I was imagining that they might be behind his head as well, which would most certainly eliminate the possibility of seeing glare 'through' them... ;-)Peter,
What you don't know is that Gijs has had surgery and received transplanted Pure bionic eyes.
He is a modest man and doesn't say it normally out loud so when he confesses he has the NLPure behind his eyes, he is very open.
Agreed. That's what I alluded to in post #178.All jokes aside: it seems that the anatomy of some faces/position of the eye in the head does influence the observation of glare. That may explain why some users see glare and others do not at all [...]
An alternative proposition would be that these users are prepared to accept veiling glare because of the other advantages of the NL pures. Or - at least in some cases - they simply may not know that veiling glare isn't a universal property of ALL binoculars.[...] the last part may be a large majority considering the enormous amount of NL pures and other Swarovski 's are sold compared with the ones of other top binocular producers.
Hi Peter, sorry for the late reply. I use Field Optics Research winged eyecups with any binocular they will fit. Happily they work perfectly for my purposes on the NL. They stretch tightly around the metal part of the eyecup and almost completely fill the space between the binocular body and the rubber rim of the eyecup at the setting I need for least glare, leaving just a tiny gap at the top. The tight fit prevents the eyecup from slipping.Henry,
I had blackout issues with my SF 10x42 but it was easy to get rid of the problem by placing washers under the eyecups.
I tried to do the same with the NLs but that was not possible as the eyecup tubes are conic and don't have a clear flat bottom. On top of it all, the view thru the NL is extremely sensitive to eye placement as you indicated yourself in the above post: "one millimeter too long and I see more glare than I want to see, a fraction of a millimeter too short and I begin to experience blackouts". My question: how did you make the yecups stay put at positions between the click stops?
Hi Henry,Hi Peter, sorry for the late reply. I use Field Optics Research winged eyecups with any binocular they will fit. Happily they work perfectly for my purposes on the NL. They stretch tightly around the metal part of the eyecup and almost completely fill the space between the binocular body and the rubber rim of the eyecup at the setting I need for least glare, leaving just a tiny gap at the top. The tight fit prevents the eyecup from slipping.
I imagine Gijs has the good fortune for the length of the fully extended eye cup to be exactly at his sweet spot for glare cancelation. For my face that position is too long. I have to press too hard against the eyecup to avoid vignetting of the field stop and of course glare is at its maximum. One stop in would be perfect for me except for some residual glare that can be almost totally eliminated by moving the eyecup in another 1.5-2 millimeters.
Hello Kimmo,Thanks for the link to Holger's review. I find it perhaps the best comparison to date of not just the EL and NL but SF also, as the latter is mentioned in all the relevant places.
Seems, letting all the various reports meld, 2 pretty big questions are beginning to emerge and be answered.Hello Kimmo,
I find Holger refreshingly neutral in comparison.
There is a wide range of evaluations of the new NL, ranging from "stray light monster", not really useful, to a miracle glass, which is why the NL in all respects (sharpness, contrast, CA suppression, brightness, etc.) by far think.
Holger has probably put these two extremes in a realistic light.
The NL has undisputed advantages in the haptics, the central drive and with the larger FOV, Holger could not determine any really far-reaching improvement in the optics and a change from EL to NL is not absolutely necessary from this point of view!
So I will continue to use my "old" EL with joy.
I have 'rediscovered' that 8x32 FL glass, Andy; great walkabout and clear wide sharp view. Been lucky to get a very sharp 10x32 FL thru eBay as well - the easiest 10 to hold still in my limited experience. Don't notice it while walking around, plenty of eye relief, comfortable hold, good FOV and all round all I could want really. Glare if you go looking for it... (as normal). No idea why the previous owner parted with it; it's perfect. Have since sold off some bigger guns / glamour bottles that aren't really any better in practical use even at dusk.
and 3. Should one just get a new EL32 on clearance while they are still available and significantly cheaper than a new NL32?Seems, letting all the various reports meld, 2 pretty big questions are beginning to emerge and be answered.
1. Should you replace your EL/SF 32 with an NL32?
2. If you do not possess an EL/SF 32, (and you're OK with the size and weight of these), is the NL the one to buy?