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Countryman BGA HD 8x42 vs. Explorer WA ED 8x42

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Old Wednesday 11th October 2017, 12:15   #1
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Countryman BGA HD 8x42 vs. Explorer WA ED 8x42

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Old Thursday 12th October 2017, 11:11   #2
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The Countryman is better made and has a noticeably smoother focus wheel. It is sharper too. The Explorer has a wider field of view and ED glass, the Countryman isn't as far as I'm concerned isn't truly HD. The 8x42 however doesn't suffer a lot from CA whereas the 10x does. The Natura BGA ED is a better comparison to the Explorer WA ED now, it's cheaper than a Countryman for an equal if not better performance IMO and is worth the extra money compared to the Explorer.
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Old Thursday 19th October 2017, 22:19   #3
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Until my eyes deteriorated earlier this year the 8x32 Countryman was my binocular of choice and thought they would serve me a long time. Unfortunately my sight deterioration really demanded mot light input and in the end and after much help from forum users I swapped to a pair of 10x50 Imagic porro prisms. These while not providing a cure it has helped a lot.
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