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Old Monday 4th March 2019, 18:14   #101
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So, to sum up, nothing on the horizon for ELs in 2019.
Nothing from the big USA SHOT event so Birdfair 2019 will be fairly sterile in terms of new binoculars - no 32mm Zeiss SF, Leica Noctuid.
The only thing I can say for sure is that there'll be no Leica Noctuid.
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Old Monday 4th March 2019, 18:33   #102
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Auto correct now corrected. No flies on you PeterPS, sharp as a tack. Hope you didn't need binoculars to see that.
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Old Monday 4th March 2019, 18:49   #103
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Regarding the statement in post # 95 above: "specifically regarding the 7x42’s, Swarobright dielectric prism coating was introduced by late 2010 (as indicated by the marking on box labels: not on #D7027; on #D7033)"
[See the next to last sentence in the post]

I have a Swarovski Owner's Manual dated and published 02/2006 which came with my 2006 Swarovski 7x42 SLC B. It covers the technical data of 8 SLC binoculars from SLC 8x30 WB through SLC 15x56 WB including the SLC 7x42 B and it implies by its presence in the manual that all the SLCs had Swarobright coatings.

On page 19 it has the following statement regarding Swarobright coating (Their emphasis)

"Interference mirror with a reflective capacity of 99.5% over the entire light spectrum!

During the coating process extremely specialized, micro thin coatings are applied with various highly scientific techniques to the surfaces of lenses and prisms. Some elements receive more than 30 coatings. This complicated procedure reduces reflections and controls all color spectrums to provide the highest light transmission, best contrast, sharpest resolution and optimal color fidelity."

From this statement by Swarovski I am confident that my 2006 SLC 7x42 B has these coatings.

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Old Tuesday 5th March 2019, 06:49   #104
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Hope they will bring something new at the IWA.
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Old Tuesday 5th March 2019, 18:23   #105
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''Swarobright dielectric prism coating was introduced by late 2010''

As I recall, Swarobright was introduced with release of the original EL in ~2000, and it was only a short while (a year or two?) before it and the more color neutral lens coatings were applied to all of the SLC binoculars.

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Old Tuesday 5th March 2019, 21:36   #106
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Bob (post #103) and Alex (post #105)

You are both right, I was wildly off in my dating of Swarobright!
As soon as I saw Chuck's post below mine, I realised my arithmetical error and edited the offending paragraph

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Old Wednesday 6th March 2019, 00:43   #107
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Bob (post #103) and Alex (post #105)

You are both right, I was wildly off in my dating of Swarobright!
As soon as I saw Chuck's post below mine, I realised my arithmetical error and edited the offending paragraph

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Think nothing of it John!

It was your yeoman work in trying to determine the date that Swarovski introduced Swarobright which eventually resulted in that problem being solved

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The only thing I can say for sure is that there'll be no Leica Noctuid.
I heard different things.

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Old Friday 8th March 2019, 09:26   #109
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ST Vista 30x95 Spotting Scope

Swarovski has launched the above today
see: https://aa.swarovskioptik.com/birding/st-vista-c210209

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n.b. today is the opening of IWA (see post #3)
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Why the double posting John? This thread is about EL binoculars rather than a weatherproof observation scope which you covered separately.
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Old Friday 8th March 2019, 09:50   #111
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Pyrtle

Mainly to address the postscript I just added to the post
Swarovski did launch a product with the opening of IWA (which they have been doing for the last few years)
It was just not what I had thought would be a likely hunting orientated option - an update to the EL Range (see post #5)

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Old Friday 8th March 2019, 13:50   #112
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Mainly to address the postscript I just added to the post
Swarovski did launch a product with the opening of IWA (which they have been doing for the last few years)
It was just not what I had thought would be a likely hunting orientated option - an update to the EL Range (see post #5)

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If Swaro doesn't introduce a new hunting product at SHOT in Vegas, It's not happening.
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Old Sunday 17th March 2019, 22:06   #113
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I just looked up my Swarovski 8x56 slc at B&H and it says they are discontinued. The 10x56 is still available.
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Those are both the old discontinued models; interesting that B&H still has a few left of the 10x... and still wants so much for them. The current 10x (which I have) and 8x56 SLCs are much nicer, but not widely stocked in the US, including B&H.
Oops, I need to correct myself on that; I was misled by glancing at tiny photos. If you search as I did for "SLC 56", B&H does display the previous Neu/WB 8x56 (and 15x) as "No longer available". But just as Robert said, the current 10x56 is available there now (along with the 15x), while the 8x is listed as "Discontinued", which indeed sounds odd. Apparently that doesn't mean by the manufacturer, but B&H. (Gordon, proudpapa56 here, is still selling all three.)

I finally decided to get the 15x to go with my 10x (thanks again Gordon!) and couldn't be more pleased. It's surprisingly easy for me (and my SO) to use handheld, and has been out to the local lake twice already, very handy for identification at greater distances. These SLCs are my favorite binocular today, when I can carry something full-sized instead of a 10x32.
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Old Monday 18th March 2019, 22:48   #114
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Oops, I need to correct myself on that; I was misled by glancing at tiny photos. If you search as I did for "SLC 56", B&H does display the previous Neu/WB 8x56 (and 15x) as "No longer available". But just as Robert said, the current 10x56 is available there now (along with the 15x), while the 8x is listed as "Discontinued", which indeed sounds odd. Apparently that doesn't mean by the manufacturer, but B&H. (Gordon, proudpapa56 here, is still selling all three.)

I finally decided to get the 15x to go with my 10x (thanks again Gordon!) and couldn't be more pleased. It's surprisingly easy for me (and my SO) to use handheld, and has been out to the local lake twice already, very handy for identification at greater distances. These SLCs are my favorite binocular today, when I can carry something full-sized instead of a 10x32.
It seem some web searchers think B&H is the authority on binocular
availability, end of life, but this may simply mean they are out of stock.
Don't rely on them for anything like this.

So don't get nervous and worry, B&H is just a peddler, nothing more.

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Old Tuesday 19th March 2019, 03:10   #115
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Right. It may not be true but it was the first place when I found out the Zeiss 8x42 ht was discontinued so they were right about that one.
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