Henry, thank you. Apologize received and warmly accepted.Perhaps this dispute can be easily resolved if I now understand correctly that your complaint about the "resolution" of the NL was not about its optical resolution at all, but rather its ergonomics, which did not allow you to hand hold it as steadily as the SFL. If that's the case then I apologize for misinterpreting your meaning. Nothing I said about optics was relevant and our conversation can end now.
Hard to say. I have glasses and the viewing comfort is a little more forgiving - for me - on the NL 8x32.
I have looked through both. I have viewed 832 NL several times now and am a fan, if not yet an owner. Looking through and handling both the SFL840 and NL 832, same day, same place, I have reported here I could go birding with either and have a fine day. In fact if i had one and a bud the other, we could switch off with almost no issues. The differences to me are slight. I do like the NL better, as I think the ergos/haptics are a bit nicer, I am a field pro strap mounting system fan, and maybe just maybe the optics were a bit nicer. Its hard to put this into words, as on paper, length and weight are so similar, but the fatter tubes of the SFL do contribute to the SFL seeming "bigger" though that seems the wrong word for the impression.
Same here except I own both. My wife prefer the 8x40 as she finds the eye placement easier but for me, there is little difference in this regard.Looking through and handling both the SFL840 and NL 832, same day, same place, I have reported here I could go birding with either and have a fine day. In fact if i had one and a bud the other, we could switch off with almost no issues. The differences to me are slight.
Being really nit-picking, the FL has better chromatic aberration control, but SFL doesn't have a CA problem. The colours seen through these are different but not substantially. But they certainly feel different when hanging around your neck and resting against your chest. Weight isn't an issue as SFL is certainly light enough but there is no escaping that its 40mm tubes feel bulkier than 32mm. The rumoured SFL 30mm would not have this characteristic though.The SFL 8x40 certainly seems an interesting proposition. i wonder how it stands up to the venerable FL 8x32.