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SLC 8x42 vs EL SV 8.5x42 (1 Viewer)

Thanks! The problem with binos is specs vs. reality. I can check e.g. eye relief on paper, but it’s very difficult to make real-life tests. I tried NL and EL side by side at the retailer and it certainly gave an idea, but only a very shallow idea. SLC I haven’t seen, so don’t know what I’ve missed. I know people who follow simple principle - always the best at any cost. I can do that, but is NL really the best? No astronomy, no close focusing. Eye relief very important. Large FOV ’yes’, good at poor light ’yes’. Physical size and weight, not that important.

Difficult, but fun!
Oooops, I did it! I purchased the EL 8.5x42. No real experience yet, but looking forward to testing it soon. Both NL and SLC are very difficult to find, but that was not the main reason. I see the EL as a compromise, but at the same time I'm not expecting too many sacrifices. To be continued.
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