Wow your hard to please 🤪. If the EL10 eye relief was inadequate for you, your going to be very disappointed in the EDG which has less. And although the FOV is almost the same , the EDG has a more noticeable field stop, which will make it feel tighter than the EL. But like the others , it’s mighty fine glass.
Easier to please than you since I don't wear glasses. I was joking, hence the
. Nothing to do with you but with the absurd prices of EDGs on Amazon, which previously had an 8x32 EDG for $2,899! There's a "pre-owned" 8x32 EDG on on eBay from Japan for around that price right now.
I know you need high ER for glasses. The 8x42 EDG would probably work better for you with its 19.3mm ER. The 10x42's ER is not far behind with 18mm, but apparently not enough useable ER for you. For me, if I can see the field stop, that's the entire FOV, I'm happy. The only binoculars that I can't see the field stop in my peripheral vision while looking at the center is the 8x30 E2 due to the very wide 8.8* FOV.
It's also a comment on the high prices on alphas today. Not long ago, $2k used to be the "Dawe$' Limit."
Now that the $3k $ound Barrier has been breached, the sky's the limit. The NL Pure might be the bong, I haven't tried it, but for $3,500-$3,800, I'm surprised there are as many people out there willing and able to pay that much for a pair of binoculars especially at a time of economic uncertainty. You can buy excellent spotting scopes for that much (or at least you used to, I'm sure they've gone up, too, and it's not due to inflation, but because of Adam Smith's ever-growing looong arm).
I know people spend as much or more on other hobbies (someone is going to say that, so I got that out of the way); however, the best birder I met from the State College Bird Club used a $200 Pentax, and when we sat in a 15 ft. circle during the fall bird count, he found half the birds on the list, most not first with his binoculars but due identifying their call, and a few he made bird calls that were convincing enough to coax them out of the woods! Which proves you don't need $3k+ binoculars to ID birds.
I'm not casting aspirations on you or anyone else. I'm the same way but at a lower price point since I buy my binoculars on the used market. My 8x32 Cabela Guide is more than sufficient for birding, but the 8x32 EDG is better (perhaps not $1,200 better). But I was willing to pay a premium for a bit extra image quality and for slightly better in ergonomics (the Guide's ergonomics work well for my hands and are more compact for hiking, and the image quality is mid-tier at an entry level price).
But I admit that there's a certain pride that comes with owning an alpha, without which I probably wouldn't be posting to the BF binoculars subforums or reading comments on them.