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Swarovski binos
« on: December 14, 2019, 06:25:22 PM »
Well, I am finally looking at purchasing some new binos and I am set on buying swarovskiís.  Looks like there is quite a bit of price difference between the elís and the SLCís.  My question to those of you that have a pair of swaroís is there a huge difference between the two? 


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Re: Swarovski binos
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2019, 06:45:12 PM »
Never looked through SLCs, but ELs are the best glass I've looked through. Just bought some new 10x42s since I've been hunting more open country. The 8.5x42s are great, just wanted a little more mag.





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Re: Swarovski binos
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2019, 07:14:38 PM »
Hard to say because I have 10x42 EL and 15x56 slc. SLC are really nice.  But big.  I donít have two of the same size.  But clarity between the two seem the same. 

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Re: Swarovski binos
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2019, 07:38:02 PM »
Thanks for the replyís so far.  I have been doing a ton of research through out the years but I would rather hear it from those of you that actually use them in the field. 


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Re: Swarovski binos
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2019, 07:43:52 PM »
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I use an older pair of SLCís and love them.  They are heavier than the new models.  I have never used the ELís.   Not 100% sure, but went the lenses cut differently on each and designed for different viewing.

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Re: Swarovski binos
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2019, 08:08:57 PM »
I had Elís for several years and a few years ago upgraded to EL range, hated carrying 2 optics.
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Re: Swarovski binos
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2019, 08:43:23 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. ;)
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Re: Swarovski binos
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2019, 08:44:08 PM »
I spent an hour or so near dusk ish looking through both el and slc  10/42 last fall. Ended up leaving with the slc. I actually like them better in the time I used them.

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Re: Swarovski binos
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2019, 08:45:05 PM »
I got the SLCís to save a grand and avoid potential ďfield flatteningĒ issues some people have with ELís.  I do wish SLCís offered 12 power like ELs. 

Some people do like SLCís better. 

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Re: Swarovski binos
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2019, 09:00:28 PM »
I just recently bought a set of 10x42 elís. I havenít looked through SLCís but love the ELís.

I got them on sale and used my cabelas points to get them for almost the same price as SLCís.
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Re: Swarovski binos
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2019, 10:23:12 PM »
I went through a bunch of glass before deciding on the 10x42 el. The difference seemed negligible in optical clarity to my eye. The El was slightly brighter to me, and the overall brightest I used. That and the edge in ergonomics and weight lending to longer and better glassing sessions, all led me to choosing the top dog. Both will serve well tho!

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Re: Swarovski binos
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2019, 08:57:43 AM »
Slcís are 1.6 oz lighter than ELís. 

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Re: Swarovski binos
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2019, 10:31:22 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:

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Re: Swarovski binos
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2019, 11:01:37 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:

Yep, once you start using awesome glass, you are pretty much screwed because it makes everything else seem like you're looking through a friggen screen door.  Good optics will ruin you from ever using cheap stuff again.  :bash:

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Re: Swarovski binos
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2019, 11:10:10 AM »
 :yeah:

I never should have looked through Swaros

 


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