It’s all here...I have been reading all these opinions/situations of those who do and do not experience the dreaded Glare Monster with these two most expensive 8x32 Binoculars now on the market. The most expensive 8x32 at the moment that I own/use is the Meostar B1.1 8x32 which I paid New $850 last year, at the time close to top retail price wise. Even at this price a third of the Swarovski and Zeiss. I have yet had a issue with Glare being a problem with the Meostar 8x32. What gives ? .... I know many here think the little Meostar is a sub par Alpha and that can be debated all day but if Meopta can make a really good 8x32 that can handle glare really well at a third of the cost of Zeiss/Swarovski’s top of the line 8x32’s, maybe Zeiss and Swarovski should have been paying more attention to their research/development with hands on actual use. What is really the main culprit which is causing glare to be a problem on such expensive binoculars ?. Is it all bad internal design and which source of light is actually causing/starting the glare problem ?, the incoming light from the objective lens or the outside reflections on the eye lens.
Not a myth this time, Jerry. Compared to most binoculars the internal baffling of the 8x32 ELSV is demonstrably poor. See photos of the internal reflections that cause its glare problems in this thread:
Distortion and Glare in the Swarovski 8x32 EL Swarovision
The "glare issue" will be gone only when the baffling has been improved to eliminate those reflections. That should be easy enough to establish by examining and photographing the interior from the eyepiece end like the photos in the thread above.
Subjective opinions about whether the glare in the 8x32 ELSV is better now won't be helpful. We already know that some people have said they never saw it in the older ones, even though the reflections that cause the glare must unavoidably enter a properly dilated and centered eye when the lighting conditions are right.