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Has anyone had a chance to look through these yet?  If you have, how do they compare with the top of the line binoculars? 
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They look great.  First impressions make me think that they are the best bin available for $1,000.

 

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I have not had the chance to look through these yet because they have not found there way to my local Sportsman's Warehouse. I did notice that they do in fact cost $1000 and the new Leupold Gold Rings (which I also have not yet seen) can be had from various places for around $800.  It makes me wonder what (if anything) the Elites will have that justifies the extra cost. 

 

I love Bushnell products in general and so I don't have any qualms about quality, but I wouldn't buy the new Elites until I had a chance to compare them to the Leupolds.

 

 

 

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The new Elites are indeed a nice bino, but $1000 seems a little steep. I think I would just pay the extra $500 or so for a pair of Euro binos before I would pay that much for a Bushnell. JMHO
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Sniper, where did you get a chance to look through the new Elites? What other bino's did you compare them to within  a similar price range. What bino's would you say they compare to that you have looked through , outdoors not in a store, of course. Thanks in advance. I can't wait to get my hands on a pair to make some field caparisons.
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I looked through them about a month ago at Cabelas in Mich. after I finished comparing the Leica Ultravid's, Swarovski EL's and Zeiss Victory FL's. I didn't include the Elites or the Nikon LXL's in my comparisons only because they didn't have the field of view that I was looking for. These were all 8x42 models. The view through them was very good, of course I was inside the store but they were very bright and clear.
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The body style looks similar to the Swarovski El's. If the optics are similar it would be worth the $1,000 price tag.

 

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To Ranburr, I thnk I am slowly chipping away at you towards the top of the line Elite products. This is a good thing. On another note, I got a chance to look through a Kahles 3-9x42, outside of course, and while I'll say the wasw everything Chris and Brady said it was I have to be honest that to me I really couldn't justify the cost difference. I liked the TDS reticle and as said the optics where fantastic, I still the same way about my Elite 4200's as you feel about the Conquest 3-9. The fact that the Elite has the Rainguard coatings and the FireFly just seals the deal on my end. I hope all is well with you.
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Good to see you back Roy.  I guess you have slowly eroded my resistance towards the Elite series.  I really liked the binos.

 

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