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Noctivid 10x42 vs Ultravid HD+ 10x50

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Old Wednesday 27th March 2019, 01:37   #51
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With these 2 Leica models and sizes, you are comparing apples to oranges, and that is true with
any top optics. Comparing a 42 with a 50 is much different. Now throw in 32 mm binoculars.

So that means don't try to choose which is best on here, that is left to the eyes of the beholder.

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Old Wednesday 27th March 2019, 02:58   #52
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With these 2 Leica models and sizes, you are comparing apples to oranges, and that is true with
any top optics. Comparing a 42 with a 50 is much different. Now throw in 32 mm binoculars.

So that means don't try to choose which is best on here, that is left to the eyes of the beholder.

Jerry
Very true Jerry,
Back to my original question that I need to answer for myself, is the CA control better on the 10x50UV+ vs. the 10x42NV. That’s the only question I really have. And yes, the only way to know for sure is for me to do a side by side comparison through MY eyes.
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I should’ve kept the 7x42 and a repaired 10x50 UVHD+, they are for me the Kodachrome of binoculars...
I've read with interest all through these posts about the 42 / 50 choice and those words 'Kodachrome of binoculars' would be all I needed to read to make a choice, if it were me choosing!

Come to think of it I used to shoot Kodachrome in a Leica M6 and that combination was really exciting. Often the pictures felt better than actual subject matter itself.

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Time ago i had the 10x50 HD plus and compared with the SV 10X42.

The Leica was better showing the landscape with a nice separation between the fore and background and birds stand out and the view was more realistic than SV view doe to its extreme flat field correction.

But the leica was worse in clarity and transparency of view, more glass influence in the view and some times too much reddish cast in some circumstances was noticed.

The NV in in a new league on it own up there in clarity and cristal clear view like the best of SV with more 3D and plane separation.

They should keep the actual trinoids as entry level and keep only the Noctivid as top of the line, Ultravids are basically same optical design of first trinoids from 90, they just change aluminium for magnesium in the body and improve coatings that's all.
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I will take a 10X50 UVHD+ over any 10X42, sorry, my eyes see it differently.

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I will take a 10X50 UVHD+ over any 10X42, sorry, my eyes see it differently.

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Andy, I understand where you're coming from, but have you compared the 10x50 UVHD+ and 10x42 NV? If not then surely you can't say what your eyes will see. The NV is a different optical design to the UV. You may well still prefer the UV 10x50, but to assume that you will based on the fact that the NV is a 42 seems, with respect, erroneous to me.
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I have over 50 bins, I have tried them, and I prefer the 50mm aperture, that is just me. Not to knock the Noctivid 10X owners, but to my eyes I prefer the 10X50 EL SV, UVHD+, FL 10X56, and the SLC 10X56. I have the EDG, FL, HG, SE and Leica (2012-2015) in 10X42, they will suffice.

Just to add, the optics in the SF 10X42 are IMHO the best in a 10x42, I have tried that one also, but ergonomically not for me.

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Andy, thanks for the response, and as I said before, I understand where you're coming from. I agree that there is something special about 50mm objectives, I'm just not sure that they are inherently better than a 42mm (with a different optical design). BTW I have the 2012-2015 (I presume you mean Trinovid) but in 8x, and I have to say that the difference between that and the NV is significant. However, I respect your obviously very experienced opinion.

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Mike,

I just do not use the 10X42 format much, I am sure the Noctivid is better than the Trinovid 40009, it is afterall a premium glass, not mid range. The EDG is still a great 10X42 (great edge sharpness along with the EL SV) as is the FL as a great all around glass ,so while I have these in 10X42, I still spend more time behind the 10X50s, it is a matter of choice. I am glad the Noctivid is good for you, but I will always enjoy a premium 10X50 more.

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