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Anybody compared the Nikon EDG 7X42 and the Zeiss Victory FL 7X42?  Is either really worth twice as much as the Meopta 7X42?  I'm starting to think that older eyes (astigmatism, etc) can't benefit as much from superior optics.  Anybody ever seen anything about that?
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Originally posted by mwyates mwyates wrote:

I'm starting to think that older eyes (astigmatism, etc) can't benefit as much from superior optics.  Anybody ever seen anything about that?


Mike,

Here is an interesting statement from someone I've known to be a reliable source of information. Astigmatism Click Here
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Not twice, I got mine for $1300 and I think someone just got a pair for $1000.  Not sure the exact price on the Meopta.  As much money as I spend on the rest of my gear, I own it to myself to have nice optics.  I am looking for some 8x32 and 10x50's to compliment my 7x42 now.  I am looking for nice glass for these as they will not get the use of the 7x42.  They don't have to be ultimate bad a#s glasses like my 7x42's.

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I have not seen EDG outside of the convention center, but I have seen the Zeiss, which is very impressive indeed.  Still, if I were in the market for a 7x42 binocular, I would end up with the Meopta.  It is not quite as good as the alpha glass, but it is up there.  Another binocular that is kinda in between Meopta and the alphas is Optolyth Via Nova.  I only played with it briefly, but I was impressed enough to make a mental check mark to get my hands on one.

Once you get to binoculars in this price range, most things are going to be quite good.  You really have to get your hands on them and see which ones fit you the best.  There are some optically excellent binoculars out there that are just uncomfortable in my hands, so I can't use them well.  Then there are some with eyecups that do not fit my face shape very well.

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SLC new 7x42.... widest sweet spot on the market... best ergonomics sans the EL line
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