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HANDLING FLARE- WHICH 8x42 binocular is best

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Old Thursday 28th December 2006, 14:54   #1
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HANDLING FLARE- WHICH 8x42 binocular is best

Using binocs in lowlight or adverse light (sunrise, sunset, dusk, dawn) which 8x binoc is best at managing stray light...
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Old Thursday 28th December 2006, 14:56   #2
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My experience is that Leica Ultravid has the least flare and the best controlled stray light. The FL and the EL are almost as good (i did get some reflexions off the eyepieces in these two, but i suspect that the winged eyecups for the EL would have fixed that). If you are looking for a hunting/shooting binoculars, i feel Ultravid is the way to go. The 8x32 is a nice and handy bino that will work just as well as the larger 8x42. The 7x42 Ultravid will work well into the night.
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Old Thursday 28th December 2006, 15:46   #3
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My experience is that Leica Ultravid has the least flare and the best controlled stray light. The FL and the EL are almost as good (i did get some reflexions off the eyepieces in these two, but i suspect that the winged eyecups for the EL would have fixed that). If you are looking for a hunting/shooting binoculars, i feel Ultravid is the way to go. The 8x32 is a nice and handy bino that will work just as well as the larger 8x42. The 7x42 Ultravid will work well into the night.
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I am talking about coming in from the objective side not from behind me via the occular lens.
basically light that isnt in my FOV but causes a haze, halo, or cloud like distortion....
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Old Thursday 28th December 2006, 18:21   #4
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I am talking about coming in from the objective side not from behind me via the occular lens.
basically light that isnt in my FOV but causes a haze, halo, or cloud like distortion....
No matter where the light comes from - the Ultravid works best against straylight followed by Zeiss.

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I am talking about coming in from the objective side not from behind me via the occular lens.
basically light that isnt in my FOV but causes a haze, halo, or cloud like distortion....
Ultravid, no question about it.
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