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New Product Introduction Today From Swarovski ? (1 Viewer)

In Focus

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So this is what we gleaned from the web presentation today:

So we have a name - NL PURE.

42mm binocular and no denial or confirmation on adding a 32mm. 70º+ AFOV. 159m in 8x (9.1º). 133m in 10x (7.6º). Adds 12x42, 113m (6.5º).

New ergonomic shape thanks to adjusting prism position and new focus mechanism (same prism system as EL though). Removable forehead rest accessory (at extra cost). 840g and up weight. 91% light transmission (all three).

Euro pricing at 2850, 2950, 3050. No UK pricing confirmed until tomorrow.

Announcement now posted on Swaro's FB timeline.

Shipping 1st September, available to pre-order for worldwide shipping from our website from tomorrow :)

Screen shots from the presentation attached.

The In Focus Team

P.S. Watch our website for news on EL pricing...
 

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Telsanar

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fieldsportschannel.tv stated, coming from the company presentation, the following comment:

The NL Pure is not a replacement for the Swarovski EL binoculars – ‘don’t mess with the legend,’ they tell us gravely – but Swarovski staff point out that the new model is better.

Will see if it can live up to those expectations later in the experts field testings :) Price-wise certainly their new top-of-the-line gear.
 

Gilmore Girl

Beth
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United States
I can see EL still selling well despite the introduction of the NL. Only those who have the money and want the very best Swarovski will pay the big bucks for the NL. So maybe they won't even make an NL 32.

I would have been more excited about a new SLC 8x32, but this may never happen when there's already choice of CL 30 or EL 32.
 

The BulbMogul

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Quite "IRONIC" that about two weeks ago, I started a thread here called any news on "THE LATEST & GREATEST" coming soon from Swarovski.. Interesting
 

RobMorane

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I can see EL still selling well despite the introduction of the NL. Only those who have the money and want the very best Swarovski will pay the big bucks for the NL. So maybe they won't even make an NL 32.

I would have been more excited about a new SLC 8x32, but this may never happen when there's already choice of CL 30 or EL 32.

I fully agree with you.
Only those who have the money...
And an SLC 8x32 would be Great for sure !
 

RobMorane

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Screen shots from the presentation attached.

The In Focus Team.

Thank you so much for the Screen Shots In Focus Team
When I saw the first screen shot, I thought straight away:

"How do we know the difference between the one with Salt and the one with Pepper" 😂

OK OK, I shut up now 😅
 

tenex

reality-based
Some curiosity about the forehead brace, hmmm....I wonder about the balance on the new glass, surely there will be a discussion about it.
Yes, somehow that could suggest front-heaviness... or perhaps it's mainly intended to support the higher magnification of the 12x, handheld? Curious also that the photo shows a return to a flat braided strap, but still the (safe to say, not universally popular?) FP pivot attachment.

I think during presentation they say "one hundred thirteen" not "one hundred thirty". 7.4 deg for 12x seems too high.
Indeed, the 12x can't have the virtually same FOV as the 10x. Still it's an interesting choice and suggests there will be no 50mm NL, whatever one imagines about a possible 32. (12x42 won't be to most birders' tastes any more than my 10x32 is, but I'm sure Swaro have done it well.)
 

John A Roberts

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Australia
Some images:

a) The forehead rest, from Rob’s link in post #26

b) Rear view, from Instagram
- It clearly shows the forehead rest attachment points
- The projecting lug to the rear of the focuser is presumedly the diopter adjuster (as can be seen from the image below there is no control on the front face of the bridge)

c) Front view, from Arek’s link in post #27

d) Full length view, from Arek
- I presume that the ‘wasp waist’ shape is possible as all of the focuser mechanism, that’s in the two optical barrels, is forward of the prisms (?)


John


and an additional image from post #63 that clearly shows the shape
 

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wllmspd

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From field sports article..
“ by offering a market-leading 71-degree ‘apparent’ field of view. No detail on why the use of the word ‘apparent’... if they don’t know that then it does question any future reviews. Curious that Swaro reckon 71degree makes the field stops vanish... need more than that!

Peter
 

SeldomPerched

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Seldomperched, post 6,
I hope that you will not share this message with anybody, but Swarovski succeeded in the production of wave shaped prisms, so light waves can pass them fully in phase.
Gijs van Ginel

I believed that, Gijs... but then I saw you couldn't spell your own name today ;-)

I had a look at the Swarovski site but unless it's the Dg I didn't see anything new. Would I have seen with the wave-shaped prisms, maybe?

All the best,

Tom :)
 

SeldomPerched

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I can see EL still selling well despite the introduction of the NL. Only those who have the money and want the very best Swarovski will pay the big bucks for the NL. So maybe they won't even make an NL 32.

I would have been more excited about a new SLC 8x32, but this may never happen when there's already choice of CL 30 or EL 32.

SLC 8x32 for me too, Beth: I think at the moment I like my 42 SLCs best of all, and not just because they are almost all I have with me during these last three months plus of lockdown. I love the view and the handling and the simple functional design. Nice and chunky and compact.

At first glance I'm not sure about the new model but trying it out is everything and I don't dare do so at that price. :)

Tom
 

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