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Nikon EDG Sports Line - Dead Or Alive ? When discontinued ?

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Old Monday 23rd September 2019, 16:15   #26
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Thanks for the clarification. I understand and agree.

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To cheer you up after my 'I may know but shan't tell' post: in case anyone interested hasn't seen the Nikon UK website, the following EDG models are still listed:

EDG 10x32 is the only 32 listed;
EDG 7, 8 & 10x42 are all listed. So of the alphas (Nikon isn't a beta surely?) that's two manufacturers still offering a 7x. Leica with Ultravid HD Plus and Nikon with the EDG.

The prices go up from 1,889 thru 2,159 moving from the 10x32 thru the 42s to the 10x42.

A lot of money but if you like Nikon (which I do) it is on a par with Swarovski and without getting into the flat field pros and cons I suppose with Nikon you do get a flat field with just a tiny touch of 3D at the edges to mitigate any 'Globuseffekt'. Anyway, that's what is still officially on the menu over here.


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Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
I haven't tried the 8x32 EDG in awhile so I thought I would compare them to my SV 8x32's. The SV's are going to have the FOV advantage and edge sharpness advantage but I expect the EDG to have the glare advantage. The 32mm SV's can have a little glare and the 10x32 SV was worse than the 8x32 SV.
Here's my prediction on the outcome: The Nikon 8x42 MHG wins. Not the EDG, not the SV...

But you're welcome to disagree. ;-)
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Here's my prediction on the outcome: The Nikon 8x42 MHG wins. Not the EDG, not the SV...

But you're welcome to disagree. ;-)
My Nikon is a 10x42 HG so that is not really a good comparison. I think the SV 8x32 and the EDG 8x32 are well matched. They are probably about equal with each having their strong points. With these two it will come down to personal preference. The SV will have the FOV and sharp edge advantage and the EDG will have the glare advantage. SV's are really good binoculars but the smaller apertures can have glare problems. They are both pretty good binoculars.
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