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Hey Folks,

 

I'm looking for top notch 8x30 or so binoculars. I'm considering Leica Ultravids and Swarovski EL or SLC. Intended use is hunting, so I'm always weight concious.

 

Any comments or suggestions?

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In a 8x32 roof prism bino, I like the Leica Ultravid most, followed by the Zeiss FL then the Swaro EL. For whatever reason in the 32mm roofs the Leica and Zeiss are slightly better than the Swaro EL. When you go to the 42mm roof's from either of them it is too close to say that one is that much better than the other.
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You may also want to consider Nikon Premier LXL 8x32.  THey are a little cheaper than the germans, and to my eyes, just as good.

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Originally posted by Roy Finn Roy Finn wrote:

in the 32mm roofs the Leica and Zeiss are slightly better than the Swaro EL. 

 

Optically speaking, yes, the Ultravid have better contrast and the FL have less color fringing.  But if you take the overall instrument...My point is, a binocular is made of more than just lenses.

 

Make sure that you try some of these. They are all great: Trinovid, Ultravid, EL, SLC, FL, LX. The Zeiss ClassicC T*P* is also excellent and it costs $600.

 

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anweis, you are correct, I should have mentioned that at this level of optical quality, you should place equal value on ergonomics as well. I don't personally know which is most durable cause at this price, nothing short of a massive heart attack will make me mishandle them.
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Originally posted by Roy Finn Roy Finn wrote:

at this price, nothing short of a massive heart attack will make me mishandle them.

 

coverage through home owners' insurance is a possibility. 

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At this quality level, it simply becomes a matter of which binoculars YOU like best!   None of these are a mistake.

 

I liked the Zeiss FLs best, in side-by-side comparisons.

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Originally posted by bigirn bigirn wrote:

Hey Folks,

 

I'm looking for top notch 8x30 or so binoculars. I'm considering Leica Ultravids and Swarovski EL or SLC. Intended use is hunting, so I'm always weight concious.

 

Any comments or suggestions?



I happen to have a Leica Ultravid 8x32 BR for sale right now.  Perfect shape as new, just over a year old.  Awesome binocular.  Asking $975 shipped to US, paypal accepted also.  Check the current price, gasp!

Dan Clements
highxj at bresnan.net
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you may want to check Item number: 160011262657 on the famous bidding site. It is a great binocular for not too much money, and it should work very well for hunting. No, i am not the seller or associated with the seller in any way.

 

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