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Anyone seen the new Nikon flagship binocular?  I think they're called ED's.  It's on Nikon's website now.

EDIT: You're right, it's Nikon EDG


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Nikon EDG.

THey looked very impressive at SHOT show, but I have not taken one to the field yet.

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i have not seen them. however, after hunting with 7x42 slc neu's last year, i would urge you to save 700$ & check them out...i have looked through all the other premium glass & decided to go with these
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+1 for the Swarovski SLC 7x42s
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Swaro SLCneu 7x42 were my go to binoculars for a while.  The biggest reason for that was Swaro's largest sweetspot of all the top binos out there.  It is hard to say without a side by side comparison, but the EDGs may be better than Swaros in that regard.

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I wear prescription eyeglasses and read somewhere they have a long eye relief.  But I can't find the measurement at Nikon USA dot com.

I have a pair of Zeiss FL's and like them alot but I could use more eye relief than the 16mm they are said to have.  I find myself having to push them against my eyeglasses to get a full sight picture.
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what replaced the slc's?
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Originally posted by SAKO75 SAKO75 wrote:

koskin

what replaced the slc's?


Nothing yet.  If I can swing it, I will get Zeiss Victory RF 8x45.  Other options are Nikon EDG 7x42 or one of the new Meostars with improved eyecups.

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koshkin, ultimately something led to your decision to part with the SLC's. What was it?

I dont think the zeiss 8x45 RF will have the sweet spot the swaro's have and the meopta is close but if u already owned the swaro's, why would u sell to get meopta? The Nikon may very well have the sweet spot but ED glass in a 7x bino is unnecessary IMO...
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I looked at Zeiss 8x45RF binoculars and optically they were very good.  Maybe not the same sweetspot as Swaro, but up there.  I really liked the rangefinder that is built into those RFs though.  The trajectory compensation feature is pretty cool and allows me to combine a couple of things into the same bino.  With Meopta, I like the value for the money and optically they are very close to Swaro with a very relaxing view.

Nikon EDG is the new game in town, and I am simply curious about it.

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Holly cow, that RF 8x45 is impressive. It gives me hope that some day we might get a premium binocular like that with image stabilization? The ones already available are lacking in many ways: size, weight, optics, shape, handling, etc.
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