Hi JessieHi Lee, can you also grab a 42-mm-binocular with open bridge design satisfactorily, use open bridge design? I have no little or small hands for a woman, and IPD = 62 mm, this special design does not bring me any advantages with 42-mm-bins. Jessie.
I haven't a lot of experience with different models of open-hinge 42mm and I will PM you with more info. Here I will just say that with my SF42mm set to my IPD of 58mm I can easily get the fingers of my right hand down between the barrels and get a good secure grip. Of course there isn't room for the fingers of my left hand as well but I can grip enough of the lefy-hand optical tube to properly support the SFs whether 8x or 10x. I find this grip to be wonderfully secure and comfortable and my first finger lies automatically on the focus wheel so I do not need to shuffle my right hand closer to the eyecups to reach it. This is pretty much the same with SF32.