird forum in the classified selling what looks to be a nice clean SF 8x42 at a very fair price. I don’t know the seller so I can’t vouch for him, but if interested of course do your due diligence. https://www.birdforum.net/threads/zeiss-sf-8x42.445799/ Good luck Paul
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    Entry/Test 8x32 binoculars

    If you’re thinking of going top shelf (alpha) and already have a Razor HD, which is good glass, if you go to a lesser quality 8x32 you most likely will be disappointed. If you want the wide FOV of the top models then your only real chooses are the NL and SF‘s. Depending on how you will be using...
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