Hi from Italy
This morning, I finally went to the lake to go bird watching. I think I have found the best setting for me. Just two clicks of the eyecups eyepiece and
i have to be slightly detached from the face. In this case I notice the glare, less. I took the Swarovski EL 8.5x42 field pro with me.
My impressions are:
NL Pure is sharper and more contrasted, the seagulls are "really" white, in the EL there is a warmer tone. Lateral chromatism in inferior. The chromatic abberation on the axis is almost irrelevant, almost non-existent, except for some rare moments against the light. In short, I repeat it.The NL PURE gives me the best views. Compared to the "old" EL, I can see more glare, but the overall vision of the NL PURE is unmatched. Maybe I see less of it in the EL because I "wear" it better. With the NL Pure I had to struggle a bit to find the exact setting There is obviously no match for field of views, ergonomics, focus accuracy (excellent snap test) and its lightness (It weighs more than the Zeiss SF but is much better balanced than the EL). Ultimately I would give it a nice 9/10 which would become a 10/10 if they fixed the problem mentioned by many...