Yeah you're right. I can fully appreciate the Swaro NL Pure thing ..... huge field, crystal clear, sharp to the edge, great build... but I just find the view very uninvolving.... too 'clinical' maybe. Bit cold, but incredible detail and clarity for sure.
It just doesn't float my boat. I did a side by side Pure to Meostar comparison, and prefer the Meostar which I find have a very Leica like view.
Colourful, warm ish, beautiful.
I fully understand they cannot compete with the Pures technical prowess.... but I like looking through them better, simple!!
I even prefer my new 'old' BN's. They have a gorgeous view to behold. Way behind in todays market.... but i like 'em.
Thanks Rg, my binocular journey started with a Trinovid HD, it's a day I won't forget, those gorgeous colours and the ultra sharp glass that baths the eyes in its glorious warmth.
I have yet to try a Meostar, here in the UK I cannot find a stockist but have always heard them garner excellent remarks.
Eye comfort/strain is a big part of my evaluation in buying a binocular, Swarovski has been consistent in allowing me trouble free comfortable viewing, the only Swarovski I had trouble with was the Habicht which I think was too bright for me, however it's view is utterly majestic and an experience I won't forget.
My main past time is astronomy, so for me Swarovski is the obvious choice with it's wide flat field and tack sharp glass, I haven't had a better view of the heavens... yet.
There is also another aspect to the Pure that for me I don't experience with other binoculars, they can give a good sense of being part of the viewed scene, no binocular in the way so to speak.
It's not perfect, I have trouble sometimes with the view in high contrast situations, maybe some glare.
I think Wills remarks were spot on in his earlier post, Swarovski for me lands between Leica and Zeiss, I don't see the view as cold, just right, not too warm.
It's good to have so much choice.
It sounds like you have found a good partner in those BNs 👍