missing the neotropics
Can anyone comment on the edge-to-edge sharpness of their 8x30's? Compared to the old 8x30 E (first version), how does it fare?
My 8x30's, with my accommodation (early 40's), are sharp to about 80% of the field edge or so. I can notice the fall off if I look for it, but it's far enough out that it never bothers me in typical use. Of the various complaints against this bin, I notice CA more than glare (invariably when I try to track a flying pigeon or swallow against a bright / harsh sky). I do sometimes notice glare, though I don't typically take them to the beach or at dusk so I also don't ask more of them than they can give.
I should have time this evening and will try to sort out a flat scene/wall/etc to aim my HG at and try to get a useful picture demonstrating how much of the field is sharp.
I can try the same for glare in comparison to a couple other bins as well, though that's a bit more of a trick to arrange and photograph, so no guarantees there