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Swaros
« on: February 26, 2023, 07:39:21 PM »
In 12sÖ
Does anyone that own NLs ever wish they would have bought the ELs instead? The size and function of the NLs is so great, but that tiny extra bit of light with the ELs (50 vs 42) is so noticeable to me.
Iíve never played is this world of high end binos and coming from b.5 mavens, so still trying to learn and wrap my head around the swaros and the price tag with them.
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Re: Swaros
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2023, 08:12:05 PM »
No the 12 pures are the way to go

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Re: Swaros
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2023, 08:27:49 PM »
Now you've done it! Once you look through them nothing will be as good. I have ELs and refuse to look through the Pure... if they are that much better I won't know, and won't need to upgrade.

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Re: Swaros
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2023, 08:33:51 PM »
Iíve had both side by side two times now.   The size of the NLs is nice, but I think the ELs were brighter and truer color, though Iím not sure if I believe myself with those observations.   I just donít know what to do.   I wish I could have them both outside on a ridge at dusk to compare, but I donít think sportsman will let me do that. 
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Re: Swaros
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2023, 08:42:00 PM »
 My ELís have never failed, no need to changeÖunless itís to include the range finder. :twocents:
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Re: Swaros
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2023, 09:41:49 PM »
What youíve described is spot on. My brother  handled the two side by side in the mountains hunting with a buddy and states exactly whatís been described. Bro had the ELs and buddy had the NLs.

You canít go wrong with either, obviously. But once cry once.

I went with the 12x42 NL pures. Absolutely love them. I came from vortex vipers. And I thought those were ďgoodĒ binosÖ. Maybe they areÖ My wife uses the Vipers now and switching back to those in the field I canít believe how I used them for so long. Each time I take my eyes out of my Swaros she snags them from me haha.

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Re: Swaros
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2023, 10:27:16 PM »
If the el brighter in your comparison test, go that route.

When i first made the leap i compared slc and el heavily in all light conditions. SLC were brighter but el had better color and definition contrast. In the end i got EL because that suited my needs and found a deal. The pures combined all of it for me and was worth the upgrade. Same definition and contrast with increased lowlight brightness. Thats with 10 power tho.

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Re: Swaros
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2023, 07:03:49 PM »
I bought my SLC's just prior to the introduction of the EL's, so I didn't have those problems/options. However, when I bought my spotter, the Sportsmens I was at set up two tripods outside the store with the straight and angled eye piece so I could compare side-by-side. So, ask--they may do the same for you. You just need to time your visit to coincide with dusk. If you're at the Canal Drive store, you should be able to see some distance. Almost the same as being on a ridge.

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Re: Swaros
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2023, 07:30:10 PM »
Sold SLC's and got 12x Pures.  Great Binos.  However at that price I'm leaning towards ranging Binos -  32 Pro Leica's.  To my eyes they don't give up much to the Pures, but the Pures are so comfortable I haven't switched yet.  May never.  If the Pures were ranging binos that would be a gamechanger.

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Re: Swaros
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2023, 05:20:16 PM »
  If the Pures were ranging binos that would be a gamechanger.
So true, my luck I would buy Pures and the next day they would release Rangefinder Pures . I will stick with ELs until that happens
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Re: Swaros
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2023, 10:24:14 PM »
  If the Pures were ranging binos that would be a gamechanger.
So true, my luck I would buy Pures and the next day they would release Rangefinder Pures . I will stick with ELs until that happens
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Re: Swaros
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2023, 08:33:01 PM »
SLC 8x56 with a exit pupil of 7mm are the best low light binos from Swarovski.
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Re: Swaros
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2023, 07:19:04 AM »
I have Leica Geovid HD range/bino - have never looked thru any Swaros , are they much better than leicas?
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Re: Swaros
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2023, 07:40:19 PM »
Sold my 12x50 EL's for 12x42 NL's.... sold my 8x42 EL's for 8x32 NL's... glad I did, and I live a lot of my life behind the glass....
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Re: Swaros
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2023, 07:52:18 PM »
I have Leica Geovid HD range/bino - have never looked thru any Swaros , are they much better than leicas?



Iíve owed both but settled on Swaro range

Not a ton better but there are a few differences depending on which Leicas you have the button could be on the other side. This could come into play for bow hunting. Other than that I think the Swaroís meter better in snow and glare.
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