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Re: Swarovski binos
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2019, 11:50:28 AM »
The differences are minor but may be significant to some users. They both have some of the best glass in the world.

Here's a good article: https://blog.sandsarchery.com/swarovski-slcs-or-els-which-are-the-best-hunting-binoculars/
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Re: Swarovski binos
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2019, 12:28:49 PM »
Everyone's eyes are different, I went to sportco and looked threw both models. My eyes for some reason liked the slc's better, I'm sure they have the exact same glass, but each pair is different.  I ended up buying a used pair of 10x42 slc's and love them.  I'd go look threw both and go with what your eyes see. 
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Re: Swarovski binos
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2019, 12:34:23 PM »
Everyone's eyes are different, I went to sportco and looked threw both models. My eyes for some reason liked the slc's better, I'm sure they have the exact same glass, but each pair is different.  I ended up buying a used pair of 10x42 slc's and love them.  I'd go look threw both and go with what your eyes see.

Agreed, I also went with a pair of SLCís. Both great, one was just a little better for my eyes.
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Re: Swarovski binos
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2019, 03:12:50 PM »
I can get some pretty good pricing on them from a place in Montana so no sales tax.  Let me know if you want me to check it out.  I picked up a pair of 15x56 SLC for 2k TYD.

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Re: Swarovski binos
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2019, 04:05:26 PM »
I thought Swaro had a price that their binos could not be sold below regardless of the seller

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Re: Swarovski binos
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2019, 04:38:06 PM »
Everyone has that.  Some companies list them as Demoís and other ways to get around it. I get them from a dealer.

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Re: Swarovski binos
« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2019, 04:50:00 PM »
Never looked through EL's so I can't speak for those, but I have had a pair of 10x42 SLC's for about 10 years now and love them.  I don't think you can really go wrong with the SLC's plus a little cheaper too. 

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Re: Swarovski binos
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2019, 06:25:18 PM »
The ELs have greater eye relief, slighty different color rendition, and a flat field of view edge to edge. If none of those matter the SLCs are less expensive.
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Re: Swarovski binos
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2019, 07:27:34 PM »
Your best investment would be a pre owned set of EL 10x42ís, never look back after that. Pay once, cry once...done! :twocents:

 If you need a set to borrow and try out, you can borrow mine anytime. ;)

It only cost me about 2 grand to borrow his binos.  :chuckle:
Must mean you went out and bought some after you borrowed them?   


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Re: Swarovski binos
« Reply #24 on: December 15, 2019, 07:53:30 PM »
$1539 SLCís  wally world vs $2689 ELís. 

If I was spending $ for EL might as well get with rangefinder. 

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Re: Swarovski binos
« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2019, 08:36:45 PM »
Were some demo EL 10x42s for $2029 recently. Looked new to me.

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Re: Swarovski binos
« Reply #26 on: December 15, 2019, 09:21:16 PM »
I currently own Zeiss, Leica and Swarovskis and my money is currently on Swarovski.

The 8x42 EL range on a tripod are the best glass I have ever looked through. I also own 15x60 Zeiss and bought 15x56 SLCís seven years ago and made the mistake of looking through newer 15x56 SLCís three years ago and had to sell and buy the newer ones. Crazy clear, but still not as good as the ELís.

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Re: Swarovski binos
« Reply #27 on: December 15, 2019, 11:38:22 PM »
Your best investment would be a pre owned set of EL 10x42ís, never look back after that. Pay once, cry once...done! :twocents:

 If you need a set to borrow and try out, you can borrow mine anytime. ;)

It only cost me about 2 grand to borrow his binos.  :chuckle:
Must mean you went out and bought some after you borrowed them?   


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Exactly! I hunted with phool a lot and I would grab his binoís at low light just so I could count points  ... He cost me a pair of Elís too! I sold them a couple years back in favor of Rangefinders cause I got tired of carrying two different pieces of equipment... Iíd never go back to not having rangefinder binoís again except for 15x56ís on a tripod
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Re: Swarovski binos
« Reply #28 on: December 16, 2019, 05:05:27 AM »
Hunted is past tense.

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Re: Swarovski binos
« Reply #29 on: December 16, 2019, 05:15:05 AM »
Your best investment would be a pre owned set of EL 10x42ís, never look back after that. Pay once, cry once...done! :twocents:

 If you need a set to borrow and try out, you can borrow mine anytime. ;)

It only cost me about 2 grand to borrow his binos.  :chuckle:
Must mean you went out and bought some after you borrowed them?   


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That is correct. 

 


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