That is OK! I agree with you about the weight and price of the new NL. I am with Herman in that I am using lighter binocular's now and prefer to keep them 32mm and under. I also agree with Chosun in that I am surprised binocular manufacturer's don't use carbon fiber more in their top binocular's for weight reduction. I will probably wait for the 8x32 NL which should be around 20 oz., have a 520 foot FOV and sell for a more affordable $2600.00:eek!: or look at the new Zeiss 8x32 SF when it come's out. I find the 8x32's, 8x30's and for pocket use even the 8x25's are all you need most of the time in the daytime and I sure like carrying them a lot better in the field!
Yep, I'm in the same boat now only using lighter and smaller binos.
My birding is more casual anyway and as I get older I really appreciate the lighter weight. I'm down to just the lowly original CL 8x30 with its narrow FOV and relatively 'soft' image, but I really enjoy it; I especially like the colors. I sold the FL .... again. It will just be the CL indefinitely. The CL is just fine for me and I don't see anything else I would be interested in anyway. I would love to have the Ultravid HD+ 8x32 but 13.3 ER isn't enough unfortunately.
I still feel Ultravid is my all time favorite binocular model.