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SFL or Trinovid/Ultravid? (1 Viewer)

Hello! I'm about to buy new bins (8x42) to replace my GPO Passion ED (8x42), I wonder how the quality of the glasses from SFL (8x40) compares against a Leica Ultravid or a Trinovid. I know the Leica's are build like tanks, but I'm not sure about SFL's build quality. They need to last at least 10 years or so ( I'll treat them properly ofc. ).

I perfer Leica's saturated optics by a bit, but I don't mind the natural look from Zeiss.

Hello, Have you thought about buying the GPO Passion HD? Larger, heavier and more expensive than GPO ED but with better optical quality. I have GPO HD 10x42 since 2019 and have been using them since then, I also have Leica Ultravids (not HD) and I don't see any difference in optical quality, well with on GPO HD the view is maybe a little more relaxed. The Leicas have the advantage of being lighter, and when I have to walk a lot I take the Leicas, but not the GPOs. The Leica Ultravids may not be the best in quality, but they are in robustness. In Sulawesi, three experienced birders compared the GPO HD to their Swarovski ELs, everyone said, Wow, they look great. No one could say that the Swarowsky's look better, but for a psychological reason that I can understand no one wants to exchange their €2000 binoculars for €1000 binoculars even though they look the same.

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