I'm looking to buy my first binoculars. I did a lot of research and I'm torn between the SLC 10x56 and NL Pure 12x42. This might sound a bit strange, but my intended usage is very broad:
- looking at general interest subjects from my apartment (I have a very wide, unobstructed view)
- go out and observe birds
- dive into the woods and look at whatever takes my interest
- watch commercial airplanes when they're flying at 30.000+ ft (I like to spot Airbus A380's for some reason)
- star gazing, because deep space is probably the most amazing place of all
At the one hand I'd be better off with the NL Pures for the extra magnification, on the other hand the larger exit pupil of the SLC would be beneficial for the star gazing and other dawn/dusk observing. (I did not find a comparison between these two in regard to low-light situations, I just assume the SLC is better for that use case?)
Any thoughts, advice, considerations, ...? Thank you.