With the launch of the new NL Swarovski said they would not be changing the EL but have they? The technical data sheets now say the close focusing distance is now 3.3m compared to the original 1.5m. The website still has it as 1.5m in the overview of the EL which could be an oversight in page editing. May be this change (if it has been done) is so people go for the NL? After all the reduction in price has to come from some where. It will be interesting to see if any new production ELs do indeed have a 3.3 m close focusing distance.