Originally Posted by painfindinganame
hello anyone know these & their relative comparative merits or which one to buy
nikon hg l dcf or monarch 7 or zeiss terra or stryka 7 or used swarovsky companion
If you're talking about Nikon's top model before the EDG, which I think you are, the HG L DCF. I wouldn't hesitate to get my hands on one if I could.
I had the Monarch 7 in 8x30 and couldn't stand the glare.
Zeiss Terra are another Chinese option that isn't worth the coin apart from the 8x25 (made in Japan), by most reports. The Victory 8x25 is excellent but expensive (also made in Japan).
Never heard of the Stryka.
Would happily skip the Companion depending.
So if the HG L is on the cards that'd be my choice from the bunch by far (8x32 or 42). It's a premium bit of gear with positive comparison to the EDG which I have and is my favourite glass.
Hope this helps.