My Swaro CL 8x30 (a) eyecups press the same way with them extended out to the last click. Super solid eye placement. Full field of view with no edge issues.Not for me. Unlike other binoculars like the above mentioned SLC or Ultravids, however, the FL 8x32 wants its eyecups pressed into the eye sockets, which I find rather comfy. No problems with vignetting or anything.
Those two bins seem to be similar in that respect, then. Everybody's facial features will always play a role here, naturally. See, what other people can say about eye placement.My Swaro CL 8x30 (a) eyecups press the same way with them extended out to the last click. Super solid eye placement. Full field of view with no edge issues.
Just checked that.... 8x32 not available, 10x32 showing as available with 'lettuce' coating on the lenses.... interesting!!!!!Last I checked the 8x32 FL were still available new in very small quantity on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Zeiss-Carl-Victory-Binoculars-8x32/dp/B001H318PA/ref=sr_1_1
This is positively bizarre. When I follow that link it shows me only 2 remaining of the 8x32 and I think if you go to the K&M Camera site you will find them listed there too. I have no connections to the seller btw.Just checked that.... 8x32 not available, 10x32 showing as available with 'lettuce' coating on the lenses.... interesting!!!!!
But maybe you are getting a .uk site? Try to force it to use the US site or go to the K&M site.This is positively bizarre. When I follow that link it shows me only 2 remaining of the 8x32 and I think if you go to the K&M Camera site you will find them listed there too. I have no connections to the seller btw.
Unfortunately, for my situation, Zeiss had changed the coating at some late point. (I don't mean the Lotutec addition.) So since then, the coating has a reddish-orange shine that can irritate when illuminated from behind the observer. It's particularly a problem when wearing eyeglasses, I think. It is much more comfortable with the violet version they had before. I still hope to find a very good (only slightly used) model. Would not need Lotutec.Did the 8x32 change much over the years, or optically will an older model perform on par with a newer pair (provided the internals are clear)?
Eye placement is very forgiving I think, definitely up there with all the better ones I have had or tried.I hope to find a late-model FL 8x32 one day. Is eye placement finicky?
Not quite!Unless you really need the 10x magnification the 8x32 will work wonders for most people, wearing glasses or not.
Andreas please forgive me for suggesting something you have probably already considered. When you press the FLs very hard against your eye glasses you are of course not compressing the FL's eyecups or the lenses of your eye glasses. I am guessing you are pressing your eye glasses closer to your face. Is it possible that you could lift up your eyeglasses and move them 0.5mm up your nose so that they are already closer to your face and you would not need to press the FLs so hard against them?Not quite!
As a farsighted wearer of glasses, I need at least a 16mm. EP. distance that is 8x32 is only 15.5mm. accordingly, I have to press the binoculars very hard against my eye glasses in order to be able to see the entire field of vision, so for me the FL is not completely suitable for glasses wearers.
Both my HT and Victory Pocket have reddish objective coatings, less blue purple than my Victory FL, but both seem completely colour neutral….the SF series must be quite different as they seem much warmer in comparison.OOfff, that's a nice spread.
I'm with Swissboy, do not care for the new red Zeiss coating, as I've now said ad nauseam here (sorry). Definitely prefer the older coating. It my case, to avoid color shift in overcast Seattle area conditions. However, I think the red coating contributes to the contrast pop of more recent Zeiss. I do like that.
My 8x42 old green FLs (from dries) have quietly become the one I'm reaching for these days. I just really like them.