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Swarovski slc 15x56 or el 12x50 (2 Viewers)


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I'm used to watch raptors with my 15x56.
I never scan with these binos.
I watch with my eyes first, try to locate the raptor (to get an idea of his speed and direction), stay focus on him, then bring the 15x to my eyes.

That's great if that is how you find your raptors, but if I relied on my eyes to find raptors first, I would find very few. I would say maybe 90% of the time I am looking for raptors, it is with my eyes in the binoculars, and the birds are normally 500m to over 1.5km away.

Should you visit London I would be delighted to go to a couple of my favourite spots with you, your 15x56 would be great for some places where they reguarly perch to hunt.


Experienced observer
United States
I often use just my eyes when birding, living on a farm, I have plenty of birds that I see daily.
Ducks and geese, pelicans, hawks and today a younger bald eagle. We have a nest about 2 miles
from my home.

So, it depends on the situation, this is not an urban area, I live right where the birds do.



Registered User
Just an update, I have just purchased a new pair of swarovski slc 15x56 binoculars and managed to get a good discount, thank you to everyone who commented in my post, much appreciated, thanks mac.
What was your opinion on these binoculars after some time to experience?
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