I tried some Trinovids last month, albeit the 8 and 10x32's rather than the x42's and was very disappointed from an eye relief and CA perspective. I don't know if the x42's are different from the x32's but the Trinivods were not as good as my Geco/GPO ED's, which are the lower models to the Gold/HD's, and which I took with me to test back to back.
I have both the ED and HD series and frankly the optical difference twixt the two is marginal.
So another vote for GPO binoculars which I have found to be superb. Currently Stealth Birding in the UK have the GPO HD 10x42 on sale for £790 which is an excellent price.
I do not know if you have seen this report on 10x42 binoculars?
Looking for the best binoculars on the market and aren't quite sure which ones to purchase? Maybe you are looking for the best binoculars for hunting or thebackwoodspursuit.com
which is a comprehensive review and rating on many makes. The 2 GPO's do rather well and I used this test to shorten my potential list of 10x42's last year. I eventually purchased the Swarovski NL Pure 10x42's but, were l limited to budgetary constraints, the GPO's based on owning 4 of them, would have been my choice.
Thanks for the link for the Back Wood Pursuit ! I saw the spotting scope comparison they made, but somehow missed the binos one.
You kind of convinced me to try the GPO, I may order both (Monarch HD and the Passion HD) and give them a try. Current price point of the 2 binos allows me to do that, otherwise I wouldnt have enough cashflow .
I may also pay a visit to the near-Leica store. I need to how they adjust to my eyes, given that I have a particularly small IPD !