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I just purchased a used pair of Swarovski 8.5x42 EL's that were manufactured in 2001 and wanted to know if they had the swarobright coating on them.  Also, are there any other differences/updates between the new 8.5 EL's and the ones produced in 2001?

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Huntndad

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/01/2006 at 16:02
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All EL's have Swarobright. The only difference is in the focus. Your EL's probably have the "slow" focus whereas the newer EL's have a "fast" focus, meaning it takes less revolutions of the focus wheel to go from close focus to infinity.

Which is better, I don't know....? I understand Swaro is offering an upgrade to "fast" focus, but it's something like $250.00. I can't imagine it's worth it.
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The EL line and Swarobright were introduced in 1999. As Buster said all El's will have the Swarobright. That same year is when the SLC models were given Swarobright coatings.
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Thanks for the info.  I thought all EL's had the swarobright, but wasn't sure.  Your also right about the slower focus.  With the bino's I purchased, you have to turn the focus wheel 2 1/2 turns from close to infinity.  I don't mind this though because you only have to turn the focus in a lot if you are looking at something extremly close.  I think I'll enjoy these bino's just as much as a new pair and I saved $650 and you can't even tell they are used by looking at them. 
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Sounds like you got a pretty decent deal on the EL's. I wouldn't worry one bit about the focus. I think it'd only be a concern if you find yourself going from close to far and back to close on a regular basis, but that's not likely to be a problem. Some guys actually prefer a slow focus because they feel it's more precise.


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