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Is there an optical difference between the Swarovski ELs and SLCs, or is it all ergonomics, magnesium housing, etc?
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There is a difference in the optics. The ELs have a bit more contrast, have a bit better color rendition, and have a bit less color fringing. These differences are due to better lens coatings. I would not consider the EL worth the extra $500 based on optics alone.
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The EL's are also lighter and seem to have a slightly deeper depth of field (my observation).  I have read in some threads that the EL's can have problems with the hinge, and generally wear out sooner than the the SLC's.  The SLC's still have a first class view
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Originally posted by Rusty Rusty wrote:

The EL's are also lighter and seem to have a slightly deeper depth of field (my observation).  I have read in some threads that the EL's can have problems with the hinge, and generally wear out sooner than the the SLC's.  The SLC's still have a first class view

 

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