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Help me decide: EL 8.5x42 vs. EL 10x50 (1 Viewer)


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I agree with Jerry, I had them both, I prefer the 8.5.

I would recommend the 8.5x42 EL, as it is a great size, 8.5 X offers some nice advantages.

It has long been considered the "universal distance viewer", and you mention you prefer a lighter

It seems you already have a quality 50mm binocular, now is the time for a top 42mm.

I hope this helps.



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I much preferred the look of the SV to the SF, by I prefer the image of the SF.

Let me start by stating I really like and want an SF, but that Zeiss logo on the front hinge looks really cheap next to the embossed Hawk on the SV.


Well, a thread I jumped in on and it was posted in April 2018, I am sure Samolot has moved on with his choice, hilarious!.

Andy W.

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