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Binocular motherload (2 Viewers)

CharleyBird

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My 10x32 EDG is the best 10x32 I've tried (and I've tried everything but the new Zeiss SF and the impossible to find Zeiss FL).

These new FL10x32 and 8x32 are available...



(though not for very long I'm guessing)
 

zdr

Active member
United States
If I had not compared them side by side and just ordered the Zeiss SF, FL or the EDG, I am sure I would have been thrilled and enjoyed them for a long, long time. They were all different, but all really good.
The ELs just worked better for me after comparing them.
 

gvca1

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Why are the EDG bin's considered so good when I read on allbino's (10x42) that the 'build quality' is poor... ?

Just asking, not trying to start a war but in some ways perhaps the memory of the EDG is not what it was really like.
Albinos ranks the EDG 8x42 at #2, only behind the Swaro EL 8.5x42SV, and comes in at #4 in the 10x42 category, so I don't think they hate them all that much. The complaints you reference are mainly regarding the rubber goods and not the optics. I'll grant you that the objective covers are a joke-- they must have been assigned to a new hire in the rubber and plastic mechanical engineering department.

The EDG series is somewhat dated now, since they were discontinued before the Zeiss SF or the Swarovski NL Pure were introduced, so putting them up against modern alpha glass is perhaps not a fair fight...
 

dries1

Member
I have the NL 8X42 and the EDG 8X42. I also have the Noctivid in 8X42 and the ELSV 8.5X42. When out glassing the EDG 8X42 gives nothing away to the other three.

Andy W.
 

jring

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If I had not compared them side by side and just ordered the Zeiss SF, FL or the EDG, I am sure I would have been thrilled and enjoyed them for a long, long time. They were all different, but all really good.
The ELs just worked better for me after comparing them.

Hi,

yes, you were in the lucky position to be able to do it the right way! Unfortunately not what most can do, especially not under the current circumstances with brick & mortar stores closed down over most of europe...

Enjoy your new bins!

Joachim
 
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Conndomat

United States of Europe
Europe
I have the NL 8X42 and the EDG 8X42. I also have the Noctivid in 8X42 and the ELSV 8.5X42.

Andy W.
Hi Andy,

do you have a favorite, or which binoculars would you use if you were only allowed to have one?

Blindfolded you would probably always pull out the "right" binocular ...

Andreas
 

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