They’re certainly better looking than the 42s.
I know that form should follow function but given the choice between an attractively designed instrument and one that is less attractive but performs slightly better I would on balance choose the more attractively designed of the two.
Yes I’m quite curious about grip room as well. I was disappointed with the SF 32 because I can’t get my fingers in the barrels as where I can just barely with the EL SV 32. Looks interesting!I am glad to see that the wasp waist on the x32 Nl is less pronounced than with the x42 Nl. It will allow more room for large hands with gloves.
However, the focusing mechanism on the x32Nl appears to be the same size as the x42 Nl. That leaves less barrel room for the width of your hands. I will be curious to see Jan's initial impressions on this after he actually handles them.