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Re: Upgrade from Swarovski SLC to EL
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2021, 11:38:25 PM »
I know your asking about els but If you can get out and spend a couple days with the pures I would do it...yes they cost 1k more...yes at 1st glimpse in the store they are marginally better

But in the field...they are kings...my 10 pures outperformed my b518s at distance..and often when going from the 10s to the 25x stx it's amazing how little difference there is some how...idk how to even explain it...obviously that sounds crazy but it's just my thoughts...if the pures or els get you back to work one or two days sooner they pay for themselves in short order...depending on how much you hunt that could add up fast

Just some thoughts

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Re: Upgrade from Swarovski SLC to EL
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2021, 06:58:47 AM »
For me the slcís have always been more comfortable on my chest, in my hands and on my eyes but thatís just me. I am however itching to try the pures. IMO if you are in the market for high end glass donít worry about a negligible price difference between brands/models you are already pot committed, if $500-1000 extra is gunna hurt you probably shouldnít be spending that kind of money on binos in the first place :chuckle:
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Re: Upgrade from Swarovski SLC to EL
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2021, 04:46:09 PM »
I decided to upgrade from my SLC to the el. After some testing. I kept my SLC and sold the el. Not impressed

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Re: Upgrade from Swarovski SLC to EL
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2021, 11:33:50 AM »
Well sold the SLCs and picked up a pair of ELs . So far I'm pretty impressed
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Re: Upgrade from Swarovski SLC to EL
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2021, 02:36:53 PM »
Iíve had this discussion several times over the past month since I bought the new EL Range TA and have gotten crap from buddies for not buying the Pures.  Bottom line is, when you get into the elite alpha glass, itís all good and you arenít gonna spot any more critters going from one to the other.   

Iím not replacing my 15x56 with the 12x Pures, either.   I played this game when the 12x50 ELís came out.  Packed both 12xís and 15xís for a year.  You are just replacing the horsepower of the 15x.  Sold the 12xís.

Thatís how I really feel!   :chuckle:
   

I want to buy the el range TA but was told the glass is not as good on the rangefinder combos? Any truth to that in your opinion

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Re: Upgrade from Swarovski SLC to EL
« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2021, 03:03:04 PM »
Iíve had this discussion several times over the past month since I bought the new EL Range TA and have gotten crap from buddies for not buying the Pures.  Bottom line is, when you get into the elite alpha glass, itís all good and you arenít gonna spot any more critters going from one to the other.   

Iím not replacing my 15x56 with the 12x Pures, either.   I played this game when the 12x50 ELís came out.  Packed both 12xís and 15xís for a year.  You are just replacing the horsepower of the 15x.  Sold the 12xís.

Thatís how I really feel!   :chuckle:
   

I want to buy the el range TA but was told the glass is not as good on the rangefinder combos? Any truth to that in your opinion

Nope.  Iím slumming with the TA and they are amazing and a noticeable improvement over the last version.

You arenít going to spot any more game with the PuresÖ.

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Re: Upgrade from Swarovski SLC to EL
« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2021, 05:41:13 PM »
Really hard not go to the Leica 3200.coms - best performing rangefinder available and great 10x binos.   Yes pures would be a little better binos but need separate rangefinder that wonít be as good as the 3200.comís.


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Re: Upgrade from Swarovski SLC to EL
« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2021, 11:28:44 PM »
I was lucky enough to have the money to pick up a pair of Elís at the end of last summer after the price drop when the nlís were coming out. Been extremely happy with them. Theyíre definitely a step up from the Slcís. Theyíre slightly brighter than the Slcís, and although itís hard to tell the difference in clarity in the middle of the view the Elís are crystal clear all the way to the edges of your view where as the slcís are not. Thatís probably the biggest difference in the two. I think the el has a slightly smoother focus wheel as well. And I prefer the flip open objective covers on the el also.
The only negative I could probably say about the elís is they do have that ďrolling ballĒ effect that bothers some people. That doesnít bother me at all tho. You only notice too  if u pan fast enough which most hunters arenít doing as theyíre trying to pick out game. So I donít think itís that big of a negative.
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Re: Upgrade from Swarovski SLC to EL
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2021, 09:36:14 AM »
I was lucky enough to have the money to pick up a pair of Elís at the end of last summer after the price drop when the nlís were coming out. Been extremely happy with them. Theyíre definitely a step up from the Slcís. Theyíre slightly brighter than the Slcís, and although itís hard to tell the difference in clarity in the middle of the view the Elís are crystal clear all the way to the edges of your view where as the slcís are not. Thatís probably the biggest difference in the two. I think the el has a slightly smoother focus wheel as well. And I prefer the flip open objective covers on the el also.
The only negative I could probably say about the elís is they do have that ďrolling ballĒ effect that bothers some people. That doesnít bother me at all tho. You only notice too  if u pan fast enough which most hunters arenít doing as theyíre trying to pick out game. So I donít think itís that big of a negative.
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