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Direct Comparison of 8X32 NL with 8X32 SF? (1 Viewer)

chill6x6

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SOON!
 

pm42

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In the meantime, you can read this: https://www.birdforum.net/threads/it’s-may-—has-anybody-bought-tried-out-a-nl-pure-32-yet.408425/page-2#post-4184676

I have both and they are very close, really a matter of preference. I'll keep the swaro but because I prefer a few things in the ergonomics department, not because the view or the mechanics are better.
 

Maljunulo

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In the meantime, you can read this: https://www.birdforum.net/threads/it’s-may-—has-anybody-bought-tried-out-a-nl-pure-32-yet.408425/page-2#post-4184676
I have been following that thread, hoping that someone would sneak in a comment on the 8X,and when no one did I decided to start an 8X thread.

Thank you for the information.
 

pm42

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I have been following that thread, hoping that someone would sneak in a comment on the 8X,and when no one did I decided to start an 8X thread.
My comments were about the x8 as well as the post I gave the link for. What would you want to know?
 

wdc

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I do have them both, plus a few other relevant binoculars that are discussed in these threads. I've had the SF32 since October, and picked up the NL32 a few weeks ago. I'll try to sum up my impressions over the weekend.

Maybe this will inspire Chuck to post his thoughts and get the 'scoop' on the topic... ;-)

Happy Friday,

-Bill
 

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dries1

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Face it folks, is a review by a few on here going to sway you to make a $2,200 or 2,500 decision? I sure hope not. If you have the $$ to buy one, surely you have the resources to try both then make a decision for yourself.
 

wdc

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Face it folks, is a review by a few on here going to sway you to make a $2,200 or 2,500 decision? I sure hope not. If you have the $$ to buy one, surely you have the resources to try both then make a decision for yourself.
Great advice, which I have practiced for several years. That said, I do enjoy reading other folks impressions on the forum, whether I agree with them or not, as I can build up a reference of how my own experience with the same equipment corresponds with theirs. Most reviews and comparisons posted here, with a few exceptions, are primarily a subjective response, so one should take what anyone writes here with a grain of salt, unless their tastes, habits, or circumstances have common ground. Issues like eye relief, handling, weight, CA, AFOV interest me, and by hearing other's reports, it gives me a better idea of whether a certain binocular may suit me or not. Of course, if I really want to know, the only way is to get one in my hands and see for myself.

Relying on a chorus of praise from this forum about a specific product, carries no guarantee that it will suit every individual, but it can help direct folks towards making the effort to try them out.

Cheers,

Bill
 
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dries1

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Agreed Bill, however I get disengaged with opinion. Measurable attributes such as size, weight, FOV, and ER (although listed measurements can be inaccurate) are helpful to start, the rest is up to me. I find Allbinos very helpful as a start. Your photo tells a story off the bat, the Monarch HG is small for an 8X42 and the SF large for an 8X32. Nice background views by the way.

Andy W.
 

PYRTLE

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That said, I do enjoy hearing other folks impressions on the forum, whether I agree with them or not, as I can build up a reference of how my experience with the same equipment corresponds with theirs. Most reviews and comparisons here are primarily a subjective response, so one should take what anyone writes here with a grain of salt, unless their tastes or circumstances have common ground. Issues like eye relief, handling, weight, CA, AFOV interest me, and by hearing other's reports, it gives me a better idea of whether a certain binocular will fit me or not.

Cheers,

Bill
Spot on, it allows one to consider certain aspects of a model or brand, and if a n issue raised is worth considering. Most will adjust accordingly though occasionally a member may argue their point with vigour - which is fine too.
 

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